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Manager of Application Development Job Description

Job Series: Management Analyst

FLSA status: Exempt

OCC Group: Professional Services

Job code: R44290


The Manager of Application Development plans, coordinates, and supervises all activities related to the design, development, and implementation of organizational information systems and software applications. The Manager of Application Development is also responsible for maintaining, supporting, and upgrading existing systems and applications. This position will be responsible for the deployment of mission-critical information and software systems to meet the strategic project goals of the Colorado Judicial Department. In addition, this position is responsible for assisting in performing analytical and evaluative duties in the design, testing, training and implementation of software applications, including but not limited to case management applications and electronic filing development.


Work is distinguished from other positions by its inclusion of supervisory responsibilities which may include the scheduling of resources, providing direction and instruction to staff concerning operating procedures and policies necessary to achieve division objectives. In addition, this position is responsible for the development of project plans using conventional project management tools and assisting in performing analytical and evaluative duties and responsibilities in the design, testing, training and implementation of software applications. This position reports directly to the CIO.


Leads and manages an application development team within the Judicial Department.

Supervises assigned staff; screens, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; counsels, trains and coaches technical staff; develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations; coordinates recruiting efforts for assigned projects.

Provides recommendations regarding subordinate's employment probationary/trial period, and responds to PTO requests in a timely manner.

Provides application development leadership, direction and guidance; proposes and implements business strategies and procedures related to application development to the CIO.

Mitigates risk to ensure maximum uptime of the Judicial Department’s data sharing applications and end-user support.

Ensures that development projects meet business requirements and goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify and resolve systems issues.

Manages the development and deployment of new applications, systems software, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the Department.

Ensures that any new software integration into the Department’s systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.

Collaborates with analysts and development staff in the design, development, and testing of new software programs and applications.

Analyze documentation and technical specifications of any new application under deployment or consideration to determine its intended functionality.

Recommends the implementation of any new business practices required by new software development initiatives.

Coordinates the investigation of design and/or programming related issues for users in coordination with court, probation, analyst, and development personnel.

Initiates, plans, executes, monitors and controls, and closes all project plans for the application services unit.

Maintains an up to date and accurate set of software application development and maintenance specifications—including user training manuals and other support materials.

Identifies and resolves customer concerns and problems.

Serves as the final quality control point for all software application development services products.

Attends meetings as required.

Performs other duties as assigned


Has supervisory accountability for 5.0 or more full-time employees. Plans, directs, and coordinates activities for the unit. Duties include scheduling and assigning of work, training in all facets of work, quality control, and decisions impacting the pay, status and tenure of others. Conducts performance appraisals and may provide input and participate in discipline, dismissal, and hiring processes.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions and supervisory responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from an accredited four year college or university; plus either four years of experience as a software application analyst or developer within the Colorado Judicial Department, or five years of technical management or project management outside the Colorado Judicial Department. PMI or other project management certification approved by the State Court Administrator is preferred. PMI or other project management certification may be required within six months of beginning employment. Employees in this class must maintain such certification throughout their employment with the Colorado Judicial Department. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Frequently handles emergency or crisis situations- frequently subject to interruptions, and multiple calls and inquiries. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Extensive travel is required.

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