Job Title: Administrative Computing Manager
Department: Administrative Computing Services
Date: April 2006
Updated: February 2007
A. PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
Manage the operations of the Media, Computer, and Telecommunications Services Department of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in a manner that assures timely and quality computer support to the administrative departments of the university.
Performs highly responsible and advanced administrative and complex technical supervisory work directing all activities and personnel in automated data processing operations. Works under general direction with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Major Duties: Incumbent is responsible training and supervising employees, planning and scheduling Automatic Data Processing (ADP) activities, managing ADP equipment operations, coordinating activities with other departments of the university. To accomplish this, the incumbent:
Administers the ADP operations,
Recruits, supervises, manages, and coordinates ADP operations and staff,
Plans, designs, schedules, and implements operational, technical, and support requirements and enhancements for the location, installation, operation, security, and maintenance of ADP operations, applications, and equipment,
Provides consultative, technical, and training services to administration, faculty, and staff on ADP systems operations, applications, techniques, related equipment, and materials,
Supervises, approves, manages, performs, assists in, and follows up on routine, advanced, and specialized systems programming, analysis and designs, installations, maintenance, backups, and troubleshooting on ADP operating systems and applications,
Analyzes, plans, develops and defines disaster recovery and security responsibilities and procedures. Contacts vendors concerning equipment and maintenance matters,
Develops and establishes control and backup procedures for operations and monitors for compliance,
Analyzes, prepares, submits, and manages approved budget,
Analyzes unusual machine problems,
Reviews for potential security violations,
Ensures compliance with safety and operating procedures,
Assigns, maintains, and changes all levels of password security,
Researches, identifies, evaluates, and recommends state-of-the-art technologies, equipment, software, materials, and
n. Performs related work as assigned.
C. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Education required; a Bachelorís degree from an accredited institution in data processing, computer science or a related field, a Masterís degree in computer science is preferred, a combination of education and programming experience and/or vocational training in digital electronics may be substituted. This position also requires extensive experience in computer systems analysis and/or programming, and operating systems software.
Knowledge of ADP programs and procedures, use and operation of ADP systems, principles of electronics and electronic data processing, electrical and electronic safety procedures, and of data communication networks,
Skill in the use and operation of ADP systems and effective technical communications,
Ability to supervise the work of others, to prepare budget estimates, to plan and conduct training sessions, to schedule workloads, to devise work methods and procedures, and to analyze and solve complex work problems,
Knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, and techniques of computer programming and systems analysis, of operating systems, telecommunications concepts, computer operations procedures and systems, and of computer programming languages,
Knowledge of systems facilities, personal computer hardware, software, security software, performance monitoring and capacity management tools, and
f. Skill in navigating World Wide Web browsers and other Internet programs.
D. FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:
The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Assistant Vice President for Technology in Computing Center budget preparation.
E. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
The Department of Administrative Computing consists of students, faculty, and staff. Each user group is provided with access to computing resources necessary to do their work. General issues to be dealt with are the basic management functions related to assuring the optimal mix of equipment, supplies, personnel, and money necessary to provide timely services. General issues to be dealt with are the day-to-day tasks that ensure a minimal downtime in the repair and maintenance of computer systems and peripherals. This is accomplished through meeting the requirements of Dell Warranty Repair Services, and keeping in stock a variety of out of warranty parts. Additionally, software support requires a constant monitoring of trends, bugs, fixes, and updates. Peripheral support is reliant on working knowledge of the mechanics of printers, scanners, fax machines, and any other type of office equipment.
The incumbent has authority over the positions in the Administrative Computing Department of Computing Services in budget and personnel actions. This authority includes the signature of requisitions for business office processing for capital and operational expenditures as well as travel and training expenditures.
2. The incumbent is governed by all rules, regulations, and laws relating to the operation of a State funded Department. Additionally, policies of the university, and Media and Computing Services govern and are enforced by the incumbent.
G. EXTENT OF PUBLIC CONTACT:
Daily contact with staff.
Frequent contact with senior administrative personnel.
3. Occasional contact outside the university with vendors, state agencies, and schools.