Criterion Systems, Inc.

ChangeMan ZMF Administrator and Technical Support

Job Locations US | US-LA-New Orleans | US-MO-Kansas City
Information Technology
1099 - Consultant


At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website:


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As the ChangeMan ZMF Administrator and Technical Support Lead, you will provide guidance and support to an operations component of the National Finance Center for United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of the Chief Financial officer as well as the Digital Infrastructure Service Center (DISC). This group provides automated administrative and program accounting systems for the USDA, its agencies, and numerous non-USDA departments and bureaus. The NFC is required to use ChangeMan ZMF for all mainframe application installations and is critical to the operations. Criterion Systems is tasked with the day to day technical and administrative responsibilities of ChangeMan ZMF. Our expert-level staff analyze, create, implement, and support cutting edge technologies. DISC provides critical IT infrastructure, data center services, and cloud hosting for vital federal government functions.     


  • Maintain global and application admin settings as required.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot scheduled production housekeeping and report jobs.
  • Troubleshoot failed installation and promotion jobs.
  • Customize ChangeMan ZMF user exits, create/maintain custom reports, update skeleton code as required.
  • Customize and implement selectable options (such as OFM).
  • Work with the DISC mainframe systems team to implement COBOL 6.x.
  • Install patches as required.
  • Maintain both test and production started tasks (STCs) in NFCplex and TESTplex.
  • Sync versions of all executable libraries in NFCplex to TESTplex using FDRABR utilities.
  • Sync versions of VSAM master files in TESTplex by restoring from daily backups in NFCplex.
  • Participate in DR drills and system upgrade tests.
  • Install all changes utilizing “ChangeMan on ChangeMan”. The CMNA app is used for this purpose at NFC.        
  • Perform all ChangeMan user assistance as required.
  • Work with USDA Project Managers as required to ensure ChangeMan processes/user assistance are incorporated where necessary.


  • Extensive knowledge of all aspects of ChangeMan ZMF including HLLX exits and XML services.
  • Programming languages: Assembler, COBOL, Easytrieve Plus, REXX.
  • Advanced ISPF (CLIST, Panels, skeletons), JCL, VSAM, IBM and ChangeMan utilities.
  • Working knowledge of DB2, IDMS, CICS and AbendAid.
  • At least 10 years of extensive ChangeMan ZMF support experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a “Public Trust” security clearance.


Criterion Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries are committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization.  We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make employment decisions without regard to any individual’s protected status:  race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex/gender, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, marital/parental status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit




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