STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B22

Class No. 0265

COMPUTER OPERATIONS SPECIALIST VI

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced and/or supervisory (senior-level) computer and peripheral equipment operations work. Work involves managing, planning, coordinating, and scheduling computer operations and developing new procedures and programs. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees staff in planning and scheduling work and coordinating production.

Oversees the development and establishment of control and backup procedures for operations, and monitors for compliance.

Ensures compliance with safety and operating procedures.

Ensures the protection of the data maintained in the operations section.

Coordinates site planning and preparation regarding changes to the computer or data communications configurations, and ensures that requirements are met.

Reviews reports of problems and evaluates the timeliness with which they are resolved, taking corrective action where appropriate.

Advises on proposed computer applications, including data transmission and the use of data communications equipment.

Contacts vendors concerning equipment and maintenance matters, and prepares recommendations for budget estimates for supplies and equipment.

Answers questions from systems users and assists in resolving operating and production job problems.

Formulates goals, policies, and standards for computer operations; and prepares schedules for computer operations resources.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in automated computer operations and systems. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent, supplemented by coursework in computer equipment operations, is generally preferred. Education and experience may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of computer programs and procedures, of principles of electronics and electronic data processing, of electrical and electronic safety procedures, and of data communication networks.

Skill in the use of computer systems, and in effective technical communications.

Ability to devise work methods and procedures; to analyze and solve complex work problems; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.


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Revised 9-1-17