SYSTEMS ANALYSIS SUPERVISOR                                            0564



An employee in this class is involved in planning, organizing, controlling and supervising the establishment, implementation, management, and maintenance of new or revised countywide systems and computer applications.  The incumbent maintains full responsibility for all desktop and server systems analysis in the division and supervises a staff of Systems Analysts, Office Systems Analysts, and other technical employees.  Responsibility is included for supervising the monitoring of telecommunications and network operations, and directing the modification and tuning of communications equipment in a complex wide-area environment.  A considerable amount of independent judgment and initiative is required.  Work is reviewed by administrative and technical supervisors through periodic reports, conferences and evaluations of the data processing systems developed.  Does related work as required.



            Supervises the design, installation, monitoring, and maintenance of client server systems, firewalls, application and database server platforms, and their integration over local and wide-area networks;

            Supervises the preparation of diagrammatic plans as part of local and wide-area network system documentation for the solution of business and technical problems by means of data transmission and processing;

            Supervises system design, evaluation, monitoring, and maintenance functions in connection with maintaining network security and with date storage, retention, backup and restoration;

            Analyzes, studies and designs communications systems for web-based applications, and data processing systems;

            Assigns and recommends various projects to technical personnel;

            Instructs directly or provides for training in client server, local and wide-area network analysis for all assigned personnel;

            Initiates and supervises feasibility studies and system designs involving data transmission, storage, and processing, makes recommendations on the actions to be taken, and coordi­nates plans with other departments;

            Assists technical employees in the solution of complex problems;

            Reviews the system capabilities of new or revised data processing equipment and procedures;

            Reviews all requests for new wide-area network sites, analyzes the need and manages the ordering, installation and monitoring of the communications equipment required.



Comprehensive knowledge of data processing and communications systems, and the principles and methods of application; comprehensive knowledge of systems analysis as it applies to data storage, transmission, retention, and processing, with specific emphasis on the use of client server systems; thorough knowledge of the capabilities and application of data processing hardware and software; good knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of modern office manage­ment; good knowledge of system techniques including work measurement, work simplification, forms design, methods improvement and administrative controls; ability to systematically analyze and solve problems within the limitations and capacity of available equipment, operating time, and form of desired results; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials and other agencies; ability to plan and supervise the work of a staff of technical employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to prepare comprehensive and detailed written and oral reports; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.




            Two (2) years of permanent competitive status in a County department as a Data Processing Systems Coordinator or Office Systems Analyst IV.