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East Tennessee State University

Computer Operations Coordinator

Title Code: 5036 

Occ. Group: 531.996 

Computer Operations Coordinator

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed includes coordinating the flow of data, and scrutinizing the input and output of a computer operation. Other related work is contingent on the particular system of operation. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Receive incoming jobs from computer users and screen these for accuracy and consistency, utilizing both computer operation guidelines as well as specifications established by the user.

Check job control language instructions and from this utilize correct program and input files.

Distribute input to proper section in operations.

Monitor work input and output to insure it is correct as to format, form numbers, number of copies, etc.

Investigate and reconcile discrepancies and inaccuracies.

Develop solutions to problems that occur in computer operations pertaining to job control language instructions, program checks, tapes, date cards, etc.

Update TLBL and DLBL cards and verify deck sequence for job stream processing for jobs already set up. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of computer operations and job control language.

Knowledge of flow chart criteria and ability to implement a job based on this criteria.

Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.

Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating problem situations and in making decisions to correct these problems.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to operate different unit records equipment. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school or GED certification, supplemented by courses in computer operations, data processing, and modern office procedures. Two years experience in computer operations; specific experience in programming and job control preferred but not required. Experience in the use of keypunch machine, collator, sorter and deliver. 

  Date     Skill         Eval           
4/18/85      6     612031322

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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