New York State Civil Service Project Assistant, NS, Ref #18560 Equated to SG23 in Albany, New York

Minimum Qualifications
  • Five or more years of experience in IBM mainframe z/OS Operating System plus installation, maintenance and configuration of associated software products.

  • Experience working in a multi-LPAR environment.

  • Planning and execution of upgrades and migrations.

  • Creation and implementation of test plans for verification of installed software.

  • Perform change control activities as required for software installation and maintenance.

  • Assist with diagnosis and resolution of complex problems in a multi-system environment.

The following degrees, preferably in Computer Science, may substitute for the general experience as indicated:

  • Associate’s degree and four years of experience

  • Associate’s degree including 15 semester credit hours in computer science and three years of experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience

  • Bachelor’s degree including 15 semester credit hours in computer science and two years of experience

  • Master’s degree in computer science or related field substitutes for an additional year of experience

  • Doctorate in computer science or related field substitutes for an additional 2 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the technical background, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Ten or more years of experience in IBM mainframe z/OS Operating System plus installation, maintenance and configuration of associated software products.

  • Experience with the following IBM mainframe subsystems or features: z/OS, JES2, Job Control Language (JCL), SMP/E, Assembler, CLIST, REXX, ISPF/TSO, WLM and Batch Processing.

  • Experience with the following ISV software products: suite of CA products, Syncsort, SAS and MXG.

  • Self-motivated.

  • Able to work alone as well as in a team environment.

  • Able to multi-task/shift tasks efficiently.

  • Possess good written and oral communication skills.

  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels within the assigned unit and across organizational boundaries. ## Duties Description Under the direction of Information Technology Services 4, within the Chief Operations Office/Data Center Hosting/IBM Mainframe Support (DCH IBMMF) Section, the incumbent will perform duties in support of this group. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure IBM mainframe environments are properly maintained through the use of standardized installation, configuration and optimization processes which support mainframe hardware, software, and operating system (z/OS and z/VM) upgrades and modifications.

  • Maintenance activities support environments which provide essential services for ITS, DMV, DOCCS, DOH, DOT, HESC, HCR, DOL, Gaming Commission, DOS, OMH, DFS, and Tax constituents.

  • Provide junior level project support by assisting with the gathering, organizing, and analyzing of information to identify advantages, disadvantages, and technical feasibility of project goals and activities.

  • Complete customer driven service requests as well as internal core data center infrastructure support activities.

  • Complete detailed technical procedures and documentation used by ITS and customer staff in support of IBM Mainframe environments.

  • Assist when possible with diagnosis and complex problems in a multi-system environment.

  • Execute standardization recommendations of system software configurations to improve the efficiency, security, and availability of systems.

  • Support production, test, and disaster recovery environments for the ITS IBM Mainframe customers.

  • Installation of IBM systems support and third-party independent software vendor (ISV) software products.

  • Customization of installed software to meet ITS-Enterprise Operations (EO) standards and agency customer requirements.

  • Creation and implementation of test plans for verification of installed software.

  • Perform change control activities as required for software installation and maintenance. ## Additional Comments Selected candidates who are new or returning to NYS service may be required to pay for fingerprinting fees. ## Notes on Applying Please submit a clear, concise cover letter and resume indicating that you are applying for Project Assistant, Ref. #18560

Date Posted: 04/17/18

Applications Due: 04/28/18

Vacancy ID: 51524

Agency: Information Technology Services, Office of

Title: Project Assistant, NS, Ref #18560 Equated to SG23

Occupational Category: I.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade: NS

Bargaining Unit: PS&T; - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range: From $0 to $92693 Annually

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Temporary

Jurisdictional Class: Competitive Class

Travel Percentage: 0%

Workweek: Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week: 37.5

From: 9 AM

To: 5 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: No

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: Albany

City: Albany

State: NY

Zip Code: 12220

Name: Amy Sacco

Telephone: 518-473-0398

Fax: 518-402-4924

Email Address: HR.Recruitment@its.ny.gov

Street Address: State Campus, Bldg 5, Ground

Street: NYS Office of IT Services Empire State Plaza, PO Box 2062