Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A6098 / Data Manager
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

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.


Manages and maintains a comprehensive University information resource, ensuring consistency and integrity of data; oversees collection and reporting of complex, related information. Interprets data, including statistical values, and provides advice and consultation regarding implications; may make recommendations for adjustments. Conducts needs assessments, designs and creates databases, and participates in testing and implementation of new applications and/or enhancements and modifications to existing systems. Provides assistance and training to system users.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops and designs methods and procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying information for input into computer and retrieval from computer, utilizing knowledge of symbolic language, optical or pattern recognition, database construction, and retrieval methods.
  2. Develops alternate designs to resolve problems in input, storage, or retrieval of information, utilizing knowledge of electronic data processing principles, mathematics, and computer capabilities.
  3. Consults with and advises clientele on the use and interpretation of data; collaborates as appropriate with clientele in the structuring and development of data requirements.
  4. Performs needs assessment activities and works with other information systems personnel to determine feasibility of development of new databases and/or enhancements or modifications to existing databases.
  5. Develops specifications for data capture and input; monitors input to ensure consistency, quality, and integrity of data.
  6. Programs, debugs, and runs a variety of scheduled and ad hoc listings, summaries, statistics, labels, and other electronic and/or presentation reports.
  7. Provides technical assistance and training to department personnel in the use of personal computers, standard software packages, and on-line information systems.
  8. Makes recommendations for on-line program enhancements; assists in testing and implementation of modifications and enhancements.
  9. Supervises or oversees the work of programming and/or data entry staff and/or student employees.
  10. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
  11. May conduct individual, group, and/or organization-based presentations related to organization objectives and parameters.
  12. May set up and maintain staff security access codes; may manage departmental client server infrastructure.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 6 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of structured programming, testing, and debugging techniques.
  • Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain, and analyze data.
  • Ability to implement and troubleshoot programming changes and modifications.
  • Ability to supervise and train assigned staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to verify data input and correct errors.
  • Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
  • Ability to provide a range of systems training and/or support activities for users.
  • Knowledge of database construction, management, and retrieval methods.
  • Ability to resolve data input, storage and/or retrieval problems and to design solutions and modifications.
  • Knowledge of computer data processing principles.
  • Knowledge of mathematics.
  • Ability to analyze operational data requirements and to create and develop databases specific to requirements.
  • Ability to create data capture and input specifications.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) Analysis, interpretation, and manipulation of data; b) knowledge of database construction, management and retrieval methods; c) ability to test and implement modifications and enhancements; and d) communicate and train staff on information resources and data.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • 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.

Revised Date: 04/08/2021