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Red River Service Desk Technician - Tier 1 (Secret Clearance Required) in Chantilly, Virginia

Red River is seeking a Tier 1 Service Desk Technician with an active Secret Clearance. This person is primarily responsible for working on a team at the Service Desk. This position will handle technical support requests directly from customers as well as escalation from other team members and field engineers. Our engineers are responsible for maintaining user uptime and improving their computing experiences through effective maintenance, problem identification and resolution activities, as well as growing and developing the organization’s perception with existing customers through exceptional customer service.

Primary Position Tasks:

  • Email Administration with basic level of user management including configuring new accounts, password resets, and troubleshooting user login, profile, and permission issues

  • Maintaining standards and documentation on an ongoing basis as products and technologies evolve

  • Accept customer calls, alerts, and escalations from the Level 1 operations team within specified timeframes.

  • Follow trouble shooting Standards Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Act as the point of contact for customer incidents reported by telephone, email and remote monitoring tools ensuring all processes and agreed upon standards are followed. This includes performing system analysis techniques to consult with end users and determining the hardware and software system functional specifications.

  • Consistently meet/exceed customer account needs; identify opportunities to enhance delivery of company service and support goals.

  • Engage in IT certification programs to develop subject matter expertise

  • Work independently with a focused direction while adding value and contributing to overall team performance.

  • Maintain accuracy of all reports/audits and client documentation based on Red River and customer defined system specifications. Ensure log entries to the ticketing system are accurate, concise, and timely to meet the SLAs (service-level agreement).

  • Maintain case ownership and keep customers informed of progress on their issues by contacting them periodically with updates.

  • Exercise sound judgment when working outside defined practices and procedures; accurately close incidents for known errors without the need for functional escalation

  • Escalate potential areas for improvement to standard operating procedures (SOPs) to team leadership.

  • Keep current on new releases, updates, and changes to Customer Run Book content

  • Continually pursue on-going training and development opportunities to advance skill sets and, in turn, ability to effectively deliver to customers.

  • Maintain clear understanding of the interdependencies that problem, change, and configuration managements processes have on good incidents management practices.

  • Act as a mentor to Level 1 Customer Service Representatives.

  • Responsibilities aligned with managing area of your team tier alignment

  • Provide after hours on call support as required

  • Other business duties as assigned

Minimum Education/Certification/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree desired, Computer Science, Engineering or other technical degree or equivalent experience

  • Desired certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, OR Microsoft MCSA certifications

  • Minimum 1 years of IT experience with IT administration and support experience with windows administration and management of Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, Group policy

  • High level experience and knowledge of Windows and Mac operating systems

Preferred Education/Certification/Experience:

  • Previous Experience in a fast-paced consulting or MSP environment as plus

  • Basic domain functionality experience with Active Directory functionalities, Group Policy, DNS, and DHCP

  • Experience with desktop operating systems

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of Backup Solutions

  • Basic knowledge of troubleshooting Remote Desktop Services and VPN

  • Basic understanding of core network components

  • Basic virtualization Administration and architecture knowledge such as rebooting virtual machines, allocating necessary resources, and maintaining the hypervisor

  • Candidates must be energetic and focused with a strong motivation to learn new technologies and management and maintenance processes.

  • This position requires dedication, persistence, effective utilization of provided resources and the ability to deliver superior customer service.

  • Proven ability to utilize CRM data, product documentation and other resources to research and resolve client technical issues.

  • IT hardware/software knowledge with previous work experience in Windows and Unix/Linux-based environments

  • Strong understanding of hardware and software compatibility (i.e., rev. levels, firmware, versions, etc.), installation, and configuration

  • Strong working knowledge of servers (physical and virtual), enterprise backup applications, SAN, and network infrastructure

  • Strong consulting and communication skills

  • Confidence and experience in front of clients

  • Strong ability to work in a team-based environment

  • Ability to be a self-starter and possess good time management skills

Compensation Range: $30 - $34/hour

Red River offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an exceptional work environment. You can review our benefit offerings here (https://redriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Benefits-At-A-Glance-2022.pdf) . If you are ready to join a growing company, please submit your resume and cover letter (optional).


Red River is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, family medical history or genetic information, disability, past or present military service, or any other characteristics protected under the laws applicable in the locations where Red River operates. Red River will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Red River does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings or otherwise. Placement fees will not be paid to any recruiter unless Red River has an active agreement in place with the recruiter and such a request has been made by the Red River Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Red River Talent Acquisition Team via our Applicant Tracking System. Any unsolicited resumes or other data submitted to Red River in violation of this policy may be used by Red River without obligation to pay any fees of any kind to the recruiter.

Red River brings together the ideal combination of talent, partners and products to disrupt the status quo in technology and drive success for business and government. Red River serves organizations well beyond traditional technology integration, with more than 20 years experience in security, networking, analytics, collaboration, mobility and cloud solutions. Our operations, support, sales and technical teams all work together to create a positive impact on citizens, soldiers, consumers and employees. That’s what it means to Rock the Red. Are you ready?

  • We work with purpose, looking to disrupt the status quo in meaningful ways.

  • We act with integrity, showing respect for all and demonstrating our commitment to ethics

  • We value collaboration and work as a team to accomplish goals

  • We elevate creativity, and support curiosity to re-imagine the use of technology

  • We have a strong work ethic, and seek continuous improvement in all we do

  • We embrace philanthropy, working together to drive positive change and lasting impact within communities around us