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Consolidated Communications Enterprise Services, Inc. Senior Technical Support in Ellensburg, Washington

Major DutiesClassification: Non-Exempt / Non-BargainingPosition may be located in any CCI location.The role of a Senior Technical Support Technician is to address all technical support customer inquiries by understanding the customer's needs and offering appropriate solutions. The Technician will provide over the phone technical support and customer service to our business and residential customers throughout our service area. In particular primary job functions include but are not limited to receiving customer calls, working and clearing trouble ticketsResponsibilitiesIn a timely manner, handles incoming Business customer trouble reports. Work trouble reports generated by business and residential customer call-ins and/or created from alarm notifications.Provide back-end support of Service technicians in the field.Escalate issues with vendors, local exchange carriers (LECs) and internal support teams to resolve service interruptions.Notify Network Facing NOC of major outages.Interact directly with customers (internal and external) regarding service interruptions, installation issues and support issues.Conduct remote diagnostic of customer problems.Analyze network and individual customer trouble reports finding resolution and dispatch or escalate those problems which cannot be resolved remotely or within the department.Take ownership, track and control the trouble to the resolution in a fast pace multi-tasking environment.Reports to work on time and maintains a satisfactory attendance record.QualificationsTechnical/Professional training or knowledge: Knowledge of optronics and switching (theory, operations, and maintenance). Excellent leadership and communication skills, customer service skill. Self motivated and possess strong teaming and interpersonal skills. Attention to detail. Able to work well within a team environmentWork experience: Must have at least 3 years of Telco/Cable/Data experience in a combination of at least 5 of the following fields:Voice over IPAnalog/digital transmission testingKnowledge of Ethernet/DS3/DS1/SHDSL technologiesNetwork Operations Center functionsExperience working in the DMS, Lucent 5ESS, Lucent 5010, Metaswitch, and Broadsoft platformsAdtran and Cisco IOSRouters/switch functionLAN/WAN topologyIP routingTCP/IPMPLSFirewallsAdditional Skills:8+ years' experience in a Help Desk environment supporting a large number of users or related experience.License required: A+, MCSE, CCNA certifications are preferred but no required.Working knowledge of UNIX/Linux systems preferred.General education or equivalent: High school diploma. College degree or equivalent work experience in telecommunications desired.Physical Demands: Physical demands are minimal and consistent with the performance of routine clerical duties in an office setting. Most of the day is spent sitting at a desk, working with computers, printers, files, and standard office equipment. Movement is required in the use of office equipment, supply locations, files, and other work locations and meeting rooms. Limited physical activity is required to file, maintain office supplies and materials and maintain office equipment. May be required to work off shift hours, weekends and holidaysBenefits OfferedWe are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package:401(k) matchingMedical, Rx, Dental and Vision insuranceDisability insuranceFlexible spending accountHealth savings accountLife insuranceTuition reimbursementPaid vacation and personal daysPaid holidaysEmployee Assistance ProgramAnnual bonus program to eligible employee's based upon organization performance Equal Opportunity EmployerAll qu