Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Desktop Support Analyst 2

Recruitment #220105-7604EU-001

Introduction



Are you an I.T. Professional looking for a rewarding and ambitious role in the public sector? If so, we encourage you to apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services/Bureau of Enterprise Systems and Technology (DAS/Bits)-Workforce Enablement Division is looking to hire a Desktop Support Analyst 2 (Information Technology Analyst 2) to work in the Desktop Support Group. This position will be Monday - Friday from 9:30am - 5:00pm and is located in Hartford, CT.

Who We Are:

Our mission at the DAS is to strive to promote timely, fair, competent, cost-effective services to address the needs of state agencies, municipalities, and the public.

The Role:
The Desktop Support Analyst 2 will be responsible for providing support to State agencies that are supported out of this location. In this position you will be responsible for installing, configuring and troubleshooting user and computer issues, related to O365, TEAMS and other systems and applications used by the many agencies supported. The ITA2 will also be responsible for evaluating problem tickets created by the helpdesk and diagnose problems with tools available to resolve issues, then documenting resolution steps in tickets. The ideal candidate will have experience supporting users on-premise and remotely.
 
This position will be responsible for: 
  • Day to day administration of Agency devices. 
  • Evaluate problem tickets created by the helpdesk and diagnose problems with tools available to resolve issues, then documenting resolution steps in tickets. 
  • Image/configure devices with (SCCM) Microsoft Endpoint Control Manager (MECM); push updates and run reports.
  • Replace and reimage workstations and laptops to resolve issues after exhausting all possible industry standard fixes.
  • Overseeing and administering Windows user access accounts within Active Directory. Adding, deleting, and modifying access rights, assist helpdesk personnel with account access resets, resource rights access issues for users not able to access various folders, drives or computers. 
  • Install, configure software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Citrix, McAfee, O365, Defender and TEAMS.
  • Experience evaluating and applying software patches and upgrades to operating systems on desktops, laptops, servers, network switches.
  • Install, configure, test, evaluate and implement new software technologies related to operating systems and various applications.
  • Install, configure, test, evaluate and implement new hardware technologies related to computer systems, networking, servers, workstations, and laptops.
Benefits:
We offer a competitive benefits package that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year! We also encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:

  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Connect With Us:

Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jennifer Neumann at jennifer.neumann@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency Information Technology (IT) environment, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of information technology tasks and project coordination work involving infrastructure systems support, security and application development in an IT environment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

For All Functional Areas: Acts as liaison to hardware and/or software vendors, system developers, programmers and user community; evaluates and recommends products; participates in Request for Proposal (RFP) process; assists in estimating cost for annual budget; identifies and implements opportunities for cost savings; conducts system performance analysis, tuning and storage management; assists staff and customers in use of computer systems and software packages; trains operators, IT staff and end users on new procedures; participates in recovery activities; participates in the evaluation of new, related technologies; analyzes requirements and designs systems; participates in or coordinates project planning sessions with customers, analysts and team members to analyze requirements and provide design recommendations for moderately complex systems; provides technical consultation on moderately complex issues regarding the usage of the infrastructure, integration of applications systems into the infrastructure, etc.; participates in system integration testing of operating system, system utilities, hardware upgrades as well as new software and hardware technologies; works with project team to define and design scope for each project; plans, coordinates and schedules assigned projects; coordinates resources for project; ensures timely completion of all phases of project; evaluates and recommends vendors; performs related duties as required.

Systems Programming: Provides second or third level support for network connectivity, or related network issues for the user community; diagnoses and resolves moderate network problems utilizing traces, hardware diagnostic tools, software aids, network management systems and utilities; coordinates the installation and maintenance of network components; analyzes network activity; analyzes capacity planning and facilities bandwidth requirements and system interdependencies; manage, maintains and contributes to network system documentation; develops back-up procedures for LAN servers; analyzes the recovery and reliability capability of systems and network services and makes recommendations for improvement; recommends hardware and software purchases in support of remote access; configures and certifies wiring; participates in projects which calls for troubleshooting, installing, implementing, administering, and maintaining network systems; assigns file access controls, encryption keys and other security attributes; maintains host and/or front end processor communications software; provides support to customers experiencing problems with hardware, operating systems and related utilities in servers; assists in installation and maintenance of performance monitors, schedulers, program management systems and utilities, report generators and compilers; configures and installs application packages; coordinates and/or performs installation and configures operating systems, new software releases, system upgrades and patches in support of hardware products; coordinates backups and file management with operations staff; proactively tunes operating systems and system components to avoid performance problems; writes utilities for system management, reporting, file clean up and auditing; provides and maintains documentation and manuals necessary at operational level; responsible for standards and design of physical data storage, maintenance, access and security administration; performs functions associated with vulnerability and security risk assessments; perform functions in support of investigative and forensics activity; performs related duties as required.

Software Development: Recommends and creates action plans for system development and/or integration; responsible for standards and design of physical data storage, maintenance, access and security administration; writes utilities for system management, reporting, file clean up and auditing; configures and installs application packages; develops and maintains documentation and manuals necessary at customer level; prepares time and cost estimates and initiates purchase requests for multiple projects; creates test files and performs system testing across multiple packages and systems; writes and programs system specifications; defines work and/or data flow; designs screens, forms and reports; defines data elements; prepares source code; designs and develops tables and relationships; arranges necessary hardware and software availability for assigned projects; may be responsible for design, development and implementation of new system interfaces for applications on multiple platforms from mid-range computers to client server and Internet based environments; analyzes assigned specifications, codes, tests and implements software solution, utilizing appropriate software engineering processes; debugs and/or corrects errors; maintains integrity of software; maintains and enhances existing programs; writes utilities for system management, reporting, file clean up and auditing; designs and develops routine to moderately complex applications; responsible for all phases of systems development life cycle; develops strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, security and implementation of routine to moderately complex applications; defines and develops the project scope of multiple projects; constructs operational Database Management System (DBMS) and data stores that enable informational, analytical management inquiry; performs backup and recovery on database management systems; configures database parameters, and prototypes designs; provides basic database support and troubleshooting; responsible for standards and design of physical data storage, maintenance, access and security administration; performs related duties as required.

Database Administration: Recommends and creates action plans for system development and/or integration; provides and maintains documentation and manuals necessary at operational level; provides basic database support and troubleshooting; responsible for standards and design of physical data storage, maintenance, access and security administration; writes utilities for system management, reporting, file clean up and auditing; analyzes requirements and designs systems; recommends and creates action plans for system development and/or integration; provides and maintains documentation and manuals necessary at operational level; proactively tunes operating systems and system components to avoid performance problems; coordinates backups and file management with operations staff; writes utilities for system management, reporting, file clean up and auditing; responsible for standards and design of physical data storage, maintenance, access and security administration; constructs operational DBMS and data stores that enable informational, analytical management inquiry; performs backup and recovery on database management systems, configures database parameters, and prototypes designs; performs related duties as required.

Network Support: Recommends and creates action plans for system development and/or integration; performs functions associated with vulnerability and security risk assessments; performs functions in support of investigative and forensics activity; maintains host and/or front end processor communications software; provides second or third level support for network connectivity, or related network issues for the user community; diagnoses and resolves moderate network problems utilizing traces, hardware diagnostic tools, software aids, network management systems and utilities; coordinates the installation and maintenance of network components; analyzes network activity; analyzes capacity planning and facilities bandwidth requirements and system interdependencies; manages, maintains and contributes to network system documentation; develops back-up procedures for LAN servers; analyzes the recovery and reliability capability of systems and network services and makes recommendations for improvement; recommends hardware and software purchases in support of remote access; configures and certifies wiring; participates in projects which calls for troubleshooting, installing, implementing, administering, and maintaining network systems; assigns file access controls, encryption keys and other security attributes; provides and maintains documentation and manuals necessary at operational level; develops and implements network security procedures; installs, configures and programs hubs, routers, bridges, gateways, servers, multiplexors, modems and other communications equipment; installs, monitors, maintains and upgrades network access to servers and mainframe services; maintains host and/or front end processor communications software; monitor network traffic for malicious activity; performs related duties as required.

IT Security: Assists in developing, testing and maintaining agency disaster recovery plans (DRP) designed to restore IT system operability; assists with development of processes and procedures in support of IT Business Continuity Planning; performs functions in support of platform recoverability assessments and Business Impact Analysis (BIA) to determine and assess the impacts associated with disruptions to business functions; performs functions in support of risk analysis of IT environments by assessing administrative, technical and physical safeguards; assists with IT investigations to include maintaining chain of custody procedures; performs forensics and documenting detailed reports of findings; monitors network activity for malicious activity; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of IT equipment and diagnostic tools; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of systems analysis, design, development and programming; considerable knowledge of principles of information systems; considerable knowledge of principles and theories of business and planning functions; considerable knowledge of programming languages; considerable knowledge of capabilities of computer technology; knowledge of methods and procedures used to conduct detailed analysis and design of computer systems; knowledge of principles and techniques of software generation and programming; knowledge of practices and issues of systems’ security and disaster recovery; knowledge of computer operating systems; knowledge of project management principles and techniques; knowledge of principles and techniques of business information systems re-engineering; considerable technical problem solving skills; considerable logic and analytical skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable problem solving skills; interpersonal skills; project coordination skills; considerable ability to analyze, troubleshoot and resolve data communications problems; considerable ability to write, test and debug computer programs; considerable ability to use programming development tools; considerable ability to prepare manuals, reports, documentation and other written materials; considerable ability to identify, analyze and resolve complex business and technical problems; ability to analyze and debug complex software programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in information technology (IT) operations, programming, systems/software development or another IT related support area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been performing professional information technology work in such areas as:  installation and support of microcomputer hardware, software and operating systems; analysis, design and development of information systems network hardware and software installation and support; network hardware and/or software problem diagnosis and resolution; performing any closely related professional IT function. NOTE: For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Information Technology Analyst 1.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training in management information systems, computer science or information technology related area may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


2. A Master's degree in management information systems, computer science or electrical engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience installing and configuring operating systems such as Windows 7 and Windows 10.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 administration.
  • Experience with Microsoft licensing.
  • Experience using scripting tools.
  • Experience working with Active Directory.
  • Experience working with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
  • Experience working with Microsoft Endpoint Control Manager (MECM).
  • Experience developing and providing training on Information Technology applications.
  • Experience providing both on-site and remote troubleshooting support.

Conclusion

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The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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