City of Chicopee, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Aldermen (now City Council) of the City of Chicopee as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Assessors — See Ch. 5.
Collector — See Ch. 13.
Finances — See Ch. 32.
Officers and employees — See Ch. 67.
[Adopted 9-19-1996 by Ord. No. 96-86B; amended in its entirety 3-21-2000 by Ord. No. 00-34]
[Amended 2-17-2009 by Ord. No. 09-74]
The Management Information Service (MIS) Department shall consist of an MIS Director appointed contractually by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, for a contract period of three years and such other employees as shall be required and appropriated for. All appointments to the position of MIS Director, both permanent and temporary appointments which exceed 60 days, shall require confirmation by the City Council.
The Director shall have the overall responsibility for all administrative and operational aspects of the City's MIS Department. The Director shall also oversee all hardware and software applications and LAN/WAN communications within the City.
The MIS Director shall be deemed to be a managerial and confidential employee as defined in MGL c. 150E and shall not be included in a collective bargaining unit or entitled to coverage under said chapter.
The MIS Director shall have the following qualifications:
A. 
Broad-based experience in information and telecommunications technologies, including systems planning, management and operations, training and programming.
B. 
At least three years' experience in information systems management.
C. 
At least three years' experience in Unix operating system and database administration.
D. 
Bachelor's degree in computer science or information systems or related field training preferred.
[Amended 6-6-2000 by Ord. No. 00-48]
E. 
Experience in all of the following preferred: Windows NT experience, MUNIS financial software, local area networking and municipal government.
The MIS Director shall be responsible for performing all day-to-day as listed below:
A. 
Day-to-day system administration of the City's financial software (currently Munis), the SCO Unix operating system and the Informix database (used by Munis).
B. 
Provides technical assistance to the City's departments, including technical assistance on the operation of the City's financial software, advice on streamlining day-to-day operations, and review contracts concerning information services for technical content or omissions.
C. 
Coordinates and plans all activities of the Information Systems Department.
D. 
Works with management to determine needs, uses of the computer system and in what form input data and output data are to be presented.
E. 
Schedules computer system time to be allotted to different priority projects.
F. 
Determines new equipment needs.
G. 
Establishes work schedules of subordinate staff and reviews their work.
H. 
Prepares progress reports.
I. 
Reviews computer and peripheral equipment records of production, breakdowns and maintenance to determine cost of rescheduling of work.
J. 
Directs training of all City personnel.
K. 
Administers operating budget and submits budget requests.
L. 
Performs all other related duties as driven by the MIS needs of the City.