Service Desk Manager

Adelphi, MD
Information Technology /
Regular /
Hybrid
Agile Defense provides leading-edge Digital Transformation solutions to support and advance our customers' mission. We deliver innovative and high-quality services to our customers worldwide through an empowered and engaged workforce.

Requisition #:SERVI004131

Job Title: Service Desk Manager

Location: 2800 Powder Mill Rd Adelphi, Maryland 20783 (Hybrid)

Clearance Level: Active DoD - Secret
 
SUMMARY
At the direction of Program Leadership, provide oversight and project management for the Service Desk supporting the US Army Research Laboratory to include all personnel management activities. Provide technical recommendations and solutions to address customer needs and technical gaps. Manage the performance of Tier 1 and Tier 2 services & support to clients (internal and external) and ensure that service levels are achieved. To ensure that customer expectations are met or exceeded. Responsible for ensuring the staff are meeting and exceeding expectations in regards to performance, meeting defined metrics/benchmarks, and that standards and processes are followed to provide effective customer service and meet requirements.
 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee 100% of the requests, incidents and problems. Manages and coordinates urgent and complicated support issues. Act as escalation point for all requests and incidents. Develop and mature phone/ticket escalation processes to ensure free flowing escalation and information within the organization. Determine root cause of issues and communicate appropriately to internal and external customers.
Train, coach and mentor Service Desk Specialists (Tier 1 / 2) including career development. Oversee staff activities. Builds/obtains (from other departments) training material for support staff. As needed, schedule employees working times and provide backup support. Interact with internal and external customers.
Provide data and reporting of KPI’s and trends to IT department and others in ad-hoc, weekly, monthly, and as needed. Will drive Ticket Deep Dive and develop strategies for improvement. Work to make Service Desk the single source of truth and service delivery channel for IT. Monitor and manage phone queue (participating in escalated calls as needed).
Oversee Solutions repository and ensure top quality solutions are available to the staff. Develops Service and Business Level Agreements to set expectations and measure performance. Develops an effective and workable framework for managing and improving customer IT support in the organization. Advise management on situations that may require additional client support or escalation.
Manage process for communicating outage/emergency activities to the organization. Manage vendor relationships as it depends on daily operational needs. PO review and approval/budgeting responsibility. Review survey feedback to improve services, tools and support experience. Keep confidential all applicant, client, and verification and company proprietary information.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required Certifications
Ability to obtain a TS clearance.

Education, Background, and Years of Experience
5-7 years of experience leading Service Desk and managing related enterprise activities.
3 Years Project Management Experience or a combination of Professional Education, and Training.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Required Skills
Strong self-starter attitude, team oriented and good communication skills are a must.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Environmental Conditions
Contractor site with 0%-10% travel, between Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD and Adelphi, MD. . Possible off-hours work to support releases and outages. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.
Hybrid, Hybrid once fully up to speed. 2-3 days on site. 

Strength Demands
Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/carry of small articles. Some occasional walking or standing may be required.   Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements
Stand or Sit; Walk; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; See
Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. We believe several attributes are the root of our very best employees and extraordinary culture. We have named these attributes “The 6 H’s” – Happy, Helpful, Honest, Humble, Hungry, and Hustle.

Happy: We exhibit a positive outlook in order to create a positive environment.
Helpful: We assist each other and pull together as teammates to deliver.
Honest: We conduct our business with integrity.
Humble: We recognize that success is not achieved alone, that there is always more to learn, and that no task is below us.
Hungry: We desire to consistently improve.
Hustle: We work hard and get after it.

These Core Values are present in all our employees and our organization's aspects. Learn more about us and our culture by visiting us here.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
Agile Defense is subject to federal vaccine mandates or other customer/facility vaccination requirements as a federal contractor. As such, to protect its employees' health and safety and comply with customer requirements, Agile Defense may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)