Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, MIS, the Systems Specialist functions at the appropriate level of systems specialist services to the various District organizations. Depending upon the level, the Systems Specialist can act as the team leader for one or more project teams, in addition to working independently toward the accomplishment of project assignments.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Ensures the proper functioning of the appropriate system platform (Hewlett Packard 3000 or NOVELL networks) by keeping operating system software up to date, maintaining the integrity of data bases and by the installation of new, or updated, application software.
- Serves as the "systems manager" for the appropriate platform, either the Hewlett Packard 3000 or NOVELL network.
- Analyzes problems outlined by the Assistant Director, MIS. Studies existing systems and procedures in terms of legal requirements, organization, flow of data, methods and forms.
- Develops block or data flow diagrams in sequence order for Information Systems: designs detailed programs, flowcharts, data flow diagrams, and other pertinent information indicating the sequence of computer programming instructions and mathematical computations necessary to accomplish assigned objectives.
- Writes computer programs in COBOL, and other reporting/Fourth Generation languages as required, using departmental standards including copy file library and data base management routines. Verifies accuracy and completeness of programs using comprehensive test data.
- Corrects program errors by revising instructions or altering sequence of operations; evaluates and modifies existing programs to take into account changes in procedures or types of reports desired.
- Prepares, according to department standards, documentation required for the routine processing of programs and for timely maintenance, modification, and interpretation.
- May assist in the training of other systems specialists, clients and other Management Information Services staff.
- Is responsible for systems analysis and programming assigned and is cable of working independently on and completing an assigned complex task.
- May assist in the training of junior personnel and may be responsible for specific training of an individual.
- Develops and maintains either IMAGE data bases using Hewlett Packard Series 3000 minicomputers or the appropriate data bases for the NOVELL networks.
- Develops and maintains either VPLUS screens using Hewlett Packard Series 3000 minicomputers or the appropriate screen generators for the NOVELL networks.
- May assist in the evaluation of new software and hardware, and aids in the decision concerning its appropriateness for the installation and the requested functionality.
- At the request of the Assistant Director, MIS, shall perform a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Systems Specialist. Systems Specialist.
Education and Experience: Two years experience in software development and "system management" duties. Two concurrent or additional years experience working in a production data processing environment. A minimum of one year's experience in the following areas: programming using COBOL, or in the NOVELL network area, the appropriate development language; software design using flowcharts or data flow diagrams; development and the use of data base management systems; working within data processing teams to develop programs and systems; and user liaison/consulting while in data processing environment. Educational requirements: Post Secondary Education point value of 5 (see Post Secondary Education Table).
Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to work in a multi‑ethnic environment.
Post Secondary Education Table
1 = 30 3 = AA 6 = BA/BS+1 = Data Processing Certificate
2 = 60 4 = AA+30 7 = BA/BS+30+1 = 4 years employment
(Values are in semester unit equivalents)
Seeing to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: One year.
Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91106
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