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Job Specification




         Under direction, acts as technical leader for accomplishing
   complex analytical studies for data processing service centers, in
   the servicing of users, and in the operation of the data processing
   center; does related work as required.

   NOTE: The  examples of work for this title are for
   illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title
   may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.
   Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


        Evaluates data processing equipment and service requests and
   prepares a cost benefit analysis that shows all alternative methods
   of solution in terms of operating and development costs, intangible
   advantages and disadvantages, and time implementation schedules.

         Provides technical planning and guidance for data center
   consolidations, application conversion, computer upgrades, and
   operating system changes.

         Prepares specifications for data processing equipment,
   services, application development or special studies, and evaluates
   vendor responses.

         Evaluates, selects, and utilizes software and hardware
   monitors, analyzers, and simulators for measuring systems performance
   and projecting new systems performance to improve hardware
   utilization and attain optimum application programs.

          Periodically monitors technical progress of outside
   consultants in accord with contractual intentions.

         Serves as technical consultant to all agencies in all software
   areas such as languages, file organization and accessing techniques,
   utilities, operating systems, accounting and teleprocessing routines,
   and program system design.

         Develops and assists in the implementation and maintenance and
   periodically audits data processing standards and procedures in such
   areas as hardware and software operation, production control and
   scheduling, applications development and maintenance, financial
   billing and budgeting administration, and data and physical facility
   security and financial protection.

         Analyzes new fiscal year budget requests to determine if monies
   requested are in keeping with anticipated data processing production
   service and new development expenditures for the forthcoming fiscal
   year, and maintains a comparison throughout the year of expenditures
   versus appropriations.

        Tests and evaluates new hardware systems, software products, and
   terminal devices.

        Prepares clear, technically sound, accurate, and informative
   reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

        Maintains essential records, reports, and files.

         Will be required to learn to utilize various types of
   electronic and/or manual recording and computerized information
   systems used by the agency, office, or related units.



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


   Five (5) years of experience in computer programming,
   information systems design, and systems analysis, which shall have
   involved major responsibility for development and implementation of
   large scale data processing systems.

   NOTE: Applicants who do not meet the above education
   requirement may substitute additional experience as indicated above
   on a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being
   equal to one (1) year of experience.


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


             Knowledge of information system design concepts and the
   many alternative manual, mechanical, and electronic means for
   gathering and storing data as well as converting data into useful
   information at lowest cost.

               Knowledge of and familiarity with capabilities, operating
   characteristics, and programming of all data processing and data
   preparation equipment and software.

               Knowledge of computer programming design and differences
   between and applications of various programing languages.

              Knowledge of principles of production systems and work
   efficiency as related to a data center which must function as a data
   processing service bureau.

              Knowledge of and the familiarity with procedures and
   techniques involved is using software, and of instrumentation to take
   equipment and software measurements.

               Knowledge of analytic and management techniques involving
   decision tables, scheduling milestone charts, logic flow diagramming,
   engineering cost analysis, statistical sampling methods, design of
   experiments, and value engineering.

             Ability to direct project task teams.

             Ability to analyze problem conditions and arrive at a cost
   effective, realistic solution.

              Ability to oversee and monitor performance of outside

              Ability to write clear, concise design specifications and
   study reports.

              Ability to analyze and transcribe data into meaningful
   useful information to measure cost effectiveness.

              Ability to prepare clear, technically sound, accurate, and
   informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and

              Ability to maintain essential records, reports, and files.

             Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic
   and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
   office, or related units.

               Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate
   in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
   American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as
   acceptable forms of communication.

              Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible
   as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
   reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the
   accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer
   undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

   This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
04354LC N/A29-

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