OBIM Help Desk Technical Support Specialist (SRF 3355) - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


United States

REQ#: RQ58783

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT, a Federal marketplace leader in next-generation IT solutions and professional services, is seeking highly qualified and motivated IT professionals like you who are eager to contribute to our critical Homeland Security missions.  For the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM, formerly US-VISIT), GDIT performs operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Automated Biometric Identification System’s (IDENT) production and non-production environments and associated business systems.  In support of this effort, GDIT provides Task Order Management, Datacenter Operations, Disaster Recovery/Continuity of Operations, System Management and Monitoring, Service Request Management, Technology Analysis, and Non-production Support (to include Program Support Systems and Transition). 

GDIT is excited to offer you a unique opportunity to join a best performing O&M team supporting one our nation’s most critical homeland missions – the storage and processing of biometric and associated biographic information for national security, law enforcement, immigration and border management, intelligence, background investigations, and associated testing, training, management reporting, planning, and analysis.

GDIT seeks a Help Desk Technical Support Specialist with proven experience in Tier 2 Service Desk support and working knowledge of research using various databases.  Primary shift will be Tuesday - Saturday 6:00 - 2:30 PM. As a member of the OBIM Service Desk team, you will directly support our mission to provide timely, accurate and customer-focused support in resolving biometric inconsistencies in various support platforms and as reported by our client.  You will be at the forefront of  ever-changing support requirements assisting both civilian- and government-oriented agencies and missions that impact biometric systems and services. 

This position may require the ability to work outside normal business hours and support alternate shift schedules.  If you possess the core skills, this is an excellent opportunity to develop or enhance your biometric management skills, in addition to developing a career path for new opportunities.  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Create, analyze, and resolve Tier 2 biometric incidents submitted by our customers
• Ticket creation and documentation using Remedy
• Respond to customer requests via email and/or telephone answering system
• Liaise with the government client on biometric issues
• Assist on technical bridges for biometric service and system outages
• Evaluate changes in biometric methodology and created supporting knowledge articles

To qualify, you must have these minimum skills/experience:
• US Citizenship is required to obtain an EOD clearance
• DHS HQ EOD required to start; must be able to obtain DHS HQ Final Suitability
• AA/AS degree or equivalent in related discipline + 6 yrs related experience
• Strong knowledge of Remedy or other ticketing systems, beyond the basic ticket creation level
• Applied research expertise on multiple complex work assignments, broad in nature and requiring originality and innovation

Preferred skills/experience:
• BS or equivalent + 5 yrs related experience, or MS + 3 yrs related experience
• Experiencewith Tier 2 Service Desk support
• ITIL Foundations
• Strong biometric research techniques and methodologies
• Experience researching and creating detailed knowledge articles for team use and resolution of customer requirements
• Ability to apply a complex research skills to resolve customer issues
• Strong skills to facilitate and document a technical bridge as expediently as possible
• Strong leadership and client relation skills
• Ability to manage time; work on a team or independently
• Knowledge of Active Call Directory functions and software tools

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.