Classified Desktop Operations Technician - ACTIVE SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED

Livermore, California, US
May 31, 2024
Posting live until
Jun 18, 2024

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$39.98 $49.65 Hourly for job level 525.2

$47.93 $59.49 Hourly for job level 525.3

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Classified Desktop Operations Technician. You will be a member of the NNSA Enterprise Desktop Operations team supporting various classified endpoints at multiple sites. This position is in the Information Technology Solutions (ITS) Division in the Computing Directorate.

Business needs require that this position have an on-site presence multiple days a week. Telecommuting options will be limited.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

You will

  • Provide effective and efficient customer service and support with the ability to multi-task.
  • Provide general technical guidance to the local and remote users in support of all IT services supported by the Desktop Operations team.
  • Configure, deploy, and ship high volume of endpoints to remote sites.
  • Create, document, escalate, and track concise tickets through ServiceNow.
  • Write technical articles, solutions and how-to documentation for support and end users.
  • Maintain appropriate technology, computer security, and safety training.
  • Assist with testing and piloting new IT services and tools.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 525.3 level

  • Provide advanced technical analysis and troubleshooting skills, attention to detail, and consistent resolution of IT problems.
  • Identify, analyze, and document tending issues that are affecting the Desktop Operations team and report to the appropriate service providers and/or management, including scripting repetitive tasks to help improve call duration wait times.


  • This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at the time of hire.
  • Associate’s degree in a Computer or Engineering related field or the equivalent combination of education, technical training and related experience.
  • Experience working with customers, addressing issues, and managing customer concerns and requests over the phone and/or in person.
  • Proficiency and experience with the Windows Operating systems.
  • Experience troubleshooting, analyzing, and resolving moderately complex IT problems with a focus on details to ensure follow-through to assure problems are resolved.
  • Experience writing technical solutions and commercial knowledgebase articles.
  • Ability to achieve and maintain a high level of technical proficiency.
  • Experience and knowledge of the skills needed for a customer support role to include a focus on listening, rapport-building, good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with individuals with all levels of technical and non-technical skill sets, friendly and approachable nature, and courtesy and patience.
  • Strong active listening, typing, and documentation skills and specifically, the ability to type by touch

Additional qualifications at the 525.3 level

  • Identify and document trending and/or systemic issues and consider/propose resolutions to the responsible service providers.
  • Advanced analytical and troubleshooting skills, attention to detail, and consistent resolution of IT problems.
  • Ability to utilize scripts to automate repetitive tasks.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience using the ServiceNow (or similar) ticket management tool as well as writing knowledge base articles in ServiceNow.
  • Intermediate knowledge of and experience with account management systems, (e.g., Active Directory, Multi-factor authentication) as well as understanding of classified network policies and procedures.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires an active Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance or active Top Secret clearance issued by another U.S. government agency at time of hire.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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