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Abolished Date: 2019-07-01


Performs routine tasks related to operation of computers, computer peripheral and computer-related equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

First-level class of series.  Under direct supervision, performs routine tasks related to computer operations, such as I/O functions, cleaning tapes, disks, operating computers or computer-related equipment (e.g., graphic plotters, optical scanners).

Typical Work

Performs I/O functions by operating card readers, line printers and other unit record equipment; 

Assists in receiving, storing and maintaining computer supplies inventory; 

Cleans tape, disk, card and printing devices; 

Operates computer, peripheral computer equipment and computer-related equipment, such as bursters, decollators, sorters, collators, satellite devices such as keypunch, terminals, etc.; 

Assists in tape library, including tape maintenance and storage; 

May answer or refer user questions; 

Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  basic high school mathematics and science.   

Ability to:  communicate orally and in writing; understand and execute technical instructions; complete log entries, analyze problems and formulate logical solutions; learn rapidly. 

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

High School Diploma, or GED Certificate; OR six months of related work experience or applicable training.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 2370 Computer Operator I and 02950 Computer Operator 1 (abolished September 2006); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Abolishment adopted 11/14/2019, effective 11/15/2019.

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