State of Maryland

IT TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST I (#006696)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $46,942.00-$74,933.00 Yearly


GRADE

16

NATURE OF WORK

An IT Technical Support Specialist I is the intermediate level of work maintaining and modifying operating systems for multipurpose, multi tasking computers. Employees in this classification do not supervise.

Employees in this classification receive moderate supervision from an IT Technical Support Specialist Supervisor or other data processing administrator. Employees may be required to work on evenings, weekends and holidays and may be subject to call in.

The IT Technical Support Specialist Trainee, IT Technical Support Specialist I and IT Technical Support Specialist II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The IT Technical Support Specialist Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision, the IT Technical Support Specialist I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed and the IT Technical Support Specialist II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Installs, tests, debugs and maintains new and revised operating system software or data communication software;

Develops programs, procedures and standards for interfaces between software applications programs, the user processes, the communication subsystems and the computer operating system;

Documents and maintains operating system or data communication system procedures and revisions and informs data processing personnel as necessary;

Secures the central processing unit, peripherals and stored data from unauthorized access and disturbance or destruction of data or operating capability through system security software and recovery procedures;

Prepares disaster recovery plans and performs backup procedures to facilitate recovery of stored data and data processing operations;

Plans and participates in the conduct of long and short range studies for determining the feasibility of converting to or modifying existing data processing systems including the operating system capacity requirements;

Coordinates with vendor representatives in the installation or testing phases of new hardware or system software;

Resolves issues related to operating systems procedures with operations staff, other data processing personnel and systems users;

Programs supplemental service routines and utility programs using third generation or other generally accepted computer programming languages;

Monitors computer system performance and utilization, modifies operating system parameters and makes adjustments to disk space allocations to fine tune system performance according to established performance standards for system response times;

Studies technical literature and attends workshops, seminars and training classes to keep abreast of the latest developments in data processing technology;

May make recommendations for modifications to applications programming to enhance system performance and utilization;

Performs other related duties.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification may be subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached or will be furnished with a pager.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

Jul 1 1998 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006696; EST: 7/1/1998; REV: ;

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