IT Support Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-343184
    • Job Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/29/2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 06562
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Job Description



Provide onsite support services to employees and contractors in local and/or remote access locations, helping resolve technical problems and information technology issues involving desktop, laptop, mobile devices, printers, and network services.


  • Provide front-line onsite and remote technical support to identified locations, including troubleshooting hardware, standardized and proprietary software, telephones, mobile devices, VPN, printers, telephony, and network connectivity.
  • Configure, deploy, and maintain Windows 10 desktop and laptop computers with Office 365 in an enterprise environment.
  • Coordinate, troubleshoot and resolve incoming tickets, phone call and walk-up requests.
  • Ensures priority support to senior leadership, including deadline driven or after-hours support as needed.
  • Utilizes technical expertise and applicable company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
  • Uses the IT Service Desk electronic ticketing system according to department procedures for the opening, closing, resolution, escalation, and tracking of user requests.
  • Monitor queue regularly and dispense tickets to the applicable department or resource.
  • Resolve 70% - 80% of all assigned tickets, and coordinates escalation to the appropriate Information Technology staff and/or vendor(s) for those requests that fall outside scope of assigned role.
  • Manage user accounts, shared resources, and group memberships.
  • May support multiple segments within the organization and builds on technical knowledge in those sectors.
  • May provide access and connectivity support to external customers as needed.
  • Notify leadership of any changes within site that may cause a change in volume, escalation, major outage, server issue, major move, and/or staffing issue.
  • Supports and maintains open, professional, and effective relationships with leadership, user community, and peers.
  • Onsite resource for other departments within IT, and assists with team maintenance and deployment efforts, including occasional after-hours support and/or participation in the on-call support rotation.
  • Configure, deploy, upgrade, wipe, and repurpose mobile devices to established procedures.
  • Maintains site IT desktop hardware and peripherals, including procurement, recycling, or destruction per department process.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Experience and Skills

  • IT focused, reliable and results driven in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the assigned duties, including computer skills.
  • Maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by company and government requirements.
  • Communicate and interact effectively with peers, leadership, and end users, including maintaining respect for others, and following company policies.
    • Have a willingness and ability to learn and utilize company technology for company required purpose.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow instructions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities as it pertains to the job.
    • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously in a deadline-driven, security centric environment.
  • Self-starter with the demonstrated ability to learn/adapt to new technologies and techniques.
  • Passionate for delivering excellence in customer service within a collaborative team environment.



  • Requires Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of related experience; or applicable certifications with a minimum of 4 years of related experience.
  • Proven hardware and software experience, including Microsoft Windows 10, Office 365, Adobe products, VPN, Smartphone, as well as other out-of-the box, and proprietary software, and MFP’s/printers.
  • Networking experience, including wired and wireless troubleshooting and basic VPN connectivity issues.
  • Current CompTIA A+ or Security+ certification, and/or ITLv4 preferred. 



  • Office and open cubical environment.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, mouse, phones).




  • 0-10% - May be asked to travel to other Kratos locations if needed.



Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
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