State of Oregon Mainframe Systems Administrator (Information Systems Specialist 8) in Salem, Oregon

Mainframe Systems Administrator (Information Systems Specialist 8)



Mainframe Systems Administrator (Information Systems Specialist 8)


$67,944.00 - $98,220.00 Annually


Salem, OR

Job Type



Administrative Services-Enterprise Technology Services

Job Number



6/7/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Are you experienced with mainframe operating systems such as z/OS? If so, please continue reading.

What you will be doing!

You will ensure that the IBM z/VM and z/OS systems and associated subsystems perform to optimum standards.

Did you know that Enterprise Technology Services supports state agency IT shops in developing innovative solutions aimed at automating the business operations that Oregonians rely on? The infrastructure components supported by ETS include local and wide area network connectivity, storage management, computer hosting, and disaster recovery. ETS customers fall into one of two categories: partners (consumers who rely exclusively on all services provided by ETS) and clients (consumers who rely on only selected ETS services).

For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities for this position please review the position description by clicking here.

What's in it for you!

Collaborate with a team of bright individuals to ensure the efficient operations of statewide computer systems. We offer full medical, vision, and dental with paid Sick Leave, Vacation, Personal leave and 10 paid holidays a year.

This is a full-time, SEIU represented position.

This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

Salary Explanation

The salary listed on this job posting is the base salary and consists of nine pay steps with the first step being $5,662 monthly and the ninth and highest pay step being $8,185 monthly. The salary offered to the successful candidate will be within this pay range.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

To be considered for this position you must meet the following minimum qualifications (required skills):

(a) Seven (7) years of information systems experience working in a mainframe environment.


(b) An Associate's degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related field; AND five (5) years of information systems experience working in a mainframe environment.


(c) A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field AND three (3) years of information systems experience working in a mainframe environment.


(d) Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field AND one (1) year of information systems experience working in a mainframe environment.

Requested Skills

We are also looking for candidates with a work history that demonstrates skill with the following:

  • Working knowledge of z/VM operating system and related system components.

  • Working knowledge of hypervisor or VMM.

  • Knowledge of z/OS operating system and related system components.

  • Knowledge in SMPE, HCD (IOCP and MVSCP gens), JES2, SDSF, SMS, operating system utilities, dumps, and traces.

  • Knowledge in CICS, DB2, IMS, and/or TCPIP.

  • Skilled in current technologies, system and process development methods, and the use of computing resources at all levels.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, peers and other agencies and the public.

  • Strong technical analytical skills in a data center environment.

  • The ability to explain complex technical issues to non-technical customers.

  • Strong technical writing/documentation skills.

  • Strong Project Management skills.

Additional Information

To Apply

  • Click the "Apply" button above and complete the online application.

  • Attach a current resume.

  • Attach a cover letter.

  • Attach Veterans' Preference documentation, if you are requesting veterans' preference. Veterans' preference information and appropriate documentation is outlined by the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

  • Answer all the supplemental questions.

Candidates whose training and/or experience most closely match the requirements and needs of the position will be eligible for an interview.

Finalists will be subject to a computerized criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time.

Questions/Need Help?

Do you have questions about the recruitment and selection process (e.g., supplemental questions, clarification of job announcement information, etc.)? Contact Rebecca Wilson, Recruitment Analyst, at or call (503) 373-7655. If you need an alternate format in order to complete the application process, please contact Rebecca and be prepared to describe the alternate format needed.

If you have computer related difficulties (such as login issues, attaching documents, web browser issues, get an error message during the application process, etc.), please call the NEOGOV help line at 1-855-524-5627 or e-mail NEOGOV for When submitting an applicant issue please include your name, if you have an applicant ID, a valid contact number, the issue, and if possible a time when you are available to be contacted.

Job Posting Reference Number: DAS18-1058

The Department of Administrative Services is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.