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Help Desk Technician II (Temporary)

Job Category:  Information Technology
Department:  IT Executive Administration

Los Angeles, CA, US, 90017

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition ID:  10274

Salary Range:  $55,245.00 (Min.) - $69,045.00 (Mid.) - $75,000.00 (Max.)


Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary

The Help Desk Technician II provides workstation phone, off site and onsite support for users, vendors and/or clients, resolving computer issues and help desk-related requests. This position plans, analyzes, configures, and installs new personal computer systems, determining user specifications for hardware and software upgrades; maintains and repairs existing computers; and deals with most issues that are simple or routine, escalating more complex or involved issues to Level II staff. This position composes documentation and communication regarding help desk/telephone support operations, and focuses on customer relations, achieving user comfort level on computer applications and equipment. This position may be required to travel on an as needed basis in order to fulfill user support responsibilities.


Help Desk Coordination: Track all help desk issues and ensure that all are assigned to a staff member, are completed, and that users are kept informed of the status of their requests. (30%)


User Support: Provide 1st-tier user support for all simple or routine user issues. Help users resolve system problems, utilize standard software, and maintain standard hardware. The Help Desk Technician may be required to travel on an as needed basis in order to fulfill user support responsibilities. (30%)


Account Creation: Create standard accounts for new users for workstation login or email. Assign users to established groups and assign standard file permissions on appropriate servers. (15%)


Maintain Supplies: Responsible for maintaining computer-related supplies (toner cartridges, floppy disks, backup tapes, etc.). Keep track of use, research prices, submit expenditure requests when needed, and ensure that consumables don't run out. Ensure that new hardware is accurately entered into the FAS accounting system. Workstation Roll out/Patching: Provide manpower for workstation rollouts and applying patches to workstations. (15%)


Perform other duties as assigned. (10%).

Duties Continued

Education Required

High School Diploma/or High School Equivalency Certificate

Education Preferred

Associate's Degree


At least 0-2 years of experience in configuring & administering networked computer systems in a Windows environment.


Strong experience with TCP/IP, Microsoft Outlook Email, Laptops and PDAs such as blackberry.


Experience in providing support to telecommute & mobile laptop users required.


Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, Windows XP/7 and Active Directory.


Candidate must also be familiar in configuring remote LAN access for VPN.


Excellent team work ethic.


Excellent communication and customer service skills.


Strong PC and desktop application knowledge.


Strong computer troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

Licenses/Certifications Required

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ Certification
Help Desk Institute (HDI) Certification

Required Training

Physical Requirements


Additional Information

Salary Range Disclaimer: The expected pay range is based on many factors such as geography, experience, education, and the market.  The range is subject to change.


L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Paid Sick Leave


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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