MO Project: Contextual Branding

Computer Operator I

  • Computer Operator I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$23,284.00 – $36,892.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$970.00 – $1,538.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is entry-level technical work in the operation of computers and related equipment.

Job Duties

Performs routine technical duties in operating a variety of computer and peripheral equipment.

Operates magnetic tape, data storage, and other related devices/equipment.

Operates printing equipment and monitors print operations; cleans, lubricates, adjusts, and performs routine maintenance on equipment.

Operates computer during routine production or conversion runs; performs operations according to schedule and program instructions.

Assists with the scheduling of production jobs utilizing a mainframe production control scheduling software for multi-shifts; reviews job triggers, predecessors, successors, and requirements within a schedule.

Checks and verifies input and output requirements of the system and its accuracy.

Monitors systems, jobs processing, networks, and hardware; enters commands into computer console; responds to alerts.

Distributes output appropriately, ensuring timely return of data to proper users.

Maintains accurate records and documentation of job runs.

Receives close supervision from a designated technical staff member or supervisor who reviews work for adherence to schedules and established quality standards.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience as a Computer Operator Trainee with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


One or more years of experience in the operation of a mid-range and/or mainframe computer; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(30 earned credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 9 earned credit hours in computer science, computer information technology, or a closely related area may substitute for the required experience.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of computer information technology principles and techniques.

Intermediate knowledge of office practices, procedures, and equipment.

Introductory knowledge of the operation, care, and adjustment of computer peripheral equipment.

Ability to comprehend new and/or unique computer information technology concepts/principles and system requirements.

Ability to operate printing equipment, make adjustments, and/or perform routine maintenance.

Ability to understand and follow instructions.

Ability to logically resolve problems, and present clear and precise results.

Ability to work quickly under pressure, make decisions, and meet deadlines.

Ability to lift, move, and transport supplies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.

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