2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:156 - Information technology and management officer; qualifications; duties
§156. Information technology and management officer; qualifications; duties
A. The board shall employ an information technology and management officer who shall meet the following qualifications:
(1) Meet the qualifications provided for in R.S. 15:150(B).
(2) Have expertise in database management, information systems integration, analysis, and programming, which shall include, at a minimum, possession of a bachelor's degree in information technology, or a master's degree in public administration or a related field, from an accredited university or college, or have five years of progressively responsible experience with database management, systems integration, systems analysis, programming, and mid-range client server and Internet systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
B. The information technology and management officer shall:
(1) Oversee the central and core enabling technologies of the board, including the planning, organizing, supervising and directing of activities and operations of equipment and software and services in the regions.
(2) Ensure that data, including public defender workload, dispositions, frequency of client contact, duration of time from arrest to disposition, and other data points required to be maintained under Louisiana statutes or requested by the board, is maintained and compiled in a consistent, uniform, and timely manner through the development, training, and enforcement of data collection standards, policies, and procedures.
(3) Be responsible for instruction and training of board employees and service delivery contractors in the use of new or revised software or equipment.
(4) Prepare information technology operating and capital budgets.
(5) Develop and evaluate proposals for computer hardware, software, and networking equipment needs from the regions, where applicable, and the districts.
(6) Oversee and coordinate the purchase of information technology supplies and equipment for the board and the service regions.
(7) Employ consultants and vendors to perform information system specialized functions, as needed.
(8) Perform similar or related work as situations dictate or as required and directed by the state public defender and the board.
Acts 2007, No. 307, §1.