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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1466 - EO Micro Computer Support Supervisor

Job Description

GRADE: 314

Under general direction, performs work of unusual difficulty in planning, developing and coordinating the activities of a Micro Computer Support group in Information Technologies; performs related work as required.

This position provides centralized assistance and coordination for department users of microcomputers. This position determines technical requirements for the operation and maintenance of microcomputers and the installation and maintenance of software. This position reports to the Manager of Systems and Programming and supervises subordinate personnel.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Determines scope of departmental needs, problems and services required
• Plans and develops micro computer programs and systems
• Maintains existing programs
• Programs existing software and new software as it is developed
• Maintains applications written by outside vendors
• Provides software support to designated departments
• Recommends software maintenance backups on servers
• Provides hardware maintenance, upgrades and troubleshooting
• Determines priorities for assigning personnel
• Trains subordinate personnel in problem solving, software installation and maintenance, hardware maintenance
• Maintains and replaces servers
• Researches and evaluates major order pricing and budgeting
• Recommends purchases
• Places and tracks approved orders
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignment or schedule in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment, may require emergency management training, licensure or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Systems and management analysis procedures
• Information technology practices, methods, principles and techniques relative to the application and operation of micro computers
• Micro computer hardware and software
• Micro system programming and problem solving
• Current and developing programs, software and hardware developments
• Effective supervisory techniques and practices
• Management and leadership principles
• Current office practices, procedures, and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Translating or expressing technical machine functions of information technology systems into non-technical terms for user understanding
• Planning, scheduling and coordinating sequential operations and services to user divisions
• developing and conducting training for user department and information technologies5/15/01 personnel
• Installing, maintaining and troubleshooting equipment
• Supervising and motivating subordinates
• Planning, scheduling, and supervising the work of others
• Using computer hardware and software including work processing, spreadsheets, databases,
email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations, and services of office to which

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science or related area and three to five years of progressively responsible experience in micro computer programming and systems work, including one year in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.