GroupOne Consulting

GroupOne builds custom, strategic technology plans, essential to achieving our clients’ visions. We collaborate with clients to ensure their objectives are achieved and results are acknowledged. Every aspect of our client-focused activity is driven by a relentless pursuit of operational excellence.

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the IT Services Support Manager, this position plays a key role in delivering on our fully managed IT Services suite of products. This position provides our customers with first level support and problem resolution so they can focus on running their business. Support is delivered through direct customer contact, both verbal and written, to effectively deliver world class service to our partner clients.  Support is primarily provided via remote management tools but may require onsite work to address support needs.  In addition to direct support functions the IT Support Specialist II may be assigned specific tasks to support both customer facing and internal projects as needed.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Troubleshoot and resolve end-user laptop/desktop PC issues
  • PC/Laptop Repair including cloning hard drives and hardware diagnosis
  • Set up new computers and user accounts in a domain environment
  • Administer existing Active Directory Environments
  • Configure and deploy Printers / MFPs
  • Administer maintenance activities such as Patching
  • Report computer issues to vendor support, working through diagnostics and implementing the solution
  • Ensure the confidentiality and security of all information
  • Diagnose and resolve user software issues, printing, email, internet, wireless and local area network access problems
  • Coordinate timely repair of equipment remotely or onsite as needed
  • Ability to prioritize service tickets by urgency
  • General assistance with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Troubleshoot various types of client specific software
  • Troubleshoot failed backup jobs
  • Respond to on call pager as part of team pager rotation
  • Troubleshoot low disk space issues
  • Provide efficient and timely resolutions to customer support cases
  • Ability to accurately track time and services performed during the course of the day
  • Willingness to work overtime, afterhours, and weekends as required by the task or project at hand
  • Additional duties as required

Qualifications and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Job Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to translate technical information into layman’s terms.
  • Ability to correctly determine proper course of action by identifying appropriate resource, process or escalation needed for safe and efficient resolution to any client issue
  • Ability to adapt and accept challenges in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong commitment to providing quality service
  • Excellent and reliable attendance record
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Possess a positive attitude and be able to fit in well within a strong team
  • Ability to successfully prioritize service issues based on multiple competing objectives
  • Willingness and commitment to ongoing learning and development
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional client situations; Responds promptly to client needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict and communicating effectively.
  • Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and suggestions.
  • Must be proficient and fluent in the English language
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listen’s and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and prepare simple to complex instructions, correspondence, reports and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients and other employees of the organization.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Must be a Self-starter, proactive and goal-oriented personality that strives for excellence
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with suggestions for an alternate plan.
  • Ability to successfully execute many tasks simultaneously
  • Remain patient with users who may be confused and unable to provide clear information
  • Ability to perform well under pressure within an environment with constantly changing priorities

Education and Experience

Bachelor or Associates degree in Business, Computer Science or Computer Information Systems desired.

  • Three to five (3-5) years of experience in Customer Services, Technical Support, Sales Engineering or similar preferred
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Entry level CompTIA Certifications preferred

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Workstation Technologies and Support

  • Identify, specify, and troubleshoot workstation hardware
    • Motherboards, Expansion Cards, and RAM
    • storage media (Optical, Solid-State, and Mechanical Storage)
    • File systems, formatting, and partitions (e.g., FAT32, NTFS, APFS, etc.)
    • Peripherals (e.g., Pointing/Typing devices, Printers/Scanners, Displays, etc.)
  • Setup and troubleshoot layer 1 connectivity (Power, Network, and AV cabling)
  • Update workstation firmware and UEFI/BIOS
  • Install, troubleshoot, and update workstation drivers and OS (Windows and Mac)
  • Use MS Tools and Features (e.g. Task Manager, Services, Regedit, Disk Manager)
  • Map network resources
  • Configure Outlook Profiles
  • Review disk space capacity / cleanup
  • Identify, specify, and troubleshoot workstation boot methods (e.g., USB, PXE, HDD/SSD, UEFI, Legacy)
  • Troubleshoot TPM and Secure Boot UEFI components
  • Image Workstations
  • Join workstations to a Domain (AD/Azure AD)
  • Manage Local and Domain Users / Group Memberships
  • Use command Line Tools (e.g., ipconfig/ifconfig, ping, nslookup, gpupdate)
  • Use and troubleshoot macOS Tools and Features (e.g. , Time Machine/Snapshot, Disk Utility, Key Chain)
  • Single device basic crypto-virus remediation
  • Deploy new single user/single workstation applications
  • Install and troubleshoot common business applications (e.g., MS Office, Adobe, AutoDesk, Sage, QuickBooks, MFA tools, VoIP, and Conference apps)
  • Deploy and troubleshoot preconfigured RDP and VPN connections
  • Rebuild Windows Profiles
  • Enroll devices in Mobile Device Management
  • Malware remediation (Ransomware, Trojans, Worms, PUPs, Fileless, C&C, Bots, Crypto, Logic Bomb, Spyware, Keylogger, RAT, Rootkit, Backdoor)
  • Endpoint Protection (Anti-Virus/Malware, EDR, DLP, UEFI Security, Disk Encryption, OS, Patch Management, TPM, Sandboxing)
  • BYOD email Setup/Install

Network Technologies and Support

  • Use IP troubleshooting tools (Ping / Traceroute /Route Print, etc.)
  • Verify DNS functions, troubleshooting, and interoperability
  • Wireless networking standards (e.g., 802.11a-ac, 2.4/5ghz, WPA-PSK/EAP)
  • Connect and verify function of networked devices (Workstations/Laptops, VoIP phones, Printers, IoT devices)
  • Connect and verify function of network infrastructure devices (e.g., Firewalls, Routers, Switches, Wireless Access Points)
  • Common Ports and Protocols (e.g., DHCP, DNS, FTP, SMTP, HTTP(S))
  • Basic DNS troubleshooting
  • MFP Setup – Static IP, Scan to email via SMTP, Scan to Folder via SMB.
  • Cabling troubleshooting and basic repair
  • UPS Battery replacement – UPS setup and maintenance (Install management interface, rack, cable, set static IP, replace batteries)
  • Basic Rack-mounting devices and cabling – pre-defined configuration

Server Technologies and Support

  • Manage User, Group, and Computer Objects and Organizational Units in AD and Azure AD
  • Troubleshooting Azure AD Sync
  • Troubleshoot, Manage and Configure:
    • Basic File Sharing
    • Basic NTFS Permissions
    • GPO’s
    • Basic Printer Sharing
  • Perform basic event logs review / alert resolution
  • Review disk space capacity / cleanup
  • Use and confirm functionality of management interfaces (IPMI, iLO, iDRAC)
  • Manage user accounts and licensing in MS 365 cloud platform
  • Create and troubleshoot Groups, Teams, Sites, and Distribution Lists in MS 365
  • Create and troubleshoot shared, resource, and delegate mailboxes
  • Create and troubleshoot mail filtering policies
  • Password changes
  • New user Setup
  • Add, create, and configure user groups
  • Create shared mailbox
  • Configure send as and full access permissions
  • Distribution list creation
  • Basic mailbox creation
  • Email and domain whitelists Office365, Mail filtering
  • Basic Message trace

Language & Writing Skills

Ability to read, comprehend and prepare simple to complex instructions, correspondence, reports and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients and other employees of the organization.

Management/Supervisory Responsibilities

There are no supervision responsibilities with this position.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

A valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance and current registration.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to sit, bend, stoop, reach, and carry. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is in a climate-controlled office with light to moderate background noise.