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PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for assisting in monitoring operations and control of a data center. An employee in this class assists in the operation of a central console and related peripheral data equipment in accordance with predetermined procedures. Assignments are received from a Console Operator and reviewed upon completion. Employees in this class do not supervise. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Mounts and dismounts tape and disk volumes.
Assists in operating the central processing unit and connected equipment.
Studies program operating instructions to determine equipment setup and instructions on how to run the program.
Starts computer operations by running a program consisting of a set of instructions into the central processing unit.
Collects printed output from the computer run and distributes as necessary.
Keeps records as required including stock items.
Keeps the printer filled with necessary forms or paper as required to run each program.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Working knowledge of the capabilities and uses of a main frame computer system.
Working knowledge of the procedures used to run and control the operations of a computer and its peripheral equipment.
Ability to review and learn procedures in order to react quickly when a malfunction occurs.
Ability to judge facts and circumstances, choosing correctly between several alternatives.
Ability to multitask and retain attention to detail.
Promotion: One (1) year of permanent competitive class status in the title of Data Entry Equipment Operator.
A. Successful completion of a course in computer operations from a college, university, business or trade school; or,
B. Six (6) months of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the operation of a computer (other than a personal computer), performing input/output control or forms preparation or other similar work; or,
C. One (1) year of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in data entry equipment operations.
NOTE: Completion of an associate’s degree program in computer science, data processing or other closely related field will be considered qualifying under the criteria as listed in A. above.