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Washington University of St. Louis Technical Support Specialist - WU Information Technology - 49630 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. The ability to work on call is required.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Washington University Information Technology. This position is for the Danforth Campus. The ability to travel to on- and off-campus locations is required.

Essential Functions


Under moderate supervision, provides support of desktop computer systems and other technology-based systems for University staff, faculty and students. Desktop support provides technical support for computer operating systems, software, hardware and networking. This level requires a broad understanding of all standard enterprise office technologies to effectively support customer technical needs.


  1. Desktop support: Provide daily support for the computing desktop; including operating system, software installation and maintenance, and hardware. Respond to assigned tickets. Evaluate, prioritize, resolve problems and requests, or escalate to appropriate support areas. Act as the front-facing support liaison for all desktop-related support issues. Provide support documentation for Tier 1 Service Desk. Collaborate with higher-level technical areas on planning and issue resolution. Prioritize workload to appropriately respond to customer needs and demands. Act as a liaison between customers and senior technical staff.
  2. Project facilitation: Complete tasks associated with projects or activities that relate to the desktop support environment, such as system upgrades, system integration and system administration.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent high school certification plus two years of desktop support in an enterprise environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Missouri Class E driver’s license within one month of start date for anyone driving University-owned vehicles more than once per week.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in a field of study with desktop support experience in an enterprise environment.
  • Team Skills: Ability to support teammates at all times and in any way necessary to maintain a productive, energetic, efficient and dynamic WashU IT team. Ability to communicate effectively and frequently both verbally and in writing with other members of the team. Ability to collaborate with other teammates to provide assistance, and expertise, as well as to receive expert input and assistance from others delivering the best solution and experience for the customer.
  • Customer Service: Possess an aptitude for patience, professionalism, tactfulness and empathy. Enthusiastic and committed to helping others and exhibit the ability to quickly assess the specific needs of the customer to determine an appropriate course of action. Ability to quickly defuse stressful or anxious situations.
  • Experience supporting all standard office productivity applications and computing platforms in an enterprise environment.
  • Ability to understand, be accountable, and complete assigned tasks associated with projects (such as system upgrades, system integration, and system administration).
  • Strong customer service skills, including written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload to appropriately respond to customer needs and demands.
  • Ability to provide support documentation for Tier 1 support staff.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $21.18 - $26.99 per hour.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Technical Support Specialist - WU Information Technology - 49630

Job ID: 49630

Location: Danforth - Main Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular