University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Director of Computing Services/Regional Campus

Payroll Title: UCP VIII
Class Code: 0866-9088
Job Family: DPS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 609

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of designated administrator, applies independent judgement as well as expertise in planning, organizing and managing the effective operation of a large regional campus computer facility to service all graduate and undergraduate programs.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides administrative and technical leadership in designing, developing and Implementing computing services projects for a large regional campus, including local area network and wide area networks.
  2. Determines requirements of program users and other users of stand alone workstations and local area networks, assisting in the determination of priorities and timelines; serves as a resource to administrators, faculty, staff and students in resolving technical problems and needs.
  3. Serves on university wide computer committees and directs the computer committee on the regional campus.  Whenever necessary, assists administration in long term planning of computer activities on other regional campuses.
  4. Directs all related campus computing services activities.  Works with program and department heads, including the regional campuses library director for optimal automation planning.
  5. Develops and implements policies regarding the use of computer resources.  Oversees the management of all software and hardware facilities for the regional campus computing services.
  6. As appropriate, designs and documents software programs to meet specialized needs of department/division; confers with supervisor or departmental staff to determine program intent, performance, output requirements and data collection; designs data base, if needed; tests adequacy of software program to ensure desired result.
  7. Maintains a current inventory of hardware, software, documentation supplies and other equipment needed for the operation of the campus computer facility; is responsible for maintaining system security, including backups of all software.
  8. Trains users (including faculty and staff) on technical computer related material in areas of operating systems, networking operating systems, and other related mainframe and microcomputer software packages.
  9. Prepares budget requests for campus computing services and assists in budget presentation for regional campus computing projects.
  10. Provides reports on campus computing services operations and computer resources, as necessary.
  11. Hires, trains and supervises several part-time employees and a large student staff supporting the curricular and research needs of undergraduate program and professional programs such as the MBA and School of Social Work, on a large regional campus.
  12. Evaluates need for and recommends acquisition of additional hardware and software.
  13. Keeps abreast of the changes in the computer and related technology for optimal long term planning.
  14. May maintain a library of computer documentation, manuals and related information.
  15. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or closely related field or equivalent training and experience.  Advance degree preferred.
  2. At least ten years related experience in higher education or computing.
  3. Ability to develop computer curriculum and teach technical material.
  4. A thorough understanding of several programming languages; e.g. FORTRAN, BASIC, PASCAL, ASSEMBLY
  5. Strong supervisory skills
  6. A thorough understanding of systems analysis and design and local area networks (LANS).
  7. Ability to interface with technical personnel at the University Computer Center.  Ability to interact with administration at the main campus.
  8. Good written and oral communication skills and analytical ability

Date Revised: 9/23/98