Positions in this job profile perform supervisory and managerial work within information technology for an academic or research related program. Duties performed include developing, implementing, and evaluating short and long-range goals and objectives. Employees develop, implement and enforce plans, systems, programs and performance standards. They participate in strategic planning efforts as part of the management team. Positions possess authority to formulate and carry out management decisions or represent management's interests to taking discretionary actions that control or implement employer policy. They review and assesses impacts or implications of exceptions to policy; responsible for determination of exceptions to policy. They are responsible for managing staff and equipment. They determine resource needs and priorities and make recommendations to executive management. They determine training needs and make appropriate arrangements for provision of training.