DATA CONTROL SPECIALIST 0576
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class establishes and oversees control functions of data processing input and output with primary responsibility for quality control. The employee is responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising a data control section of a large data processing operation or planning and coordinating specific data control functions. Supervision may be exercised over technical and clerical personnel. Performance is reviewed by an administrative or technical supervisor through reports, conferences and quality control records. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Trains and evaluates control personnel;
Supervises a data control section;
Acts as liaison between users and computer personnel;
Establishes timetables and schedules;
Suggests changes in document format;
Maintains charts and statistics relative to programming and systems production;
Maintains chargeback documentation for claims processing;
Prepares weekly and monthly reports;
Makes recommendations related to job priorities, systems modifications and contents of reports;
Reviews job applications;
Develops procedures to be used in data control sections.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of procedures related to control of input and output at a data processing center; thorough knowledge of bookkeeping principals and procedures related to data control units; thorough knowledge of general office procedures and practice; good knowledge of the methods and equipment used in connection with processing of statistical and accounting data; ability to establish control functions for data processing unit; ability to plan, assign and supervise work of personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to compile information and prepare comprehensive diagrams and reports; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree and three (3) years of experience in the supervision of a data control unit of a large data processing operation.
NOTE: Additional relevant experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of four (4) years.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Data Control Supervisor; or
Three (3) years of permanent competitive status as a Senior Office Applications Specialist.