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    (CANADA) and Edmonton
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  • Functional Area/Experience
    IT / 3 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

We are seeking an IT Support Specialist to join our Edmonton office.

Acts as a front-line liaison to resolve users’ basic problems and questions with respect to software, hardware, mobile devices and network connectivity. Logs all end-user support requests and identifies and reports recurring problems to Senior support, which could indicate the need for software maintenance, upgrades or user training. Proactively maintains communications with end users through analysis and resolution processes, particularly in difficult situations, to keep them informed of status. Assists with meeting setups and take down of equipment, laptops and projectors. Assists in setup and take down of workstation and office equipment. Refers complex problems to Intermediate or Senior support. Participates in the after-hours support rotation.

Key Responsibilities

Technical Support

  • Provide support of all hardware & software to all practice areas.
  • Log all user requests; provide accurate information to assist in identifying issues and trends.
  • Provide specific instructions, resources and guidance to end-users on how to achieve optimal results on a variety of hardware, software and shared systems platforms.

Equipment setup, Testing and Maintenance

  • Provide assistance to the IT department with installation of new software releases, system upgrades and patches.
  • Implement and test hardware including workstations, printers/scanners, handheld devices, video/teleconference, telephones, notebooks & LCD projectors.
  • Perform routine hardware/software maintenance processes including upgrades, replacements, imaging, data recovery, diagnostics and anti-virus procedures.
  • Configure printers and scanners.

Service Excellence

  • Provides superior service to all Firm members. Manages service expectations and takes responsibility to enhance service excellence through effective communication and timely response.
  • Maintain skill level to provide appropriate level of service.
  • Attend weekly meetings to enhance delivery of service, the team’s knowledge and effectiveness.
  • Assist trainers with application workshops and training seminars (‘Lunch & Learns’) to improve the awareness and skill levels of end-users.

What You Will Bring

  • University degree/college diploma or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge & experience with supporting IBM desktop computer technologies.
  • Experience required in MAC OS X and above
  • Proficiency working with Executive level staff
  • 3 years of experience in a corporate environment
  • Server 2008 R2/2012 Active Directory Administration
  • Exchange 2010/2013 Administration
  • Microsoft Windows 7; Microsoft Windows 8.1/10 ;Microsoft Office 2010/2013/Office 365
  • Apple, A+, MCP certifications preferred.
  • Cloud Storage – Box/Dropbox/Icloud

What We Offer

We believe in the importance of a Total Compensation package, ensuring our mix of salary, benefits and perks are competitive within the market as well as a work-life balance. We offer:

  • A comprehensive Benefits package that includes Health, Dental and Vision Care, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, 3+ Weeks’ Vacation and 10 Personal Days;
  • A Diverse and Inclusive Workplace;
  • A Firm matching Group Retirement Savings plan and TFSA;
  • Childcare, eldercare and family resources to support you and your family;
  • A wellness reimbursement program to foster employee wellbeing as well as a perks program through Perkopolis;
  • Professional development opportunities through MT Learn;
  • Flexible working options;
  • Special appreciation events / celebrations;
  • Charitable savings programs.

Who We Are

Miller Thomson LLP is one of Canada’s fastest-growing national business law firms, with offices located in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Markham, Vaughan and Montréal. Our consistent ability to provide practical, creative and cost-effective advice, combined with an unyielding service commitment to our clients and a strong dedication to our lawyers, staff and the communities in which we practice, gives us a unique position in the Canadian legal industry.

Miller Thomson LLP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows, Lotus Notes, Elite, Adobe Acrobat, Blackberry, and any other firm provided software.
  • Knowledge of Routers and Switches
  • Advanced, self-motivated, problem-solver and trouble-shooter
  • Possess decision making skills, patience in dealing with difficult people, flexibility to deal with unforeseen circumstances.
  • Solid workstation, network & communications hardware skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills with ability to listen effectively, superior customer service skills.
  • Proficiency in MSOFFICE 2013,2016 (Excel focus, VBA)
  • Proficiency in Sharepoint 2010/2013
  • Knowledge of Mobile Management for Smart Devices
  • Knowledge of Single Sign On
  • HTML Knowledge

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