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    Administrative Assistant Fiscal

    Location: Western Georgia               Apply For this Job

    $14.15 hourly HS/GED

    $15.15 hourly AA

    $16.15 hourly AA or higher

    JOB TITLE:  Administrative Assistant Fiscal

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is responsible for the smooth operations of an office and other duties related to administration including answering phones, filing, etc. Performs all duties as required by the Program Director and/or immediate supervisor and other duties as assigned relating to the administrative component including, policy and procedure updates, typing, word processing, faxing, acting as receptionist and other clerical duties.

    1. Purchasing/Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
      1. Assists in initial development of line item operating budget and assists in the preparation of budget revisions as necessary.
      2. Assists in the initial implementation of purchasing system including ordering, receiving and payment of invoices.Follows the CDI Head Start Fiscal Manual.
      3. Ensures that bids and quotes are received on major purchases as required by federal procurement regulations.Keeps accurate files of all bids, quotes and contract documents including compliance with Davis Bacon Act where appropriate.Follows the CDI Head Start Bid Procurement Manual.
      4. Records general ledger coding on all appropriate approval documentation such as purchase orders and check requests and also records the general ledger coding on all invoices.
      5. Ensures sure all purchase requisitions have proper approval before any ordering is completed.
      6. Orders items on approved purchase requisitions or approved purchase orders.
      7. Sends original purchase order to vendor.
      8. Checks for sign off on packing slips or other proof of receipts received and matches to the original invoice when received.
      9. Ensures timely payment of all accounts payable.
      10. Trouble shoots Accounts Payable invoices as necessary prior to payment or to correct errors after the fact.
      11. Reconciles all statements that are received by vendors to ensure all expenses have been accounted for and paid.
      12. Contacts vendors to set up CDI HS accounts.Requests and completes credit applications as needed in conjunction with the staff in the Denver office.
      13. Maintains a vendor file for each program vendor.
      14. Alphabetizes original invoices with appropriate approval documents such as purchase orders and check requests and all pertinent backup such as packing slips and contracts.
      15. Sends all completed payment requests by overnight mail to Denver on a weekly basis or more as determined by the Denver Fiscal Specialist and the amount of payables within the program.
      16. Maintains a PO log by number and accounts for all Purchase Orders sequentially.
      17. Files vendor information, correspondence and all copies of paid invoice documentation in a permanent filing cabinet.
    2. Payroll

     Manual Timesheets

    1. Ensures all employee manual timesheets are submitted to the Denver office every two weeks.
    2. Ensures each timesheet has the appropriate signatures, personnel information and accurate totals.
    3. Completes follow-up on timesheets missing information, inaccurate calculations or missing signatures.
    4. Checks addition on timesheets.
    5. Ensures that overtime calculations are correct and have approval.
    6. Distributes employee leave balance information to all supervisors and/or management staff.
    7. Corrects any errors and has employee initial any changes made.
    8. Verify leave hours accrued and used.
    9. Alphabetizes employee timesheets and sends them by overnight delivery to Denver Office by posted dates.
    10. Distributes payroll checks every two weeks after double-checking the payroll reports to ensure that correct amounts are paid and that all employees have received a check, as appropriate.Has employees sign for checks and maintains a check distribution log.

    Electronic Timesheets

    1. Ensures all employee electronic timesheets are ready to be processed every two weeks as scheduled.
    2. Ensures each electronic timesheet has both been verified and approved by the employee and supervisor.
    3. Completes daily follow-up on electronic timekeeping by ensuring employees have clocked in and out as appropriate and all exceptions are researched.
    4. Researches all time discrepancies that the payroll system may flag as possibly being in error. Makes corrections by manually adjusting when necessary.
    5. Ensures that overtime calculations are correct.
    6. Distributes employee leave balance information to all supervisors and/or management staff.
    7. Ensures daily follow up with supervising staff members who are responsible for accounting for all corrections and/or daily hours.
    8. Verify leave hours accrued and used.
    9. Communicates with the Denver fiscal when all reviews and edits have been completed for employees and the electronic time sheets are ready to be submitted to payroll for processing.
    10. Distributes payroll checks every two weeks after double-checking the payroll reports to ensure that correct amounts are paid and that all employees have received a check, as appropriate.Has employees sign for checks and maintains a check distribution log.
    11. Ensures that all employees are registered through https://portal.adp.com as soon as they receive their first payroll check.
    12. Completes a payroll change notification form (PCN) indicating who the supervisor will be for each new hire and current employee position change.The information provided on the PCN will be used to set ADP up so that the supervisor can view and approve each of their assigned employee’s time on a bi-weekly basis.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirements are a high school diploma or GED with two years direct experience working with purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.  Must possess a basic understanding of accounting systems and have at least one year of direct experience working with an accounting system general ledger and budget. AA degree or higher in a related field preferred.  The individual must possess a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.  The position must have the ability to manage numerous tasks, possess good organizational skills, communicate effectively with co-workers and the public, and work collaboratively in a team environment. Bilingual Preferred.

     

    CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to employment is available to all persons.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interviewing and/or selection process should notify the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director.

     

     

     

    Custodian

    Location: Western Georgia               Apply For this Job

    $10.00 hourly HS/GED

    JOB TITLE: Custodian

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Facilities Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position is responsible for ensuring clean, safe, functional facilities by performing cleaning and maintenance activities as well as some repair activities including plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting when professional licensure is not required. 

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

     

    1. Planning And Training
    1. Collects information; participates in planning, upgrading and minor repairs of facilities.
    2. Prepares estimates of the material and labor costs of maintenance projects.
    3. Acquires knowledge of federal, state and local safety and building code requirements related to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities within first month on the job, including, but is not restricted to, OSHA and MSDS chemical inventory, “Right to Know” training, etc.

     

    1. Implementation
    1. Cleans facilities on a daily basis and ensures that assigned facilities are clean and free of hazards.Cleans classrooms, hallways, floors, bathrooms, offices, entrances, etc.
    2. Performs routine maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and maintaining equipment used in the course of work.
    3. Reports safety, sanitation, and fire hazards to supervisor and/or staff person in charge of facilities.
    4. Performs routine maintenance of buildings and grounds during program breaks and more often, as needed.
    5. Performs outdoor tasks such as snow removal, sweeping steps, porches and drives, maintaining parking lot, mowing lawns, trimming shrubs and trees, raking gravel or leaves, clearing parking areas, etc.
    6. Maintains cooperative relationships with fellow employees, building staff, landlords, supervisor, administrators, students, and the general public.
    7. Performs minor plumbing, painting, carpentry and some electrical repairs or repair work in assigned facilities, where a professional license is not required.
    8. Participates in job related meetings when requested, such as center Safety Committees.
    9. Takes precautions to protect own health and safety as well as the health and safety of children, families, and staff and to protect equipment and facilities.
    10. Participates in “Right to Know” training and informs supervisor if MSDS sheets need to be replaced or added.

     

    1. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.
    2. Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
    3. Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.
    4. Responsible for understanding Head Start Performance Standards and local child care licensing regulations.
    5. Expected to be knowledgeable of the regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.  
    6. Positively promotes Head Start in the community.
    7. Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    8. Becomes thoroughly familiar with CDI Head Start Employee Handbook:  Human Resources Policies and Procedures, CDI Head Start Operations Manual and all other CDI HS handbooks, manuals and resources and adheres to them.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The above knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through experience in custodial, maintenance services and/or in the area of janitorial services. The minimum requirement is that the individual be 18 years of age.  This is an entry-level position requiring no previous education or experience unless there is a local or state regulation that requires a high school diploma or G.E.D.  A high school diploma or G.E.D. is preferred.

    Bilingual Preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area 

    CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to employment is available to all persons.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interviewing and/or selection process should notify the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director.

     

     

    Facilities Manager

    Location: Western Georgia               Apply For this Job

    $1,456.00 Bi-weekly AA

    $1,616.00 Bi-weekly BA

    JOB TITLE:  Facilities Manager

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Program Director

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Providing safe, healthy facilities that meets all local, state and federal regulations is crucial to the operation of a Head Start/Early Head Start program.  This position is responsible for overall management of the Head Start/Early Head Start facilities by ensuring that all buildings meet federal, state and local licensing requirements pertinent to type of use and that all required licenses are up to date.  In addition this position ensures that leases, contracts or agreements for all sites are current with appropriate signatures, oversees the maintenance and cleaning of buildings to ensure that they are clean, safe and in useable condition and works with outside contractors and service oriented businesses, as necessary.   The position is also responsible for maintaining a warehouse of supplies and equipment and for inventory control and distribution of items to Head Start/Early Head Start facilities.  The position conducts regular health and safety inspections of buildings and playgrounds and chairs the Head Start Safety Committee.

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    a.  Program Development And Implementation

    1. Oversees the Head Start/Early Head Start facilities and assures they meet all requirements.
    2. Develops and implements a centralized purchasing system to support facilities with such items as equipment, supplies, repairs and maintenance.
    3. Develops and implements systems for building security and maintenance.
    4. Establishes a warehouse for storage of program equipment and supplies for all sites including items that can be requisitioned by program staff and develop a system for distributing needed items.
    5. Establishes and facilitates a Safety Committee to support safe and healthy environments of care at the centers, kitchens and offices.
    6. Serves as the liaison between Head Start/Early Head Start and the building maintenance contractor(s); ensures that maintenance and repairs are done in compliance with applicable regulations and according to specifications of building owners; maintains appropriate maintenance records.
    7. Coordinates moving of sites, inventory, supplies as necessary.
    8. Ensures safety and function of all Head Start/Early Head Start facilities and compliance with ADA, OSHA and other laws and regulations.
    9. Available on call for emergencies, snow removal, etc.
    10. Oversees landscape needs such as mowing lawns, trimming shrubs, sweeping porches, steps and parking lots, etc.
    1. Responsible for the following:
      1. Establishes policies and procedures for the transportation portion of the program with staff that support the effective implementation of transportation services.
    1. Keeps up to date and is knowledgeable of Head Start Performance Standards, with specific knowledge of (Subpart F – 1303.70-.75) Transportation Services.
    2. Work with drivers and center staff to establish the safest and most efficient routes possible given the location of the children and center. .

    b.  Record keeping

    1. Provides input into the hiring and training of custodial, janitorial and maintenance staff or contractors as needed.
    2. Maintains an accurate inventory of all program supplies and equipment in centers, offices and warehouses.

    c.  Supervision and Training

    1. Assists the staff person in charge at each center to plan and direct the work of custodians/janitors.
    2. Identifies and trains staff on the job standards and goals, monitors ongoing performance, provides feedback, and submits performance appraisals in a timely manner for all staff.
    3. Provides input to adjust work procedures to meet maintenance production schedules.
    4. Assists in preparation of schedules and estimates work hour requirement for completion of jobs.

    d) Maintenance And Record keeping

    1. Develop and maintain a system of monitoring the safety and cleanliness of all vehicles.
    2. Uses the CDI HS Transportation Manual.
    3. Create an individual record to document repairs and maintenance needs for each vehicle and complete required paperwork for maintenance and program requirements.
    4. Arrange for the repair of any vehicles as the need arises.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    A minimum of high school diploma or G.E.D. with two years related experience and demonstrated knowledge of general building maintenance and facilities management is required.  Knowledge of local health/safety regulations, ADA and OSHA requirements preferred.  Previous experience with lease management and contracting preferred.

    Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area.  

     

     CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to employment is available to all persons.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interviewing and/or selection process should notify the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director.

     

     

    ERSEA Specialist

    Location: Western Georgia               Apply For this Job

    $15.00 hourly AA

    $16.00 hourly BA

    JOB TITLE: ERSEA Specialist 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Family and Community Partnership Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    This position works as a part of the content area team of managers/coordinators/specialists to integrate Head Start/Early Head Start services for children and families.  This position is responsible for family and community engagement and services to include social services, ERSEA, child files, volunteers and parent engagement/fatherhood as well as being the lead for child abuse and neglect related activities.  

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    1. Program Administration and Coordination
    1. As the lead and in consultation with the other managers/specialists/coordinators:
      1. Monitors compliance with child care licensing guidelines and the assigned Head Start Program Performance Standards.
      2. Establishes policies and procedures for the family and community partnership portion of the program that support the effective implementation of services to families.
      3. Establishes policies and procedures for the social services portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of these services.
      4. Develops a system for the provision of case management and referral for social services to Head Start/Early Head Start families in cooperation with other social services, health and mental health agencies and providers through community partnership agreements.
      5. Develops and implements a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of activities within the program to assure that family’s needs are being met (family outcomes).
      6. Sets up systems to direct services with families including the Family Partnership Agreement process, case management process, and referral and follow-up activities.Ensures that a family-strengths/family-centered practice is understood and followed by staff.
      7. Establishes relationships with community partners and identifies resources that can be made available to families.Initiates and tracks community partnership agreements.Establishes and monitors contracts for services (e.g. ABE/GED courses, food banks, clothing banks, child support enforcement, etc.).
      8. Works with the other managers/specialists/coordinators to develop a system utilizing a child tracking system for implementation of family partnership agreements and the tracking of referrals, individual contacts, home visits and follow-ups (e.g. HSFIS, Child Plus, Child Tracks, File Tracks, etc.).
      9. Determines the collective training needs of the family services staff (case managers) and assists in development of professional development plans for all family services staff, coordinating a training schedule throughout the year.
      10. Works cooperatively with staff person responsible for health (child safety) for establishing an emergency management system in cooperation with the community.
      11. Responsible for 1305 ERSEA.Monitors waiting list and assures the list is viable each month.Ensures that the program is at full enrollment within 30 days of start of program services and that all vacancies are filled within 30 days through the year.Ensures that data is correct and entered into the monthly enrollment report. Coordinates recruitment activities in the community.
      12. Provides input into any community assessment activities; may lead as necessary.
    2. Serves as the contact for designated social service partners, continuing to further develop and nurture collaborative relationships.
    3. Serves as the lead and key coordinator for the child abuse and neglect (CA/N)) reporting system.Ensures that other staff are aware of and trained on child abuse and neglect identification and reporting laws.Responsible for updating and coordinating with the local child protective services agency to clarify a system for identifying and reporting suspected CA/N and to follow CDI Head Start protocols for training staff and parents on at least an annual basis

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    The minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably related to one or more of the disciplines they oversee. One year supervisory/management experience preferred.  Two years’ experience in case management preferred. 

    Bilingual Preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area.

     CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to employment is available to all persons.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interviewing and/or selection process should notify the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director.

     

    Nutrition Specialist

    Location: Western Georgia               Apply For this Job

    $15.00 hourly AA

    $16.00 hourly BA

    JOB TITLE: Nutrition Specialist 

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Health/Nutrition Services Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    Health (medical/dental), mental health, nutrition and child safety are an integral part of the larger system of comprehensive services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. They play an important part in supporting the goals of the program. This position is responsible for assisting in the facilitation of all Health Services of the Head Start/Early Head Start program.  The position assists in collaborating on the development and implementation of the program, tracking and record keeping, community relations and outreach.  The position provides health services appropriate for non credentialed/unlicensed staff (e.g., height/weight, blood pressure, etc.).

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES-- ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    1. Implementation
    1. Responsible for the following:
      1. Assists to develop a system for administering and monitoring the Head Start Program Performance Standards in the applicable content areas.
      2. Follows policies and procedures for the health portion of the program with parents and staff that support the effective implementation of comprehensive health services.
    2. Assists to develop a list of local comprehensive health and related resources and defines procedures for effective use of these resources.Assists to establish working relationships with local providers through contractual agreements as appropriate.
    3. Assists to establish a system for providing comprehensive health, mental health and nutrition education to families through workshops, parent meetings, handouts, etc.
    4. Assists to implement a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of health, mental health and nutrition activities within the program.Keeps complete records and documentation of all contacts.
    5. Follows the system for maintenance of individual comprehensive health records on children in conjunction with family services staff.Ensures that comprehensive health records are reviewed, evaluated and interpreted.Maintains vital statistics and other data affecting health services.
    6. Assists the staff person with primary responsibility for the health content area on the following:
      1. Health Services Advisory Committee:Convening and implementation of the semi-annual Health Services Advisory Committee meetings.
      2. Identifies and is Knowledgeable of Health Resources:Maintaining relationships and developing a thorough knowledge of comprehensive health resources for families including Medicaid, the state CHIP Program, state health services and other community resources that assist families in establishing a medical home.
      3. Supports and Monitors Contracts with Health Service Providers:Follows up on contracts with health professionals to provide services to the Head Start/Early Head Start program in such areas as vision referrals, child health screenings/exams, dental, mental health, and nutrition services and others as necessary.Contracts may include consultant and/or volunteer services.
      4. Health Education Curriculum: With supervisor, follows up on the health, nutrition and mental health education curricula in conjunction with the staff person responsible for early childhood education services for children and parents that can be integrated into program activities.Assists with activities related to the Child Safety sections of Performance Standards to include fire drills, first aid kits, and medication administration systems.
      5. Health Training and Employee Health Tracking: Assists with a yearly system of training and health education for staff, to include CPR, First Aid, nutrition, mental health, etc. Assists to work with the staff person responsible for human resources activities to follow-up with employee required initial and periodic health exams and TB screening and tests. Documents as required by Performance Standards and childcare licensing.
      6. Safety Committee assistance

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is high school or G.E.D.  Experience working in public health, mental health and/or nutrition arena and working with low-income clients preferred. 

    Bilingual Preferred (English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area.

     

     CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to employment is available to all persons.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interviewing and/or selection process should notify the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director.

     

    Mentor Teacher

    Location: Western Georgia               Apply For this Job

    $17.00 hourly BA or higher

    JOB TITLE: Mentor Teacher

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Education Services Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY: 

    This position is responsible to mentor a group of teachers providing guidance, training and technical assistance, oversee and monitor child development activities and planning.  Receives content area supervision, training and technical assistance from content area managers/specialist/coordinators.

    1.EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES – ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    a.  Program Development

    1. Participates in the development and implementation of an agency-wide T/TA Plan.
    2. Develops and facilitates a positive community presence in the community, focusing on networking opportunities, enhancement of volunteer participation and educational awareness efforts in regard to program needs.
    3. Provides demonstration of best practices in the area of professional development.
    4. Leads professional development activities, including formation of learning communities.
    5. Participates in a formalized peer review process as a formative evaluator.
    6. Conducts strategies for identifying the professional development needs of the staff.
    7. With the staff representative, plans and coordinates center-based professional development opportunities like to individual professional development plans and job competencies.
    8. Follows-up and extends staff development trainings.
    9. Collaborates with colleagues to construct exemplary lesson plans.
    10. Assists with the adoption and implementation of curriculum resources.
    11. Facilitates curriculum planning.
    12. Sharing best practices with Education Manager and education team.
    13. Serves as a resource to overall education and collaboration team to support on the development, implementation and evaluation of Head Start/Early Head Start continuous improvement.
    14. Supports and assists in implementing the program vision and mission.
    15. Meets with parents and community members as appropriate.
    16. Monitors and oversees all areas of child development activities and planning

     SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

    1. With the manager/specialist/coordinator in charge of early childhood education, plans and implements pre-service and on-going in-service for classroom staff.

      1. Conducts staff meetings and arranges for training and Family Nights and Parent Committees for parents and staff.Maintains minutes, sign in sheets, in-kind forms, training logs, etc.
      2. Provides supervision and evaluation of assigned staff at the center including hiring and termination in accordance with CDI Head Start Employee Handbook: human resources policies and procedures and Head Start/Early Head Start regulations. 

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or other related degree with at least two years of experience working with young children and families. One year supervisory experience preferred.  Previous Head Start/Early Head Start experience preferred. Bilingual Preferred.

     CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to employment is available to all persons.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interviewing and/or selection process should notify the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director.

     

    Information Services Specialist

    Location: Western Georgia              Apply For this Job

    $16.15 hourly AA or Certificate

    $17.15 hourly BA or higher

    JOB TITLE: Information Services Specialist

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Facilities Manager

    GENERAL SUMMARY: This position provides desk top support, data processing and related information services and technology activities in all areas of the Head Start/Early Head Start program. The position is responsible for the operations of the information technology/service department, and supporting and advising staff in areas regarding related needs.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Planning, Development And Implementation
    1. Responsible for overall management of all data management activities and all operations of the Information Services (IS) department.
    2. Creates and maintains internal procedures covering all aspects of computer and IS operations.
    3. Reviews and advises on proposed projects with management team and develops schedules and priorities for accomplishment of tasks.
    4. Maintains and ensures adherence to computer security policies that safeguard access to computer data and equipment.
    5. Develops and maintains a long-term plan for meeting the information processing requirements of Head Start/Early Head Start.
    6. Serves as system administrator for the Head Start/Early Head Start tracking program (i.e. Child Plus, HSFIS, Child Tracks, etc).
    7. Develops forms and systems compatible with the Head Start/Early Head Start tracking program.
    8. Establishes and implements hardware and software compatibility planning.
    9. Oversees office process automation of office applications.
    10. Implements distributive data processing strategies.
    11. Works with the others to establish and implement policies and procedures for department operations.
    12. Directs the preparation and maintenance of system reports.
    13. Prepares periodic reports for management, as required.
    14. Ensures prompt and courteous feedback to those requesting computer services.
    15. Supervises IS and directs daily operations covering central computer operations, including daily/weekly backups and all other related activities.
    16. Directs and oversees the response to and resolution of user inquiries and problems.
    17. Continues professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
    18. Performs direct supervision of any IS consultants including selection, assignment of work and review of performance.
    19. Provides indirect supervision of computer users through observation and discussion.
    20. Serves as the web, email and server administrator.
    21. Coordinates vendor repairs and maintenance of program systems.
    22. Provides audio/visual support for program needs.
    23. Administers PBX phone system and extensions (where applicable).
    24. Plans and directs the work of data entry staff (where applicable).
    25. Develops and updates agency technology plan.
    26. Establishes priorities for system modifications and requests.
    27. Continuously monitors the information needs of the Head Start/Early Head Start program. Ensures that technology components are efficient, effective and in good working order.
    28. Works with service, supply and equipment vendors to secure the lowest possible pricing. Solicits information about new technology (phones, computers, cell phones, fax, copiers, etc.) and/or requests bids as needed.
    29. Evaluates equipment capabilities and recommends equipment, hardware and software acquisitions.
    30. Provides input into determining type of documents, equipment, supplies and service required by the program.
    31. Recommends purchases.
    32. Assists the staff person responsible to track data and provide accurate information for the annual Program Information Report (PIR) as well as for monthly reports.
    1. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL JOB DUTIES--ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    1. Understands, generates and documents in-kind and other allowable costs applied toward the non-federal share requirement.
    2. Attends all workshops and meetings as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.
    3. Attends all required staff and parent meetings and activities.
    4. Responsible for understanding Head Start Performance Standards and local child care licensing regulations.
    5. Expected to be knowledgeable of the regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.  
    6. Positively promotes Head Start in the community.
    7. Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    8. Becomes thoroughly familiar with CDI Head Start Employee Handbook:  Human Resources Policies and Procedures, CDI Head Start Operations Manual and all other CDI HS handbooks, manuals and resources and adheres to them.

    PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through an Associates degree in Computer Science or related field with two years experience in areas of computer hardware, computer systems and/or data communication. One year supervisory experience required. Combination of education and relevant experience in a high level data processing position may be substituted for the AA degree on a one-year for one-year basis.

    CDI Head Start is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or any other legally protected status.  Equal access to employment is available to all persons.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interviewing and/or selection process should notify the Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director.

     

                                                        

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