Application and Information Technology Manager

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of the Liberal Arts
PA Commission on Sentencing
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing is seeking applicants for an Application and Information Technology (IT) Manager to be responsible for meeting the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing’s statutory mandates related to the collection of sentencing and parole data, the monitoring of compliance with guidelines and other provisions, and documentation of practices by courts and paroling authorities. The Commission is an agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly affiliated with the Department of Sociology and Criminology. To fulfill these mandates, this position serves as an IT Project Manager of the Commission’s JNET-based Sentencing Guidelines Software Web application (SGS Web), maintaining this mission-critical application by providing oversight and direction to staff, contracted staff, and business partners to assure full functionality and availability to users, to assure accurate programming to reflect guidelines and related statutes and reliable data exchanges to support application’s modules, and to deploy updates and fixes as required. Project management includes providing oversight and direction of a planned re-design and re-deployment of SGS Web, with expanded interfaces with other state applications (PBPP On-Base; PDOC CAPTOR; AOPC CPCMS). Other responsibilities of the position include: overseeing data security of Commission applications and stored data, including serving as the Commission’s JNET JTAC and managing the Commission’s Data Management Plan; providing project management, oversight and direction to contracted staff and external vendors of other applications used by the Commission, including SAS-BI, SIMUL8 and AccuFund; serving as the Commission’s point of contact on application and information technology issues with ITLA (Information Technology in Liberal Arts) and other units of the College and University, with the Legislative Data Processing Center, and with state partners, including but not limited to JNET, AOPC, DOC, PBPP and PCCD; facilitating the secure preparation of data sets through the import of data from remote servers to servers housed at University Park; and the management and supervision of staff assigned to the unit. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's degree is strongly preferred. A successful candidate should have relevant experience with IT project management, supervision and public administration; and have excellent written and verbal communications skills. The candidate must be highly organized and able to establish effective relationships with others, including members and staff of the General Assembly, state and local government officials, and other criminal justice professionals, and to manage numerous assignments with minimal supervision. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088