OFFICE SYSTEMS ANALYST III                                                     0764



An employee in this class is responsible for supervision of a staff involved in technical and complex evaluations of information technology equipment needs for a County department or in the Suffolk County Community College, and the selection of equipment and software to meet those needs.  The incumbent may develop, revise, supervise and coordinate procedures and documentation for state-wide computer systems. Work is performed under the general supervision of an Office Systems Analyst IV or other administrator. In the absence of supervisory responsibility, the employee will perform highly complex technical work and may have overall responsibility for network and systems operations in a small jurisdiction.  Duties require independent judgment and initiative.  Does related work as required.       



            Supervises employees involved in the review of operations, methods and procedures with regard to information technology;

            Works with information technology staff and consultants to design systems, networks and data communications;

            Evaluates new computers, peripheral equipment and software for potential to meet needs; analyzes distributive processing and networking methods; develops modernization plan including software and hardware recommendations;

            Formulates highly technical and comprehensive reports;

            Analyzes vendors' proposals for enhancement of departmental operations;

            May assist in formulating budgets for the purchase of equipment and software;

            May design and conduct training classes for staff.



Thorough knowledge of information technology design and theory, and of the uses and limitations of information technology systems including personal computers, peripheral equipment, etc. as they apply to multi-purpose applications; good knowledge of management and planning techniques and practices; good knowledge of the current literature, sources of information and recent developments in the field of information technology systems; ability to describe departmental needs to State, County and College information technology personnel; ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions; ability to supervise a staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.





            A) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree which includes, or is supplemented by, twelve (12) credits in information technology or a computer related field, and three (3) years of experience in the analysis, design and/or selection of information technology networks and systems; or,

            B) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and seven (7) years of experience in the analysis, design and/or selection of information technology networks and systems; or,

            C) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of A) and B).


NOTE:  Coursework in information technology from a non-degree-granting computer training institution may be accepted based upon credit hour equivalence.   


SPECIAL NOTE:  Because of the rapid evolution of technology in this field, five (5) years of the qualifying experience must have been gained within the last six (6) years.



            Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Suffolk County government or Suffolk County Community College employee as an Office Systems Analyst II or Computer Operator IV.