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IT Operations Support Admin I - Access to City Employment (ACE) (1091)

Recruitment: REF3069Y

Published: May 22, 2023


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Department: Access to City Employment
Job class: 1091-IT Operations Support Administrator I
Salary range: $69,836.00 - $86,502.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The Access to City Employment Program (ACE) seeks to hire qualified individuals with a disability into permanent entry-level jobs outside the normal civil service selection process. To be hired through the ACE Program, individuals must meet the minimum qualifications of the job and provide a Certification of Disability from the California Department of Rehabilitation or a Veterans Preference Letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Role description

Definition: Under general supervision, provides or learns to provide technical support for moderately sized networks with single or multiple Local Area Networks (LANs) or data center operational support for multiple, distinctive computers, mobile devices and their networks; installs, maintains, and enhances software, hardware and peripherals; performs basic help desk functions; coordinates user training; performs data and access protection processes; and performs related work which may include computerized data input and record maintenance.

Distinguishing Features: The IT Operations Support Administrator I is the training-level classification in the IT Operations Support series where incumbents learn and perform technical and operational support functions. Positions at this level are distinguished from the IT Operations Support Administrator II in that the latter is the journey level class in the series.  This class performs a significant portion of the work assigned to the journey level, but without the independence or full responsibility expected at the higher levels.  Initially, incumbents work alongside more senior operations staff to learn all aspects of monitoring and operating a computer facility.  Assignments are generally limited in scope and are set within procedural frameworks established by higher level positions.  As experience accrues, the incumbent performs with increasing independence.  Performance is measured by timely and accurate completion of work.  Some direction is provided after assignment; however, employees have some choice of method and occasionally develop their own methods.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 1. Provide technical and operational support and maintenance for computers and networks; assist in network upgrades; log, track and monitor all problems and requests; provide technical support to department programs and staff in the use of computer applications. May assign logons and rights, print queues and directory structures; reset passwords; create departmental groups; run security programs. 2. Monitor and operate computer and telecommunications systems, including data lines, terminals and printers; troubleshoot hardware/software problems; may coordinate with vendors for equipment repair. 3. Perform help desk functions for routine issues including problem tracking, analysis, and resolution; define and document help desk solutions; provide problem determination; analyze and resolve system problems to ensure continuous system operations required for scheduled data processing functions; administer off-site storage of data. 4. Install and configure server hardware, workstations and various peripherals; install software applications. 5. Produce, review and assist in the collection of client data, service and billing issues and documentation to comply with governmental mandates and regulations. 6. Monitor and review system software applications and procedures pertaining to accurate reporting; review system output and data processing operations for accuracy and completeness; provide communications support between systems. 7. Assist in the development and production of system/end-user documentation for applications processing and procedures. 8. Assist in the development and implementation of training activities and materials; instruct users in logon and document identification procedures. 9. Generate reports and statistics; perform system backups; retrieve documents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: On-site broad based user technical, operational, programming and analytical problem solving support; Data processing methods; Personal computer applications; Database and spreadsheet concepts. Ability and Skill to: Communicate effectively orally and in writing; use logic and analysis to solve systems problems; Make minor mechanical repairs to computer and communications equipment; Classify, compute and tabulate data and information following a prescribed plan requiring exercise of some judgment; Advise and provide interpretation to others on how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations; Exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of pre-defined duties subject to frequent change; Read and understand professional journals and literature; Prioritize competing requests for service.

How to qualify

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Education: Requires an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or vocational program in computer science, information systems or a closely related field OR its equivalent in terms of total course credits/units.

Experience: Six (6) months of experience in electronic data processing and related applications. Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis. Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year.

Substitution: Experience performing analysis, installation and technical support in a network environment may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units / forty-five (45) quarter units with a minimum of 10 semester / 15 quarter units in computer science or a closely related field.

What else should I know?

Notes: SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION  Essential duties require the following physical skills and work requirements: Some positions may require sufficient strength and coordination for lifting, pushing, pulling and/or carrying the weight of computer equipment.  May require bending, stooping and/or crawling in order to install or repair computer or printer cables.  May require hand/eye coordination for semi-skilled movements, such as taking apart casings, installing parts, reconnecting computers and data entry.  May require rotational and shift assignment and may be required to travel to and work at a disaster recovery site, which may be located out of state, to resume data center operations after a disaster. PROMOTIVE LINES To: 1092 IT Operations Support Administrator II From: Entrance Examination ORIGINATION DATE:  January 10, 2012 Consolidation of the 100x IS Operator, 101x IS Technician and 102x IS Administrator Series

Conviction History: As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as: Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code. Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers: All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.