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APPLICATION PROJECT LEAD
03475
(Competitive)


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The works involves responsibility for planning and directing systems analysis, design, and implementation of information technology projects. An employee in this position contacts and maintains liaison between the user department and information technology staff to coordinate efficient completion of all steps of a project. This position is distinct from other Project Manager classifications in that it requires a thorough knowledge and background in technical systems analysis and programming techniques. Work is assigned and reviewed by a direct supervisor through ongoing discussions. This position assigns personnel to projects and directs their activities; however, supervision is not a regular occurring function of this position. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Identifies, recommends and plans project objectives and goals for the department.

Coordinates with management concerning planning, workloads, and scheduling.

Is responsible for coordination of project performance with the other work of the department.

Is responsible for informing management of project progress and problems.

Coordinates and/or facilitates work efforts between users and technical staff.

Works in cooperation with management to assign personnel to projects and directs their activities as they relate to the project.

Provides technical guidance and assistance.

Develops, conducts and reviews test plans.

May conduct business and gap analysis.

Responsible for final approval of a completed system to insure project objectives have been met.

Ensures compliance of IT policies and procedures (security, backup, access control, documentation, active directory, disaster recovery, etc.) in system implementation.

Meets with managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.

Develops program and user documentation and operator instructions.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of project management.

Thorough knowledge of software principles and methods of application.

Good knowledge of systems analysis with emphasis on user interaction and data gathering techniques.

Good knowledge of software facilities such as data communications, data base management and system documentation.

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Ability to maintain project plans and assist with task estimates (i.e. target dates).

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely using strong written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

Teamwork and cooperation with colleagues.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Open Competitive:

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Baccalaureate Degree, or higher, in Computer Science or a closely related field and four (4) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in computer operations, systems analysis, programming, or technical support, at least two (2) years of which must have been in a project management or supervisory capacity; or,

B. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science or a closely related field and six (6) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in computer operations, systems analysis, programming, or technical support, at least two (2) years of which must have been in a project management or supervisory capacity; or,



C. Eight (8) years of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in computer operations, systems analysis, programming, or technical support, at least two (2) years of which must have been in a project management or supervisory capacity.



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