Technical Support (Tier 1)

Downtown St. Petersburg, FL Full-time

Support Position – Entry level

The Support position at Focus School Software is an entry level position but one of importance in the success of the organization.  The support position is the voice of Focus when a client calls and is often the first line of communication when the district is reporting an issue.  This position requires full-time attendance in the office to monitor tickets, answer phone calls, work with QA and programmers, coordinate and collaborate with account executives and support project team implementations and/or senior account executive work on 4-6 districts.

Expected Education and Experience:

  • 2 or 4-year  degree or a year of experience in a similar position within education or a technology-related industry
  • Background in an educational setting is strongly preferred
  • Experience with Focus School Software strongly preferred

 

Support Position Qualifications:

    • Demonstrate solid character, integrity, and share our small business ethics
    • Expect a fast-paced environment with on-the-job training and an independent learning plan.
    • Attention to detail

Organizational and prioritization skills

    • Excellent oral communication, including informative and persuasive speaking skills
    • Excellent written/grammatical skills, extensive writing involved
    • Excellent “people skills,” a natural leader with the ability to motivate, facilitate project movement, and keep the district’s confidence high
    • Listening skills

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Communicate directly with Tier 2 Support on open tickets
  • Communicate directly with QA on open issues
  • Communicate with Director of Support/Executive team on outstanding district issues
  • Handle incoming support calls through Zendesk/support line
  • Coordinate project support with project team if district you are supporting is in implementation
  • Coordinate ongoing support with account executive if district you are supporting is post-implementation
  • Liaison between Tier 2, the district and the project team or senior account executive when escalating Zendesk tickets for districts 
  • Take part in weekly and/or bi-weekly status calls with assigned Districts
  • Work to deplete backlog of open/ pending/suspended tickets for assigned district
  • Monitor support calendar that includes key dates such as school start date, school end date, progress reports, report cards, state reporting windows, holidays etc.
  • Assist with pre-emptive testing for all progress and report cards for assigned district 
  • Occasional travel may be required to support assigned district
  • Complete two week training program
  • Complete level 1 technical Certification training within 8 weeks of hire
  • Have phone line open and available during all work hours
  • Monitor Zendesk queue during all work hours

 

We encourage applicants accepting Support positions to strive toward the position of Account Executive and then Senior Account Executive.

The account executives work with 4-6 districts depending on the expectations and needs of the district, monitor tickets and assist with issues but also lead proactive weekly calls and hold onsite meetings with the district as well as offer assistance and learning opportunities and keeping the district on the most current version.  They are the face of Focus for the districts.

The senior account executives also work with 4-6 districts depending on the expectations and needs of the district and monitor tickets and lead proactive calls but these team members spend more time on the road visiting the districts.  This position focuses on planning and implementing new functionality and modules,  building district process documentation, training the districts on new version or new processes and providing more technical assistance.   They are the face of Focus for the districts.

 

Focus School Software’s compensation package offers the following benefits:

 

Medical Insurance


Dental Insurance


Life Insurance


Short and Long Term Disability Insurance


401(k)


Paid Holidays


Paid Vacation and Sick Time


Casual dress code when in the office


Paid parking in downtown St Pete


Free lunch on Fridays when in the office