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Service Desk Manager

Job ID: 218544
Location: MESA, AZ, United States
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2021
Category: Customer Support
Subcategory: Call Center
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


The Service Desk (SD) Manager shall provide support for a national service desk supporting over 26,000 + end users. The SD Manager will manage the performance of Tier 0 through Tier 2 service desk agents and Field operations technicians ensuring compliance with established Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Leveraging ITIL and HDI best practices, The SD Manager will have a solid technical background combined with exceptional customer service experience. A problem-solving attitude with an ability to motivate the team to achieve specific goals are essential skills to perform well in this position. Communication skills are a must as the SD manager will be required to interact with all areas of leadership to further refine, optimize, and transform the service desk.


  • - Oversee 100% of the requests, incidents, and problems submitted through the ServiceNow ITSM platform.
  • - Manage customer issues through the ITSM tiers 0, 1, and 2 lifecycles.
  • - Train, coach, and mentor service desk agents including career development.
  • - Manage and train resources to ensure quality and consistency of service to customers.
  • - Manage and coordinate urgent and complicated support issues
  • - Operate as the single escalation point for all requests and incidents
  • - Ensure escalation and information within the organization are communicated properly
  • - Determine root cause of issues and communicate appropriately to internal and external customers
  • - Develop plan to ensure all Tier 1 obtain HDI Customer Service Representative cert
  • - Develop plan to ensure all Tier 2 obtain HDI Desktop Advanced Support Technician cert
  • - Provide data and reporting of KPIs and trends through weekly, monthly and ad-hoc as requested government reports.
  • - Conduct a ticket deep dive and develop strategies for improvements for recurring incidents
  • - Schedule all staff to ensure optimal coverage for every shift
  • - Communicate status/issues with customers
  • - Develop strategies/processes for improvement and or efficiencies
  • - Monitor and manage phone queue - Monitors Knowledge Management repository
  • - Review customer survey data and provide feedback



  • Bachelor's degree with 8-12 years (or commensurate experience)
  • Active/Current Top Secret security clearance Or Has held a Top Secret in the last Year.
  • Help Desk Institute (HDI) or Service Desk Institute (SDI) certifications 
  • ITIL v3 Foundation certification (ITIL v4 preferred) 
  • Experience with ITSM Service Desk, ServiceNow, Bomgar remote support tool

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