MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST
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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
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
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
Tests and evaluates new hardware systems, software products, and
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
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
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
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
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:
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.