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Systems and End-User Support Specialist

LSU Foundation

Job Description

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The Systems and End-User Support Specialist will be responsible for providing technical support to end-users, as well as managing and maintaining the organization's network infrastructure, systems, and audio-visual equipment. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in both desktop support and systems administration, as well as audio-visual support, and will be able to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting desktop and laptop computers, printers, and other end-user devices.
  • Partner with LSU ITS to obtain infrastructure services and support for network and telephony resources.
  • Monitoring and maintaining the performance and availability of servers, databases, and other mission-critical systems.
  • Responding to technical support requests from end-users and providing timely resolution of technical issues utilizing a ticketing system.
  • Performing regular software and security updates on desktop and server systems.
  • Managing and maintaining the organization's cloud services, such as Microsoft 365.
  • Creating and maintaining technical documentation, including system diagrams, procedures, and policies.
  • Participating in the design and implementation of new systems and technologies.
  • Providing support to end-users on new systems and software.
  • Assisting with the management of the organization's backup and disaster recovery systems.

Non-essential/marginal position responsibilities

  • Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting audio-visual equipment, including projectors, sound systems, and video conferencing systems.
  • Complete projects/reports as requested by Director of Information & Technology Services.


Required level/type of experience

  • A minimum of 2-5 years of experience in IT support, with a strong background in both desktop support and systems administration.
  • Extensive knowledge of desktop operating systems, including Windows and Mac OS.
  • Experience with cloud services, such as Microsoft 365.
  • Experience with Azure Active Directory and standard Active Directory services.
  • Experience with virtualization technologies, such as VMware or Hyper-V.
  • Knowledge of network protocols and technologies, such as TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, and VLANs.
  • Knowledge of audio-visual systems and equipment, including projectors, sound systems, and video conferencing systems.

Preferred abilities

  • The ability to quickly diagnose and resolve technical issues and have a strong understanding of desktop operating systems, network protocols and technologies, cloud services, virtualization technologies, and audio-visual systems.
  • The ability to provide excellent customer service and support to end-users and maintain a professional demeanor in high-pressure situations.
  • The ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner to non-technical users, as well as the ability to effectively communicate with team members and other stakeholders.
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule, including on-call responsibilities as needed, and to be willing to go above and beyond to ensure the success of the organization.
  • The ability to adapt to changes in technology and work processes, as well as the ability to learn new technologies and systems quickly.
  • The ability to think critically and creatively to solve complex technical problems and find effective solutions.
  • The ability to prioritize tasks, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines.
  • The ability to take ownership of tasks and responsibilities and to work independently to achieve goals and objectives.
  • The ability to pay close attention to detail and ensure that systems and configurations are set up correctly and securely.

Required education

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field, or equivalent technical degree.

Desired Competencies

  • Adaptability: Responds to changing circumstances by being innovative and altering behavior to better fit different situations; successfully works with new colleagues; willing to be flexible; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Critical Thinking: Practices objective rather than subjective modes of reasoning and action. Maintains perspective when assessing qualitative and quantitative information. Appropriately challenges and questions common beliefs.
  • Effective Communication: Shares and receives information using clear oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Attention to Detail/Accuracy: Focuses on paying attention to all details and aspects of a job or process to avoid substandard outputs.

Work Environment Requirements

  • May be required to work extended workdays, evenings, and weekends to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to lift or move items weighing 25 – 50 pounds.

Managerial/Supervisory Requirements

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

  • Health insurance

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