Information Systems Coordinator

Description:

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 8,200 employees working in 181 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill the position of Information Systems Coordinator in Little Rock, AR.

The Information Systems Coordinator works under general direction and is responsible for planning and directing resources in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the computer and network systems for the state. This position:

Provides general supervision of professional and administrative staff by reviewing project assignments and work performed, recommending subordinates for hiring, promotions, and terminations, and conducting performance evaluations.
Supervises team operations with other functions within the agency, to ensure the development and implementation of information systems procedures.
Directs the implementation of diverse, new and/or modified software to ensure compatibility with existing system and testing requirements.
Implements schedules and priorities for system development and monitors development stages to ensure the validity of data and reports and adherence to deadlines.
Supervises technical assistance and training to users regarding system.
Establishes schedules and priorities for information system development and monitors development stages to ensure the validity of data and reports and adherence to deadlines.
Directs or conducts special projects, as directed by management, by assigning work activities, monitoring progress, and preparing status reports, or making presentations, as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of personal computer software and functions and computer system interactions, intricacies, capabilities and limitations. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to direct work objectives and activities and assign and direct the work of subordinates. Ability to prepare and present oral and written technical information and reports. Ability to research, analyze, evaluate data, situations, project outcomes, and resolve problems. Ability to write moderately complex applications to fulfill requirements or select appropriate off-the-shelf software and modify to suit agency or institution needs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Ability to manage implementation of program requirements, as a liaison between technology, and systems vendors. Ability to convert policy, business and program requirements, into systems, and detailed processes. Ability to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals and solve business challenges. Ability to apply high-level data analytics, to identify gaps during implementation. Successful candidate should be able to direct implementation of new or modified software to ensure compatibility with existing systems and testing requirements. Successful candidate should have project management and business analyst experience in healthcare industry.

Position number: 22143338

Closing date: May 11, 2014

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