Computer Operator III job

Computer Operator III
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Richmond, VA
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Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
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Works under limited supervision with limited or no need for instruction on standard work and general instruction on new assignments. Performs all activities with an understanding of the larger departmental objectives.

May assume shift-wide responsibilities and serve as a resource to staff.



Position typically requires an Associate's Degree and four (4) to six (6) years of related experience, or equivalent combination of related education and experience


A+ certification

This job was posted on Tue Jun 25 2019 and expired on Sat Jun 29 2019.


  • Enter commands, using computer terminal, and activate controls on computer and peripheral equipment to integrate and operate equipment.
  • Oversee the operation of computer hardware systems, including coordinating and scheduling the use of computer terminals and networks to ensure efficient use.
  • Monitor the system for equipment failure or errors in performance.
  • Answer telephone calls to assist computer users encountering problems.
  • Respond to program error messages by finding and correcting problems or terminating the program.
  • Retrieve, separate, and sort program output as needed, and send data to specified users.
  • Record information such as computer operating time, problems that occurred, and actions taken.
  • Notify supervisor or computer maintenance technicians of equipment malfunctions.
  • Operate spreadsheet programs and other types of software to load and manipulate data and to produce reports.
  • Supervise and train peripheral equipment operators and computer operator trainees.
  • Read job set-up instructions to determine equipment to be used, order of use, material such as disks and paper to be loaded, and control settings.
  • Help programmers and systems analysts test and debug new programs.
  • Load peripheral equipment with selected materials for operating runs, or oversee loading of peripheral equipment by peripheral equipment operators.
  • Type command on keyboard to transfer encoded data from memory unit to magnetic tape and assist in labeling, classifying, cataloging and maintaining tapes.
  • Clear equipment at end of operating run and review schedule to determine next assignment.


  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.


  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System


Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is located in Richmond, Virginia. Initially, it was known as the Medical College of Virginia. Virginia Commonwealth University Health System was established in 1838. Virginia Commonwealth University Health System offers various clinical. Administrative, medicine courses for its students. Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is ranked 2nd in the overall hospital ranking. Virginia Commonwealth University Health System has a team of professionals that are dedicated and committed to serving the community. Faculty and staff working at the organization are provided with continuous professional training and development courses. Employees are provided with market-competitive salaries and benefits in addition to on job training and professional development opportunities. Virginia Commonwealth University Health System provides a work environment that provides job satisfaction to its employees. Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is an equal opportunity employer and has implemented a policy of non-discrimination at the workplace.

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