Desktop Support Specialist

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  • Job type

    Contract
  • Location

    Miami
  • Profession

    Other/tbc
  • Industry

    Technology & Internet Services
  • Pay

    $22.00 - $25.00/hr.

Desktop Support Specialist – Contract – Miami, FL – $22.00 - $25.00/hr.



The final salary or hourly wage, as applicable, paid to each candidate/applicant for this position is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s/applicant’s qualifications, skills, and level of experience as well as the geographical location of the position.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship not available.

Our client is seeking a Desktop Support Specialist in Miami, FL.

Role description

• Provides complex technical support, planning, and coordination for End User touch points of the distributed computer environment, including desktop, software, and hardware installation, support and distribution, and remote access technologies.
• Performs analysis, diagnosis, installation, and resolution of complex desktop computer, operating system, application software and hardware technologies, and associated problems.
• Performs analysis, diagnosis, installation, and resolution of remote access technologies and associated problems.
• Performs analysis, diagnosis, coordination, and planning of horizontal network cable management processes including installation, moves, adds, changes, and repairs.
• Provides complex technical input to the Desktop Services team and assumes a supporting role in selecting and utilizing appropriate tools and techniques for timely service delivery.
• Works independently with little to no direct supervision in analysis, design, and implementation of desktop solutions to fulfill business unit requirements.
• Acts as a technical liaison with user groups and other IT partners for systems support and implementation. Provides an effective interface among users, vendors, IT partners, and consultants in evaluating technical issues and products.
• Responsible for partnering with the business units supported to understand the business impact of support issues.
• Responsible for the analysis, design, and implementation of desktop technology life cycle management processes including technology procurement, refresh, and disposition.
• Responsible for project analysis, design, coordination, and planning for all technical components of desktop related projects.
• Coordinates schedules and technical work order instructions to contracted labor for installations, moves, adds, and changes within the desktop computing environment.
• Demonstrates creativity and initiative in problem solving.
• Technical documentation of hardware/software additions or changes.
• Updates inventory additions and changes to the inventory database.
• Updates and closes trouble tickets and service requests.

Skills & Requirements

• 2+ years of progressive experience in the desktop environment.
• Advanced knowledge and understanding of Windows desktop operating systems.
• Advanced ability to perform complex troubleshooting and analysis of PC hardware, PC operating systems, and office automation software, with expert level knowledge in at least one area of specialization.
• Intermediate knowledge of the Windows Server Operating System and the ability to perform domain related administrative tasks.
• Ability to perform troubleshooting and analysis of PC hardware, PC operating systems (Win95, WinNT, Win2000, WinXP, Windows 2007) and office automation software, with expert level knowledge in at least one area of specialization.
• Ability to perform troubleshooting and analysis of Microsoft Office Suite of products including versions 2007 and 2010.
• Intermediate knowledge and understanding of LAN environments
• Intermediate knowledge of communication protocols
• Intermediate knowledge of PC-to-Mainframe access.
• Intermediate knowledge of LAN based e-mail systems (e.g., Outlook, MS Exchange)
• Creativity and advanced problem solving skills that lead to effective solutions to complex and varied problems.
• A demonstrated ability to encourage and model positive cross-team partnerships.
• Intermediate ability to perform complex troubleshooting and analysis of network system devices and PC network hardware and client software.
• Audio Video setup and troubleshooting skills.
• Knowledge of printer Maintenance.
• College degree in Business or Computer Science
• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

Benefits/Other Compensation

This position is a contract/temporary role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical benefits, dental benefits, vision benefits, 401K and Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit).

Why Hays?

You will be working with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of the industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process in order to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it.

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Hays is committed to building a thriving culture of diversity that embraces people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better we serve our candidates, clients, and employees. We are an equal employment opportunity employer, and we comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, HIV-positive status, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. One of Hays’ guiding principles is ‘do the right thing’.
We also believe that actions speak louder than words.
In that regard, we train our staff on ensuring inclusivity throughout the entire recruitment process and counsel our clients on these principles. If you have any questions about Hays or any of our processes, please contact us.

In accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law protecting qualified individuals with known disabilities, Hays will attempt to reasonably accommodate those individuals unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the company. Any qualified applicant or consultant with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should call or text 813.336.5570.

Drug testing may be required; please contact a recruiter for more information.

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