Data Technician II (#RI0202)
$23.13-$28.11 Hourly / $4,008.71-$4,872.61 Monthly / $48,104.52-$58,471.35 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs skilled computer operations work in supervising and participating in the operation of a single computer operating system and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


Employees in this class operate a variety of computers and peripheral data processing equipment and normally supervise a unit of data operations equipment and normally supervise a unit of data operations and data entry personnel. This class differs from Data Technician III in that incumbents of this class utilize a single operating system and supervise others, while Data Technician III incumbents operate and monitor multiple software/computer operating systems and may perform lead work over others. Short-term, non-supervisory Data Technician II assignments may occasionally be made for training on one of the systems in a multi-programming, multiple operating system environment.


  • Monitors a computer system console and peripheral and peripheral equipment; operates disk drives, terminals, printers, tape devices and paper handling equipment; observes machines and control panels from the computer console for status indicator lights, console displays/printouts, and different forms of error messages.
  • Assigns, train, supervise and evaluate subordinates and their work as assigned.
  • Recognizes, analyzes and takes appropriate action for error conditions and system failures; resets equipment and recovers jobs in the event of a system or hardware failure; performs routine maintenance on terminals and associated equipment.
  • Keeps accurate records; prepares routine reports; maintains magnetic tape file libraries; does quality control and distribution of computer printed output.
  • Sets up and may control data for specific operations; uses job control language; performs job scheduling and job set-up; prepares operation run instructions; takes action to correct inefficient modes of operation, or makes recommendations for appropriate changes.
  • May monitor a telecommunication system; takes normal corrective action in the event of failure and/or notifies the responsible persons.


Experience: Two years operating a computer and peripheral data processing equipment other than personal computers.


Principles and practices of supervision and training; function, operation and use of computer console, disk and tape drives and peripherals; principles and practices of data processing; function, and use of operating system software and job control language.


Operate computer and associated components; train, supervise and evaluate staff; organize work, set priorities and prepare schedules; set up and run jobs; respond to messages from console; recognize problems and take appropriate actions; follow oral and written operational procedures and flow charts; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; organize data.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RI0202; EST: 10/8/1986; REV: 8/8/1990;