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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Control Scheduler

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 5209

UW Job Family: 51

SOC Code: 15-1081

Pay Grade: 18

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Schedules, coordinates and monitors administrative data processing runs; maintains tape file logs and data processing instruction files. The duties and responsibilities are characterized by being carried out with large complex central computers and operating systems as contrasted with small, special use mini and micro computers. 

Minimum Qualifications


Associate's Degree in computer related field


3 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Operation of computers and computer input/output equipment.
  • Operation of data communications system consoles.
  • Operation of peripheral equipment.
  • Principles and methods used in obtaining maximum utilization of computer equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic software programs in use in the department.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Organize and prioritize workloads.
  • Monitor and control job flow and processing sequence.
  • Diagnose and correct system malfunctions.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Move up to 50 pounds.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Review user requests and formulate daily computer run schedules to meet data resource needs.
Prepare and order batch and on-line jobs.
Check job output for completeness and scan machine run logs for errors, incompleteness or irregularities; distribute output from successful runs to users.
Identify problems with unsuccessful runs, coordinate the correction of problems and direct re-runs; inform users of production run problems.
Maintain tape logs of backup files for each system.
Maintain/update operation instruction files and assist programmers in developing instructions for new systems. 

Supplemental Functions:

Assist professional staff, computer operation and data entry support staff as required.
May perform duties of Computer Operator as required.
Maintain production documentation manuals and operator procedures.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office/machine-room environment. Regular exposure to video terminal display. 

Distinguishing Features:

Control Scheduler: Schedules, coordinates and monitors administrative data processing runs; maintains tape file logs and data processing instruction files for complex main-frame computers (not PCs or micro-computers.) 
Control Scheduler, Senior: Coordinates access, scheduling, and use of the central computing data processing facilities for all users and monitors administrative data processing runs; maintains records, audit and schedule logs and data processing instruction files.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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