Job Title: Computer Operator

Reports to:Manager, Technology and Information Services
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP SRP

 

FLSA:Non-Exempt
Job Code:5022
Salary Schedule:28B

JOB GOAL

Responsible for the technical operation of a variety of computer systems and the coordination of all computer processing schedules and operations, including the administrative support requirements for the operation of the computer center.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

  1.   Schedule updates and processes for all computer applications to ensure they meet current business standards and best practices.

  2.   Monitor the operations of all host computer systems and peripheral hardware to ensure they remain within the proper functional parameters.

  3.   Recommend and develop improved procedures by continually evaluating computer operations to make sure they conform to established                          guidelines, policies, and best practices.

  4.   Coordinate with data entry operators and help desk staff to ensure accurate and timely processing cycles.

  5.   Assist in providing security and confidentiality for the data maintained by the department as required by local, state, and federal regulations.

  6.   Monitor job logs to ensure completion of routine program runs.

  7.   Establish and monitor an effective backup system schedule for local and remote storage and for the archival of all systems data as required by                  district policy and agency requirements.

  8.   Maintain procedure manuals, computer processing run logs, and other required documents to comply with local, state and federal requirements.

  9.   Monitor systems for performance, capacity, and availability to ensure efficient use of resources and effective output of various systems.

10.   Maintain adequate inventories of all computer forms, magnetic media, and other supplies.

11.   Monitor the computer room environment to safeguard the operational requirements of power backup, air conditioning, and other support systems          and equipment.

12.   Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  Working knowledge of computer systems, hardware, and software configurations

  •  Understanding and knowledge of job processing requirements and data flow for multiple system applications
  •  Operational knowledge of the processing requirements and system flow for application software systems
  •  Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  •  Ability to organize, prioritize, manage and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  •  Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in computer operations
  • Experience in the operation of computer systems and windows servers.
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

None

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful completion of related training programs in data processing and computer operations.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 100 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Computer Operator;   EST: October 21, 2015;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: October 21, 2015