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The Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS) Testing, Evaluation, Plans and Policy (TEPP) Coordinator is responsible for comprehensive information technology testing, evaluation, plans and policy coordination on complex small and large scale projects. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Typical Functions:

Conducts tests and evaluations of information technology programs, projects, and policies and ensures that all evaluations meet state standards. Assists with preparing needs assessment analysis and designing the evaluation components for information technology projects. Evaluates business and information systems functionality in order to develop and design new systems solutions. Creates cost-benefits analyses, identifies resource allocations and equipment needs and costs, creates problem escalation plans, and establishes timelines. Analytically synthesizes complex or diverse information and collects data for research. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of project management methods and techniques. Knowledge of state government structure, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations that relate to information technology. Ability to design work flows and procedures. Ability to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives. Ability to develop strategies to achieve organizational goals. Ability to develop project plans, coordinate projects, and communicate changes and progress. Ability to conduct strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis for organizational purposes. Ability to analyze, market and identify external threats and opportunities. Ability to develop innovative approaches that meet the mission and goals of the agency. Ability to generate suggestions for improving daily workflow and for promoting quality. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Skills to focus on conflict resolution and balance team and individual responsibilities. Skills to manage project team activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in information technology, computer science, or a related field; plus five years of experience in the area of project management, including three years in a management or supervisory 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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