Support Specialist Tier I (ID, IL, MN, MI, KS, KY, SD, TX, UT & WI Residents Only)Primary Location Effingham, Illinois Additional Location(s) Aberdeen, South Dakota; Austin, Texas; Bloomington, Illinois; Bolingbrook, Illinois; Buffalo, Minnesota; Champaign, Illinois; Duluth, Minnesota; Elmhurst, Illinois; Fort Worth, Texas; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Gurnee, Illinois; Hot Springs, South Dakota; Houston, Texas; Joliet, Illinois; Township of LaSalle, Illinois; Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; Madison, Wisconsin; Mankato, Minnesota; Moline, Illinois; Oak Park, Illinois; Roselle, Illinois; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; Saint Cloud, Minnesota; Sun Valley, Idaho; Twin Falls, Idaho; Waterville, Minnesota; Wichita, Kansas Job ID R103593 Apply
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 is remote for candidates only in ID, IL, MN, MI, KS, KY, SD, TX, UT & WI Residents Only.
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.
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.
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
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
Hours: 10:00am -7:00pm CST after training
Starting compensation: $17/hr + Benefits
Minimum Internet Speed: 10 mbps download and 3 mbps upload (check internet speed here: https://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ )
Training and Development
Diversity and Inclusion
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