Grantham University Service Desk Technician I in Lenexa, Kansas

Service Desk Technician I

Position: Service Desk Technician I

Department: IT

Location: Lenexa, KS

COMPANY OVERVIEW:Be a Life Changer! Grantham University is a nationally accredited online University founded in 1951 by a veteran to serve active duty and retired military service members, along with other non-traditional students. Since our move from Slidell, Louisiana, to the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area in 2005, we have grown steadily and have added jobs to the community. If you are looking for a rewarding position with an organization that allows you to positively change lives every day through the power of education, look no further than Grantham University.


This position is the primary contact for the service desk which receives, documents, and organizes new development and support requests. The Service Desk Technician performs troubleshooting and maintenance tasks for all University computers and peripheral devices. Installs, modifies, and makes minor repairs to personal computer hardware and software systems, and provides technical assistance and training to systems. This is a non-supervisory position.


  • Receive (via phone, email, IM, ticket, or in person), prioritizes, documents, and actively resolves user help requests. Problem resolution may involve the use of diagnostic and help request tracking tools, and require that the individual give in-person, hands-on help at the desktop level.

  • Perform hardware and network connection troubleshooting and repair to include cleaning and/or replacing damaged or broken components such as hard drives, monitors, CD/DVD drives, speakers, motherboards, power supplies, mice, keyboards, ram, scanners, processors, and other peripherals.

  • Maintain inventory of computer systems and various parts to include separating, testing and labeling items.

  • Maintain mobile devices including provisioning, support, and inventory.

  • Basic repair of printers and copy machines, coordinates service calls, and maintains supply inventory

  • Coordinate warranty work for all devices under warranty.

  • Install or assist other personnel in installation of hardware and peripheral components such as monitors, keyboards, printers, and disk drives on user’s premises.

  • Assist employees with the purchasing of new equipment and software including cost estimates.

  • Load specified software packages such as operating systems, word processing, or spreadsheet programs onto client devices.

  • Respond to client inquiries concerning systems operation and diagnoses system hardware, software, and operator problems.

  • Instruct users in use of equipment, software, and manuals.

  • Recommend or perform minor remedial actions to correct problems.

  • Coordinate activities, network services, data and development, or other information systems groups to resolve system issues.

  • Perform client imaging and software deployment. Maintain images and software deployment packages.

  • Provide updates, status, and completion information to manager, problem request tracking system, and/or users, via voice mail, e-mail, or in-person communication.

  • Prepare and deploy computer hardware for University employees

  • Maintain an orderly work area and is readily accessible to others in the department.

  • Collaborate with others in the IT team to deliver service requests and projects by established due dates

  • Stay abreast of changes within the IT Department and the university business systems and processes

  • Take advantage of all available opportunities to increase positional knowledge

  • Project a professional and courteous image of the overlying position and the IT Department to all internal and external customers.

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Completed at least one year of studies in an Information Technology/Computer Science baccalaureate degree program required

  • Basic experience with troubleshooting hardware and software issues required

  • Basic experience with anti-virus utilities, operating system installation, disk imaging tools, application installation, browser based software as a service applications required

  • Intermediate experience with Windows operating systems

  • Excellent communication skills and customer service skills are required

  • Able to answer frequent phone calls for long periods of time

  • Able to document issues into ticketing system while on the phone with end user

  • Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and by telephone) and in writing.

  • Able to multi-task, yet maintain close attention to detail and timeliness of work production.

  • Able to work in a positive team-oriented manner with a variety of people (students, faculty, staff, administrators, vendors, and members of the general public).

  • Language Skills: Able to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Able to write simple correspondence. Able to effectively present information in a one-on-one and small group situation to students, faculty, staff, and members of the general public.

  • Mathematical Skill: Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Reasoning Ability:Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to present facts to faculty for departmental response. Able to deal with a variety of information presented in oral or written formats. Able to deal with non-verbal behavior in assisting with problem resolution.

  • Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of computer keyboards) and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone).

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, and reach with hands and arms.

  • Occasionally lift up to 50 pounds or push a cart loaded with 150 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Grantham will seek to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability. Such reasonable accommodation may take the form of making existing facilities readily accessible to or usable by individuals with a disability, restructuring jobs, modifying schedules, acquiring or modifying equipment, adjusting training materials, adjusting employment policies, and the like.


  • Integrity – operates within the highest ethical standards and integrity in all aspects of the position

  • Motivated/Results Oriented – fantastic record of personal drive and the determination to succeed

  • Mission Oriented – passionate about helping others; ownership spirit with a competitive disciplined execution for results

  • Listening Skills – must be an active listener to insure client needs are fully understood and met

  • Influence – skilled at directing and motivating others towards personal, academic and professional success