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    The Wage & Investment Division (W&I) serves about 122 million taxpayers who file upwards of 94 million returns each year. W&I provides high-quality taxpayer assistance, and enable taxpayers to transact and communicate electronically to file their returns and make payments.

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    What Does a Computer Operator Do? As a Computer Operator you will be primarly responsible for operating and monitoring consoles and peripheral equipment on one or more large-scale computer systems. In this role, you will be involved in resolving a wide range of operating problems and error conditions. As a Computer Operator, you will work to identify and define the problem(s) and develop solutions while adapting to constant system changes, as well as, changes in deadlines and priorities.

    As a Computer Operator you will:

    • Activate, monitor, and control job distribution and resource allocation for processing requirements.
    • Link internal operating systems and utility programs with application programs, peripheral equipment, teleprocessing and input/output channels.
    • Monitor system's status and performance, observe and respond to system's messages, and define, isolate, and resolve equipment and operating failures and malfunctions.
    • Run and monitor test programs to identify problems such as memory overload.
    • Assist in developing new or revised operating procedures.
    • Correct priorities and workflow by reconfiguring equipment.
    • Process taxpayer correspondence using high speed printers and mail insert machines.

    If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

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    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0332 Computer Operation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545702700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.