Service Desk (Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance)
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Sterling / Virginia
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SAVA Workforce Solutions, an Akima Company, delivers enterprise IT and mission support solutions to the federal government, serving the federal civilian, defense, law enforcement and intelligence communities. SAVA helps our customers strengthen national security, improve communications and collaboration and secure the integrity of their data, information systems and networks. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Job Summary: 

 SAVA is looking to hire a Service Desk Analyst to support large, complex operational environments for one of our valuable customers, a reputed Federal Agency in Sterling.  This position requires the ability to quickly and efficiently complete daily IT phone support, issue ticket resolution, and maintenance activities, and assisting System and Network Administrators troubleshoot, identify, and resolve technical issues.

  • General day to day Service Desk operations; courteous and professional interaction with government, contract users, systems administrators, and Network Operations Center watch standers to notify, collect, and resolve technical issues within the Enterprise IT environment.
  • Provide Tier 1 phone support and troubleshooting in compliance with established policies / procedures
  • Provide supplemental hands-on desk-side support when required
  • Must show patience and maintain a customer-friendly attitude when working with users and co-workers alike
  • Meet contractual Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in regards to speed to answer, first call resolution, abandonment rate, and customer satisfaction
  • Create, update, and track service requests / incidents within ticketing system
  • Assist with maintaining / updating support documentation
  • Installation of approved equipment and software
  • Installation software patches, updates, and upgrades, including remote serving of workstations
  • Troubleshoot software, hardware, and network equipment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship
  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a DoD Secret Clearance
  • 1-2 years relevant IT work experience or equivalent education/technical training
  • Ability to obtain and pass a DEA Suitability Clearance
  • Effective time management skills with respect to deadlines, priority changes, and interruptions
  • Experience supporting Microsoft Windows environments; proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced understanding of Excel and Access
  • Experience troubleshooting and resolving Tier 1 hardware and software problems

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in Windows Server 2012/2016 administration, troubleshooting and monitoring
  • Bachelor’s degree is an asset

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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