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Job posting: Applications Manager, Boston, MA

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Scot Colford <[log in to unmask]>

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Scot Colford
Web Services Manager
Boston Public Library

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Phone 617.859.2399
Mobile 617.592.8669
Fax 617.536.7558

My email replies and forwards are brief so I may address everyone's concerns
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For matters that require conversation, please contact me by telephone.


BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Applications Manager (P5)

Basic Function:
Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Systems and Services or
delegate, manages the further automation, maintenance and upgrading of
Library Automated Applications.  Translates staff needs into application
support requirements, develops application specifications and implements PC
and mini-computer applications to meet staff requirements.

Reports to:
Supervisor of Systems and Services

Duties and Responsibilities:
1) Manages the ongoing operations and maintenance support for the installed
base of Library Automated Applications including providing support to
regional affiliates such as the Metropolitan Boston Library Network and the
Boston Regional Library Systems.

2) Oversees the development of Automated Applications provided by vendors or
technical consultants to ensure the satisfaction of library staff and
network member business needs; monitors all aspects of the development and
acceptance testing processes to ensure adherence to defined standards;
coordinates staff and consultant activities.

3) Develops, designs, programs, tests and installs application enhancements
and upgrades for Library Automated Applications.

4) Oversees management and installation of new releases and maintenance
support activities provided by application software vendors.

5) Identifies and defines Automated Application development opportunities
which leverage the installed applications' base and future staff and network
member requirements.

6) Establishes standards and procedures for Automated Applications
development, data migration and project management.

7) Maintains a current knowledge of Automated Application development
techniques, design tools, traditional databases and operating environments.

8) Coordinates systems activities such as installation, training and
adherence to contract requirements with staff, network members, patrons and
vendors.

9) Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  Master's Degree
in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association
accredited library school preferred.  In exceptional instances, specialized
education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of
the educational requirements.

Demonstrated understanding of Automated Library Applications, development
methodologies, software project management techniques, application design,
data migration and programming within a library environment as acquired
through four (4) to seven (7) years of technically related experience in
translating requirements into effective applications of which two (2) years
must have been in the capacity of a project leader.  Experience in
relational database management preferred.

Special Qualifications:
Proficiency in information/data modeling techniques and a demonstrated
ability to translate business requirements into technical specifications.

Experience in project and personnel management along with the ability to
establish effective relationships internal/external to the Library and
affiliated networks.

Excellent analytical, interpersonal, written and oral communications are
required.

Application Procedure:

Please send a resume, references and cover letter, indicating how you
learned of this vacancy to:

By Mail:
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

By E-mail:
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Proof of Boston residency required at time of hire.

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