CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
INFORMATIONAL SYSTEMS PROJECT MANAGER I
This is systems analysis work directing the development and implementation of computer-based
and other management information projects. The class is distinguished from other systems management
classes by the fact that work is confined to assigned projects which may be of considerable duration. The
supervision on a project basis of varying numbers of systems analysts and programmers and extensive
contact with department heads and other representatives of user agencies as well as with committees and
private consultants and data processing bureau associates are of major significance to the work.
Work is performed under the general direction of an administrative superior. Assignments
require the use of analytical thinking and are carried out in accordance with functional precedents,
practices and policies. The employee in this class has controlling responsibility for the completion of
assigned management information projects.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Meets with the administrators of the management information systems bureau to discuss requests
from user agencies or potential users relevant to the development of new or substantial modification of
existing management information systems, including those having data processing applications, as well
as supporting methods and procedures; visits user agency to make preliminary study of operation and to
establish contact with agency officials.
- Formulates project objectives and systems development requirements; prepares project plans and
schedules; discusses findings with agency officials to ascertain that requirements are being met and
arranges for agency participation in the project to expedite the study and to assure continued maintenance
of the system after implementation has been completed.
- Develops work assignments, manpower needs, and schedules for completion of the various phases
of the study; confers with data bureau managers to select staff to serve on project team as various phases
are undertaken; supervises the work of project staff and participates directly in the analysis of agency
operations to determine advisability of utilizing electronic data processing equipment or manual methods
to improve information gathering and work flow; provides technical guidance to project staff throughout
- Insures the continued documentation of all procedures being developed; prepares specification for
information systems; evaluates various proposals from outside consultants for plans, designs, and
implementation of information systems; works with outside consultants in the development and installation
of systems designed to meet the specialized needs of user agency; oversees testing of system and
development of all necessary programs; prepares reports to data bureau management and agency officials
to gain their awareness of progress of the project and problems encountered in the study, particularly as
they affect needed changes in schedules, resources or product.
- Directs and participates in orientation of agency officials and staff to assist them in implementa-
tion and to enable them to evaluate the system's effect on their personnel, budget, and organization.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles, procedures and methods used in systems analysis and design, including those
having computer-based applications.
- modern administrative practices and techniques with particular emphasis on the use of manual,
mechanical, and electronic data processing systems in a large-scale public or private enterprise.
- the principles, practices, and procedures used in the development and implementation of
management information systems, particularly as they apply to the conversion of manual to
- the development and application of electronic data processing systems to such fields as forms
control, records management, work measurement and work simplification.
- the uses and capabilities of electronic data processing equipment, including on-line computer
information systems and remote retrieval systems.
- supervisory methods and techniques.
- the principles, practices, and methods used in the analysis and design of integrated data
- plan, organize and direct the work activities of outside consultants and/or systems analysis and
programming personnel assigned on a project basis as members of the management analysis team.
- develop and implement standard data processing systems, methods, and procedures.
- determine the feasibility and application of electronic data processing systems to existing city
- analyze and resolve complex problems.
- advise management with respect to systems development projects.
- work with and advise consultants in systems development projects.
- present ideas effectively and clearly.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, departmental officials and
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the
minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.
Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience
requirements as approved on 4/81.)
- Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university.
Seven years of experience in administrative systems and procedures analysis in a large business
or governmental organization which has included the application of both computer and non-
computer-based management information systems to effect improvements in operating efficiency
and work flow, one year of which shall have been supervising systems analysts and programmers
engaged in the development, application and implementation of data processing systems and
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: EP27
Class Established: 12/1964
Latest Spec. Revision: 4/1981
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