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MANAGER OF SYSTEMS AND PROGRAMMING
03460
(Competitive)




DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for coordinating, scheduling and supervising all systems and programming activities of a data processing department. Under the general supervision of an administrative superior, an employee in this class plans, organizes and controls the activities of the programming and systems section for the establishment and implementation of new or revised systems and procedures concerned with computer processing. The incumbent has full responsibility for all systems and programming activities. Work is performed with independent initiative and judgment and reviewed through periodic reports, conference and completion of desired results. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Assigns personnel to the various projects, directs their activities, and instructs directly or provides for the proper training in programming and analysis of all assigned personnel.

Initiates and supervises feasibility studies and systems design involving data processing and makes recommendations on the action to be taken.

Collaborates with other departments to coordinate their activities with those of the data processing department.

Assists subordinates in the solution of complex problems, including design concept, program writing and debugging.

Participates with management in the review of proposed new or revised data processing equipment and procedures.

Reviews and evaluates work of subordinates and periodically submits performance reports to the department head.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Comprehensive knowledge of computer processing systems, principles and methods of application.

Comprehensive knowledge of programming and systems analysis as it applies to electronic data processing, with specific emphasis on the use of computers.

Thorough knowledge of computer processing hardware and software, including its capabilities and application.

Good knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of modern office management.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials

and agencies.

Ability to plan and supervise the work of a staff of technical subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to express one's ideas clearly and concisely and to prepare comprehensive and detailed written and oral reports.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a baccalaureate degree and five (5) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in programming and systems analysis, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,

B. Nine (9) years of para-professional or professional administrative work experience, or its part time equivalent, five (5) years of which must have been in programming and systems analysis, at least two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,

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

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