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APPLICATIONS MANAGER

Class Title: APPLICATIONS MANAGER
Class Code: 7660
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
 
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
$91,179.50/$43.84
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Under general direction, is responsible for work of considerable difficulty in the supervision of the application design, maintenance and programming functions in a large data processing installation. Performs related work as required. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Directs the design, development, implementation and support of automated systems and/or solutions to ensure effective use of resources to support Information Technology customers and to meet the requirements of other state and federal agencies.

2. Evaluates Information System Service Requests to ensure technical feasibility, cost effectiveness, consistency with Department goals and objectives, and that they would provide new or improved functions to clients.

3. Interacts with clients and conducts research studies to analyze system automation needs and propose or review client proposals of automated solutions to determine the most cost effective, feasible approach (e.g., in-house custom developed, contracted, off-the-shelf commercial applications, etc.).

4. Supervises, directly and through subordinate supervisors, the Information Technology professionals responsible for the development and maintenance of automated systems, which includes: interviewing, development and delivery of training, establishing performance standards and providing constructive feedback based on evaluating employee performance.

5. Plans, organizes, assigns, coordinates and reviews the work and projects of subordinate personnel to ensure staffing, coverage and quality standards.

6. Tracks and manages projects to ensure they are completed in a timely manner.

7. Performs quality assurance of programming and design including adherence to coding standards and industry best practice.

8. Ensures proper security measures have been evaluated and implemented in applications per Federal, State, and Department policies.

9. Reviews Federal and State legislation, regulations, and proposed regulation changes to determine the impact on existing information systems or the need for new systems.

10. Participates in the development of the Department-wide information technology strategic plan to outline automation goals and objectives, and major project plans and accomplishments.

11. Participates in setting the technological direction of the Information Technology Bureau and serves in the absence of the Bureau manager.

12. Develops project proposals which include business justification, risks, goals and objectives and scope of work.

13. Researches, evaluates and recommends the potential use of commercial software and new software technology.

14. Participates in budget preparation and administration.

15. Prepares and submits grant proposals, grant budgets, and grant reports to obtain and maintain funding for projects.

16. Prepares, processes and administers various contracts (e.g., outside services, professional, purchase, etc.) related to applications development.

17. Reviews and submits recommendations on implementation of employee suggestions to ensure technical feasibility, usefulness, cost effectiveness, and compliance with automation standards.

18. Provides technical assistance to committees, task forces, vendors and contractors to resolve problems, suggest interface changes, and ensure the technical feasibility and usefulness of proposed projects involving automated information systems.

19. Represents the Department on projects with other agencies or associations to resolve problems and facilitate the development and implementation of new and/or modified automated systems.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. Information Technology project management principles and techniques.

2. principles and practices of supervision of personnel.

3. team concepts (e.g., team building, leadership, participation and group problem solving techniques).

4. the principles, concepts, capabilities and operations of digital mainframe computer systems.

5. current technological trends for open systems, service oriented architecture (SOA) and web services.

6. the fundamental principles of enterprise architecture and its framework and strategies.

7. the principles and practices of application programming, systems analysis and design, databases, and web technologies.

8. mainframe computer and web application server hardware, software networks, communications protocols and operating systems capabilities.

9. application development life cycle and methodologies.

10. report writing required to produce analytical and technical reports in an appropriate format.

Skill in:

1. analyzing information and complex problems, identifying alternative solutions, and taking appropriate action.

2. effectively communicating clearly, both orally and in writing, at all levels.

3. discussing technical information and issues with both technical and non-technical personnel.

4. using project management tools and software.

5. reviewing system designs, system specifications, and technical proposals for accuracy, completeness, and technical feasibility.

6. writing/reviewing project and grant proposals for compliance with stated regulations and making recommendations on approval, amendment, or denial.

Ability to:

1. read, comprehend and interpret complex, technical written materials.

2. establish goals and objectives for the assigned work unit consistent with Department goals and objectives.

3. conduct research, analyze findings, prepare written and oral reports, and present recommendations to management.

4. establish and maintain positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment.

5. manage multiple project teams and small to large application development projects simultaneously.

6. work independently and adapt to changing environments and technologies.

7. prepare and administer budgets and contracts.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Office setting.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in computer science, management information systems, or a related field and four (4) years of professional experience in applications management and systems analysis and design, including two (2) years of supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Note: One (1) year of work experience is equivalent to 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of course work from an accredited college or university.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Exempt




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