Region Technology Support in Downers Grove, IL at Securitas Security Services USA

Date Posted: 2/17/2021

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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: 
Analyzes training and technical needs related to the company’s information systems throughout assigned Region. Supports the Region President and Region management in planning and implementing technical projects for both new and existing systems and applications. Trains users in the operation of company systems. Provides user support to employees in field offices and at client sites. Performs upgrades and installations as needed. Serves as a liaison between the Region and shared services information technology functions. May assist Region Controller. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
• The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified, according to business necessity. 
• All assigned duties or tasks are deemed to be part of the essential functions, unless such duties or tasks are unrelated to the functions listed, in which case they are deemed to be other (non-essential) functions. 
• Employees are held accountable for successful job performance. Job performance standards may be documented separately, and may include functions, objectives, duties or tasks not specifically listed herein. 
• In performing functions, duties or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations. Employees are required to notify superiors upon becoming aware of unsafe working conditions. 
• All functions, duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures. In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives. 
1. Analyzes training and technical needs related to the company’s information systems throughout the Region; conducts needs analysis to assess current status; identifies resource requirements; implements training programs and installations that meet identified business needs. 
2. Supports the Region President and Region management in planning and implementing technical projects for both new and existing systems and applications; meets with management to gain thorough understanding of business processes and technical requirements; recommends training, hardware, software and systems solutions as needed; assists in developing and tracking the Region’s information technology budget. 
3. Provides user support to employees in field offices and at client sites; responds to management needs and questions regarding the use of company systems and software; ensures that managers can make effective use of their technical environment and resources. 
4. Trains users in the operation of company systems; develops and adapts training curriculum; conducts training in a variety of settings and through a variety of media; prepares and implements training projects; assists in budgeting for training activities; cross-trains managers and designated employees to provide initial training in local offices and sites. 
5. Performs upgrades and installations as needed; updates operating systems and applications software as required; tracks equipment via asset tags and updates information when equipment is reassigned; performs other project duties as assigned. 
6. Serves as a liaison between the Region and shared services information technology functions; provides consultation with users and shared services staff as appropriate. 
7. Provides support for significant activities in Region, such as client presentations, professional development, office mergers and splits, and start-ups for acquisitions and new business. 
8. Measures and reports on key indicators of effective system usage; maintains database to track indicators and to develop plans to optimize utilization. 
9. Provides status reports on all ongoing projects to line and project managers as required. 
10. Remains abreast of changes in company systems; maintains current technical references for installed hardware and software; attends vendor seminars to learn about relevant changes in the information technology field. 
11. May act as an assistant to the Region Controller by assisting with reconciliation and cost analysis. 
12. Performs tasks and duties of a similar nature and scope as required for assignment. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY 
Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference, depending upon the nature of the position. 

MINIMUM HIRING STANDARDS: 
• Must be at least 18 years of age. 
• Must have a reliable means of communication (i.e., pager or phone). 
• Must have a reliable means of transportation (public or private). 
• Must have the legal right to work in the United States. 
• Must have the ability to speak, read, and write English. 
• Must have a High School Diploma or GED. 
• Must be willing to participate in the Company’s pre-employment screening process, including drug screen and background investigation. 

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field and 2 years of progressively responsible, related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the company. Experience working with end users and in a high volume service company preferred. 

Competencies (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing): 
• Knowledge of information technology concepts, practices and processes. 
• Skill in assessing training needs and providing appropriate training. 
• Skill in hardware, software and operating system installation, integration and troubleshooting. 
• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of various office productivity applications including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications. 
• Knowledge of business processes and management support systems. 
• Excellent planning, organizing, and project management skills. 
• Ability to be an effective team member and coordinate the demands of multiple projects. 
• Ability to organize workload in an effective manner. 
• Ability to write correspondence and present information verbally in one-on-one, small group, and large group settings. 
• Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse user groups. 
• Ability to analyze data and develop recommendations and solutions. 
• Strong customer service and results orientation. 
• Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment and organization. 

WORKING CONDITIONS (Physical/Mental Demands): 
With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include: 
• Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing, and behavioral selection survey. 
• Required ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently. 
• Interacting and communicating positively with a variety of individuals in a training environment. 
• Meeting challenging deadlines and commitments with pressure for results. 
• Handling and being exposed to sensitive and confidential information. 
• Regular use of vehicle required in the performance of duties. 
• Regular talking and hearing. 
• Occasional walking, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling. 
• Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 pounds. 
• Manual dexterity required for occasional lifting and repairs of small objects. 
• Close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. 
• Frequent local and regional travel to offices and client sites. 
• Responding on an on-call basis to provide support to business processes and systems

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabilities