Incumbents in this class are responsible for the development, implementation and management of a Department's information/data processing resources.
Nature and Scope
An incumbent functions with general direction from an administrative superior. The area of responsibility is department-wide providing data processing services and resources for department operations and administration. Class incumbents ensure cost effective application of information/data processing resources through analysis of current and potential uses; coordination of existing systems; avoidance of duplication and enforcement of standard procedures for acquiring and maintaining information resources. Significant responsibilities include the design or technical oversight for the design of an intra-departmental network and software applications. In addition, an incumbent organizes and encourages department-wide participation in user groups and office automation committees. Typical contacts will include all levels of Department management, system users including those from other departments, OIS management and vendor representatives.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Plans the coordination and integration of all data processing/information resources throughout the department, with OIS and other state and federal agencies.
Develops, implements and maintains progressive data processing capabilities
throughout the department to include the design and modification of a data center and associated network.
Develops, plans and implements major software enhancements and applications.
Establishes standards for hardware and software selection bearing in mind the need to keep technology consistent with the statewide information management system, recommends and coordinates procurement of data processing system hardware and software.
Trains and develops staff personnel in the procedural use of information/data processing resources.
Implements special projects, responding as needed to various requirements for information not otherwise provided by current system capabilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA's listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of principles and practices of fiscal management and budgetary policies and procedures as it pertains to planning, input and systems development.
Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to areas of responsibility.
Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
Knowledge of human resource management as it relates to staffing structure and employee development.
Knowledge of multi-processing capabilities and multi-system capabilities.
Skill in management information resource analysis, development and application.
Skill in organizational analysis, planning and development.
Skill in procedural analysis, administrative control, records management and work simplification.
Skill in oral and written presentation of complex, technical information in a format appropriate to the level of audience comprehension.
Skill in developing consensus; mediating diverse and opposing priorities.
Ability to forecast use of data processing resources based upon management information resource analysis.
Ability to develop guidelines and procedures for the installation, maintenance, monitoring and evaluation of an operating system.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Information Systems Manager
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Three years experience in information technology project management which includes planning, scheduling, staffing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on status of IT projects.
Three years experience in designing, developing and maintaining information systems.
Six months experience in strategic planning which includes planning and mapping a path between the present and future usually for three to five years by determining key objectives, how to accomplish the key objectives, what strategies should be used, what activities would contribute to accomplishing the key objectives and developing performance measures to gauge and report progress or success.
Six months experience in budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.
Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.