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    This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) with two vacancies in Plainsboro, NJ.

    This position is also announced under vacancy number OAR-GFDL-2021-0007, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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    As a Computer Operator, you will perform the following duties:

    • Operate a variety of computer equipment and related auxiliary and peripheral devices in a High Performance Computing Environment. Locate applications and system software malfunctions and report to systems specialists, identifying hardware malfunctions. Adjust job priorities, reassign equipment between systems, trace and reset controls for teleprocessing connections.
    • Order and interpret system dumps and job output to identify the nature and source of problems, order and implement backup and recovery procedures, direct the continuation of important processing operations, and reallocate equipment configurations to work around hardware or circuit malfunctions.
    • Monitor and facilitate the operation of the physical plant (i.e., infrastructure), assisting with correction of mechanical failures, maintaining the plant, and preventing the disruption of vital services.
    • Comply with vendor/manufacturer preventative maintenance requirements and use system management tools to ensure proper work methods.

    NOTE: The duties described are at the full performance level of the ZT-3 grade and the duties at the ZT-2 are developmental leading to such performance.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 5% of domestic travel may be required for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    3 - If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/591709800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.