Help Desk Manager manages a team of support personnel who troubleshoot and resolve IT issues. Ensure the help desk staff uses the required tools and software to identify, document, track and resolve reported problems. Being a Help Desk Manager plan, prioritize and schedule help desk activities to ensure maximum issue resolutions in minimum time. Develop and train help desk staff. Additionally, Help Desk Manager analyze help desk activities and develop tools and process improvements to optimize service and staff performance. May maintain help desk software and make recommendations for new systems. Typically reports to Unit or department head. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. The Help Desk Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Help Desk Manager typically requires more than 5 years experience of related support services experience. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.