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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, B.O.C.E.S. REGIONAL INFORMATION CENTER
03380
(Competitive)




DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves the responsibility for assisting in the administration and direction of activities within the Central New York Regional Information Center. The work includes the administrative support to Regional Information Center Staff, component BOCES and school districts in the provision and promotion of educational or administrative technology systems and services. This position is administrative in nature and includes developing policy, promotion of new initiatives, budget development, support of regional standards/directives and adherence to local, state and federal guidelines. The Assistant Director may exercise direct supervision of project managers and/or department managers as required. General supervision is received from the Chief Technology Officer. This position is distinct from the Chief Technology Officer who is the administrative head and has the responsibility for financial planning, expenditures and managerial accountability of the organization. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Researches and analyzes BOCES and districts needs for present and future informational technology services in a K-12 educational environment.
Represents the CNYRIC in local and statewide administrative and/or technical groups.
Maintains a continuous review of existing programs. May assign priority for staff and resources to insure effective, accurate and efficient operations and delivery of services.
Assists in the administration of; personnel policies, hiring procedures, staff development, and staff evaluation.
Serves as a resource for both staff and clients in the escalation of problems.
Provides budget analysis and coordination of financial data to assist the Chief Technology Officer in budget planning and development.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the organization and operation of K-12 school systems in the areas of both instructional and administrative needs for data access, retention and support.
Thorough knowledge of informational technology applications, techniques and standards as related to pupil and administrative records, evaluation and assessment.
Good knowledge of computing technologies, hardware, capabilities and industry standards.
Good knowledge of the principals and practices of project management and data analysis
Ability to apply administrative and supervisory techniques conducive to optimal staff performance and high morale.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school district and BOCES representatives.
Ability to develop, evaluate and adjust informational technology services to meet client needs.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Promotion:

Three (3) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Manager of Operations, Manager of Network Operation Services, Manager of Technical Support, Manager of Telecommunication Services, Manager of Systems and Programming, or Project Manager.

Open Competitive:

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Baccalaureate Degree and five (5) years of professional work experience, or itís part time equivalent, in public administration, business administration, informational technology services, or education, three (3) years of which must have been work experience involved with the application and utilization of educational computer services in a school district or similar educational setting, or in a information technology facility providing services for educational institutions; or,

B. Four (4) years of paraprofessional or professional work experience or its part time equivalent, plus five (5) years of work experience as described in (A); or,

C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.


NOTE: Successful completion of graduate semester credit hours in public administration, business administration, computer science, or education or a closely related field, from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents may be substituted for work experience as follows; Thirty (30) graduate semester credit hours may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience, sixty (60) graduate semester credit hours may be substituted for two (2) years work experience.

In all cases, candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years of professional work experience involved with the application and utilization of educational computer services in a school district or similar educational setting, or in a information technology facility providing services for education institutions.

Revised 11/06