Technology Services Specialist

Confidential Company  •  Reston, VA

Less than 5 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/09/17
Confidential Company
Reston, VA
Less than 5 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/09/17

Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 51 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, etc. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. The organization's programs focus on conserving wildlife, restoring habitat and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.  To support our mission, we seek a Technology Services Specialist to join our team in Reston, VA.

Technology Services Specialists serve as the primary point of contact with staff at the National Wildlife Federation for day-to-day technology needs. The background and responsibilities include knowledge of the personal hardware and software used by staff, confidence and interest in researching and trouble-shooting new and existing technologies related to usability, durability, security, and attention to detail and process needed to enable efficient and resilient helpdesk operations.

Personal attributes required for this role: responsiveness to the typical range of technology understanding found in a large workplace, and commitment to a customer ethic that maintains and grows workplace productivity and satisfaction. Specialists are measured on both throughput performance and workplace improvement.

In this role you will:

  • Provide timely support to all staff on NWF administered business user hardware and software including VoIP phones, laptops, mobile device connectivity, operating systems, MS Office and other business applications.
  • Respond to requests through multiple means: telephone, email, face-to-face contact and Helpdesk ticketing system (Zendesk). Maintain thorough notes of actions and resolutions, and conduct proper routing and escalations as outlined by the Helpdesk Team Lead and the Senior Director of IT.
  • Build and deploy new and existing computers on a set schedule. Contribute to inventory management. Oversee hardware shipping and returns from regional offices.
  • Administer Outlook, Active Directory and Lsoft listserv accounts and groups.
  • Manage task lists, regularly communicate with teammates on progress, barriers, and reprioritization needs.
  • Contribute to business processes development and improvement. Advocate for changes to improve helpdesk operations. Follow SOPs and policies. Produce or contribute to helpdesk operations and IT policy documentation.
  • Serve as a project team member on engagements executed within the Strategic Business Operations department. These can be projects led by other teams with tasks related to IT, or IT-driven projects.
  • Participate in new hardware and software rollout requirements gathering, analysis, rollout planning, and training and adoption services and related performance KPI during and post-implementation.
  • Co-lead the IT Ambassador Program, create session curricula and steward their assignments and contributions.


  • Advanced skills in MS Office 2013, Active Directory, Outlook, Windows7 and Windows 10 environments. Experience in Office 365 and with Zendesk ticketing software a plus.
  • Considerable understanding of current and emerging Information Technology, knowledge of IT infrastructure, networks, LAN's, WAN's, computers, tablets, handheld devices, and telephony (VOIP)
  • Detail-oriented, able to follow tasks through to completion including appropriate documentation
  • Proven consistency in following SOPs and delivery on SLAs
  • Possess hands-on experience in building and maintaining computers
  • Efficient time management and task prioritization flexibility, comfortable with tight deadlines at times
  • Able to build trusting, collaborative and compassionate relationships
  • Feels personally accountable for individual and shared successes
  • Self-starter mentality, owns problems and pulls in other resources and expertise as needed to sleuth and resolve.
  • Capable of understanding broader context and the bigger picture including NWF's strategic vision and the essentials of our mission. 
  • Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience
  • 3 or more years end-to-end personal computing management and technology acquisition experience

The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment.  We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we encourage you to submit an application.  A background check will be conducted on the selected candidate.

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