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Salary: $5,561.00 - $7,097.00
Posted: 10/23/2012

Job Description:
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This posting is for multiple vacancies; 1 position in CICS Support and 1position in Websphere Application Servers for zOS. Under the general direction of the System Software Support Section manager, depending on the position, the incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of duties for the mainframe system. Duties will include: installation, support, design, testing, and recovery of mainframe related software, maintenance of exit routines and user modifications. Other duties will include: mainframe Tape and Disk storage configurations; expertise in mainframe storage hardware & software. Mandatory: support the z/OS team with planning, acquisition, and technical research; off-hours on-call support as needed.


  • Experience with installing, customizing and supporting third party mainframe software or CICS or WebSphere or /TCP/IP or JES2 or z/OS Operating system software
  • Experience with SMP/E and IBM Mainframe JCL
  • Experience with scripting or programming
  • Knowledge of ITIL concepts
  • Ability to work independently, be results oriented, and do technical research
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex computer software/hardware problems
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently and work outside of normal work hours if required
  • Experience with Assembler and Rexx Programming
  • Experience with installing and supporting Abendaid/CICSFX, or Omegamon or Top Secret or MQ Series middleware or CICS web based applications
  • Working knowledge IPCS
  • Experience with Automated Tape Libraries and Virtual Tape Systems

Current state employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former state employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. A training and development assignment (T & D) will also be considered. All appointments are subject to SROA/Surplus hiring provisions. Surplus candidates must submit an application packet as outlined in this bulletin with a copy of their surplus status letter in order to be considered.

Interested applicants must submit a package containing ALL of the following items:
  • A completed standard state application (std 678)
  • Resume
  • Supplemental Application (see below)

In order to be considered for this position, interested applicants must submit a supplemental application. Your response must be one page in length, using 12-point font, 1 inch margins and include your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Respond to the following supplemental question:
  • Describe your experience with mainframe operating systems and changes, product installation and maintenance, in addition to your day to day customer support. What were some of your responsibilities involving mainframe? What were some of the challenges you faced?

APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE POSITION NUMBER AND CONTACT PERSON’S NAME IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. Candidates who submit incomplete packages will be eliminated from the selection process. FTB EMPLOYEES MUST HAND DELIVER OR ROUTE TO: Suri Jetty at M/S L-120. Candidates not currently employed by the Franchise Tax Board must send their application package to the address shown below. All submitted information will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Mainframe System Software Specialist 564 - 776 - 1373 - 001
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Location County
System Software Support / Infrastructure Services Bureau SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Exam Unit
P.O. Box 550
Sacramento, CA 95812-0550
Suri Jetty
(916) 845-6765

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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