Systems Manager/Computer Engineer (#MADZ13)
$66,489.00 Yearly Min / $83,111.00 Yearly Mid / $99,733.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

The incumbent in this class is responsible for the overall system management and engineering support of the Department of Transportation’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) systems.

Nature and Scope

The class incumbent functions independently with direction from a technical supervisor and is responsible for system management of GIS and CADD systems to include installation and upgrading of system software, site modifications, controlling system operation and resources, and future planning.  In addition, the work includes managing the graphic workstations and their network, the color plotter network, and several electrostatic plotters.  A significant aspect of the work is to provide assistance and technical support to engineers.   In addition, the class incumbent will interface and coordinate activities with other state agencies as well as agencies from other states.  The class incumbent provides recommendations to management regarding computer systems configuration, technological acquisition, and strategic direction for GIS and CADD technology.

Essential Functions

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.

  • Manages and maintains department-wide GIS and CADD systems.
  • Installs, upgrades, modifies, troubleshoots, corrects, and controls GIS and CADD system operations.
  • Provides assistance to staff and engineers in the use of GIS and CADD systems as well as graphic and non-graphic applications; trains engineers in the use of GIS and CADD systems.
  • Oversees and ensures accurate and timely implementation of information technology projects and engineering systems.
  • Represents the Department on a system software development and information exchange program with other states' computer operations within the transportation field.
  • Supports departmental mapping needs through use of a GIS; coordinates with other state agencies for sharing digitized state maps.
  • Reviews, researches and recommends software, hardware, and computer needs.
  • Prepares and provides management with accurate and timely project-status reports, monthly activity reports, and personnel-activity reports.
  • Provides technical direction and guidance to staff and users.
  • Assesses staff training needs; recommends appropriate learning solutions.

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 methods, concepts and techniques of computer capabilities, and data processing principles.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices, and procedures applicable to computers, communications, and networking.
  • Knowledge of engineering theory, principles, and practices.
  • Knowledge of hardware and software capabilities and applications.
  • Knowledge of digital mapping process and requirements.
  • Knowledge of staff supervision.
  • Skill in managing information technology projects.
  • Skill in planning, scheduling, staffing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on information projects.
  • Skill in the management of department-wide GIS and CADD engineering applications and capabilities.
  • Skill in troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving computer hardware and software problems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with systems users and other computer organization units within and outside of the State.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forum.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Systems Manager/Computer Engineer
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in administering computer data networks which includes troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving hardware and software problems.
  2. Three years experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  3. Three years experience in Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD).
  4. Six months experience in information technology project management which includes planning, scheduling, staffing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on status of IT projects.
  5. Knowledge of civil engineering.
  6. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.