Computer Information Technology Specialist III

  • Computer Information Technology Specialist III
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
0167
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$58,896.00 – $82,656.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$2,454.00 – $3,444.00
Pay Grade: 
A34

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Definition

This is advanced highly professional, technical and consultative work in the support and coordination of computer information technology services and activities.

An employee in this class provides highly technical expertise in multiple specialties or in multiple complex areas of a specialty in a mainframe, midrange and/or microcomputer environment.  Work includes coordinating and/or conducting highly complex feasibility and impact studies of technology direction and providing recommendations.  Duties may include implementation and oversight of recommendations and project management activities.  Duties may also include supervision of other technical staff but the primary emphasis of the job is on the highly technical components.  Positions at this level differ from Computer Information Technology Specialist IIs in terms of the amount of direction provided and the scope and technical complexity of assignments.  Work is performed under general supervision; however, the employee is expected to exercise considerable initiative and independence in the performance of assigned responsibilities.

Job Duties

Assumes responsibility for coordinating highly complex project management activities.

Develops, designs, maintains and oversees disaster recovery plans.

Coordinates, facilitates and/or provides multi-discipline technical direction in information strategic planning.

Provides highly technical consultative guidance to management, customers and/or other information technology staff.

Serves as a highly technical multi-discipline liaison for the organization in the areas of technology or infrastructure development.

Serves as a technical expert in computer systems analysis and design; database and/or network management; systems programming; and/or other information technology specialties.

Ensures effective and efficient systems integration of highly complex projects.

Provides guidance to ensure data and systems integrity.

Provides guidance in capacity planning.

Mentors and develops technical personnel in specialized areas of computer information technology.

Provides leadership and technical expertise in multiple specialized areas of computer information technology.

Provides cybersecurity policies, coordinates the development of emergency plans, oversees cybersecurity awareness and training, coordinates and plans cybersecurity audits.

Coordinates and develops multi-discipline standards and policies for information technology related issues.

Provides cost and benefit analysis or leads multi-discipline evaluation teams in the development and/or re-engineering of processes and/or the analysis of technology solutions to meet business needs.

Researches, reviews, recommends and prepares highly complex requests for proposals and/or bid specifications for hardware and/or software purchases; evaluates bid responses.

Performs supervisory functions as assigned, while retaining highly technical focus.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Five years, including three years of specialized experience at the level of Computer Information Technology Specialist I, of professional and technical computer information technology systems experience such as computer programming, systems analysis and design, or work with primary responsibility for the configuration of mainframe, midrange and/or microcomputer hardware and software, network administration or closely related areas; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with at least fifteen (15) semester hours in computer science, computer information systems or closely related areas.  [Computer information technology systems experience such as computer programming, systems analysis and design or work with primary responsibility for the configuration of computer hardware and software in a mainframe, midrange and/or microcomputer environment may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the stated education.  Professional or technical experience involving the development of data bases or applications using business programming products (e.g., SAS, Culprit, FOCUS, GIS) may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the stated education or experience for a maximum of two years.  Graduate work in computer science, computer information systems or closely related areas may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of one year of the stated general experience.]           

OR

One year of experience as a Computer Information Technology Specialist II or two years of experience as a Computer Information Technology Specialist I under the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Thorough knowledge of the principles of computer programming and systems analysis, design, testing and documentation.

Thorough knowledge of the general operating principles and capabilities of computer hardware and software.

Thorough knowledge of the information strategic planning process.

Thorough knowledge of the systems management process.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of cost benefit analysis.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of project management.

Thorough knowledge of various computer platforms.

Thorough knowledge of continuing trends and developments in computer hardware and software.

Thorough knowledge of computer operating systems.

Considerable knowledge of software reference libraries and related utility programs.

Considerable knowledge of computer security systems and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of computer networking and telecommunications.

Considerable knowledge of database management systems.

Considerable knowledge of the principles of disaster recovery.

Considerable knowledge of the procurement process.

Considerable knowledge of agency's automated information systems.

Considerable knowledge of agency's functions and their interrelationships.

Ability to coordinate/organize projects involving multiple organizations and/or groups.

Ability to utilize project management tools, such as PERT or Gantt charts.

Ability to review and analyze computer program documentation.

Ability to prepare and maintain standards, policies, procedures, guidelines and technical manuals.

Ability to apply multi-discipline expertise in the troubleshooting and resolution of problems.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to train and mentor or supervise others in subject matter areas.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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