Computer Operator I
Maryland Department of Transportation 7 reviews - Maryland

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SALARY: $29,003-- $45,411 CLOSING DATE: April 2, 2013

THE POSITIONS ARE LOCATED AT THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (MDOT) OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (OTTS) IN GLEN BURNIE, MD FOR VARIOUS WORK SHIFTS. The list of candidates compiled for this recruitment may be used to fill the current vacancies as well as other future vacant positions.

DESCRIPTION: A Computer Operator I is the intermediate level of work operating multipurpose, multi-tasking computer systems. The employee in this class will be responsible for monitoring the z\10 BC Mainframe computer system, running test programs and providing printed output from these jobs to the programmers. Duties also include, but are not limited to: monitoring the processing of jobs by observing the control console and correcting processing errors according to operating policies, procedures and job documentation; reading and following production schedules, job request forms and job documentation to determine what jobs to run, what procedures to follow and what input data to obtain; entering commands on the master console to open and close files as required to process specific jobs and to activate batch, backup and test jobs; loading paper and forms in (laser and impact) printers, activating printers in response to computer messages and removing printouts from printers. Work is performed in a computer room and involves exposure to moderate levels of noise and to a climate controlled environment. Employees receive moderate supervision from a Computer Operator Supervisor. The work requires careful observance of safety procedures, and lifting materials/boxes between 30-50 pounds. Employees in this classification are considered essential personnel and are required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays; and are expected to arrive at work during inclement weather.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One (1) year of experience operating multipurpose, multi-tasking computer systems, six (6) months of which must have involved working in a computer mainframe environment.*

*This statement contains a Selective Qualification, which is more focused in scope than the Minimum Qualifications for this classification. Selective Qualifications are utilized when the job requires specific or additional bona fide occupational qualifications (i.e., knowledge, skills or abilities).


1. Experience operating computer equipment for the purpose of data entry, word processing or maintaining information may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Fifteen (15) credit hours in computer operation at an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required general experience.

TO APPLY: You must complete a MDOT application to be considered for this recruitment. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE MDOT EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Qualified applicants may be subject to background and reference checks. The examination for this recruitment may be an evaluation and rating of the information you provide on your application. Therefore it is important that you provide complete and accurate information. For an application, please call 410-865-1073 or

Mail your application to: Recruitment and Examinations Unit, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, P.O. Box 548, Mail Stop 140, Hanover, MD 21076. Your application must received by 4/2/13. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications sent without sufficient postage will not be accepted and will be returned. Applications sent through interoffice mail that are not received by the closing date will not be accepted. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number (711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit and, may be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

MDOT does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Issue Date: 3/26/13

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