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Support Specialist Tier 1 (Remote - IL ONLY)

Primary Location Effingham, Illinois Additional Location(s) Chicago, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Bolingbrook, Illinois; Elmhurst, Illinois; Moline, Illinois; Peoria, Illinois; Springfield, Illinois; Warrenville, Illinois; Gurnee, Illinois; Oak Park, Illinois Job ID 2021-12925 Apply


Job Summary:

The Support Specialist - Tier I properly responds to incoming customer requests, via phone, email, and/or chat session, to ensure the customer's questions are answered in a timely manner. This includes receiving, prioritizing, documenting and actively resolving customer requests and escalating incidents when considered appropriate and necessary to maintain service level expectations. Problem resolution may involve the use of diagnostic and help request tracking tools, as well as require that the individual give hands-on help at the desktop level. This job has remote opportunities available!

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Major Duties:

  • Respond to incoming customer requests via phone, email and/or chat sessions.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve customer issues in a timely manner including the use of software updates, drivers, knowledge bases, and FAQ resources on the Internet/Intranet to aid in problem resolution.
  • Maintain technical expertise and proficiency with all related and relevant software and computer systems.
  • Follow-through and tracking to ensure escalated and active issues are researched and resolved in such a manner to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with customers for follow-up when required.
  • Maintain relevant skills and credits via internal support continuing training courses.
  • Follow established department processes and procedure.
  • Escalating issues and communicating appropriately with peers and management to ensure customer issues are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Critical Competencies:

Customer Engagement: Builds a rapport with the customer, understands and represents the customer needs when making business decisions and communicating internally; Guides customers to best solutions. 

Flexibility: Easily adapts to new methods and procedures; assists others embrace disruptions as opportunities for improvement; responds to change initiatives with positive outlook and energy.

Communication: Actively listens and communicates clearly and effectively both verbally and non-verbally.  Demonstrates compassion and understanding; open to other view points in the interest of achieving best possible outcomes. Builds positive relationships, uses tact in sensitive situations.

Self-Management: Ability to prioritize time and tasks with little direction in order to complete work on schedule; organized and efficient; ability to bring order to complex and competing demands.

Action Orientation:  Takes initiative and action with a drive to achieve and be successful; seeks out challenging situations; encourages others with positive and energetic support and enthusiasm.

Interpersonal Effectiveness: Maintains credibility by following through with commitments; Takes responsibility for mistakes; exhibits professional and appropriate emotional response to situations.

Technical Expertise: Maintains technically relevant skills and demonstrates the ability to apply technical skills in solving business/technical problems.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Requires excellent verbal communication skills
  • Requires a consistent, positive attitude and respect for high quality standards
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Requires the ability to make quick, sound judgments when answering questions
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Committed to being a team player
  • Requires the ability to recall numerous guidelines and procedures
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to absorb new ideas and concepts quickly
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced changing environment -- multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
  • Strong organizational, attention to detail and task follow-up skills; adept at handling multiple assignments in a timely manner and meeting assigned deadlines
  • Actively volunteers for various projects, tasks and event committees

What's In It For You:

We provide competitive benefits, unique incentive programs and rewards for our eligible employees:

  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and an integrated Wellness Program.
  • 401(k) Match Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
  • Paid Time Off (PTO).
  • Holiday Pay & Floating Holidays.
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO).
  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement).
  • Full Paid Parental and Adoption Leave.
  • LifeWorks (Employee Assistance Program).
  • Patterson Perks Program.

Why Join Patterson?

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As a people-first company, Patterson promotes a culture that embodies and celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We believe our employees’ unique experiences and differences are what strengthen us and drive our success. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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