By Light HQ

Apple Desktop Support Engineer

Job Locations US-DC
Posted Date 4 days ago(1/13/2022 5:58 PM)
# of Openings
IT Support


Apple Sr. Desktop Technician shall provide onsite Tier II support to our government client, such as, perform device imaging, configuration, deployment and installation at customer location; troubleshoot issues identified by desktop users, and implement corrective actions.  Analyze problems that indicate systemic issues, recommend solutions, and escalate all the issues that cannot be resolved at tier 2 level to Tier 3 support personnel. Analyze and resolve problems in the computing environment on-site, over the telephone or using remote control software provided by the client.


  • Troubleshoot any problems or issues that arise with Mac desktops/laptops from the network drop up to and including the desktop/laptop.
  • Prioritize remediation of systems infected with viruses or other malware.
  • Administer Mac OS. Provide system administrative support for the Mac OS and various Apple tools and applications.
  • Maintain MS Office Suite programs in operable condition.
  • Manage the McAfee Anti-Virus, McAfee E-Policy, McAfee Host Intrusion Protection (HIPS) clients.
  • Administer and troubleshoot local and network printers (Lasers and Inkjet), scanners.
  • Respond to alert notification or escalation of an issue from members of the client team. Determine the probable cause of the issue and take the appropriate intervention action(s) to restore the Mac desktop/laptop to operational status.
  • Image, re-image OS for Apple desktops/laptops via VA Gold Image.
  • Troubleshoot Local Area Network consisting of Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Category 5.
  • Add virtual desktop client (CAG - Citrix Access Gateway) to existing office platform.
  • Load and reload, configure, and update anti-virus and virus scan software on desktop/laptop.
  • Create and distribute "clean-up kits" (including instructions and other user documentation) for Mac remote laptops.
  • Load, configure, and update Virtual Private Network (VPN) and VA Remote Access Security Compliance Update Environment (RESCUE) software on desktop/laptop.
  • Provide lessons learned as input to the evolution of standard processes.
  • Disconnect and/or reconnect desktop and peripherals in support of office moves within the client Campus.
  • Respond with onsite presence to any client Campus location for the purpose of dealing with hardware and/or software problems that cannot be solved through remote tools and that require the physical presence of a technician except for the West Virginia locations.
  • Set up hardware and loading software to support meetings and training classes at all sites.
  • Monitor, triage and sort tickets in the ticketing system and assign to the appropriate groups.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of related support.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

  • Excellent people and communications skill.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience working at federal client site.
  • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT)
  • Active VA Clearance a Plus

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

Candidate MUST meet eligibility requirements for obtaining Tier 2, Moderate Risk Clearance.

Position requires proof of Covid-19 full vaccination status or qualified exemptions


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