This title is in the unclassified service and is designated Managerial/Confidential Appointees to Managerial/Confidential titles serve at the pleasure of the chief administrative officer and are not represented for collective negotiations. Appointees to this title may also possess concurrent faculty rank.
Positions in this series are concerned with in depth operational and systems analysis and programming and the supervision of this work in the management, administrative, business, instruction, research, and scientific areas in a university and educational setting. Incumbents must have considerable knowledge of the operations and programs of a university in order to determine whether or not such programs should be placed on the computer, to analyze in detail the problem at hand, and to write coded instructions so the computer will develop the desired results. They must be familiar with various programming languages and the character of university-used equipment, its operational capabilities, and the software necessary to process various projects. May be required to aid the students and faculty by demonstrating and teaching the practical application of systems analysis, programming, and the use and capabilities of hardware and software in the computing center. Analysts and programmers in this series working the research and scientific areas must have considerable education in higher level mathematics.
DIRECTOR OF COMPUTING CENTER, under supervision from an executive officer at a campus, coordinates the provision of advice and service to administrative, instructional, student, and research users of a computing center. Participates in feasibility studies and the selection of hardware and software; determines priorities and schedules; develops policies for the use of the equipment and the apportionment of staff time between various projects and users; devotes considerable time in liaison with faculty and researchers in explaining when the computing center may be used for instructional and research purposes; works with faculty in providing instruction, demonstration, and hands-on experience for students; may offer classroom and computing center instructions in computer science and/or applied mathematics, engineering, and related disciplines; aids the faculty in the development, implementation, and expediting of the computer science curriculum; participates in many campus committees and studies; serves as the campus president's top computer science advisor and works closely in this area with System Administration of the State University of New York.
A Doctorate in mathematics, computer science, engineering, or in other appropriate fields and several years of combined and increasingly complex experience in teaching and in the management of a computing center, preferably at a higher educational institution, or a satisfactory combination of equivalents.
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