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Job Specification

MANAGER 1 INFORMATION PROCESSING


JOB CATEGORY SUMMARY

A position in this category typically functions as a manager of an organizational
unit, monitors progress of projects, and implements, monitors, analyzes, and
evaluates systems within an organization; consults with system users on system
requirements, problems, and application software.

UNIQUE AND DISTINGUISHING TASKS/CLASSIFICATION FACTORS

Level 1

Under general supervision, organizes and directs the activities of an information
processing installation or facility having a total employee complement of 10 or
fewer.  This installation must include at least two of the following functional
elements: applications development and maintenance, operations production and
control, database management, operating systems programming and maintenance;
network management; or under the direction of a Manager 2, who serves as the
chief MIS manager for a Department or Agency, directs a major sub element
(such as programming); or in a Department or Agency where the chief MIS
manager is classified as a Manager 3 or higher level manager, directs the work of
a technical work unit (such as systems programming).

	OR

Under direction of a Manager 2, Information Processing or higher level manager,
and operating within the Central Executive Branch Information Processing and
Telecommunication Agency for the State, manages personnel responsible for a
technical unit or component of one or more of the following information
processing or telecommunications functions: operations, development, or user
consultation. This title manages two or more supervisory personnel.

Level 2

Under general supervision, organizes and directs the activities of an information
processing installation or facility, having a total employee complement of 11 to
50, in support of a major agency, division or department. This installation must
include at least two of the following functional elements: applications
development and maintenance, operations production and control, database
management, operating systems programming and maintenance; network
management; or under the direction of a Manager 3, directs a major subelement
(such as programming).

	OR

Under the direction of a Manager 3, Information Processing or higher level
manager, and operating within the Central Executive Branch Information
Processing and Telecommunication Agency for the state, manages personnel
responsible for multiple units or components of one or more of the following
information processing or telecommunications functions: operations,
development, or user consultation. This title manages at least one Manager 1,
Information Processing.

Level 3

Under general supervision, organizes and directs the activities of an information
processing installation or facility, supporting of a major agency, division or
department, having a total employee complement of over 50. This installation
must include at least two of the following functional elements: applications
development and maintenance, operations production and control, database
management, operating systems programming and maintenance, and network
management.

	OR

Under the direction of senior management and operating within the Central
Executive Branch Information Processing and Telecommunication Agency for the
State, establishes policy for and manages personnel responsible for multiple units
or components of one or more of the following information processing or
telecommunications functions: operations, development, or user consultation.
This title manages at least one Manager 2, Information Processing.

TASKS COMMON TO ALL LEVELS

NOTE:  The above Job Category Summary and following examples of work are
for illustrative purposes only. Any one position may not include all of the tasks
listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.

Determines organizational goals and objectives, establishes policy, and allocates
resources.

Plans and organizes the work of the organizational unit and assigns, supervises,
and evaluates the work of subordinates.

Monitors progress of work or projects.

Monitors (maintains) systems within an organization.

Evaluates the overall operation of the program or service.

Directs the administration of a program, program element, or service WITH direct
responsibility for the supervision of subordinate staff.

Plans implementation of projects or programs.

Writes technical, statistical, or financial reports.

Plans work activities which impact on other organizational units.

Provides technical information and advice to staff, peers, or management.

Estimates necessary quantity of time, costs, materials, or personnel for the
accomplishment of assignments or goals.

Devises improvement or change plans for the operation of the unit.

Reads journals or other publications for the purpose of keeping abreast of
developments in the field.

Recommends personnel actions such as hiring, firing, promoting, or disciplining.

Answers questions about application of regulations or policies.

Analyzes systems within an organization.

Determines staffing needs.

Evaluates systems of an organization.

Reviews personnel action material for submission to personnel office.

Implements systems within an organization.

Settles (resolves) problems in the administration or coordination of programs,
activities, or projects.

Assesses organizational training needs.

Defines (documents) systems within an organization.

Designs systems within an organization.

Plans for future needs of computer resources.

Consults with system users on (automated) system problems.

Informs staff of policies and procedures.

Consults with staff members for identification of staffing or operational needs.

Consults with system users on (automated) system requirements.

Confers with administrators at policy making level.

Consults with system users on application software development.

CHARACTERISTIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

COMMON TO ALL LEVELS

Knowledge of principles and techniques of supervision.

Knowledge of techniques of interpersonal relations.

Knowledge of employee motivational theories such as reinforcement, incentives,
satisfiers, or job enrichment.

Knowledge of employee performance evaluation procedures.

Knowledge of basic interviewing techniques.

Knowledge of disciplinary procedures.

Knowledge of principles of organizational development.

Knowledge of training principles and techniques.

Knowledge of methods of human resources planning.

Knowledge of fundamentals of public speaking.

Knowledge of principles of report writing.

Knowledge of administrative principles and practices.

Knowledge of program development techniques.

Knowledge of program evaluation techniques.

Knowledge of workflow control and reporting techniques.

Knowledge of administrative planning and scheduling techniques such as network
analysis, PERT, or Gantt charts.

Knowledge of principles and techniques of resource allocation

Knowledge of budgeting methods and principles.

Knowledge of system development life cycle.

Knowledge of automated management information processing systems.

Knowledge of computer terminology involving mainframes.

Knowledge of information requirements involving systems analysis.

Knowledge of information processing logical design.

Knowledge of methods for conducting feasibility analysis.

Knowledge of disaster or data recovery techniques.

Knowledge of batch system design.

Ability to establish goals and set priorities.

Ability to schedule and organize work activities for others.

Ability to coordinate work activities which impact on other organizational units.

Ability to interact with various people who are in differing situations.

Ability to write information in an organized format.

Ability to identify problems in the administration or coordination of programs,
plans, or projects.

Ability to resolve problems in the administration or coordination of programs,
plans, or projects.

Ability to comprehend, interpret, and evaluate relevant information from various
types of source materials.

Ability to synthesize facts to reach logical conclusions.

Ability to make appropriate inferences and deductions based on various types of
source materials.

Ability to apply laws, rules, or regulations to given situations.

Ability to read and interpret laws, rules, and regulations.

Ability to develop work productivity forecasts and projections.

Ability to follow flow charts.

Ability to determine the effectiveness of information processing systems.

Ability to identify problems involving system design.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

	LICENSE
	Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in NJ only if
	the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to
	perform essential duties of the position.

	EDUCATION
	Level 1   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
	Bachelor's degree.

	Level 2   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
	Bachelor's degree.

	Level 3   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
	Bachelor's degree.

	EXPERIENCE
	Level 1   Five (5) years experience in work involving the development of
	application software and systems analysis and design in a multiplatform
	environment, two (2) years of which shall have been in a supervisory
	capacity.

	Level 2   Six (6) years of experience in work involving information
	processing feasibility studies, project management, and resource allocation
	in a multiplatform environment.  Three (3) years of the required
	experience shall have been in a supervisory capacity, one (1) year of which
	involved supervising second line supervisors or middle managers.

	Level 3   Seven (7) years experience in work involving the administration
	of information processing, telecommunications management, computer
	operations, and system development in a multiplatform environment.  Four
	(4) years of the required experience shall have been in a supervisory
	capacity, two (2) years of which involved supervising middle and upper
	management .

SUBSTITUTIONS

Level 1   Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute
four (4) years of additional nonsupervisory experience of the type indicated in the
experience section.

Level 2   Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute
four (4) years of additional nonsupervisory experience of the type indicated in the
experience section.

Level 3   Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute
four (4) years of additional nonsupervisory experience of the type indicated in the
experience section.

FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING JOB CATEGORIES, please refer to
the Job Specification Information Sheet available at the New Jersey Department
of Personnel or your agency's personnel office.

 This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month and/or variants of the job class title:
Job
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64775CCNL3233M32-
64776SCN432N/AM33-

This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

8/22/1996