The University of Southern Californiaâs (USCâs) Information Technology Services is seeking a talented IT Support Analyst with an exceptional commitment to service excellence to join its team. As the IT Support Analyst, you will be an integral member of the Customer Service team, collaborating with diverse and talented team members to help solve multidimensional information technology problems, improve customer experience, and generate value for our campus stakeholders across a broad base of departments and constituencies.
ITS has embarked on a major digital transformation initiative to continually improve services for faculty, staff, and students in support of USCâs ascent as a leading institution of higher education. The ITS vision aligns strategy, business, and services; affirms ITS cultural values; empowers cross-functional teamwork; embraces world-class best practices; and promotes innovation, excellence, agility, and efficiency. To achieve this vision, ITS is committed to providing a modern technology infrastructure that is resilient and delivers the performance necessary to meet the demands of a growing customer base, training in the latest technologies for its highly productive and motivated workforce, outstanding customer experience, and technology services that are aligned with the universityâs mission to provide exceptional learning opportunities for students. ITS is creating a workplace where employees can develop cutting-edge skills, take pride in the services they provide, and have access to the roles and career paths that align to their abilities and potential.Â
We are looking for top talent to join us on our journey.
USCâs ITS organization represents a diverse and talented team, committed to supporting a collaborative culture and delivering secure and innovative IT services, core to the mission of USC. ITS values accountability, excellence, and commitment to exceptional customer experience. ITS strives for a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages employees to do their best work every day and where individuals are recognized and celebrated for their contributions.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angelesâa global center for arts, technology, and international business.Â With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Familyâthe faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to workâyou will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.
Come join the ITS team and work as a trusted partner in shaping an environment of innovation and excellence for the university.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The candidate for the position of IT Support Analyst must meet the following qualifications:
Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc., or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Two years of experience in a related field such as information technology, customer service, or higher education.
Experience providing technical customer support in an operational environment.
Ability to assess the criticality of problems and prioritize actions based on importance and urgency.
Ability to develop positive working relationships and a strong rapport with team members.
Strong collaboration, communication, and technical documentation skills.
Experience presenting ideas and solutions in non-technical, business-friendly terms.
Experience with customer issue ticketing systems.
Experience supporting Windows 7/10 and iOS devices, both locally and in the field.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate for the position of IT Support Analyst has the following qualifications:
Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc.
More than four years of experience in a related field such as information technology, customer service, or higher education.
ITIL Foundations, CompTIA A+, and/or Microsoft and/or Apple desktop support certification.
Experience with ServiceNow.
THE WORK YOU WILL DO
The IT Support Analyst provides technology support for ITS customers throughout campus. The IT Support Analyst contributes to innovative solutions and customer service excellence that support the operational effectiveness of a best-in-class, leading-edge university. As a member of ITS, the IT Support Analyst demonstrates ITS values in action.
The IT Support Analyst:
Communicates positively and effectively with customers. Listens attentively, empathizes, and asks appropriate questions to identify needs and resolve issues. Shares timely information freely and openly with co-workers. Designs, writes, and edits technical customer documentation. Ensures documentation is consumable by target stakeholder groups.
Minimizes repeat problems by contributing to the ITS knowledge article library. Documents metrics and outcomes to inform planning and anticipate future business needs. Follows customer response and ticketing standards and ensures all incidents and requests are documented per ITS procedures.
Builds and maintains strong relationships with customers across campus by consistently delivering timely and flexible front-line troubleshooting and support by phone and email in a timely manner. Provides a consistent, best-in-class customer experience.
Facilitates continuous improvement by supporting the deployment of new technologies. Identifies opportunities to improve service delivery processes and procedures. Provides clear and meaningful first- and second-level guidance to technical and non-technical customers.
Applies problem-solving and decision-making techniques to effectively identify and resolve customer issues. Identifies when routing or escalation is needed by performing root cause analysis. Develops and executes recommended procedures for problem prevention.
Installs and maintains current images on managed devices in client departments.
Contributes to an inclusive environment that values differences by building and maintaining collaborative relationships with team members, peers, and ITS leaders. Actively embodies ITS values and behaviors including accountability, ethics, and best-in-class customer service. Contributes to a culture of trust and transparency by sharing information broadly, openly, and deliberately.
Supports the vision for Customer Support. Works closely with team members and management to implement and support effective technology and procedural solutions. Maintains currency with technology, standards, and best practices. Supports process improvement efforts within the team and across ITS.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The candidate for the position of IT Support Analyst must meet the following qualifications:â¢ Bachelorâs degree in a relevant field such as computer science, computer information systems, etc., or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.â¢ Two years of experience in a related field such as information technology, customer service, or higher education.â¢ Experience providing technical customer support in an operational environment.â¢ Ability to assess the criticality of problems and prioritize actions based on importance and urgency.â¢ Ability to develop positive working relationships and a strong rapport with team members.â¢ Strong collaboration, communication, and technical documentation skills.â¢ Experience presenting ideas and solutions in non-technical, business-friendly terms.â¢ Experience with customer issue ticketing systems.â¢ Experience supporting Windows 7/10 and iOS devices, both locally and in the field.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.