Computer Operator

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No.: OC-60964 Name: Computer Operator
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 10/16/19 05:00PM
Exam Date: 12/14/19 08:30AM Price: $15.00
Salary: $32,936 - $41,772 annually (Monroe County)

Description of Duties

This is a technical position responsible for the routine operation, monitoring, and control of a mainframe or computer systems and can be located in a server room or data center or work remotely in order to operate systems across multiple sites.  Duties include ensuring operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements and tests, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories and evaluating new equipment and techniques and are performed in conformance with programmed operating procedures and schedules.  Employees of smaller installations perform more complex jobs. When assigned to larger installations, work is restricted to the operation of the computer and program problems are deferred to the programming staff.  Duties are performed in a temperature‑controlled setting exposed to constant equipment noise, and may work shifts and be required to lift cases of computer forms weighing up to sixty (60) pounds.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of an information technology director or other higher-level staff member.  

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:

  1. One (1) year paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** work experience in the operation of a computer; OR,
  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized college or university with an Associate's degree in Data Processing Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or other computer science or information technology field; OR,
  1. Successful completion of a recognized course in computer  operations such as training  courses offered by the military, computer hardware vendors or consultants or any other training course providing "hands on" computer operation experience*; OR,
  1. An equivalent combination of education and experience defined by the limits of (A), (B), and (C) above.

Computer operation shall not include experience in the operation of a personal computer, microcomputer or any other self-contained unit.

*NOTE:  Applicants qualifying under option (C) must submit a certificate, diploma or letter of confirmation in support of satisfactory program completion.

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