This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
As a family the Computing Services positions provide technical guidance and professional administrative support to program managers, department heads or administrative officers, faculty, support staff and students of the University. Distinctions among classes within the group are based primarily upon the incumbent's level of involvement in applications programming, systems analysis and/or systems programming, respectively. The degree of supervision given or received, technical complexity of work, autonomy in making program decisions, and educational and experiential prerequisites are all valid criteria in classifying a position within the series. Classification actions on these positions are not mutually exclusive, and a large department or division may have several individuals working in one or more of these titles.
As a class, may be distinguished from other titles in this series in that incumbents are primarily responsible for the technical implementation of the data base environment, the day-to-day operations of the data base and the policies governing its everyday use. Data Base Managers work closely with users, user support personnel, systems analysts, programmers, system programmers and operations staff in support of applications systems and the underlying data. Typical responsibilities may include: evaluating, designing, developing, implementing and supporting data base aspects of new application systems and existing systems to be implemented under data base technology; analyzing conceptual data models, mapping conceptual data models to the physical hardware environment, leading new data bases, running and analyzing special data base utilities, data dictionary maintenance, data base maintenance and executing data backup and recovery procedures; and creating test data bases and the establishment of data standards, procedures, rules, audit trails, controls and validation. Other general functions may include: establishing and maintaining technical standards and guidelines; data base design; controlling data base environment; technical implementation of data integrity requirements; and reviewing application system candidates.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related area. Position demands an individual with a strong technical background and a high level of systems knowledge, who can manage considerable detail without losing sight of more general objectives. At this level, a complete range of programming and systems analysis skills should be maintained. Incumbent must be able to work with minimal supervision.
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