Computer System Engineer- PowerSchool/Student Data Management System
Laurens School District 55
Location: Laurens, South Carolina
Type: Full Time
Career and Technology
LAURENS SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 55 JOB DESCRIPTION
PowerSchool/Student Data Management
Department: Technology Reports To: Director of Technology GENERAL SUMMARY The PowerSchool/Student Data Management position enters specific data into the student information system and other supporting systems to ensure proper and accurate reporting of various data to meet school, district, state, and federal requirements. The Student Data Management position also manages the district’s student information database, runs queries to extract information, coordinate data reporting to the State Department of Education (SDE) and trains/supports users, working closely with all data entry users. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ? Set up, maintain, and monitor security access, system settings, and user access to the student information system. Handle yearly processes, e.g. set up of new school year, roll over, close out school year, and coordinate with other staff to complete projects/work orders efficiently. Provide assistance in all areas of student information, attendance, grade reporting, registration and scheduling, discipline reporting, test reporting, and enrolling and withdrawing of students. Work directly with school data managers in support of the electronic gradebook system, including training, program analysis, and installation. Establish protocols for data entry and system usage and document in a user/procedures manual
Conduct advanced searches and queries and support special requests from school, district, state, and federal levels. Collect and complete the required data for the state reports, prepare all administrative reports, and conduct all SDE uploads Provide support for all academic reports, including progress reports, report cards, regular academic progress updates ? Recommend and implement system improvements Train and orient new users and support all users, establishing needs and monitoring usage Ensure accuracy of data and troubleshoot problems with the database, data validation errors Troubleshoot operational and software problems, determine the cause of error or stoppage, apply corrective techniques, or obtain support from software manufacturers Schedules, coordinates, or applies all updates, patches, fixes, restarts, etc. to the student information system Supports Ident-A-Kid systems in the district. Supports and troubleshoots all supported PowerSchool Plug-ins including Level Data connections, ABE, eCollect, online registration, etc. Concentration on specific times of the year; new school year start-up, end-of-the-year rollover, and 45, 90, 135, and 180 reporting periods. Communicates with all sources of information pertaining to the student information system and takes the appropriate actions or relays the information to the appropriate users All other duties as prescribed by the Director of Technology
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE It is preferred all candidates for the PowerSchool/Student Data Management position should have a Bachelor’s Degree and three-plus years of direct, hands-on experience with enrollment and student information systems, including extensive working knowledge of PowerSchool/PowerTeacher. Additionally, the Student Data Management position must possess exceptional quantitative analytical skills and detail-oriented work habits, strong organization skills; solid verbal, written, and graphical communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team and to support various stakeholders. Expert knowledge of Excel, and/or other data analysis software, as well as complementary software and Microsoft Word platform, is a must. Ability to integrate third-party applications and databases with mission-critical applications, preferred. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT Two hundred forty (240) days per year EVALUATION Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Support Staff. DISCLAIMER STATEMENT This job description is not intended as a complete listing of job duties. The incumbent is responsible for the performance of other related duties as assigned/required. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and simple correspondence. Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, other employees, and/or students. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply simple understanding to carry out detailed but basic written and/or oral instructions.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES Ability to develop effective working relationships with staff and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and the Board of Education policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee frequently must reach above the head and reach forward. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp utensils.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors. The employee may occasionally work with toxic or caustic chemicals such as degreasers and disinfectants. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned/required.
Located in the heart of beautiful Laurens County, Laurens School District 55 has its administrative offices at 301 Hillcrest Drive in Laurens, South Carolina. Nestled between Greenville, Spartanburg, and Columbia, the area provides peaceful living combined with convenient access to some of the state's most important metropolitan centers, its beaches, or the mountains.