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The Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office has a job opening for an Information Specialist.

To apply, fill out the application at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/maconbibb.

Summary:

Provides technical support to the District Attorney’s Office staff; maintains all computer systems and technical equipment; provides technical support in the creation and presentation of multimedia exhibits and other visual aids to provide prosecutors with effective visual support during trials and hearings; administers the Laserfische content management program and performs other related work as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are representative of the work required for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned,
–          Installs, maintains, upgrades and troubleshoots all office hardware and software
–          Extracts and edits audio and video from various sources (audio CDs, DVDs, VHS and proprietary surveillance systems) following specific directions from prosecutors
–          Ensures data is backed up and a data recovery plan is in place and tested
–          Assists in the updating of the office website
–          Maintains documentation of system activities, operations, modifications and maintenance
–          Responds to questions, problems and requests for information or assistance from all  office employees
–          Maintains a working knowledge of hardware and software to effectively maintain office equipment
–          Provides technical support in the creation and presentation of multimedia exhibits and other visual aids used by prosecutors in the courtroom
–          Assesses hardware and software needs to ensure equipment is adequate for the office’s  needs
–          Monitors and maintains an inventory of appropriate supplies and equipment
–          Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work  progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing problems
–          Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews
publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas
–          Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the
effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities
–          Works professionally with other government entities and the public on an as-needed basis
–          Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the
classification

Education, Training and Experience

  • A four-year degree in Information Technology or a closely related field. Three years of experience in a technical field is preferred. Two years of experience in a law-related field is preferred.
  • Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The District Attorney’s Office Information Specialist should have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
–          Possess thorough knowledge of computer hardware and software
–          Ability to become proficient in the use of specialized software in use by the office
–          Possess considerable skill in the use, maintenance and storage of equipment, supplies,  programs and related hardware and software
–          Possess skill in database development and maintenance
–          Ability to understand departmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations
–          Ability to organize work activities and establish priorities
–          Ability to carry out projects with minimal supervision
–          Ability to maintain confidentiality of department information
–          Ability to gather and compile data for reports
–          Ability to write clear, concise, accurate and reliable reports containing findings and
recommendations
–          Ability to understand and follow detailed written and oral instructions
–          Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
–          Must be able to respond to common inquiries in an effective and accurate manner
–          Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions
–          Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines
–          Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology
–          Integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks