Computing Manager Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
and organizes activities of a large computing section in areas such
as Computing Research Lab, University Administrative Systems, or
Academic Computing. Manages workload of a technical staff,
establishing goals and objectives for the group.
third in a series of three classifications and would typically
report to a Director.
Examples of Duties:
- Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned
employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations
that are given particular weight regarding the employment status
of assigned employees.
- Maintains an adequate training system to develop technical
and supervisory skills in subordinates.
- Manages and directs the acquisition, installation and
maintenance of computer software and hardware and systems
related to technical areas; establishes schedules, sets
priorities and assigns work to subordinates.
- Provides technical expertise and direction in
state-of-the-art software/hardware applications, systems
projects and problems.
- Determines personnel, material, equipment and facilities
needed to accomplish program goals.
- Prepares recommended program budget and/or responsible for
ensuring program expenditures adhere to approved budget.
- Compiles statistics and management data relevant to future
computing service workloads and resource requirements in
technical computer area.
- Recommends actions to improve workflow, simplify operational
and reporting procedures, and improve performance standards.
- Maintains work, time and cost records.
- Writes a status report, including conclusions and
recommendations for solution of problems.
- Coordinates with user personnel to determine policy, address
concerns, and resolve issues relating to the computing activity.
- Represents computing interests at advisory/steering
committee meetings; meets with peers from other organizations to
discuss issues of mutual interest and concern.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the functions and capabilities of computing
equipment and software and its applications.
- Knowledge of the principles, practices. developments and
techniques of providing computing service in an academic
- Knowledge of the practice and principles of group
- Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Management Information
Systems AND eight years of directly related computing experience,
which includes three years of supervisory experience; OR, Ten years
of directly related computing experience, which includes three years
of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of
experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills
and abilities have been achieved.
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