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Manager - Computer and Information Systems
Manager - Computer and Information Systems
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

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:
  • Interacting With Computers - test computer programs or systems
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - determine customer needs
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - conduct or attend staff meetings
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - plan or organize work
  • Analyzing Data or Information - analyze operational or management reports or records
  • Manage backup, security and user help systems.

About the test

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
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
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
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$82,360 or less
Bottom 25%:
$105,290 or less
$135,800 (Average)
Top 25%:
$170,670 or more
Top 10%:
$208,000 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:9,480

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
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Writing
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Information Ordering
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 Officer (CIO), Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Computer Operations Manager, Computer Programming Manager, Computer Security Manager, Computer Systems Information Director, Computing Services Director, Consulting Technical Director, Data Center Manager, Data Processing Manager, Data Systems Manager, Database Architect, Director of Engineering, Enterprise Resource Planner, Health Informatics Specialist, Health Information Administrator, Health Information Technologist, Information Services Manager, Information Support Project Manager, Information System and Data Processing Lead, Information Systems Administrator, Information Systems Director (IS Director), Information Systems Manager (IS Manager), Information Systems Planner (IS Planner), Information Systems Supervisor (IS Supervisor), Information Technology Account Manager (IT Account Manager), Information Technology Administrator (IT Administrator), Information Technology Analyst (IT Analyst), Information Technology Auditor (IT Auditor), Information Technology Consultant (IT Consultant), Information Technology Director (IT Director), Information Technology Manager (IT Manager), Information Technology Planning and Policy Analyst (IT Planning and Policy Analyst), Information Technology Program Management Specialist (IT Program Management Specialist), Interactive Media Project Manager, Internet and E-Business Project Manager, Internet Technology Manager, Knowledge Manager, MIS Director (Management Information Systems Director), MIS Specialist (Management Information Systems Specialist), Network Director, Network Manager, Programming and Software Development Project Manager, Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager), Reporting Analyst, Software Project Manager, System Development Manager, Systems Applications Programming Lead, Systems Development Manager, Systems Engineering Manager, Technical Director, Technical Services Manager, Technical Solutions Director, Technology Coordinator, Technology Director

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Analyze employee satisfaction survey results and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Coordinate computer and facility set up.
  • Compare pricing for outsourcing operations.
  • Make a purchasing recommendation.
  • Write a short essay.
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