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Desktop Services Technician Ref. 469

IT
£32,491 to £34,740
HMGCC has a unique and exciting opportunity for a Desktop Services Technician to join our growing team, where you will have the opportunity to be creative and work with the latest technology.

What makes HMGCC different is that you'll have the opportunity to get involved in a diverse range of hardware and software products. Our IT Department delivers a range of high quality IT services using best practice, as recommended in the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL).

The Desktop Services Team provide a single point of contact for IT users and other government IT Service Desks across the UK and 2nd line technical support. Technicians monitor and record all support activity, using Service Desk software and keep users up to date with progress.

Service Desk Technicians are required to work a flexible informal rota ensuring support is available between 08:00 & 17:00 (except Bank Holidays). Please note occasional overtime may be required.


Technical Skills

We would need you to already have:

• Interest in ICT
• Experience installing MS office.
• Excellent Knowledge of PC hardware
• Experience installing and configuring desktop operating systems
• Knowledge of Anti-Virus software.
• Experience creating process documentation
• Experience of IT networks

To strengthen your application, it would be desirable if you have:

• Knowledge of ITIL best practice


Personal Skills

To work as a Desktop Services Technician, you will be the type of person who:

• Sets an example in high standards and values to others, show integrity and professionalism. Inspire others by your own commitment.
• Thinks through issues logically and find appropriate solutions. Know when to refer issues to others, and draw on expertise.
• Plans ahead, and manage your workload. Follow policies, processes and regulations. Pay attention to detail and be conscientious.
• Explains information in a clear and logical way. Listen and take account of other people's views.
• Creates and encourage positive working relationships.
• Promotes new and flexible ways of delivering services that are responsive to customer needs.
• Encourages and enable others to share ideas, to suggest changes and to make improvements.


Putting Your Skills To Use

Using your expertise as part of our team you will:

Provide support to the ICT solutions provided to users. The role will involve incident & problem resolution, assisting with change programmes, upgrades and new system installations. Additional responsibilities include support of workstations and peripheral devices, applying appropriate levels of release and change management. The role-holder will work to agreed SLAs in support of business and ICT service continuity & disaster recovery, adhering to the commensurate SFIA framework competency operating level. To support the Software Asset Management process, ensuring HMGCC maintains appropriate levels of legal compliance with license agreements.


Your responsibilities:

1. Contribute to the support of the Desktop Services team identifying and assisting with the implementation of any necessary developments.
2. To resolve challenging/complex technical issues arising from system faults and planned upgrades or system configuration changes and testing phases.
3. To pro-actively identify and escalate service desk calls to suitably qualified technicians.
4. To maintain the software asset management application, helping to implement robust processes in line with the ITIL V3 model. To ensure appropriate compliance with licensing requirements, and management of software assets.
5. To maintain an awareness of changes to software on the corporate infrastructure and challenge unauthorised software installations carried out by unauthorised users.
6. To lead on the design and delivery of the induction training programme for new entrants and users of the corporate network.
7. To maintain technical competence in the technologies associated with your support role and develop your skills to support your planned development.
8. Forge and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers and OGDs.
9. Create defined and documented procedural operations.
10. Work autonomously to contribute to provide support to the corporate ICT service desk team to best use and integrate ICT infrastructure more effectively.
11. Operating within a range of developed proficient disciplines, utilising skills and expertise gained including related technical qualification and/or vocational experience to carry out assigned work packages.
12. As requested, to supervise the work of less experienced engineers and technicians, including:
     a. Taking responsibility for the quality of their work.
     b. Assisting their delivery to schedule.
     c. Supporting their development through mentoring and coaching.
13. Determine alternative approaches or solutions to problems, referring to specific examples of success and achievement where this would contribute to team success.
14. Has good level of understanding and competence in other component disciplines of the corporate support areas to understand how these might be impacted by change.


You will play an integral part in ensuring that our Government's communication systems in the UK and around the globe are reliable and totally secure. In return we will offer you a positive and creative environment to work in and give you all of the tools and training to develop and be the best that you can be.

To find out more about HMGCC and how we are truly individual both as an organisation and an employer visit our 'about us' page.

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date.