Berkeley Lab's Information Technology (IT) Division has an opening for a Workstation Support Technician!
In this role, you will help users resolve issues by troubleshooting problems, identifying appropriate solutions, and implementing solutions in accordance with established procedures and best practices. This position will fulfill standard service requests, such as imaging and deploying workstations, installing and configuring software, and selecting and procuring equipment. You will support a broad range of technologies, including desktop and laptop hardware, Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems and applications, audio-visual and videoconferencing systems, and wired and wireless networks. Additionally, you will participate in developing, documenting, and improving processes and best practices for all supported technologies.
This highly-visible, customer-facing role requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. Success will depend on building and maintaining strong relationships within the service team and broader Lab community. You will assume responsibility for ensuring successful outcomes for any and all assigned work.
What You Will Do:
Image, configure and install hardware, including desktops, laptops, printers, scanners, tablets and smartphones
Work with customers to identify, troubleshoot, and resolve problems and issues of a moderate scope dealing with computers, software, operating systems, and peripherals,
Manage and execute small projects, such as software evaluations and implementations and infrastructure assessment, procurement and deployment. May include planning and scheduling, status updates, customer communication, and quality control
Manage customer success, including monitoring and reporting on the progress of assigned tasks
Write, review, and update knowledge-based articles, procedures, and technical documentation.
Promote and educate users regarding available Science IT services, including computing, storage, data protection, and technical consulting.
Promote and demonstrate effective cyber security practices
Provide A/V support, including checking equipment, setting up meetings, and training users in the use of A/V and video conferencing systems
Maintain complete and accurate records of all customer activity in the ServiceNow ticketing system
Maintain accurate and complete records of time spent, and ensuring that customers are billed correctly
Provide end-user training for supported technologies
Participate and contribute in group meetings, technical discussions, and process reviews
Review developing technology trends, and evaluate and provide recommendations on new equipment and applications.
What is Required:
An Associate's or Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of 1-year experience in a professional IT environment.
Experience managing and troubleshooting operating systems including Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
Experience managing and troubleshooting workstation and mobile systems, printers, and related peripherals and equipment.
Knowledge and troubleshooting experience with TCP/IP networking protocols (wired and wireless) and other equipment standards such as USB, SATA, RAID, PCIe.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, including Group Policy Objects, organizational hierarchies, security and authentication, and account management.
Working knowledge of remote access hardware and communication protocols (VPN, SSH, VNC, RDP)
Knowledge and troubleshooting experience with MS Office, Google Apps, or other productivity suites.
Familiarity with system maintenance and management tools, including disk management, BIOS, RAID tools.
One or more technical certifications, such as CompTIA A+, Microsoft MCSE, Dell or Apple technician, and Cisco CCNA, or equivalent education and experience.
Exceptional customer service, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with a demonstrated ability to clearly convey technical information through well-written and concise documentation.
Excellent organization and time management skills.
Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, Term appointment. This position has the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.