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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:Y1025

SYSTEMS CONSULTING MANAGER

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly specialized, professional, administrative, and technical work managing the information systems in the areas of finance and accounting. Work includes assisting the office and client agencies in developing strategic plans; developing functional specifications for information systems projects; performing the analysis of packaged software; directing and participating in the design, development and implementation of computer-based and other systems for client agencies; developing project plans for information systems projects; conducting agency performance reviews; evaluating network and system access and automation activities to ensure the proper use of general and application controls, policies, procedures, and processes

Duties include acting as liaison with client agencies; making formal presentations to client agencies, County management, and others as necessary; assisting client agencies in development of priorities for information systems projects; determining the feasibility of developing information systems solutions to solve business problems, especially in the areas of finance and accounting; reviewing or developing standards for information systems, recommendations for enhancements to information systems, project plans, and cost-benefit analyses; providing high-level direction in the integration of new technologies with existing information systems; and supervising professional and technical staff for information systems projects.

Work is reviewed by superior through conferences and evaluation of achievements.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Provides leadership, coordinates activities, and assists professionals in the areas of finance and accounting as applicable to information systems management.

Assists client agency management in determining automation objectives for their organization.

Develops and reviews information systems standards.

Manages multiple large- and small-scale information systems projects.

Prepares and reviews cost-benefit and requirements analyses for large- and small-scale information systems projects.

Prepares and reviews budgets for large- and small-scale information systems projects as required.

Assists in developing or reviewing design of information systems.

Assists with preparation of test scripts, reviews system test results, and provides feedback.

Supervises professional and technical personnel throughout the phases of information systems projects and assigns specific staff members as required.

Works in conjunction with Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) concerning technical issues.

Assists in the review of new hardware and software as requested; meets with vendors as required.

Assists in vendor selection and contract negotiations.

Assists in developing or reviewing documentation for information systems.

Reviews management objectives for information systems and helps determine whether they have been achieved.

Conducts performance reviews in client agencies as requested.

Attends meetings and conferences.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.

Thorough knowledge of the capabilities of automated systems.

Thorough knowledge of current principles and practices of project management.

Thorough knowledge of techniques and methodology of systems analysis.

Thorough knowledge of techniques of systems development and programming.

Considerable knowledge of current trends and developments in information systems technology.

Considerable knowledge of principles of supervision, organization, and administration.

Knowledge of business procedures and practices.

Knowledge of auditing principles and procedures in an information systems environment.

Ability to plan, coordinate, and direct the work of information systems professionals.

Ability to analyze manual/automated operations and processes and organize their components into logical information systems.

Ability to analyze technical materials and make sound decisions.

Ability to express ideas effectively, verbally and in writing.

Ability to effectively make presentations to large audiences.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in information systems, business management, accounting or related field; six (6) years management or supervisory experience in planning, managing, and implementation of information systems; including two (2) years experience in accounting, auditing, or consulting; OR any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E1/91 R2/14


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