Help Desk / Support Specialist I

Since 1928 The Concord Group Insurance Company has been protecting the interests of residents and business owners.   We are a well-established Property and Casualty Mutual Insurance Company located in Central New Hampshire with offices in Maine and Vermont and take great pride in our delivery of excellent customer service to our clients.

Job Summary:

Primary responsibility is to provide remote Help Desk support of network and desktop hardware, software and other agreed to end-user specific products. Serves as the interface between the end-user community (both internal and external) and the IS support staff.

Duties:

  • Function as a primary point of entry for all end-user Help Desk calls.  Serves as the primary point of contact for all problem and information calls coming into the Information Services Department.
  • Log and diagnose all issues reported to the Help Desk using Help Desk software.
  • Provide first-level call resolution for desktop hardware, software, LAN, WAN, E-Mail, Web, Internet, Intranet, and administrative computing related problems.
  • Apply training and logic to assist users in remote troubleshooting and problem resolution.
  • Exercise judgment in prioritizing problems and escalating them to the next level of support when necessary.
  • Utilize appropriate application to gather information, log problems, analyze results, track problems and record solutions.
  • Perform standard reporting as required, and apply past history and solutions database in problem solving.
  • Route problems to the appropriate responsible Information Services Department technical resources for second level support as needed.
  • Aid in providing process, procedure and troubleshooting documentation to end-user community.
  • Reply to users’ requests for information and assists in problem resolution; maintain contact with users on operational and production problems.
  • Help in coordinating the resolution of applications/software system problems impacting program use; helps systems and programming personnel to understand user concerns, issues and problems.
  • Provide backup support for related positions as needed.

Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or GED equivalent, supplemented with technical, vocational or college level course work in Information Technology or Computer Science. Any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least two years of experience in the assigned technical area of responsibility, including previous work in a service capacity.

Skills:

  • Knowledge and use of computer and network hardware, an understanding of Windows, and Microsoft Office suite of products in a networked environment, and an understanding of web-based authoring software.
  • Knowledge of at least one network protocol, familiarity with current internet browsers and e-mail applications in a networked environment.
  • Experience with the financial services industry preferred but not required.
  • Ability to interface and communicate effectively with non-technical personnel, as well as professional Information Technology staff.
  • Must possess analytical skills, good oral and written communication skills, and good telephone technique, be a quick learner, self-motivated, patient and be able to work in stressful situations and at times be available to work flexible hours.
  • Initiative, creativity and sound decision-making skills are required.

We have an excellent benefit package including Medical, Dental, 401k, Life Insurance, Vacation, Paid Holidays and many others.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume in confidence to: E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please be sure to put the title of the job in the “subject” if sending an e-mail. Attn: Human Resources, The Concord Group Insurance Co.,4 Bouton Street, Concord NH 03301.

The Concord Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Concord Group participates in E-Verify.

 

 

 

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