Manager of Application Support

Recruitment #072922-MADA06-350100


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Summary Statement

This Manager Application Support position fills an Information Technology (IT) Service Delivery Manager’s role. The incumbent performs oversight of all IT Service Delivery to DHSS agencies measured against Service Level Agreements that define expectations. The incumbent will manage and effectively communicate with senior level staff. The incumbent will identify and drive methodologies and process, determine technology and resource needs, set technology standards, and prepare business cases while strictly adhering to schedules and budgets and providing superior customer service.

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.

  • Ensures the unit's short and long term goals and objectives are met by establishing schedules and operational priorities and recommending new/revised policies and standards.
  • Ensures employee performance is maximized to provide effectiveness and efficiency of operation.
  • Provides adequate and related training for new hires and current employees, to insure maximum preformance standards and that needed resources are available within budgetary limitations.
  • Prepares, administers and monitors the unit's budget to insure proper funding levels and justifiable expenditures; writes requests for proposals for contractual services and participates in the selection process.
  • Provides adequate planning and coordination of the unit activities to provide for new or improved service levels to all users to include estimating hardware, software, personnel and time required for proposed information systems projects.
  • Prepares a variety of reports reflecting the unit's accomplishments, problems and resolutions, and future plans.
  • Conducts meetings with staff and users to discuss work in progress and anticipated problems or needs.
  • Performs recruitment, interviewing, performance appraisal and other miscellaneous personnel activities as they relate to merit employees as well as contractual staff.
  • Ensures products meet user requirements.
  • Stays current with packages and technologies for assembling components into application systems.
  • Ensures the work of project leaders follows approved methodologies and results in quality deliverables.

Job Requirements

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

  1. Three years experience in information systems analysis and design.
  2. Three years experience in database management systems which includes database design, testing, and implementation.
  3. Six months experience in information technology project management which includes planning, scheduling, staffing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on status of IT projects. 
  4. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
  5. Knowledge of contract administration which includes overseeing the development and negotiation of contracts and bid specifications; managing bid openings; awarding and executing contracts. 

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.

DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.


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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.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.