This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.
The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.
Under limited supervision, provides specialized professional level support in areas of advanced complexity such as systems analysis to implement and support departments and/or the university community with technical solutions as they relate to the academic, research or administrative operations of the department. Resolves problems of advanced complexity, comprehensive nature. Provides technical leadership to users/departments in deriving needs assessments, proposals, implementing requests, and solutions. May supervise or provide functional direction to assigned staff and/or student employees.
Duties and Responsibilities
Uses independent judgement to install, configure, maintain, and support systems of advanced complexity for end users and/or technology stakeholders.
Analyzes current and proposed departmental/user hardware and software systems.
Develops and provides individual and/or group instruction and/or training to end users on new or updated technologies; may supervise or provide functional direction to assigned staff and/or student employees.
Leads large scale research and development initiatives and/or projects involving the implementation of new technologies.
Oversees and/or leads the review, evaluation and recommendation of solutions relating to hardware and software acquisitions and/or network updates; may maintain, and input applicable records such as, but not limited to, network users, security, and tracking inventory levels of equipment and materials.
Analyzes and/or creates proposals which consist of objectives, scope, and user expectations; gathers facts, analyzes data, and prepares proposal synopses comparing alternatives in terms of cost, time, and availability of resources; recommends courses of action.
Makes final recommendations on bids and proposals for leadesrhip approval.
Analyzes and solves problems of advanced complexity on computer applications and systems for students, faculty, and staff for departments and/or the university community; provides a wide range of in-depth technical assistance to departmental users and/or support staff.
Designs and develops scripts to automate tasks for departments and/or the university community.
Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems; participates in professional development activities as appropriate.
Evaluates and tests new or modified software programs and software development procedures used to verify that programs function according to user requirements and conform to established guidelines and best practices.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree; at least 2 years of progressively responsible experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Higher education and/or experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Advanced knowledge of systems analysis.
Knowledge of a broad range of relevant computer systems, applications, and/or related equipment.
Knowledge of computer security procedures and protocol.
In depth knowledge of advanced operating system, network, or application management tasks.
Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
Knowledge of federal copyright laws as they pertain to the use of computer software.
Ability to integrate emerging technologies and applications into current environment and to analyze, design, develop, and implement operating systems, network, or application management scripts or processes.
Ability to analyze, design, develop, and implement operating systems, network, or application management scripts or processes.
Skills in technical leadership, planning, organizing, and adapting within a multi-tasking environment.
Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.
Ability to analyze and create technical proposals and to expand upon them or develop alternatives.
Ability to evaluate emerging technologies and identify their potential impact within the existing environment.
Ability to analyze complex computer problems and provide solutions.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
Position Requires: a) Analyzes and/or creates proposals which consist of objectives, scope, and user expectation; b) Provides advanced professional level support of a comprehensive nature; c) Leads the implementation of new technologies for departments and/or the university community; d) Oversees and/or leads large, medium, and small scope and impact technology projects for departments and/or the university community; e) Leads or providing functional direction to staff and student employees, and f) Designs and develops operating system scripts, network, or application management processes to automate tasks for departments and/or the university community.
Conditions of Employment
Specialty licensure/certification may be required, as specified by the department.
Successful candidate may be subject to a criminal background check prior to starting work.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Moderate physical effort. May require occasional lifting, handling, pushing, or moving objects up to 50 lbs. Constant standing/walking.
No or very limited physical effort required.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.