- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $32,176.00-$50,377.00 Yearly
An IT Production Control Specialist is the full performance level of work in scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining a tape library to process data on multipurpose, multi-tasking computer systems. Employees in this classification do not supervise.
Employees in this classification receive general supervision from an IT Production Control Supervisor or other data processing administrator. Employees in this classification may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays. The work may be performed in a computer room and may involve exposure to moderate levels of noise and to a climate controlled environment necessary to keep the computer from overheating. The work requires careful observance of safety procedures related to fire extinguishing systems for computers. The work may require operating high speed equipment such as bursters, decollators or binders and may require moving boxes of paper weighing up to forty pounds.
The IT Production Control Specialist Trainee, IT Production Control Specialist I, and IT Production Control Specialist II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The IT Production Control Specialist Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision, the IT Production Control Specialist I performs duties under close supervision at times and general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed, and the IT Production Control Specialist II performs the full range of duties under general supervision. The IT Production Control Specialist is differentiated from the IT Production Control Specialist, Lead in that the IT Production Control Specialist, Lead assigns, reviews and approves the work and trains IT Production Control Specialists.
Receives and registers incoming job requests and related production media as submitted by users;
Locates procedures and job control language documentation to set up and verify production job requests for submission to computer operators;
Sets up jobs for processing by computer operators by placing applications in the correct sequence and by inserting data control codes according to established job control procedures;
Releases jobs for processing by computer operators;
Reviews shift turnover sheets, printouts and trouble logs to discover job status and identify jobs that have not processed correctly;
Reruns, returns to users or refers to programmers jobs that have not processed correctly;
Verifies production output totals as detailed in job requests and job control procedure documentation and distributes output to users;
Operates equipment such as bursters, decollators or binders to break down production output;
Reviews new production jobs submitted by users for compliance with standard job control language and procedures;
Documents, files and maintains accepted job control procedures;
May use symbolic language to override established job control language for temporary changes to production jobs;
May use a remote computer terminal to set up and activate jobs to be processed by computer operators;
May schedule production jobs using job control procedures, programmer documentation and user job requests;
May initialize and label tapes with identification numbers and codes, client name and purpose of tape;
May maintain a tape library by retrieving and storing tapes for production jobs;
May send tape expiration notices to clients and purge expired tapes or update expiration listings as directed;
May operate a printer at a remote location;
Performs other related duties.
Knowledge of the operating characteristics and capabilities of multipurpose, multi-tasking computers and peripheral equipment;
Knowledge of scheduling, input and output control or tape library management practices and procedures required to process data on multipurpose, multi-tasking computer systems;
Skill in following directions in technical documents detailing scheduling, input and output control or tape library management procedures;
Skill in applying job control language to set-up, verify, break down and distribute mainframe computer production and to create and maintain job control procedure documentation;
Skill in conveying technical information to users and technical staff;
Skill in operating equipment such as bursters, decollators and binders used to prepare computer output for distribution;
Ability to use a computer terminal keyboard and software applications for scheduling, input and output control or tape library management;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with users, vendors, computer operators, programmers and technical support staff.
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: Two years of experience scheduling or setting up data processing jobs for production, controlling data input and output or maintaining a tape library for multipurpose, multi-tasking computers.
1. Experience operating computer equipment for the purpose of data entry, word processing or maintaining information or performing clerical work involving reconciliation of data may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Computer Clerk and Assistant classifications or Computer Clerk and Assistant specialty codes in the General, Administrative, Clerical, and Office Services field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.