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Salary: $5,561.00 - $7,310.00
Posted: 10/22/2013

Job Description:
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Under the general direction of the manager and supervisor of the MF Systems Software Support Section, the incumbent acts as an expert level technical specialist and works on the more complex mainframe systems software/hardware assignments. Expert level skills in the architectural concepts, installation, customization, maintenance, support, testing and backup recovery of Mainframe Unix/Linux Operating Systems services and other mainframe products. Responsibilities include being on-call outside of regular working hours as needed and acting as the back-up to the Systems Software Support Section.


  • Expert level experience in project management and acts as project lead or SME in providing training and guidance.
  • Expert level experience working with Mainframe UNIX and Linux, use of VI, USS, HFS, HTTP, FTP and scripting.
  • Expert level experience in performing USS component upgrades and apply software patches.
  • Expert level experience in JCL, troubleshooting, analytics and diagnostics, along with exceptional communication and triage abilities.
  • Expert level experience in Linux network configuration, LVM, Vswitches, cloning and cluster solution.
  • Expert level experience in performance tuning of z/OS runtime environments and web services.
  • Interacts well with others and maintains a positive cooperative attitude.
  • Experience with digital certificates and ciphers, SSL protocols, LDAP authentication, FSP and ACL. Strong understanding of Client server architectures.
  • Experience in Java/J2EE, XML, HTML, C++, developer tools, websphere.
  • Working knowledge and proficiency in HFS and ZFS auditing concepts,
  • Ability to multitask with minimal direction while maintaining excellent customer service skills.

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) may 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 ALL of the following documents:

In order to be considered for this position, interested applicants must submit a supplemental application. Your response must be no more than one type-written pages 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 statement:

  • 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?

*A completed application includes the position title, position number and contact person’s name in the job title line, and must be signed. Candidates who do not submit all of the required documents (incomplete application packages) will be eliminated from the selection process. All submitted information will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. FTB EMPLOYEES MUST HAND DELIVER OR ROUTE TO: Teresa Anderson at M/S L-120. Candidates not currently employed by the Franchise Tax Board must send their application package to the address shown below. Multiple positions may exist for this vacancy.

RPA #1314-0903

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
z/OS Systems Software Specialist 564 - 776 - 1373 - 002
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Location County
Systems Software Support / Unix System Services 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
Teresa Anderson
(916) 845-3355

Special Requirements:
Background Check Required

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