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Job Specification

 
 TECHNICAL ASSISTANT, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
 
 DEFINITION

 Under supervision assigned to a program or operational unit
 having responsibility for a specific, existing information
 processing system operation, performs technical functions in
 support of management information systems used to process varied
 types of financial, program, or other information unique to the
 unit; operates computer terminal or PC for information
 processing; installs, utilizes, maintains, and troubleshoots
 information processing systems and system software; organizes,
 inputs, processes, and outputs source materials, raw data, and
 processed data; sets up and maintains data bases and software
 files; performs file maintenance; provides technical
 information/assistance to other system users; does other related
 duties.

 NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for
 illustrative purposes only.  A particular position using this
 title may not perform all duties listed in this job
 specification.  Conversely, all duties performed on the job may
 not be listed.  Positions in this class are responsible for
 functions which support systems that process program/operational
 data and information. This title is not intended to classify
 positions solely responsible for routine/repetitive entry and
 retrieval of formatted data and information.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 Ensures the security of data, software, and hardware.

 Organizes raw data for input and maintains logs of all work
 requests to ensure timely processing.

 Utilizes microcomputer control language in the input, processing,
 and output of data.

 Utilizes store-bought software such as spreadsheets, operating
 systems, and so forth.

 Performs and coordinates staging of inputs and materials
 necessary to carry out complete production machine runs.

 Recommends to supervisor the purchasing of output mediums 
 such as special and stock forms and other supplies as necessary.

 Sets up software files for maximum efficiency and updates same 
 as necessary.

 Maintains/updates the data base as required using applicable
 software.

 Reviews machine outputs for accuracy/precision and corrects
 problem situations.

 Interacts with unit staff and/or users to establish processing
 priorities and explains the capabilities and limitations of the
 installation's hardware and available software.

 Notifies users on the completion of requested processing and
 availability of outputs.

 May be responsible for distribution and/or routing of output.

 When linked to minicomputer or larger mainframe, utilizes proper
 controls to ensure continued integrity of data.

 Maintains hard copy and software files as necessary and is
 responsible for labeling disks or cartridges and keeping logs 
 of the locations of files on these mediums.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
 manual recording and information systems used by the agency, 
 office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      EDUCATION:

      Completion of sixty (60) semester hour credits from an
      accredited college or university.

      NOTE: Two (2) years of experience in the gathering,
 retrieval, maintenance, compilation, and distribution of
 technical information in a public or private organization may be
 substituted for the above education requirement.

      NOTE: Twenty-four (24) semesters hours credits in data
 processing from an accredited college or university may be
 substituted for up to two (2) years of the required education
 and/or experience.

      LICENSE:

      Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license
 valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
 than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties
 of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of office methods and procedures.

 Knowledge of information processing, control functions, and
 workflow control techniques.

 Ability to operate a microcomputer and its peripheral devices via
 supplied manual(s) and/or available training courses and to apply
 these skills to the unit's needs after a period of training.

 Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing,
 to all levels of employees.

 Ability to prepare reports.

 Ability to maintain hard copy records and files.

 Ability to learn quickly from both oral and written directions
 and instructions.

 Ability to learn and work within input/output control work
 procedures, practices, and documentation used in the
 organizational unit.

 Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
 recording and information systems used by the agency, 
 office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in
 English sufficiently to perform duties of this position.  American 
 Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable 
 forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as they can perform essential functions of the job after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If
 the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the
 employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month of the job class title:
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53096CC351401A13-
53097SC4014N/AA15-

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

DJ   10/07/2000