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Associate Systems Engineer

Company: City of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description
A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.
As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you're interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.
What We Offer:
Impact - The work you do here matters to millions.
Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?
Diversity & Inclusion - Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
Benefits - We care about your well-being.
The Office of Innovation & Technology (OIT) is the central IT agency for the City of Philadelphia headed by the Chief Information Officer (CIO). OIT oversees all major information and communications technology initiatives for the City of Philadelphia - increasing the effectiveness of the information technology infrastructure, where the services provided are advanced, optimized, and responsive to the needs of the City of Philadelphia's businesses, residents, and visitors. OIT responsibilities include: identifying the most effective approach for implementing new information technology directions throughout city government; improving the value of the city's technology assets and the return on the city's technology investments; ensuring data security continuity; planning for continuing operations in the event of disruption of information technology or communications services; and supporting accountable, efficient and effective government across every city department, board, commission and agency.
Job Description
The Associate Systems Engineer works as part of a highly collaborative group that's responsible for installation\configuration\management of desktop and laptop computer systems as well as the administration and maintenance of COTS applications. In addition, this position participates in projects such as our ongoing Active Directory migration and multi-factor authentication rollout that require the Associate Systems Engineer to learn new technologies and provide support for the creation of new processes for the team. The Associate Systems Engineer will report to the Water Information Center Manager.
Essential Functions
Customer Relations:
--- Provide tier 1 and 2 support to customers.
--- Create tickets in incident tracking system documenting support requests.
--- Resolve assigned support tickets while keeping end user informed of the status of their request.
--- Provide support using remote tools.
--- Respond to end user inquiries by phone\email\chat.
--- Create clear and detailed documentation.
--- Explain technical issues to end users.
--- Troubleshoot problems with Windows operating systems, printers, and installed software.
--- Configure laptops and desktops by installing operating system and updating needed drivers and firmware.
--- Create and deploy images for laptops and desktops.
--- Install, maintain, and update software as necessary.
--- Interact with vendors' technical support desk.
--- Determine when issues need to be escalated to tier support of application vendors.
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
--- A+ Certification
--- Ability to work independently and as a team member
--- Excellent communication skills to translate technical language to non-technical personnel and customers
--- Excellent interpersonal skills
--- Excellent time-management and prioritization skills
--- Ability to meet multiple competing deadlines
--- Ability to overcome obstacles to customer solutions to satisfy customers
--- Ability to quickly learn new technologies
Knowledge Of:
--- MS Office and other PC software
--- Adobe Acrobat
--- Web Browsers (Chrome, IE, Firefox)
--- Windows desktop operating systems
--- Software licensing
--- Printers and scanners
--- Remote Desktop
--- VPN Software
--- High School Diploma, GED, or higher education.
--- Knowledge of PC hardware & A+ certification
--- Minimum 2 years of experience in a Desktop Support role
--- NOTE: Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Certification (Windows 10) or an associate degree in Information Technology or Computer Technology can be substituted for any of the above experience
--- Other Requirements-Must have a valid PA Driver's License and the ability to lift 50 lbs.
Additional Information
Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000
Starting salary to be determined based on experience and qualifications.
Important: To apply, candidates must provide a cover letter and a resume.
Did you know?
--- We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
--- 25% tuition discount program for City employees (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
--- We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
--- Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
--- Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
--- Generous retirement savings options are available
*The successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire.
Please note that effective September 1, 2021, the City of Philadelphia is requiring all new employees to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr For more information, go to: Human Relations Website:

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