An incumbent in this class is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting and directing major information systems projects of strategic importance.
Nature and Scope
Supervision is provided by an administrative superior. Duties include management of strategic information systems projects, development of a statewide project plan consistent with the State's strategic objectives, participation in recommending approval/disapproval of agency budget requests for strategic information systems projects, and for providing technical advice to state agencies in strategic planning and project development for information systems projects. Principal contacts are with agency officials, information system planners and contractors in order to develop efficient policies, procedures and standards for the effective utilization and coordination of information technology focusing, for example, on use of the Internet and other electronic communication technologies. A significant aspect of the work includes collaborating with state and other government officials, and the private sector regarding the importance of consistently applied methodologies, processes and procedures for managing and delivering government information to the public effectively.
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.
Assists clients in conducting business-driven needs assessment by diagnosing business issues and recommending alternative solutions to facilitate access to public information through effective utilization and coordination of information technology.
Plans and directs major strategic information systems projects typically lasting more than a year, involving multi-agency initiatives.
Establishes long and short-term goals, sets schedules and prioritizes the work.
Monitors and evaluates the unit's resources and activities in order to meet goals and objectives.
Develops and recommends project planning policies and procedures for statewide use.
Participates in approving budget requests for information systems projects.
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 the concepts, methods and techniques of information resource management and public administration including budget preparation and expenditure accounting.
Knowledge of the theory, principles, technologies and applications of business, strategic planning, tactical planning and system development technologies.
Knowledge of the concepts, methods and techniques of systems analysis, including information needs analysis, requirement analysis and design alternative analysis.
Knowledge of scheduling and status reporting techniques.
Ability to prepare and monitor budgets.
Ability to plan, schedule, assign, delegate and monitor the work of major project teams.
Ability to plan and achieve short and long-term goals.
Ability to write clear, concise, informative reports.
Ability to motivate personnel.
Ability to prepare requests for proposals, interview applicants, participate in the selection process and administer contracts.
Ability to think creatively and to develop creative solutions to management information system problems.
Ability to prepare and approve time and cost estimates.
Ability to conduct meetings.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, agency personnel and vendors.
Ability to evaluate new products and make prudent recommendations for purchase.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Manager Strategic Information Systems Projects Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Three years experience in designing, developing and maintaining information systems.
Three years experience in information technology project management which includes planning, scheduling, staffing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on status of IT projects.
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.