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Class Code: 7685
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Under general direction, is responsible for work of considerable difficulty in planning and implementing special projects for the Information System Services Section, developing and compiling research and statistical reports to support systems software and systems technical support functions, and representing the Section.

Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Coordinates with technical staff, project leaders, and subcontractors to accomplish assigned special projects.

2. Provides recommendations on short and long range plans, goals and objectives to ensure the plans are in line with DPS goals, objectives, and Action Plan using a personal computer and Government Information Technology Agency (GITA) plan format requirements.

3. Recommends priorities for technical staff, project leaders, and subcontractors to communicate priorities based on past, current and changing technical knowledge and special project needs using oral communication skills and a personal computer.

4. Evaluates vendor responses to requests for proposal to recommend vendor selection using technical expertise and state purchasing rules and regulations.

5. Establishes and monitors section's three year plan to document actions toward improving DPS efficiency through automation using a personal computer and program management software.

6. Reviews and interprets technical material to evaluate options and make recommendations to management on acquisition and implementation of automated systems using oral/written communications and technical expertise.

7. Develops and monitors Project Investment Justification with DPS client sections with projects over $25,000 to obtain project approval from DPS and GITA using a personal computer and technical expertise.

8. Participates in technical committees to review and recommend content for statewide Information Technology acquisitions using principles and practices of leadership and technical expertise.

9. Prepares written documents (e.g. budgetary, status reports, policies, procedures, position papers, etc.) to and update management, ensure availability of funding for expenditures, and recommend action using a personal computer, and applications software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, etc.).

10. Remains current on job-specific procedures through training courses, professional associations, and trade publications to apply appropriate methodologies.

11. Represents the state, department, division, bureau, section, and/or unit at public hearings, meetings, committees or task forces to present evidence and information or to support DPS's interests using appropriate reports and documentation.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. mainframe operating systems and their subsystems (e.g. security, facility, utility, etc.).

2. the technology and terminology of automated systems.

3. data communications protocols (e.g. SNA, SDLC, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, ATM, Frame Relay, etc.).

4. computer linking hardware (e.g. bridges, routers, hubs, fiber optics, cabling systems, etc.).

5. mainframe computer hardware (e.g. central processors, communications controllers, disks, printers, tape drives, etc.).

Skill in:

1. planning, organizing and directing subordinate staff.

2. supervising for the purpose of providing direction, assigning tasks and ensuring work product is accurate and complete.

3. the use of microcomputer software (e.g. systems, applications, graphics, desktop publishing, etc.).

4. evaluating vendors' responses to requests for bids and making selection recommendations.

5. human, program, and project management.

6. written communications for both administrative and technical purposes.

7. developing and maintaining effective interpersonal relations.

8. designing and installing physical and logical L/WAN systems.

9. oral communications.

10. problem identification and resolution in both routine and emergency situations.

11. designing Local/Wide Area Networks.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires three (3) years of experience planning, organizing and performing special projects, research, and studies for a mainframe computer services section in a large (1,000+ employee) organization; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Current as of: 7/24/2014 11:47:12 PM