• Senior IT Solutions Specialist

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/29/2018 2:42 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For over fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster loom large. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities. Greenpeace is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices all around the world in over fifty countries.



    Greenpeace U.S. (GPUS) is hiring a Senior IT Solutions Specialist to join our Data/Information Technology team. The individual will serve as the first point of contact for customers seeking technical assistance remotely (phone, email, instant messaging) or in person.


    This position’s primary responsibility is to perform troubleshooting remotely or in person through diagnostic techniques and pertinent questions. The individual will research, learn, implement, document, and train users on new technologies and products.


    The ideal candidate will take full ownership of the responsibilities of this role with an interest in expanding their knowledge and job responsibilities. In addition, we are looking for someone that is willing to develop, assist and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with colleagues across the organization and are willing to perform any other job-related duties as assigned.

    This is a non-exempt, full time role based in either San Francisco, CA or Portland, OR and will report to the IT Solutions Team Leader who is in the Washington, DC office.


    • Respond to technical queries that arrive via email, phone calls, instant message, or in-person visit.
    • Understand how staff utilizes technology to achieve their goals and take action to support them.
    • Have a basic understanding of all areas of GPUSA IT operations
    • Have an advanced knowledge of the specific areas of GPUSA IT operations that you are assigned.
    • Create documentation for both the internal IT team and end-users.
    • Assist the team with analyses and procurement of hardware and software.
    • Assist in the inventory and deployment of computers and software to all staff.
    • Interact with other team members to solve broader organization-wide technology issues.
    • Perform any other job related duties as assigned by the IT Infrastructure Manager.


    Minimum requirements include:

    • BA/BS or (equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Business Information Systems or related field.
    • At least 5 years work experience in a technical support team, supporting Microsoft Windows, MacOS, and/or ChromeOS computers.


    Additional qualifications for this role include, but are not limited to:

    • Excellent and demonstrated ability to work independently and to exhibit initiative and follow-through.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced and demanding environment and manage several projects at once.
    • Ability to deal tactfully, professionally, and politely in stressful situations with end-users and teammates.
    • Interest in environmental issues and knowledge of/or experience with non-profit organizations
    • Fundamental knowledge of supporting, troubleshooting, and managing Windows and MacOS in an enterprise environment
    • Familiarity with Mobile Device Management (MDM) concepts and delivery options
    • Comfortable supporting iOS in an MDM environment
    • Understanding of basic local networking concepts
    • Understanding of concepts related to building and applying Windows and MacOS client images
    • Comfortable supporting clients in a centralized client management environment
    • Best practices and usage of ticketing systems for supporting users



    If you want to save the world from climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be review on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.


    Greenpeace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact


    Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.


    Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years of employment, all staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff that choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan.


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