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Computer Operator

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Computer Operator
Department Technical Services
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

This is a non-supervisory position in which the incumbent sets up, operates, and monitors electronic computers or enterprise servers to process data according to program instructions. Incumbent is responsible for mounting tapes, printing, and monitoring network and operator emails.

Job Responsibilities

Examples of Work Performed:
Operates and monitors electronic computers or enterprise servers that automatically process data to solve engineering, scientific, medical, or business problems according to program instructions.

Determines equipment required by program instructions; mounts media on designated units; manipulates control switches to activate, operate, and stop computers or enterprise servers; operates peripheral equipment as required; removes and stores media as necessary.

Answers requests appearing on computer or server console; determines causes of error stops and makes adjustments to input data or make minor corrections.

Monitors system by observing computer or server console, media units, and action of auxiliary equipment; makes adjustments when required; performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment and reports equipment malfunction to section head.

Assists in maintaining inventory of supplies and materials.

Serves as a backup to senior operators.

Prepares and delivers computer printouts.

Shift work may be involved.

Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions:
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1. Operates and monitors the University’s enterprise, HPC servers, or University’s Supercomputer.

2. Answers requests appearing on computer or server console.

3. Assists staff with personal computer functionality.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED).

AND

Experience:
One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.

AND

Licensure:
Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Special instructions to applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary $10.86-$12.61/hour
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program includes an employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://hr.olemiss.edu/benefits/).

Job Open Date 09/13/2017
Employee Category Support Staff
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have at least a High School Diploma or GED and at least one (1) year of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * After reviewing the examples of work and the essential functions of this position, please describe the related experience (a minimum of one year) that you possess.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter