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Computer Operator

Day/Swing Shift

1. Job Responsibilities:

  • Process computer-production or maintenance tasks according to assigned schedules and in accordance with verbal or run-book instructions (equivalent to USF's Operator's Manual)
  • Monitor processing-load on all computers in order to ensure sufficient use of all resources
  • Respond to program on-screen messages and system control panel signals to monitor submitted computer programs
  • May be asked to operate or monitor peripheral equipment used to support educational administrative processes, e.g. CD-ROM, Campus One card system, etc.
  • Maintain accurate records of computer performance and that on-line screens are active
  • Perform scheduling duties as directed by Senior Computer Operator and/or Computer Operations Manager to ensure smooth and complete shift turnover, and communicate with Computer Operations Manager should difficulties arise
  • Maintain records/ logs pertinent to the creation or use of tapes, disk, printers, special forms finishing equipment and equipment repair
  • As time permits, improve personal knowledge of operations procedures
  • Keep the computer room and other related ancillary areas clean, and maintain security at all times
  • Deliver and setup or pickup CRT's, printers, and related peripheral equipment at various locations throughout the University
  • Transfer paper/form/printouts/tapes from/to the computer center's storage area and various offices throughout the University's campus
  • Perform various administrative tasks as assigned by supervising personnel, e.g. answering phones, making copies, sending faxes, performing inventories, etc.
  • Related duties as required.

2. Education:

High School Diploma a must, college or vocational training in Computer Programming and/or Computer Operations preferred but not mandatory.

3. Experience:

Six months or more as operator of a computer environment preferred. (PC experience is not a suitable substitute).

4. Necessary Skills:

  • Must have a highly service-oriented attitude
  • Good oral, written communication skills and clear handwriting
  • Capable of working under pressure
  • Capability of working independently and ability to work other shifts in emergency situations
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.