HelpDesk Level I Support Specialist at International Republican Institute

Job Summary

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the core values in their day-to-day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:

Excellence– We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people. Freedom– We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive. Respect- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people. Teamwork- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration. Transparency– We believe in open communication and clear decision-making. Accountability- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

The Level I Support Specialist will assist with current projects and the overall mission of the IT department of providing superior IT support to IRI staff in the DC office and offices abroad.

Position Requirements

· Must be able to commute within the Washington, DC metropolitan area at least part-time.

· Minimum of one (1) year relevant work experience in support services.

· Advanced technical support experience including but not limited to the following areas:

o Microsoft 365 including Exchange, SharePoint, and Azure Active Directory

o On-premises domain environment including Active Directory

o Microsoft Office applications (desktop and web) including Microsoft Teams

o PC equipment including laptop and desktop hardware

o Mobile devices including iPhone and Android

o Device management for computers and mobile devices (preferably Intune)

o Endpoint security including antivirus, malware, and software firewalls

o Basic network configuration including NAT, firewalls, cabling, and wireless (Wi-Fi)

· Strong focus on exemplary customer service and user satisfaction.

· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, for user correspondence and support documentation to be used internally and externally.

· Organizational and multitasking abilities for working in a fast-paced, team-driven environment

· Critical thinking and adaptability, understanding team dynamics within the department.

· Ability to identify the underlying cause or process behind a ticket prior to escalation or resolution.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities

· Provides in-person, phone, and email/ticket-based support to 300 end users in headquarters or remote, and 350 end users in 35 international offices.

· Acts as initial point of contact for all computer and system-related concerns from end users.

· Escalates issues requiring additional access or manager involvement through appropriate support channels when required.

· Distributes tickets and divides workload among support staff based on knowledge and availability.

· Troubleshooting, triage, and resolution of service requests in-person or virtually, over the phone or via remote access utilities.

· Fields, responds to, and documents support cases in the helpdesk ticketing system.

· Creates, revises, and updates support documentation and knowledge base articles for internal IT technician use as well as end user reference.

· Produces training materials for end users via documentation, screen capture, or video-recorded media.

· Responsible for inventory control, procurement, distribution, and tracking of assigned and loaner equipment including computers and phones.

· Identifies standards to be implemented in both policy and procedure, as well as equipment and configurations for all IRI-purchased, leased, or otherwise responsible equipment.

· Performs basic software installation, updates, and management.

· Comprehensive understanding of use and licensing requirements for specialty software installations.

· Maintains vendor relationships for purposes of procurement and support.

· Other duties as assigned.

How to apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to: HelpDesk Level I Support Specialist | Job Opportunities (

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