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MPT Senior Director, Information Technology Department

Recruitment #19-007055-0001

Introduction

Maryland Public Television, which is commonly known by its familiar name "MPT", is a public television network that comprises six television stations that broadcast throughout the entire state of Maryland as well as into the District of Columbia and parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. MPT is the only statewide broadcaster in Maryland. MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service.

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The Sr. Director of Information Technology (IT) is responsible for IT strategy, program delivery and operational support for IT network systems of MPT. In addition to managing the ongoing IT network operations, this position is responsible for the security of the IT network, managing remote access for staff and contractors, web domains, hosting and external internet support. Responsibilities include IT support to our six (6) broadcast stations.

 This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Oversee the computer network operations with respect to design, installation, planning, and maintenance
  • Responsible for the overall operation of the IT network, phone system (desk and mobile) and helpdesk
  • Evaluate and execute technical initiatives to support business and production missions of MPT’s various departments 
  • Develop an annual budget, goals, and objectives, evaluate the legacy platforms, determine future direction and initiatives of the department 
  • Maintain an ongoing relationship with state systems’ Department of Information Technology
  • Maintain close partnerships with MPT departments, vendors and various contractors

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business or Public Administration, or a closely related field.      

Experience: Minimum seven (7) years of experience in data security/cybersecurity implementation and maintenance across the organization, developing and maintaining disaster recovery, business continuity plan and change management utilizing IT resources.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.  

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s).  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Evidence of continuing education, such as SBE certifications
  • Experience with radio and television operations and/or content creation
  • Experience with PCI compliance - data security and cyber security
  • Must be a creative and visionary thinker with the ability to translate ideas into action
  • Experience implementing best industry standards for an enterprise-level environment to ensure smooth and reliable business operations
  • Demonstrated experience effectively managing complex projects, budgets, setting and accomplishing goals while managing dynamic priorities
  • Demonstrated skill and successful experience in organizational change and transition management, including creating efficiencies, and implementing new and emerging technologies, including new/revised work processes
  • Ability to explain highly complex technical projects in easy to understand terms to non-technical colleagues

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to submit your application online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via email to jjones@mpt.org by the closing date and time. The MD State Application Form can be found online.

Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Paper applications, required documents, and any addendums may be mailed or faxed (410-581-4382) by the closing date and time to:

Maryland Public Television - HR

11767 Owings Mills Blvd.

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Maryland Public Television (MPT) is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MPT that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.