Full-Time DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/DIGITAL SERVICES
Innovative leader responsible for providing strategic vision, leadership, and planning for the Information Technology (IT) department. Other duties include managing the IT department’s daily operations, budgetary oversight, interdepartmental collaboration, and technology planning and implementation. This role will support the enhancement of County digital, computing, network, and telecommunications initiatives and technology, which are vital to the mission of Weber County.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.) Consult with elected officials and department heads to assess future needs and develop strategies for integrating innovative, progressive, cost-effective technology solutions that support the functions of County departments. Work with elected officials and department heads to evaluate County IT resources and existing systems to identify infrastructure improvements that will provide convenient and reliable access to information services as needs and technology change. Collaborate with other departments and resources to successfully implement technology enhancements, assist with integration and monitor progress. Provide expert support and deliver customized solutions for departments and units with special technical requirements. Assemble stakeholders to gain an understanding of the challenges and needs, gather facts, and provide guidance in terms of technical solutions, costs, compliance with County policy, etc. Provide additional research, cost estimates, and possible alternative solutions. Supervise and prioritize the work activities for IT staff. Meet with staff to set goals, encourage and plan training opportunities, provide feedback and coaching. Monitor costs, prioritize purchases and plan cost estimates for software, hardware, tools, equipment and services. Establish and enforce security requirements to ensure the privacy and safety of records contained on data and word processing systems. Perform other functional and administrative duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Required education, training, and experience: A. Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in computer science, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field, AND B. Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible employment directing the operations of a large computer system, three of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
A. Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of computer equipment operations; considerable knowledge of planning techniques; considerable knowledge of computer programming and analysis; considerable knowledge of the concepts of systems technology; thorough knowledge of data processing equipment; thorough knowledge of on line (teleprocessing) programming methodology; thorough knowledge of data processing contract requirements and procedures; thorough knowledge of negotiation methods; thorough knowledge of local government structure and operation; working knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; working knowledge of budgetary and fiscal management systems; thorough knowledge of the practices and principles of effective management; working knowledge of County policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of the principles of administration, organization, and methods of control. B. Skills: Skill in the use of computer equipment; skill in public relations, and public speaking. C. Abilities: Ability to determine policies and implement programs; ability to purchase materials, supplies, and equipment at prices favorable to the County; ability to negotiate favorable contract rates; ability to deliver services to target groups; ability to maintain control of the use of computer systems; ability to organize and direct the work of subordinates; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to follow written procedures and instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, agencies, and the general public; ability to establish good working relations with advisory boards and groups.
Valid state driver’s license and a good driving record.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Personal computer, including word processing software; calculator; copy and fax machine; phone; mobile or portable radio; automobile.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.