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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) is looking for an End User Computing Specialist to serve our IT customers as part of the Core Service Desk.  The HITS Service Desk handles approximately 336,000 customer contacts per year, with users reaching out via multiple channels for help with their technology issues.  As the first line of contact for HITS, the Service Desk supports the patient care, research, and education missions of Michigan Medicine every day.  Our specialists strive to offer solutions that are simple, correct, and direct, and to deliver them with empathy, efficiency, and pride.


End User Computing Specialists power the Service Desk by doing the following:

Providing First-line Troubleshooting and Triage for Michigan Medicine Technologies

  • Educating users on the many IT tools utilized within the UM Academic Medical Center
  • Processing customer requests for access, standard changes, or other general IT needs
  • Documenting all steps taken in troubleshooting within a ticketing system, following good incident management process to resolve issues where possible or triage/escalate issues when necessary

Practicing Service Excellence Across All Contact Channels

  • Handling queued calls via an Automated Call Distribution system
  • Delivering in-person support at a “Help Me Now” walk-up center or travelling “pop-up” technology clinics across Michigan Medicine
  • Responding to email and web submitted contacts

Maintaining Personal and Shared IT Knowledge

  • Collaborating with IT professionals across the campus to master new workflows or technologies
  • Reviewing and updating the team knowledgebase to ensure the customer receives accurate and relevant information
  • Participating in team in-services, skills development sessions, feedback meetings, and special projects

In addition, End User Computing Specialists may be asked to perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

Successful candidates for the End User Computing Specialist position should meet the following needs:

Technological Skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency with common device setups used within Michigan Medicine, including Windows and Mac computers, iOS and Android smart devices, and their peripherals
  • Significant familiarity with enterprise productivity software, such as the Microsoft Office suite and Google Tools
  • Troubleshooting skill with storage solutions, such as network file shares (NAS) and cloud applications (Box, Google Drive, etc.)
  • Other general technology skills, such as wireless and wired networks, security tools, printing, messaging apps, and more

Minimum Experience and Education

  • 1-2 years of direct customer support, preferably in either an academic or healthcare setting
  • Associate’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education, certification, and experience
  • Excellent communication skills via in-person engagements, phone, email, and IM/chat

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this position, End User Computing Specialists may regularly be required to sit for long periods of time.  Duties include significant keyboarding and computer-based activities while using the telephone.  Specialists may also need to lift up to 50 pounds to set up a travelling “pop-up” technology clinic.

Desired Qualifications*

Additional certifications or education related to the delivery of IT services or problem solving, such as A+, Network+, Security+, ITIL/ITSM v3 Foundations, Lean Thinking/Toyota Production System, Agile, or similar.  Knowledge of UM policies, procedures, and tools.

Work Schedule

This position is part of a 24x7x365 Service Desk.  Although the position will primarily take place between 7AM and 7PM, Monday through Friday, candidates may be asked to work other shifts to meet the needs of HITS.  This may include afternoon, overnight, weekend, or holiday shifts as needed.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.