IT Client Services Specialist @ North Central University

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Job Info

Position Title: IT Client Services Specialist

Job Type: Non-Exempt, Full-Time


Position Purpose

The Client Services Specialist is responsible for the support and management of North Central’s computer fleet, classroom technology, and software solutions. This position also assists with network and server support.

Description of Duties

Provide Customer Service

  • Provide high quality service to clients.

  • Participate in incident and service request processes.

  • Diligently perform analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of complex device, software, and other technology issues.

  • Effectively install, configure, test, maintain, monitor and troubleshoot hardware and software.

  • Identify and track frequent problems, trends, and patterns requiring Service Desk assistance and work with Information Technology to identify appropriate solutions.

  • Effectively work with university staff to understand technology needs, make recommendations, and assist with completing appropriate processes.

Provide Network and Server Support Services

  • Provide first level support and troubleshooting for LAN, wireless, and Internet connectivity issues.

  • Configure user accounts, user profiles, and system policies within Microsoft Active Directory Domains.

  • Manage client service aspects of Microsoft SCCM including the creation and maintenance of device images, software distribution, and patch management.

  • Manage client service aspects of JAMF/Casper Suite for Mac management.

  • Assist with support for network equipment, including servers, phones, printers, file servers, applications servers, routers, and switches.

  • Assist with network security administration tasks; including but not limited to user account management, group management, and permissions management.

  • Server related projects & administration as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Support and maintain a database of detailed records of hardware, software, and licenses.

  • Recommend improvements for the efficient operation and support of NCU technology and processes based on professional expertise, industry best practices and NCU organizational needs.

  • Develop and maintain internal and client-facing documentation.

  • Assist in the procurement of technology by identifying needs, specifications, and obtaining vendor quotations.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience

  • An A.A.S. Degree in a technology-related field is highly preferred. Information Technology will consider related work experience in lieu of education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of information technology industry and a wide range of hardware and software

  • Skill in listening to and interpreting user problem descriptions

  • Skill in delivering quality customer service and satisfying clients

  • Skill in systematically troubleshooting problems

  • Skill in learning new things, as products and technologies rapidly evolve

  • Skill in observing security precautions in all system usage

  • Skill in documenting activities performed

  • Ability to lift and move large, bulky boxes up to 50 pounds (monitors, PCs, printers).

  • Ability to travel to employee office locations throughout campus

  • Ability to multi-task, and follow through on details

  • Ability to contribute and co-operate in-group efforts

  • Ability to respect the confidentiality of information present on supported systems

  • Knowledge of Active Directory and Microsoft System Tools

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac computing environments

Apply online at:


North Central University Attn: Human Resources 910 Elliot Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404-1391

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