NATURE OF WORK
This is highly specialized, professional, administrative, technical, and auditing work managing the information systems consulting and auditing function of the Office of Internal Audit.
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; performing agency performance audits as requested; evaluating and auditing automation activities to ensure the use of proper general and application controls and other policies, procedures, and regulations; and evaluating and auditing network and system access to ensure the proper use of security procedures and controls.
Duties include providing 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 an information systems solution to solve business problems; reviewing or developing standards for information systems, recommendations for enhancements to information system, 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 the Director of the Office and client agency management through conferences and evaluation of achievements.
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.
Supervises professional and technical personnel throughout the phases of information systems projects and assigns specific staff members as required.
Works in conjunction with the Office of Information Technology 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 information systems and security audits as requested.
Conducts performance audits in client agencies as requested.
Assists professionals in the Office in areas related to information systems and the use of computers and software.
Attends meetings and conferences, and represents the Office on information systems matters.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
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 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, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
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.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Office of Internal Audit
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E1/91 R1/00