The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Help Desk Representative

Hiring department ITS
Monthly salary $3,083+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 12-11-02-01-9312
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Responsible for assisting and guiding over 70,000 university faculty, staff, students, and affiliates with general questions and problems regarding software, hardware, networking, central IT services, and the university information technology infrastructure.

Essential Functions

Act as a first point of contact for university faculty and staff to assess problems, determine root causes, and provide advice for remediation or referral to the next support tier. Provide second tier support for supported services by responding directly to tickets, offering technical guidance to team members, and training with assigned experts. Project work and other duties as assigned.

Marginal/Incidental functions

None provided

Required qualifications

Demonstrated professionalism interacting with faculty, staff, and students of varying technical proficiency. Demonstrated experience explaining computer and software operations to technical and non-technical customers. Able to work as part of a team as well as take initiative and work independently. Able to develop new technical skills as technology evolves. Demonstrated enthusiasm for customer service, engagement, and advocacy. Extensive knowledge of operating systems, software, hardware, networking, and troubleshooting. Demonstrated excellence communicating in person, over the phone, and in writing. Prior experience providing information technology support. Prior experience working in a call center environment. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher. Two or more years of experience providing help desk support in a higher education environment. Two or more years of experience working in a high volume call center. Demonstrated passion for sharing information and new technology with others and documenting work. Demonstrated excellence in customer service, problem solving, and collaboration. Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to identity, define, interpret, and resolve both technical and user issues. Ability to view tasks within the context of the academic mission of the university. Certification as a HDI Customer Support Representative, HDI Support Center Analyst, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, or Apple Certified Support Professional.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Usual office environment, computer lab, and utility rooms. May require occasional extended work hours.

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