STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group B16
Class No. 0262
COMPUTER OPERATIONS SPECIALIST III
Performs complex (journey-level) computer and peripheral equipment operations work. Work involves monitoring and controlling a computer system and determining equipment setup and run sequences. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Maintains and prepares operating records and reports.
Makes adjustments in communications equipment that regulate transmissions according to changing line conditions.
Reports failures and abnormalities of files during backup procedures.
Uses electronic test equipment to identify computer and network equipment failures.
Performs operational tasks such as mounting and dismounting tapes, disks, and other media, and servicing printers and other peripheral equipment.
Monitors operating systems for program and/or equipment failures and notifies appropriate personnel.
Observes control and backup procedures for operations, and monitors for compliance.
Responds to program error messages by finding and correcting problems or terminating the program.
Documents communication network configuration.
Installs and adjusts modem, key entry, unit record, and communications equipment.
Assists with coordinating site planning and preparation regarding changes to the computer or data communications configurations, and ensuring that requirements are met.
May advise on proposed computer applications, including data transmission and the use of data communications equipment.
May train others.
Performs related work as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Experience and Education
Experience in operating computer and peripheral equipment or data communications networks. 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 applications, of capabilities and limitations of computer equipment, of automated communications systems, and of the safe operation and use of electronic and electrical test equipment.
Skill in the use of computer equipment.
Ability to interpret electrical and electronic schematics and diagrams, to analyze and solve work problems, to communicate effectively, and to train others.
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