Under direction, to plan, organize, and direct departmental data processing and automated office functions and services; assist with the day-to-day maintenance of a Local Area Network and or Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN); to plan, design, develop and implement complex computer-based departmental information systems; and to conduct systems, statistical, and quantitative analysis.
- Identifies and coordinates departmental data processing activities for the department, other County departments and public and private agencies.
- Researches and evaluates information technology hardware and software system requirements; and configures, installs and maintains PC hardware and software, including network cards.
- Assists and/or maintains network servers including installing and configuring user accounts and peripheral devices.
- Designs and/or assists in the development of more difficult systems; oversees the implementation of new systems and ensures their proper operation; analyzes and identifies problem areas and performs needs assessments and recommends appropriate solutions.
- Researches, analyzes, evaluates and makes recommendations on data processing program procedures and systems, designs new and/or modifies existing systems and provides statistical and quantitative data to management.
- Oversees departmental information technology projects; consults with and advises departmental administration on matters related to information technology.
- Interacts with the Information Technology Services Division staff and hardware/software vendors regarding information technology and the department's needs.
- Writes detailed specifications; evaluates equipment and software capabilities; conducts cost/benefits analysis; makes recommendations to management; serves as resource consultant on information technology including, data analysis and processing, research methodology and systems development.
- Analyzes state and federal regulations to determine needed changes in automated systems and procedures.
- Reads and studies all department memoranda and procedural materials for proper integration with automated systems, and provides assistance in completing changes to meet requirements.
- Monitors existing systems to assure appropriateness, effectiveness, accuracy and timeliness of information received.
- Establishes, monitors and ensures that departmental controls relative to information technology policies and procedures are met and maintained; researches and resolves problem areas and discrepancies in computer programs.
- Designs, develops and maintains departmental web pages.
- Writes procedures, memoranda and instructional material relating to staff use of computerized data system; provides technical advice and assistance to staff; trains staff in the use of hardware components and software applications.
- Assists in the preparation of information technology budget; and makes recommendations as required.
- Prepares memoranda, correspondence and reports.
- May supervise a small professional, technical and clerical staff.
- May be required to maintain inventory of computer equipment, software and licenses.
- May represent the department at various meetings.
- May be required to run cable.
- Performs job-related duties as required.
- An Information Technology certificate verifying proficiency in information systems issued by the Kern County Personnel Department or its authorized agent is required at the time of appointment.
- Valid Class "C" California Driver's License is required at the time of appointment.
Applicants must submit all applicable diplomas, transcripts, licenses and/or certificates with their application to the Kern County Human Resources Division by the final filing date.Information submitted after the final filing date will not be considered for evaluation.
All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster.
Admittance to the examinationwill require a valid government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date.
This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made forKern CountyProbation. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Candidates are encouraged to indicate allgeographical locations and assignments in which they would accept employment on their application form. CandidatesMUSTbe willing to travel to these locations (areas/district offices).
WRITTEN EXAM (Weight 40%): May include knowledge ofcurrent data processing hardware and software technology; principles and methods of programming, systems and procedures analysis; general knowledge of Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN), computer operating network systems, information technology principles, techniques and capabilities, including office automation, mini and personal computers and peripheral devices; principles of organization and management.
The Human Resources Division my limit the number advancing to the oral examination to approximately the top 10, based upon the final earned results of the written examination.
ORAL EXAM(Weight 60%):Will be conducted for the purpose of appraising training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the position.IF THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS SUCCESSFUL ON THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION IS INSUFFICIENT TO WARRANT AN ORAL APPRAISAL, THE WRITTEN EXAM SHALL BE WEIGHTED 100%.Applicants must attain at least 70% score on each phase of the examination process.
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