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The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Office of Information Services (OIS) Assistant Administrator is responsible for assisting in directing the data processing staff

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Assesses agency data processing needs by participating with management and staff in planning future program developments. Advises agency management on the feasibility and cost effectiveness of mainframe or server-based computer applications development requests. Evaluates the capacity and capabilities of the existing data processing system, investigates technological advances and the compatibility, availability, and costs of products, and develops short and long-range plans for the acquisition of computer hardware and software to support current and future agency operations. Develops and implements operating standards, policies, and procedures to ensure system integrity, security, and adherence to agency policy. Coordinates the design and implementation of major mainframe and server-based applications by supervising staff and monitoring project stages, timeframes, validity of test data, and final product. Negotiates and develops vendor contracts for recommendation to senior management staff, designates performance standards and deliverables, and monitors adherence to contract specifications. Oversees systems support activities to ensure adequate capacity and performance levels to support the department’s information technology needs. Resolves user or operating system problems not resolved at a lower level by investigating the source of the problem and initiating corrective actions including contacting vendors as appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of mainframe and personal computer hardware and operating system software. Knowledge of applications development and maintenance methods, concepts, and standards. Knowledge of computer operations. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to estimate cost, time, manpower, hardware, and software needed to support present or future operations and meet user needs. Ability to allocate resources and oversee the design and implementation of complex applications systems with multiple interfacing subsystems. Ability to diagnose and resolve software and hardware problems. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of data processing systems. Ability to communicate technical information orally and in writing to diverse individuals and groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field; plus five years of experience in applications development, operations, database management, systems support, or a related area, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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