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Computer Operator III

  • Computer Operator III
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$30,768.00 – $49,248.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,282.00 – $2,052.00
Pay Grade: 

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

Job Duties

Serves as the assistant shift supervisor in a data center.

Assists in supervising and training other computer operators and trainees.

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

Resolves and/or consults on non-standard and complex computer issues.

Oversees and/or operates computer during routine production or conversion runs ensuring operations are accomplished in accordance to schedules and program instructions.

Oversees and/or monitors systems, jobs processing, networks, and hardware; responds to alerts and differentiates machine malfunctions and program errors; applies corrective actions to resume operation.

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

Oversees printing operation and machine maintenance; operates printing equipment.

Receives help desk calls and resolves/refers to appropriate staff.

Provides technical assistance to staff members relating to the content and structure of programs, and the input/output requirements of systems.

Oversees data center in the absence of the supervisor.

Monitors environmental conditions and physical security of a data center.

Maintains accurate records and documentation of job runs.

Receives technical guidance from a supervisor who reviews work for the attainment of objectives.

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 II with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


Three 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.

(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 on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)

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?

Comprehensive knowledge of computer information technology principles and techniques.

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

Intermediate knowledge of environmental conditions and physical security requirements for a data center.

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

Ability to understand and apply complex 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 train new personnel in complex machine operations.

Ability to coordinate the work of employees engaged in computer operations and related activities.

Ability to lift, move, and transport supplies.

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

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