IT/IS Technical Support Specialist I (RFT 1.0)

Management/Specialist Halifax, Nova Scotia Toronto, Ontario London, Ontario Regular, Full-Time ReqID: 32106


Position at VON Canada

Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Regular, Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Program Name: IT/IS
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Work Schedule: Days
On Call: Yes

Job Summary:

The IT/IS Support Technical Specialist-I provides national support to all front-line and office employees for a variety of hardware, software and business application issues. This includes identification and resolution of routine end user support issues, and/or referral to other members within the IT/IS team for more complex problems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Answers service desk phone lines and provide live answers to clients, ensuring response time targets are achieved.
  • Upholds VON established Service Level Agreements (SLA) while providing exemplary customer service to office staff and a mobile work force.
  • Respond to service tickets submitted via e-mail or via electronic ticket systems.
  • Maintains accurate tracking of incidents & inquiries, ensuring all are logged, to include client contact information, description of issue, and resolution details.
  • Resolves Tier I issues over the phone (printing issues, passwords resets, connectivity issues, etc.) and refers more complex issues to more senior team members for resolution.
  • Resolves basic application and hardware problems for mobile devices (Android, etc.).
  • Follows up with employees on incidents to ensure the issue is resolved to their satisfaction.
  • Communicates daily technical problems and resolutions to employees, coworkers and management based on the response timeline objectives.
  • Performs escalation and communications for adverse events, per SLA policy.
  • Performs routine monitoring of network health (switches, modems, WAN equipment E-mail and VPN services)
  • Performs daily activities of checking maintenance, systems back up, virus scans, security, & application logs for anomalies and referral of these within IT/IS team for resolution.
  • Provides primary support for add, moves, changes of e-mail accounts, GAL, Active directory, & MDM accounts.
  • Logs and provides tracking of software and hardware assets.
  • Performs configuration of new desktop/notebook hardware including installation of system images and software applications

External and Internal Relationships:

  • Builds and manages relationships with cross-functional team members and employees
  • Builds and manages relationships with vendors to ensure service quality.
Education, Designations and Experience:
  • Post secondary degree in Computer Science or Technical Diploma.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an IT/IS Service desk role with practical LAN/Desktop support experience (not call center based).
  • MCP, CCNA, A+ certification are considered assets.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows 7 - 32 & 64 bit / Windows 10).
  • Excellent understanding of virtualized desktop environments.
  • Strong knowledge of general networking protocols, specifically TCP/IP and basic VPN configurations.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with the software associated with enterprise environments such as: Antivirus programs, Citrix thin client, Windows Server 2008/2012/2016, Microsoft Office 2007-2016 & backup applications.
  • Good understanding of electronic messaging applications, e-mail transport protocols, and MDM functionality.

Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience using change/problem management software, tools and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both orally & in writing) technical information to technical & non-technical personnel.


  • Must be willing to work outside of regular business hours to support extended service desk support schedule. This includes being part of an on-call rotation, for non-core service desk support hours
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check.
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or Child Abuse Registry Check may be required.
  • Ability to speak French is an asset in French Designated areas.
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced Environment; Attention to Detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Fine hand movements.

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