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Job Specification 53301

COMPUTER OPERATOR ASSISTANT


  

DEFINITION


       Under close supervision in an information processing production
  unit, receives advanced technical on-the-job training in the operation
  of a large-scale multiprogrammed computer and its periphal devices;
  directly assigned; does related work as required.

  
EXAMPLES OF WORK:


       Receives technical, on-the-job training in the Data Processing
  Operations unit concerning the procedures and techniques of equipment
  operation and work processes and methods.

       Assists in mounting forms on printers; assists in forms alignment
  and adjustments.

       Under general supervision, inserts and removes punched card
  readers and card punches; assists in clearing malfunctions to recover
  from read or punch checks.

       Assists in mounting and dismounting magnetic media in tape and
  disk drives.

       Observes and learns the operation of the system console.

       Assists in the delivery of hard copy and magnetic outputs in
  accordance with instructions and procedures and returns magnetic media
  used as input to the proper locations.

       Assists in the maintenance of equipment logs and records.

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

  REQUIREMENTS:

           Successful completion of a one (1) year technological training
  program in the operation of electronic computers or one (1) year of
  experience in the operation of data processing related equipment, e.g.
  data entry, microfiche, electronic accounting machine operations.

       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 the essential duties of the position.

  KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

           Knowledge in the operation of electronic and/or mechanical
  equipment used in computer input/output such as electronic accounting
  machines, microfilm/microfiche, data entry, and so forth.

           Knowledge of the principles of computer operations.

           Ability to learn new procedures accurately and rapidly and to
  follow oral and written instructions.

           Ability to learn to recognize, participate in their
  correction, or refer data processing operations difficulties to a
  supervisor.

           Ability to learn and maintain essential logs and records.

           Ability to learn 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, or communicate in
  English sufficiently to perform the 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 the 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.

  CODES: A11-53301               JMR                     10/28/94