Advanced System Operations Controller (DATA PROCESSING SPECIALIST) (UMP)

at Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

30% Under general supervision, serves as the Advanced System Operations Controller for the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT):


  • Performs advanced system control functions for assigned agency’s schedules in the Input Services Unit. 
  • Performs advanced computer operation duties, including extensive monitoring of data processing environments and multi-processing schedules and systems for assigned client agencies using command vocabulary and accessing software including, but not limited to, Time Sharing Options/Interactive System Productivity Facility (TSO/ISPF), multiple virtual storage (MVS), CA-SCHEDULER, and Document Direct/Mobius.
  • Escalates more complex situations and/or changes to lead worker.
  • Enters commands to submit, edit, and track job processing to completion within an appropriate timeframe.
  • Utilizes Extra/Blue Zone in performance of duties 


25% Investigates, resolves, and reports complex scheduling or job stream errors using advanced job control language (JCL) knowledge and provides resource allocation management to maximize production: 


  • Reports errors and inconsistencies to supervisory staff.  
  • Creates, monitors, and maintains logs and shift documentation on SharePoint
  • Modifies or establishes documentation for new production runs.
  • Modifies or suggests operational improvements to management.  


15% Works closely with technical personnel including applications and programming staff daily to correct job, schedule, and software/hardware problems or errors and reports on status and outcome: 


  • Reviews complex programmer instructions and advises programmers of production run procedures and potential corrections to production run errors or identifies problem resolution and applies appropriate fixes.
  • Cross trains to new systems and multi-platform schedules.   


10% Stays current with new rules and procedures in all areas of Input Services:


  • Assists data processing lead workers in training lower-level staff.
  • Assists with transitions between shifts to ensure coverage

10% Keeps abreast of new developments in the Information Technology (IT) field: 


  • Continues education by attending meetings, training sessions, seminars, and conferences to increase familiarity with and remain current on products, vendors, techniques and procedures.
  • Attends demonstrations and exhibitions related to assigned operations.  


5% In the absence of the lead worker, assumes duties and responsibilities including assigning, reviewing, and controlling work assignments on request: 


  • Provides assistance to co-workers and advises supervisor concerning work performance.   


5% Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.


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Job Posting: 11832218

Posted On: Apr 15, 2024

Updated On: Apr 25, 2024

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