Computer Operator

$13.41 - $17.57 hourly
  • Office of Information Technology
  • Augusta, ME, USA
  • Jun 14, 2019
Full time Government Information Technology

Job Description

Office of Information Technology

Computer Operator

(Anticipated Vacancy)

 

OPENS: June 13, 2019

CLOSING: June 28, 2019

 

PURPOSE OF ANNOUNCMENT:

Office of Information Technology is looking to fill our Computer Operator opening based in Augusta, Maine.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This is technical services work involving the operation of large, multidimensional, digital, mainframe computer systems including associated peripheral equipment.  Work requires a high degree of mobility, frequent bending, constant moving, and the ability to lift 35lbs on a regular basis.  Reasonable accommodation will be made for qualified handicapped employees.  Work is performed under general supervision.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Operate a large multidimensional, digital, electronic (mainframe) computer in order to meet user information needs.
  • Operate and monitor magnetic tape units, printers, mass storage equipment, consoles, card readers, and other computer peripherals in order to support computer operations.
  • Operate and monitor high speed laser printers and other associated forms processing equipment to produce required reports.
  • Obtain, load, and unload magnetic tapes to ensure proper job execution.
  • Load and unload printers to obtain required hard copy output and maintain printer availability.
  • Prepare output for distribution to facilitate distribution.
  • Verify output quality and completeness before release from the machine room to ensure production standards are met.
  • Evaluate hardware, software, and user program abnormalities to ensure job is correct or to report problems.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on peripheral equipment to keep computer system operating correctly and efficiently.
  • Perform simple troubleshooting and completes forms, logs, and problem reports to identify and report problems for analysis and correction.

 

CANDIDATES MUST HAVE:

  • Knowledge of multidimensional electronic data processing principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of at least one mainframe computer system including related components, their configuration and function.
  • Ability to operate a large multidimensional, electronic, digital, mainframe computer and associated peripheral equipment.
  • Ability to analyze operations and arrange components into logical sequences.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

(Entry level knowledges, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience).

A high school diploma or equivalent and one (1) year of related data processing experience in a multi-dimensional, multi-processing computer environment.  One (1) year of technical computer science/data processing training/education may be substituted for work experience.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please visit the following website and apply online: https://maineoit.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0j9k3?cjb_hash=O_FitU75&apply_now=true

The selected candidate will be required to complete an official job application and pass the required background checks as a condition of employment. *Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  

We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Only U.S. Citizens or aliens who have a legal right to permanently work in the United States are eligible for employment.   We cannot sponsor applicants requiring work visas.  Resume’ and Cover Letter must be submitted by:  June 28, 2019.

 

CODE:  0861                PAY GRADE: 14 - $13.41 - $17.57/hourly

 

BENEFITS:

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  15.37% of salary for BU positions.  The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly.  The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):   $444.68 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):             $422.45 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):           $400.21 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):           $377.98 biweekly 

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.