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Information Technology


Department Mission:

The mission of the Information Technology (IT) Department is to manage the City’s information system and telecommunication system resources on behalf of the citizens, elected officials, and staff members of the City of Norman to insure that they receive the maximum possible return on their investment in those resources and that those resources are properly utilized,safeguarded, and available when needed.


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TIM POWERS, DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Department Description:

The Information Technology department, provides information technology management services and telecommunication technology management services to all departments of the City of Norman. These services include:

  • Electronic mail support
  • Internet access support
  • Web design and maintenance
  • Software consulting and programming support
  • PC network management services
  • Personal computer technical support
  • IBM iSeries systems management, programming, and operations services
  • Telecommunication systems and equipment management, troubleshooting, and consulting services. 

Approximately 510 IBM iSeries and Windows based personal computer network clients, including the Norman Police Department Patrol Division’s mobile laptop computers and the Fire Department’s mobile laptop computers, are currently being supported. 

IBM iSeries applications include the following Sungard Public Sector software products:

  • GMBA system (consisting of the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, and Budget Preparation applications)
  • Payroll/Personnel system
  • Customer Service (Utility Billing) system
  • Community Development system (consisting of Building Permits, and Land Management applications)
  • Municipal Court system
  • Fixed Asset Management system
  • Occupational Licensing system (includes business licensing and trades licensing such as plumbers, electricians, heat and air conditioning, sign contractors, house/structure movers, etc.)
  • Purchasing/Inventory Control system

Major PC-based applications currently being supported are:

  • CityWorks Work Order Management System from Azteca Systems
  • Workers Compensation Claims Management System from MicroNiche, Inc.
  • Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system from Tyler Technologies
  • Police Records Management System (RMS) from Tyler Technologies
  • Utility Management System hand held meter reading system from Badger Meter
  • Golf course pro shop management system purchased from Golf Systems, Inc.
  • Water Treatment Plant data collection and reporting application developed for the City by OASIS Technologies, Inc. 
  • Water Treatment and Wastewater Treatment Plants’ respective SCADA (plant control and monitoring) systems.

PCsStaffing for the department consists of:

  • Director of IT
  • Business Analyst
  • IBM iSeries Computer Programmer  / Operator
  • Network Manager
  • Network Support Supervisor
  • Systems Support Technician (3)
  • Systems Administrator (3)
  • Administrative Technician