Manager of Computer & Application Support

Recruitment #061820-MADZ08-350100

Summary Statement

The incumbent manages technicians, support specialists, and the Network Technician Supervisor for the Department of Health and Social Services Helpdesk.  Responsibilities include managing a helpdesk system and database, call and ticket statistics and providing tier 1 and tier 2 support.

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.
  • Analyzes agency information systems and data management practices and assesses information systems and telecommunication needs; prioritizes and schedules application development projects.
  • Ensures compatibility of agency information systems resources to create a coordinated Department-wide system and to permit sharing of information.
  • Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates work of subordinates; provides technical assistance to staff.
  • Evaluates, recommends purchases and oversees the installations of hardware and software for local area networks and assists in identifying software requirements or enhancements in a mainframe environment.
  • Develops and administers policies and guidelines for the development, enhancement and use of information systems.
  • Organizes work groups to study and make recommendations that address various areas such as equipment purchases, database administration, etc.
  • Creates short and long-range plans for the development and enhancement of information systems and data processing operations to include hardware and software purchases, staff and user training and administration.
  • Coordinates and manages projects for the development and implementation of computer applications and operations.
  • Plans, directs, coordinates and oversees computer support functions.
  • Participates in the development of agency strategic plans.

Job Requirements

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

  1. Three Years experience in information technology project management which includes planning, scheduling, staffing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on status of IT projects.
  2. Six months experience in designing, developing and maintaining information systems.
  3. Six months experience in administering computer data networks which includes troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving hardware and software problems.
  4. 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.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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