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Help Desk Technician

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

Serve as the single point of contact for IT support by responding to and diagnosing incidents with users. Includes providing instructions on how/where to request a service, problem recognition, research, isolation and resolution steps. Resolve basic problems immediately, while more complex problems are escalated to subject matter experts or senior level support.


May be required to work weekends, holidays and days when the university is closed.

Essential Functions

  • Provide remote Tier 1 consultative, technical, and how to support based on Knowledge Base articles and other resources to the user community; support includes escalation of incidents/service requests for IT@UC services and distributed services to subject matter experts and university support staff.
  • Triage inquiries by assessing the type and severity of problem and providing basic troubleshooting prior to escalation; determine the correct categorization, prioritization, and impact of incidents.
  • Liaise between faculty, staff, students, service owners, subject matter experts, and support staff.
  • Utilize and review IT Knowledge Base articles to provide ongoing feedback regarding necessary updates to existing or the creation of new articles.
  • Ensure incidents/service requests are handled in accordance with Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and industry specific standards.
  • Provide an excellent customer service experience by displaying patience, resourcefulness, and a desire to help others.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect coaching or team building to peers and/or student workers with less experience.

Required Education

  • Associate's Degree in an IT related field.
  • Two (2) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.


Additional Qualifications Considered

Have clear, professional and informative communication style.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Hearing, listening - Continuously
  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
  • Talking - Continuously
  • Standing - Seldom
  • Walking - Seldom

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary ranges is $16.66 - $18.50/hour dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 85800 


Help Desk Technician

Date:  Aug 3, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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