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Date:  Mar 16, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-3397

Job Requisition ID:  25370

Agency:  Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois 
Closing Date/Time:  04/14/2023 
Salary:  $4,018 - $6,269 per month 
Job Type:  Hourly Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 



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Job Summary

Under direct supervision of the Technical Systems Supervisor, the Technical Support Specialist will provide technical support to TRS employees, Trustees, Consultants, and other users of TRS’ computing environment and equipment. This position is responsible for providing frontline support through a centralized Help Desk and will perform on-call services when necessary.  

Essential Functions


  • Assist in managing Windows/Linux workstations
  • Upgrading, installing, and configuring application software and computer hardware
  • Provide frontline helpdesk support resolving tickets in a timely manner with limited disruptions
  • Assist with drafting and/or updating procedures and documentation as assigned
  • Assist IT staff for planning and implementing new or upgrades of IT infrastructure
  • Training technical and non-technical staff on new systems, protocols, and best practices
  • Work alternate shifts when necessary and serve in an on-call capacity, including holidays and weekends as designated by the Technical Systems Manager or Supervisor
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Established communication skills, emotional intelligence, humility, and drive
  • Must be able to work within a fast-paced environment that requires frequent attention shifts
  • Proactive, self-starter able to work with limited supervision
  • Good time management skills

Work Hours:  M-F 8:30 - 4:30 
Work Location: 2815 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702-3397 
Agency Contact: 
Job Family: Technology 

TRS provides retirement benefits for teachers who are employed by all Illinois public common and charter school districts located out side the city of Chicago.  The Illinois Pension Code contains the laws relating to our creation, benefits, and administration.

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