Desktop Support Specialist

    Web ID: SF225020
    Compensation: $85,000 to $95,000 DOE
    Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience
    Benefits: Comprehensive Benefits Package

Seeking a highly motivated IT Desktop Support Specialist for the IT department. The IT Desktop Support Specialist, under the supervision of the Regional IT Manager, provides full IT Desktop support to the San Francisco office. The person in this role will have other principal relationships with: IT Managers & Staff in all offices; Applications Development/Web Development staff; Office Administrators and support staff in all offices; Client Relations; Attorney Employment, and Knowledge Services. This is a full-time, non-exempt position with excellent benefits.

Job Description:

Purpose of the Desktop Support Specialist role:

  • Provides direct support for the information technology needs of our office(s).
  • Works as an advocate for the technology needs of their office.
  • Works with internal IT teams to test new offerings and resolve technology issues.
  • Serves as a liaison between IT and non-IT staff.
  • This includes (but is not limited to) the configuration, setup, maintenance and support of various hardware and software solutions:
  • Computing devices: laptops, desktops, tablets including peripherals (monitors, printers, headsets, etc.)
  • Communication devices: cellular/ smartphones, IP based desk phones, soft phone / presentation technologies (Teams / WebEx)
  • Conferencing / meeting rooms: audio visual (AV) and video conferencing (VC) technologies using integrated and ad-hoc systems (monitors, projectors, microphones, speakers, conference phones, etc.)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing a high level of technology support for the business in line with the expectations of the firm.
  • Act as a technical escalation point for the Support Desk working within the Information Technology team.
  • Provides direct internal customer support using desk-side visits, telephone, and remote management tools to resolve technology support issues. This may require the ability to bend, crawl, twist and pull to reach equipment.
  • Build, manage and support customer end point computing devices (computers, tablets, mobile phones, IP based desk phones, printers, etc.).
  • Updates and resolves support tickets assigned to them or their group within SLA guidelines and ensures best practice ticket handling processes.
  • Troubleshoot and repair firm-issued computing devices.
  • Provide support for Audio Visual and Video Conferencing needs in conference rooms including coordination of multi-office meetings.
  • Will assist with some Technical administration including managing Active Directory groups, User account maintenance, etc.
  • Escalates issues to appropriate Technical Resources and / or Manager.
  • Help maintain and administer local systems to the office (Security systems, etc.)
  • Provides visible floor and desk side support to the users as needed. These duties may require the ability to push or pull a loaded dolly or cart on carpeted or uncarpeted flooring without assistance.
  • Work with other IT staff to accomplish support needs.
  • Provide Remote hands services to various IT teams.
  • Provide occasional support for off-site / temporary sites.
  • Assists with maintaining all of the office technology systems – including but not limited to – computers, tablets, mobile phones, IP based desk phones, printers, etc.
  • Assist with coordinating equipment repairs / RMAs with vendors and suppliers.
  • Assist with coordination of inventory distribution and allocation to lawyers and staff during hardware and software upgrades.
  • Maintains inventory records for technology equipment – including but not limited to – computers, tablets, mobile phones, IP based desk phones, printers, etc. and checks out equipment as required. This may entail lifting boxes of up to 30 pounds.
  • May coordinate equipment rentals required for trials, summer programs, etc.
  • Maintain a “loaner pool” of equipment for various needs.
  • Other projects as assigned by the I.T. Manager, I.T. Supervisor, Partner in Charge and Office Administrator.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent professional experience required.
  • Minimum of 4 – 6 years of relevant experience with IT desk-side support in a professional environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer handling skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and the ability to operate independently, while ensuring that management lines are retained, and standard processes and policies are enforced.
  • Ability to interact effectively with customers at all levels within an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to quickly isolate and resolve computer related problems.
  • Ability to expertly handle competing priorities including proper communication and expectation setting with customers.
  • Possession of excellent diplomacy skills.
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possession of excellent attention to detail.
  • Exhibits role model behavior in using firm standard technology systems, products and tools.
  • Strong working knowledge of end-user computing hardware (computers, tablets, mobile phones, IP based desk phones, printers, etc.
  • Experience with installing, configuring and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows 10 (required) – (Mac OS a plus).
  • Experience with configuring and troubleshooting Microsoft Office 2010/2016 products with a strong focus on Outlook and Word in a legal environment.
  • Experience with the setup, configuration, and diagnostics of PC hardware (required) – (Dell laptops and desktops a plus).
  • Experience with basic troubleshooting of LAN (wired and wireless), WAN, and WWAN technologies.
  • Experience with working in Active Directory for user and computer group management.
  • Experience with using a call management system / ticketing system and commitment to follow proper ticket handling procedures (updating status, detailed notes, commitment to SLAs).
  • Experience with using various physical meeting room tools like integrated and stand-alone AV systems, projectors, microphones, etc.
  • Experience with using various virtual meeting room tools like Teams, WebEx , Zoom, etc.
  • Experience using network shares and remote file storage applications.
  • Experience with supporting customers over the phone with and without remote support tools.


  • Strong working knowledge of image-based computer deployment methods.
  • Strong understanding of Citrix based environments / streaming applications.
  • Experience using iManage / FileSite or other DMS (Document Management System).

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