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Information Data Specialist

Park County School District 6

  • Location: Cody, WY
  • Post Date: 11/11/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
Information Data Specialist The job of Information Data Specialist is done for the purpose/s of analyzing departmental and individual data; documenting system components and user instructions; serving as a technical advisor to staff and other District personnel; setting up and maintaining security and maintaining the district student information system hardware and software. Additionally, this individual completes required state reporting for the District. This job reports to the Assistant Superintendent Essential Functions Collaborates with technical support personnel for the purpose of optimizing departmental workflow with regards to device setup and compatibility with district services and systems. Composes a variety of materials (e.g. reports, memos, procedures, project documentation, flowcharts, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information. Develops user documentation for the purpose of providing computerized alternatives to manual processes. Maintains existing programs (e.g. District systems necessary for computer and network access, (e.g. District active directory services and computer accounts, IDs and passwords, service packs, LMS/SIS etc.) for the purpose of safeguarding data and ensuring the availability of equipment in proper working order; relevant database software off-site, archival attendance and report cards off-site, quality and integrity of hardware components, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring ongoing availability of information to meet mandated requirements. Oversees production of routine reports (e.g. District progress reports and transcripts, master schedules, student information system, state reports, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring completion and submission by target dates and resolving operational problems. Participates in a variety of meetings as required (e.g. workshops, District committees, community, and public agencies, seminars, state/area committees, conferences, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and gathering information regarding a wide variety of subjects required to carry out their administrative responsibilities. Provides technical support to staff for the purpose of ensuring efficiency in the use of a variety of software products. Responds to inquiries from a variety of people (e.g. school site staff, vendors, business office, etc.) for the purpose of resolving problems and/or providing information or referral. Responds to user requests for reports and program enhancements for the purpose of evaluating feasibility and complying when possible. Tests application software for the purpose of ensuring that product matches defined requirements and expected functionality. Troubleshoots hardware and existing application software for the purpose of identifying and resolving issues; and provides user training or referral to other resources for resolution. Upgrades computers, peripherals, network equipment, and software applications (e.g. installation, testing, configuring, etc.) for the purpose of meeting the computer processing needs of the District. Servers as the District Testing Coordinator for state-required tests (e.g. ACT and WY-TOPP) Duties include but are not limited to in-depth knowledge of the tests, the testing platform, rostering students, training staff on administration of tests, collecting and analyzing data after testing sessions. Other Functions Assist other personnel, as may be required for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment. Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications Skills, Knowledge and Abilities SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating computer equipment and related peripherals including pertinent software applications; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; applying job- related codes, regulations and laws; and diagnosing equipment malfunctions. KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating procedures for a midsize mainframe computer and related peripheral equipment; industry standard programming languages and systems development protocols; computer software and networking terminology; current and emerging technology; job-related codes/laws/rules/regulations/policies; and keyboarding. ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a variety of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of processes. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes, and utilize a wide variety of types of job-related equipment. Problem-solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem-solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem-solving with equipment is significant. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: setting priorities; meeting deadlines and schedules; maintaining confidentiality; working with frequent interruptions; accuracy and attention to detail; analyzing issues and determining the appropriate course of action; multitasking; working as part of a team; and working with detailed information/data. Responsibility Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organizations services. Work Environment The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 70% sitting, 20% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment. Experience: Preferred experience with student information systems (SIS) Education: Bachelor Degree in related field Equivalency: Job related experience within a specialized field Required Testing: Certificates and Licenses Valid Drivers License & Evidence of Insurability Continuing Educ. / Training: Clearances Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance Blood borne Pathogens Training & Testing Diabetes Training & Testing Homeless Training & Testing FLSA Status: Not Rated Salary Grade: $63,950 - $76,950 Application Procedure: On-line application may be accessed on the District homepage/ quick links /employment. www.park6.org
Park County School District 6