Helping California's local education agencies efficiently and effectively
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Job description for the Director II – Information Systems at FCMAT/CSIS

Salary & Benefits

$#,### – $#,### per month. Maximum entry level is $#,### per month. Holiday, sick leave and vacation benefits are provided. Prepaid medical, dental, vision, and counseling plans provided for employee and family. Prepaid life insurance policy provided for the employee. Employees of this office are not covered by Social Security, but do have mandatory retirement coverage with Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). This position is located in Sacramento, CA.

Responsibilities

Under direction of the CSIS Chief Operations Officer, is responsible for all CSIS technical services, including the design, selection, implementation and operation of the technical components of a statewide information system for student records transfer and automated state reporting that will serve California public education agencies. 
Lead, direct and supervise CSIS Information Systems staff; assist Chief Operations Officer and other program managers in strategic planning and tactical operations.

Recruit and manage highly qualified technical staff;
set standards for performance of systems development staff, technical support staff and contractors;
manage the acquisition, development, enhancement, licensing, customization and implementation of software and equipment to achieve stated CSIS goals;
manage acquisition and operation of networking and telecommunications equipment and services in support of the CSIS mission;
ensure interface standards and procedures with multiple vendors of school management software systems including both commercial software and district/county-developed systems;
support requirements and liaison activities with the California Department of Education and other public education agencies;
develop performance and bid specifications for computer and communications equipment required to carry out the CSIS mission;
conduct public bids for procurement of equipment, software and services;
serve as a cooperative and contributing member of the CSIS Program Office Management Team;
complete other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Demonstrated knowledge of information systems issues and concepts;
in-depth knowledge of state and local K-12 operations.
Ability to:
Understand large relational databases designed for both transaction processing and complex reporting;
proven ability to effectively work on concurrent tasks and with multiple entities;
proven ability to work with formal organizational structures as well as with flexible teams;
demonstrated ability to build and manage constructive relationships with all stakeholders;
excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Experience:
Experience managing multiple complex software development projects with inter-related dependencies and shared human and machine resources.
Considerable experience in working with Student Information Systems is preferred.
A minimum of seven years experience in the technical field.
Must have successfully implemented simultaneous multiple complex software development projects including hardware acquisition, systems integration, software development environment selection and user system specifications.
Good understanding of the data processing and reporting requirements of California K-12 schools and districts in the area of student information, finance and human resource management desirable.
Education:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in computer science or management information systems, or equivalent experience.

Application Deadlines

Filing Deadline: Month xx, 201x
Oral Interview: Week of Month xx – Month xx, 201x
All candidates must file an application, supplemental application, resume, and proof of education with the California School Information Services Program, 770 L St. Suite 1120, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 325-9200 on or before Month xx, 201x, by 5:00 p.m. College transcripts or other proof of education is required with application.
This position is located in Sacramento.
Each candidate’s application papers will be thoroughly evaluated and ranked by a screening committee appointed by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office. Candidates achieving a rating of 70% or better will qualify to continue in the eligibility screening process with an interview scheduled the week of Month xx, 201x. Interviews will be held at the California School Information Services Office, 770 L St. Suite 1120, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Conditions of Employment

Some positions may require proof of privately owned automobile insurance and possess a valid California Motor Vehicle operator’s license. Fingerprint clearance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice is a condition of appointment after all other required job conditions have been met. This position is overtime exempt and has a probationary period of one year.