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Helpdesk Specialist I  Gainesville, FL

Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) supports federal efforts to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation’s biological resources.


The overall goals of the northern Gulf of Mexico coastal and marine wildlife group are to identify key habitats used by coastal and marine wildlife (i.e. marine turtles, diamondback terrapins, shorebirds, beach mice) and monitor changes in occupancy of these key habitats over time. This program is also concerned with understanding the causes and consequences of these changes in occupancy.


Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) is looking for a Helpdesk Specialist I in answering trouble calls from local and remote staff.


  • Perform basic system administration of microcomputer operating systems (Windows, Linux, and OS X). Windows is the large majority of our installations. Operate various resource tracking software (print monitors, disk management, etc.).
  • Property diagnose computer and peripheral hardware and software issues, including performing their own research via Internet searches.
  • Install and configure hardware and software on local microcomputer systems.
  • Have an understanding of network protocols and operation (OSI model) to perform basic networking and telecommunications diagnostics.
  • Receive customer assistance requests, log requests into tracking system, and assign, plan, and schedule tasks.
  • Test, integrate, and maintain project specific hardware and software in a multi-platform Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN) environment.
  • Maintain all hardware, software and resource databases related to IT operations including:
  • Update Asset Management database when hardware is received, moved, modified or disposed of (WARC SOP No: 2004-265).
  • Operate resource-tracking software (print monitors, disk management, etc.).
  • Operate badging / access control system (WARC SOP No: 2012-001).
  • Update licensing information in the appropriate Center tracking method as software is procured, installed, moved, or uninstalled.
  • Work areas shall be cleared of cardboard, packing, and other debris each day. Work area shall remain clean and organized, utilizing existing labeled bins, computer status tags, and other identifiers as made available.
  • Contact vendors to diagnose software problems or schedule equipment repairs under warranty.
  • Provide IT acquisition support to WARC staff consisting of specifying equipment and software configurations and pricing for purchase, ensuring compliance with all guidelines. 
  • Provide WARC and EHCFC Conference Room services, assisting customers with technical aspects of computer presentations, projection equipment, and video.
  • Provide customers with local and remote technical assistance in executing new and existing software and hardware.
  • Provide telecommunications services to include resetting voice mail passwords and cellular phone assistance.
  • Serve as liaison between DOI/USGS-provided IT Service Desk, enterprise services, and WARC Customers.
  • Install and configure Windows, Mac, and Unix-based systems and software to support science requirements.
  • Responsible for operations of remote data collection devices (PDAs, data logging equipment) and improving/creating processes for remote data collection.
  • Assist with DAR (Data at Rest), categorizing data according to DOI Standards, labeling storage areas and media, and encrypting laptops.


  • Pursue solutions for IT problems and eager to research and obtain knowledge for various potential helpdesk trouble tickets
  • A+ and similar certs are helpful, but not required.
  • At least four years of experience in microcomputer maintenance and operation and two years’ experience in a networked environment.
  • Successful candidate has to be able to obtain a Certified Organizational Unit Administrator (COUA) designation, this educational/certification opportunity will provided.


Work Environment:


  • Office environment, travel for meetings and/or training may be required  


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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Since 2009, Cherokee Nation Technologies (CNT) has been serving government clients with time-tested solutions that increase client effectiveness through the intelligent use of technology. CNT’s expertise includes software and application services, network services, and business process services. The company is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a regional office in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and client locations nationwide. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNT is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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