Manager - Computer and Information Systems

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Manager - Computer and Information Systems (Short)

Manager - Computer and Information Systems

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Working with Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Manage backup, security and user help systems.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Manager - Computer and Information Systems Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Manager - Computer and Information Systems test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Competitive Spirit
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Leader Mindset
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:11-3021.00
Simulation Context:Leadership and Management
O*Net Context:Management
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2022)
Bottom 10%:
$97,430 or less
Bottom 25%:
$127,180 or less
$164,070 (Average)
Top 25%:
$207,850 or more
Top 10%:
$239,200 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:46,900

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Engineering and Technology
  • English Language
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Mathematics
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Complex Problem Solving
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Written Expression
  • Near Vision
Education Requirements
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
More than 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Application Development Director, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Computer Operations Manager, Computer Programming Manager, Computer Security Manager, Computer Systems Information Director, Computing Services Director, Consulting Technical Director, Cyber Workforce Manager, Cybersecurity All-Source Collection Manager, Cybersecurity All-Source Collection Requirements Manager, Data Center Manager, Data Operations Director, Data Processing Manager, Data Systems Manager, Development Manager, Information Security Manager, Information Services Manager, Information Support Project Manager, Information Systems Administrator, Information Systems Director (IS Director), Information Systems Manager (IS Manager), Information Systems Operator, Information Systems Supervisor (IS Supervisor), Information Technology Account Manager (IT Account Manager), Information Technology Administrator (IT Administrator), Information Technology Coordinator (IT Coordinator), Information Technology Director (IT Director), Information Technology Manager (IT Manager), Information Technology Systems Director (ITS Director), Interactive Media Project Manager, Internet and E-Business Project Manager, Internet Technology Manager, IT Portfolio Manager (Information Technology Portfolio Manager), Knowledge Manager, MIS Director (Management Information Systems Director), Network Director, Network Manager, Product Support Manager, Programming and Software Development Project Manager, Software Development Director, Software Engineering Director, Software Project Manager, System Development Manager, Systems Development Manager, Systems Engineering Manager, Systems Tester Administrator, Technical Director, Technical Services Manager, Technical Solutions Director, Technical Support Content Manager, Technology Director

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Computer Systems Analysts, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects, Information Technology Project Managers, Database Architects, Computer Network Architects, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Database Administrators, Management Analysts, Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary, Information Security Analysts, Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers, Computer Hardware Engineers, Computer Programmers, Computer User Support Specialists, Computer Network Support Specialists, Document Management Specialists

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