Technical Support Specialist

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  • Post Date: November 9, 2020
Job Description

Department: Information Technology

Location: TBD – In Cree Community

Salary Grade 6: (Min. $57,254.00 – Max. $77,102.00)

Status: Permanent


Core Functions:
The Technical Support Specialist is responsible for leading, developing, mentoring and auditing the quality control for the Technical Support Team. The incumbent is also responsible for participating in IT projects and higher-level user support. This is a hands-on position.


Functional Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor the IT Technical Team.
  • Communicate and adhere to new procedures, policies and goals.
  • Monitor queues and assist with daily goals and conduct quality control to reduce errors to improve
  • Establish, recommend and implement policies to ensure quality, timely and efficient design of
    customer-oriented services.
  • Handle escalated issues from users.
  • Provide technical user-support.
  • Oversee ticket system operation and maintenance.
  • Implement, maintain and oversee technical support tools, such as the ticketing and monitoring tool, remote access software and security password managers.


Managerial Responsibilities

  • Supervise and lead direct reports.
  • Assist with development of team objectives, as well as individual objectives for direct reports by
    ensuring that performance is aligned with those objectives. Ensure that supervisors within team are
    establishing objectives that are in alignment with departmental objectives, in collaboration with the
    Senior Manager of IT.
  • Identify training needs, recommend solutions, and support training and development.
  • Conduct periodic performance evaluations for direct reports and assist supervisors through formal
    performance evaluations and regular one-on-one meetings.
  • Promote ongoing, effective and open communication with employees. Keep staff members informed of decisions that impact them and/or their department.


Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information systems or related field.



  • Five to eight years or relevant work experience.
  • Experience in a leadership and or coaching role.



  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in Cree is an asset.
  • Fluency in French is an asset.


Knowledge and Abilities

  • Customer-focused and service-oriented.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proven ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
  • Strong judgment and proven ability to problem-solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to adapt to a changing environment


Additional Requirements

  • Typical office setting where there are no unusual physical demands.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.


The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned
requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan
determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment.


Application Period

From November 9, 2020 to November 23, 2020



Your application must be sent by email or fax with the competition number: IT-201109-1

Sabrina Shahidi
Training and Development Specialist
Tel.: 514-861-5837
Fax: 514-861-0760