COMPUTER OPERATOR TRAINEE
Under close supervision, receives on the job training in monitoring,
control, and operation of an electronic computer; performs work as
assigned as both trainee and productive worker which will provide
practical experience in computer operations; does other related duties
NOTE: The 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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
As trainee and productive worker, studies principles/techniques of
computer operation and work processes and methods of the agency.
Observes and participates in monitoring of an electronic computer.
Helps manipulate control switches on control panels, storage devices,
and peripheral equipment in accord with detailed programmer
instructions or operating manuals.
May prepare equipment for production/operation by placing cards in
hoppers, mounting tape reels and discs, loading programs, adjusting
print control settings on printers, and so forth.
Learns to identify causes of computer malfunctioning and confers with
a supervisor for necessary corrective action.
Learns to determine correct procedure when program stoppage occurs and
attempts to ensure completion of program operation according to
directions or operating manual.
May maintain operating records such as machine performance, production
reports, data processing supplies and inventories, and disc/tape
Learns to operate related auxiliary equipment directly associated with
Aids in advising programmers of nature of operating malfunctions and
corrective action taken.
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.
Appointees 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:
Ability to analyze data.
Ability to reason logically and draw sound conclusions in recommending
courses of action. 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, and communicate in English
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
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.
NOTE: The designated length of the training period for this class shall not
be longer than 12 months duration in accord with NJAC 4A:3-3.7(d).
Appointees who successfully complete the 12-month training period will
be eligible for promotion to the title among the following for which
they have been trained: Computer Operator
The inability of an employee in this trainee title to attain a level
of performance warranting advancement to a title listed above shall be
considered as cause for separation.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.