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Cal Poly Pomona

Operations Specialist

Note: This classification is not typically used at Cal Poly Pomona.

Classification Standard and Description

Quoting the Standard:

Operation, monitoring and control of multi-system information processing or transmission equipment. Typical systems and equipment may include mainframe consoles, on-line terminals, peripheral equipment, telecommunication systems and devices, and media production and broadcast equipment.

At Cal Poly Pomona:

This classification is not typically used. Current technology does not require the physical attention that was common in the past--changing tapes in drives, for example. Some operations have increased in complexity--job scheduling now requires a much deeper knowledge of software and interactions with other systems. Other operations have been taken over by end-users--media production equipment is operated directly by those responsible for content.

Level Comparison of Minimum Qualifications for Education/Experience

 

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Education/
Experience

Equivalent to a high school diploma plus one year full-time or equivalent part-time experience in related operations. Specialized instruction directly related to the duties may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Equivalent to high school diploma plus two years full-time or equivalent part-time experience in related operations, depending on the nature of the work being done. Specialized instruction directly related to the duties may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Equivalent to a high school diploma plus four years full-time experience in related operations. Specialized instruction directly related to the duties may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis.