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December 6, 2012

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Texas Rangers Need IT Customer Service Specialist

by Joe Hamrahi

Our friends in Arlington asked if we could share this job opening with our readers. Please follow the link at the bottom to apply if you're interested. Tell them Baseball Prospectus sent you. Good luck!

Title IT Customer Service Specialist
City Arlington
State TX
Description JOB SUMMARY:
The primary role of this position is to provide superlative customer service and user support to internal customers on company supported computer applications and platforms. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills and communication in addition to basic technical knowledge; responsible for a full range of activities which ensure the operational effectiveness and excellence of the business units. Essential to this role is the ability to demonstrate energy and charisma to customers and the competency to listen and question effectively, interpret and solve problems, provide technical support and keep track of problems and resolutions. Solving problems with enthusiasm, patience, and a genuine sense of urgency is critical for this position. Design and document workflow and make appropriate recommendations that will positively impact operational effectiveness. This position will develop into a Project Lead role and will direct a number of key projects for the department and company. Ultimately, with development and training, the professional in this role will design and document business workflows and make appropriate recommendations that will positively impact operational effectiveness of the business.

• Provide frontline customer support in day-to-day operations by responding to requests for technical assistance, including hardware and software troubleshooting and diagnosis.
• Ability to capture, consolidate, and communicate information from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
• Bridge-the-gap between SMEs and the business unit to construct the solution.
• Develop positive customer relationships by communicating technical concepts and advice in layman’s terms and turning around repairs and solutions as quickly as possible.
• Counsel and advice users on the system(s) capabilities and processes.
• Meet with users to gather requirements for project definition. Analyze existing procedures and evaluate requested requirements to identify system changes.
• Improve processes within the Company to increase the level and quality of service provided to internal and external customers.
• Able to adapt to different demands, manage user and product issues, and effectively interact with all levels in the organization including executive management, senior level officers, and VIPs within the organization.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the job.

• Bachelor’s Degree in analytics or business highly desirable. Computer technology or related degree is NOT required.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a business office environment.
• Prior experience and demonstrated success in a customer service or business analytics role.
• Familiarity or basic knowledge of Microsoft based products including Windows (XP, 7, 8) and Microsoft Office. Certifications desirable, but not required.
• Basic understanding of Internet core technologies such as Internet Protocol, DHCP, DNS, and Routing. Certifications desirable, but not required.
• Analytical and problem solving skills.
• Able to organize, coordinate, and direct users and teams.
• Strong time management skills.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills.
• Ability and desire to offer “out-of-the-box” solutions and innovative ideas.
• Initiative and a genuine desire to learn and excel.
• Works well in a small-group environment and values the concept of teamwork.

Apply here: https://rn12.ultipro.com/TEX1006/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*4FBA8F4B24473A51

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Richard Bergstrom

To digress for a second, just wanted to say I'm impressed with all the offseason content coming out from BP. Usually things slow down around this time of year, especially with the Annual so, just wanted to say I can see and appreciate the difference.

Dec 01, 2012 08:40 AM
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BP staff member Dave Pease
BP staff

Thank you Richard. I appreciate the kind words and hope you enjoy the rest of the off season slate.

Dec 01, 2012 09:33 AM
BP staff member Joe Hamrahi
BP staff

Thank you Richard. We're doing our best to keep the content flowing with new and interesting articles. As always, if there's anything different you'd like to see, please feel free to contact me directly. Thanks again

Dec 02, 2012 06:57 AM
Richard Bergstrom

My pleasure. Thanks again.

Dec 03, 2012 09:31 AM
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