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IT COMPUTER OPERATOR 3

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IT COMPUTER OPERATOR 3
480P
Abolished Date: 2019-07-01

Definition

Exercise primary operational responsibility for a computer system or data communications network.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Senior-level class of series. Exercise operational responsibility for a computer system or data communications network. Under general direction, perform complex technical tasks using extensive knowledge of and experience with departmental standards and procedures such as switching (local and network components) and altering internal software configurations.

Typical Work

Operate computers, computer peripheral and computer-related equipment;  

Perform complex technical tasks related to data communication such as locating, defining and correcting data communication network problems;  

Identify operating system malfunctions, determine and implement corrective action by switching alternative equipment into circuits, alter internal software configurations;  

Work with programmers during testing and checkout of new or modified computer system programs;  

Coordinate use of off-site computer facilities;  

May maintain operations or peripheral equipment processing schedules and suggest methods to improve the scheduling process;  

May interface with users in the set-up, scheduling, production and verification of user's production jobs;  

May perform the duties of Information Technology - Computer Operator 2;  

Perform related duties as required.

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

One year of full-time experience as an Information Technology - Computer Operator 2, or equivalent.  

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Class: 5/1/82
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code and title: (formerly 2372 Computer Operator III) effective July 1, 2007
Revised title: (formerly IT – Computer Operator 3) effective May 14, 2010; general revisions to Typical Work and Desirable Qualifications to correct class titles

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