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Help Desk Specialist

8420 W Dodge Rd #510, Omaha, NE 68114, USA Req #180
Monday, February 13, 2023

SMS is part of the Alliant family of companies. SMS is a full-service insurance marketing organization (IMO) dedicated to helping independent insurance agents leverage time, make more money and put their business in a position of distinction. Founded in 1982, SMS has grown into one of the industry’s foremost IMOs with more than 320 employees and 65,000 independent agents under contract. With products and agents in all 50 states, SMS offers the industry’s most complete IMO experience. We support every facet of an agent’s business, from our comprehensive senior product portfolio to our technology, services and marketing programs.

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Senior Market Sales (SMS) has an immediate need for a Help Desk Specialist. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who shares our commitment to excellence in sales and service.

The Help Desk Specialist is responsible for providing support on all company supported applications and platforms; troubleshooting computer problems and advise on appropriate action steps; assisting with installation and updates of hardware and software; and project-based work.


  • Provide first-level contact and problem resolution for all users with hardware, software and applications problems
  • Respond to requests for technical assistance in person, via phone and electronically
  • Diagnose and resolve technical hardware (workstations, notebooks, scanners, copiers, printers, etc.) and software issues
  • Advise end users on appropriate actions steps
  • Follow standard IT System Support desk procedures
  • Log all service desk requests and interactions
  • Redirect problems to appropriate resources
  • Identify and escalate situations requiring immediate attention
  • Track and route problems and requests and document resolutions
  • Coordinate and relocate user workstations and telecom equipment when needed
  • Provide professional customer service when working with end users on issues that arise.
  • Perform hardware (workstations, notebooks, scanners, copiers, printers, etc.) and software installations and upgrades
  • Evaluate and resolve software related issues
  • Test and analyze existing and new areas of the IT systems
  • Coordinate support between the different levels of IT and end users
  • Perform and track regular maintenance on user workstations, copiers, printers, and phones to ensure optimal performance.
  • Support software installations for off-site agents
  • Provide support in using the email security portal and resetting of passwords on that portal.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Working knowledge of common computer hardware systems and computer software programs.
  • Skill in maintaining effective working relationships with all internal and external IT customers.
  • Skill in negotiating and problem solving to resolve internal and external conflicts.
  • Ability to think creatively around problems and identify creative solutions.
  • Ability to provide technical support over the phone.
  • Ability to approach and communicate with a wide range of personalities in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to engage in effective interpersonal interaction, verbal communication and written communication.
  • Ability to actively contribute to team effort.
  • High School Diploma or GED with minimum of 1 year of experience in desktop support. Training/experience with Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office Suite preferred.
  • May be required to stand, stoop, bend, kneel and reach; minimal lifting in order to move or adjust hardware components.
  • Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds and must be able to crawl under work surfaces for cable and jack related work.

Equal Opportunity Employer; SMS participates in the E-Verify system.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 8420 W Dodge Rd #510, Omaha, NE 68114, USA