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Systems Manager

Faculty of Arts - Administration and Information Technology

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Job Type: Regular Full Time

Open Positions: 0

Posting Date: December 05, 2013

Closing Date: December 15, 2013

Union affiliation: PIPSC

Job Reports To: Chief Administrative Officer

Salary (Grade: 12)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Provides the Faculty of Arts with leading-edge technological applications, products and systems to help fulfill the Faculty’s mandate. Manages the activities of the Computing and Technical Support Team. Leads a team of professional and technical staff. Compiles, analyzes and publishes studies and produces reports in support of ongoing Faculty operations and new initiatives. Develops, maintains, documents and manages custom applications used in the administrative and academic services of the Faculty. Provides technological and strategic advice on the use of information management technologies to the CAO and dean. Ensures optimal use of existing facilities, systems and applications and leverages collective resources to advance the strategic objectives of the Faculty. Is a key player in ensuring operational and systems needs are met as well as in maintaining and developing the Faculty’s websites, infrastructure and interfaces between the Faculty’s different systems.

Essential Qualifications

In-depth knowledge of computing software and hardware including multimedia applications normally acquired through postsecondary education or a minimum five (5) years of directly relevant experience
In-depth knowledge in project management
Extensive knowledge of high level programming and relational databases
Minimum five (5) years of experience leading a diverse team of professionals in a complex environment
Minimum five (5) years of experience in business process development, governance, management, budgeting and administrative operations
Experience in providing technological and technical guidance and support to a geographically distributed user-group
Practical experience in Windows/Unix and other server based technologies
Experience in working in a client-oriented environment and superior interpersonal relations skills

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

Other competencies:

Leadership and organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
Ability to make both high-level and technical presentation to groups of people
Analytical skills and critical thinking
Bilingualism – French and English (oral and written)


Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit PIPSC will be considered first. The University also accepts external applications, they will be selected in second place.

Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week.

CODL certificates can be considered an asset. Don’t forget to add them to your resume.

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