Help Desk Specialist

Category: Service Desk / End User Services

Main location: United States, Virginia, Lebanon

Position ID: J0923-0399

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

Do you have a proven interest in information technology and business and a passion for learning? Are you a go-to problem solver that is motivated to make an impact by providing excellent quality customer service for our clients?

If so, come be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change—supporting our clients’ digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities. Join our team of professionals in our Lebanon, VA office where you will be working with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); we support missions that foster national security, foreign relations and resilient democratic societies. As a Help Desk Specialist, you will be supporting end users on a day-to-day basis by troubleshooting incoming support contacts through email, phone, or video conferencing. While your direct team varies in size from 8 to 16 functional support analysts, you are part of a much larger network of integrated O&M and implementation teams that support financial systems operations across USAID.

CGI provides a unique culture that gives you the freedom to innovate, to make decisions, and chart your own career!

Your future duties and responsibilities:

• Support End-Users: Provide effective client support by answering questions, identifying process or software issues, determining and implementing solutions, documenting resolutions, and communicating guidance to end users in a fast pace environment.

o Provide Tier 1 and 2 level support via email, over the phone, or by video conference to users world-wide

o Monitor the request queue and decipher requests to determine the appropriate approach to resolve or if a transfer/escalation to team leads or another team is appropriate

o Thoroughly document issues and resolutions/workarounds, providing step-by-step guidance with screenshots when necessary

o Complete requests in a timely manner following established Help Desk policies and procedures

o Maintain high satisfaction ratings on Help Desk surveys

o Develop positive relationships with users/clients

o Communicate status, issues and risks to the Help Desk Lead in a timely manner

• Support Team Operations: Assist other areas of operation as needed. Examples include:

o Supporting Production Operations activities (e.g., recurring processes, issue testing, system testing)

o Assisting with project administrative tasks (e.g., onboarding, tracking training completions)

o Helping train new team members

o Creating user guidance or training material

Hours of Support are 7am-5pm EST. 8 hour rotating shifts (7am – 3pm / 9am – 5pm)

Minimal annual travel to Washington, D.C. required for badging/renewals.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

An interim Secret clearance is required to begin working onsite with our client, and a Secret clearance must be maintained throughout the project duration. Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearance requirements, US citizenship is required.

Basic Qualifications:

• Associates degree with preferred studies in the following (e.g., STEM, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Accounting/Finance, IS/IT)

• 3+ years of relevant experience (e.g., help desk, application/software support, client/customer support)

• Strong analytical problem solving skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work with diverse personality types

• Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written with customers, team members, and management

• Pro-active/self-starter – must be able to work independently and in a team environment

• Exceptional attention to detail is required

• Must be dedicated to the role: punctual, self-confident and completely dependable

• Fast learner with a passion for technology

Desired qualifications

• Experience with a Help Desk Ticketing System (ServiceNow, Atlassian, Salesforce, etc.)

• Experience with Call Center Phone Software (Cisco, etc)

• Experience with developing and delivering end-user training material (FAQs, QRGs, etc)

• Experience working in an Agile-based environment or understanding of the software lifecycle and/or Agile development methodologies

• Strong technical and troubleshooting techniques

• 1+ Years of Experience in working with SQL, Python, Java, HTML or CSS

• Basic knowledge of accounting principles

“CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set level, experience and training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $55,000 - $65,000.”



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When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees “members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

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