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Job Admin Analyst

New York, NY - Posted on: Tuesday 09/20/16


Job Description

The Financial Information Services Agency (FISA) has a vacancy for a Job Admin Analyst. Reporting directly to FISA's Financial Systems Job Administration Director, the candidate will be responsible for the submission of jobs in production and test environments, tracking of the status of submitted jobs, escalation to Level 2 support during failure scenarios as well as additional tasks related to the creation and continued enhancement of financial system job schedules.

The Job Admin Analyst will perform Tier 1 production support for FMS/3 supported production Applications as well as Tier 1 support for the FMS/2 Budget support. Said applications reside on UNIX and IBM Mainframe platforms. The suite of applications supported, includes, but is not limited to the following enterprise systems: PIP, IF A, VENDEX, City Wide Accounting and FMS Budget. Job administration duties span FISA's mainframe and UNIX platforms.

Responsibilities include:

The primary tool(s) used by the candidate will be a mainframe based CA Scheduler application and the desktop based tool - CA Workload Automation (aka d-series). The candidate will run batch job streams via the CA-Scheduler and CA Workload Automation (d-series), and must understand and be able to verify job condition codes for validations. The candidate will interact with all support groups in problem determination and resolutions. The work will be performed in
multiple development and test environments and also on production systems - and the candidate will be expected to differentiate job streams and prioritize workloads as directed. The candidate will be expected to gain a deep understanding of the interaction between the IBM mainframe and the various AlX Servers (and the various intra system job relationships).

Additional tools used on a day to day basis as part of their job duties include: CA-Agents, CA-Adapter, Microsoft Outlook, ClearQuest, Attachmate to access IBM Mainframe z/OS, RMDS to access mainframe reports, putty and winscp to access AIX Operating systems. The primary applications supported are Enterprise wide financial applications - but the other business systems may be supported as directed.


Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A certificate from an accredited technical school (approximately 675 hours) with a specialization in computer operations, and two years of satisfactory full-time experience, acquired within the last eight years, working on large-scale mainframe computer operations or mainframe data communication networks; or 
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and three years of satisfactory full-time experience, acquired within the last eight years, as described in "1" above; or 
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four years of satisfactory full-time experience, acquired within the last eight years, as described in "1" above; or 
4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2", or "3" above. However, all candidates must have at least two years of full-time experience, acquired within the last eight years, as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills

• Demonstrated ability to manage the design of using the CA Workload Automation / d-series and CA Scheduler tools.
• Demonstrated ability to monitor the health of running of job flows (e.g., stalled flows or batch job condition codes) using the CA Workload Automation / d-series and CA Scheduler.
• Ability to schedule and process adhoc requests in AIX and mainframe environments as requested - using the tools above.
• Candidate should have in-depth knowledge of the IBM Mainframe, z/OS Processes, such as JCL; IBM UTILITIES; working knowledge of ISPF.
• The candidate will be expected to have knowledge of the UNIX Shell scripting and debugging capabilities.
• Strong diagnostic and problem solving skills.
• Ability to plan, manage and work independently with minimal direction.
• Process Backups/Restores as required.
• Strongly preferred - Experience with Advantage Financial applications.
• Working on AIX/Unix and mainframe platforms running and monitoring critical production
batch Processes.
• Extensive experience escalating and documenting critical job failures and schedule problems.
• Extensive experience with hands-on work with executing and performing preliminary troubleshooting activities involving: scheduler, batch processes, and cycle flows.

Additional Information


HIRING RATE: $57,223
MAXIMUM: UP TO: $73,000

To Apply

External applicants please visit https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ to apply to Job ID # 263331. Current NYC employees may apply via Employee Self Service (ESS). While all complete applications will be given consideration, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by FISA. 




Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position.