Payroll Title: UCP VIII
Class Code: 0866-9088
Job Family: DPS
FLSA Code: E
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Directs all related campus computing services activities. Works with program and department heads, including the regional campuses library director for optimal automation planning.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Prepares budget requests for campus computing services and assists in budget presentation for regional campus computing projects.
- Provides reports on campus computing services operations and computer resources, as necessary.
- 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.
- Evaluates need for and recommends acquisition of additional hardware and software.
- Keeps abreast of the changes in the computer and related technology for optimal long term planning.
- May maintain a library of computer documentation, manuals and related information.
- Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science or closely related field or equivalent training and experience. Advance degree preferred.
- At least ten years related experience in higher education or computing.
- Ability to develop computer curriculum and teach technical material.
- A thorough understanding of several programming languages; e.g. FORTRAN, BASIC, PASCAL, ASSEMBLY
- Strong supervisory skills
- A thorough understanding of systems analysis and design and local area networks (LANS).
- Ability to interface with technical personnel at the University Computer Center. Ability to interact with administration at the main campus.
- Good written and oral communication skills and analytical ability
Date Revised: 9/23/98