Service Desk Specialist (Shift Mon-Fri 0700-1600)

Clearance Level
Help Desk
Arlington, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Customer Service

Desktop Computers

Help Desk Support

Microsoft Windows

Ticketing Systems

REQ#: RQ146948
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important. 

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Help Desk Specialist joining our team to support the NCR DOIM activities at Arlington, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. We are seeking a customer service centered help desk technician to provide timely and professional Tier I-II support to users.  To be successful in this position you need to be collaborative and willing to work within a team. While you will need to be a self-starter, completing tasks on your own, working together is critical in this role. You will be interfacing with users and senior staff. Therefore, you should be articulate in your communications. You will need to explain technical intricacies to end users in a way that is easily understood. You will need to maintain a high-level customer service focus, exhibiting expertise, courtesy, timeliness, and professionalism. Provide technical support and troubleshooting services for incoming queries and issues related to computer systems, software, and hardware. Respond to queries either in person or over the phone. Respond to email, IM messages (IM), and voicemail messages for customers seeking help. Install, modify, and repair computer hardware and software.

How A Help Desk Technician will make an impact:

  • Troubleshoot and resolve Tier I and II incidents to include: system inquiries, requests, incidents, software installation, printer support, hardware support (desktop, laptop, peripheral).
  • Perform in-person customer service and phone support service to 4,000 end-user community.
  • Perform trouble ticket action to include updates with quality notes, customer communication, and resolution within established service level agreements.
  • Provide VIP support and communication regarding status of incident troubleshooting and resolution.
  • Efficiently handle high volume ticket queue by supporting 50 – 100 tickets daily.
  • Actively participate in all meetings such as, but not limited to weekly staff meetings, weekly training, Weekly Ticket Tag-Up, etc.
  • Preparing accurate documentation to support and maintain a working knowledge base of service desk processes including pertinent guidelines, regulations, compliance issues, and documentation requirements as well as reference only application reference guides.
  • Document, maintain, and store specific information, including as-built diagrams and SOPs/Job Aides.
  • Support focus teams or specialized projects to promote rapid improvement turnaround.
  • Maintains a high-level of customer service focus, exhibiting expertise, courtesy, timeliness, and professionalism while interfacing with users and senior staff members in person, on the phone and/or email.
  • Be part of a team that supports and operates a 24x7x365 Service Desk.
  • Ability to support a fast paced and ITIL transitional environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbal and written to support incoming customer support calls and emails.
  • Analytically inclined with attention to detail and accuracy and consistent follow-through to assure problems are resolved with the ability to respond to last minute requests.
  • Ability to identify and articulate key information in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment when handling situational occurrences.
  • Analyzes and recommends alternative solutions to meet customer needs.
  • Builds credibility and trust with customers and team members.
  • Identifies areas of opportunity to improve customer satisfaction. 
  • Must have excellent multi-tasking and time management skills.
  • Supports the team process and participates on cross-functional teams.
  • Responsible for handling after-hours on call support (when necessary).
  • Answer phones and respond to emails in a timely manner.
  • Participate in special projects as required
  • Use ticketing system to:

  • Proactively check help desk queue for new emails and create and assign Remedy tickets for those emails.
  • Ensure that tickets are actively being worked on and updated, and that no tickets are unassigned
  • Escalate tickets as needed.
  • Ensure all tickets worked include the problem, the solution, the end user, initiation and completion time, and end user satisfaction. 
  • The resolution shall be in sufficient detail to allow another support technician, not familiar with the problem, sufficient information to resolve the same or similar problem without extensively researching the issue again.
  • Notify the team lead of all VIP requests for support that require additional resources which result in a delay of resolution
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned
  • May need to lift and carry desktop equipment such as laptops, computers, and monitors

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Education: High School Diploma/Associate's Degree preferred 
  • Required Experience: 3+ years of directly related experience supporting help desk operations or customer service.
  • Security Clearance Level: SECRET Clearance is required on hire and confirmed
  • Required Certification: Active/Current CompTIA Security+ ce certification. If you start only with a Security+ ce, continued employment will be contingent on receiving the additional Windows certification within 3 months after your start date. 
  • Required Technical Skills: Experience supporting intermediate level Microsoft Office core applications, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft SharePoint, Java and Acrobat Adobe
  • Experience with one or more of the following is a plus:
    • Outlook Email Client in an Exchange Server Environment
    • Experience with remote access to users’ computers
    • Experience working with networked printers
    • Active Directory
    • Using a ticketing system (BMC Remedy)
    • SharePoint
    • DoD STIGs/IAVMs
    • ACAS
    • Experience working in an SCCM/MECM environment

 Work Location: 

  • Client Site, Arlington, VA
  • Shift (Shift Mon-Fri 0700-1600). Some flexibility may be required to cover when others are out of office
  • No alternate work schedules
  • Requires on-site support.


  • Availability to travel, but less than 10%.  Most team members do not have to travel.



Work Requirements
Years of Experience

3 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Microsoft Modern Desktop Administrator: Windows 10 (MD - 100) - Microsoft

CompTIA - Security+ CE - CompTIA

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.