Computer Operator



Close Date:


[X] Public Announcement                 [X] County Employees

ANNOUNCEMENT DATES:   April 27 , 2022 - until filled

POSITION TITLE:     Computer Operator

# OF POSITIONS:     1                  GRADE:   12

SALARY RANGE:     $ 36,233.60 ($17.42 hour) - $39,228.80 (18.85 hr)




The purpose of this classification is to perform technical work functions associated with computer systems operations.


High school diploma or GED required; six months of experience in computer operations or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.


Attached is a copy of the job description. Please review thoroughly. Applications are available online at, at the County Annex Building, 200 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins and at the Houston County Public Works Department, 2018 Kings Chapel Road, Perry. Completed applications must be received prior to the end of the announcement dates in order to be considered. Applications and inquiries should be directed to the Personnel Department in Warner Robins or call 478-542-2005.  As a last step prior to being employed, all applicants will be required to pass a drug test and a criminal background check. The drug test/background check will be administered by a physician/agency selected by the Board of Commissioners.                                                                          



The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Operates various computer systems and peripheral equipment to input, modify, and process data.

Enters commands into computer system via keyboard to clear computer system, start operations, correct errors, operate peripheral equipment, and perform related functions.

Performs data entry functions by keying data into computer system; retrieves, reviews or modifies data in computer database; verifies accuracy of entered data; makes corrections as appropriate.

Performs data backups onto tape, diskette or other media; stores backups in secured location.

Uploads/downloads data files and programs between mainframe and personal computer systems.

Performs computer startup/terminate operations during normal computer terminations and in response to abnormal computer terminations; exercises control over the emergency energy uninterruptable power source (UPS); operates controls on the UPS unit to determine status, manage UPS operations, and change from UPS to main primary source.

Sets up personal computers to receive incoming communications via modem from remote locations.

Monitors working condition of equipment; performs computer maintenance tasks (such as loading paper into printers; clearing paper jams; replacing printer ribbons, toner cartridges or other supplies);

Identifies data errors or equipment malfunctions; initiates appropriate action to recover data and obtain maintenance.

Generates printed checks, bills, statements, licenses, reports, and other county documents; operates burster to separate printed documents; distributes as appropriate.

Generates and reconciles computer reports; reviews for accuracy; makes corrections and distributes as appropriate.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with departmental operations, per established procedures and within designated timeframes; distributes documentation or maintains records as appropriate.

Prepares and/or generates routine correspondence, forms, reports, and other documents.

Receives various documentation; reviews, processes, responds, forwards, maintains, and/or takes other action as appropriate.

Maintains documentation of systems activities, operations, modifications, maintenance, and other activities.

Maintains inventory of departmental supplies; initiates orders for new or replacement materials.

Answers the telephone; provides information, guidance and assistance; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary.

Responds to questions, problems, and requests for information/assistance from employees, officials or other persons.

Maintains a working knowledge of various software programs to operate a computer in an efficient and effective manner.


Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge of the principles and techniques of operating and maintaining personal and mainframe computer systems and related peripherals; knowledge of computerized data management; knowledge of departmental functions, organization, and policies; knowledge of basic mathematics and general accounting procedures; and knowledge of standard office equipment.

Skill in performing computer installations and computer maintenance tasks; skill in operating a variety of computer systems and related hardware; skill in data entry; and skill in utilizing various computer software programs relevant to the position.

Ability to operate a variety of personal and mainframe computer systems and related peripherals; ability to utilize various computer software programs relevant to the position; ability to understand departmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations; ability to organize work activities and establish priorities; ability to carry out projects with minimal supervision; ability to maintain confidentiality of department information; ability to gather and compile data for reports; ability to understand and follow detailed written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, vendors, and the general public; ability to prepare and maintain detailed records and documentation; ability to perform required mathematical calculations; ability to operate standard office equipment; ability to perform data entry accurately and with appropriate speed; and ability to respond to emergency calls on a twenty-four hour basis.



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to operate a variety of automated office/computer equipment including a personal computer, mainframe computer, printer, tape/disk drives, vacuum cleaner, burster, decollater, calculator, and telephone.  Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for medium work.

DATA COMPREHENSION:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things which may include forms, reports, operational manuals, and reference manuals.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION:  Requires the ability to speak with and/or signal people to convey or exchange financial, personnel/payroll, and computer-related information, including giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants as well as communicating with the general public.

LANGUAGE ABILITY:  Requires ability to read a variety of financial, personnel/payroll, and computer-related documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures.  Requires the ability to complete forms and to write job related documentation and reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.  Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and well-modulated voice.

INTELLIGENCE:  Requires the ability to learn and understand complex technical principles and techniques; to understand departmental policies and procedures; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; and to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.

VERBAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow verbal and written instructions.

NUMERICAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to add and subtract totals; multiply and divide totals; determine percentages; and determine time and weight.

FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to visually inspect items for proper length, width, and shape using job related equipment.

MOTOR COORDINATION:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office/computer equipment.

MANUAL DEXTERITY:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, automated office/computer equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting motion or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities.  Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

COLOR DIFFERENTIATION:  May require the ability to discern color.

INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT:  Requires the ability to deal with and relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be able to adapt to and perform under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency.

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION:  May require the ability to talk, express, or exchange ideas by means of spoken words and/or hear and perceive nature of sounds by ear.