Under administrative direction of the County Administrator's Office, serves as chief information officer of the County by directing the administrative and technological activities of the Information Systems Division.
An incumbent of this single position exempt class is the director of the Information Systems Division. As such, the incumbent provides leadership for the County on all matters involving County information technology, including communications systems and technology, and directs the activities of the Information Systems Division in support of those activities.
Directs the functions and activities of the Information Systems Division of the County Administrator's Office.
Provides leadership and coordination in all matters involving County information technology. Advises the County Administrator on overall County information technology direction, strategy, policies, and allocation of County information technology resources.
Coordinates and resolves ) information technology development and operational decisions affecting more than one department, and 2) information technology operational conflicts between departments.
Recommends to the County Administrator priorities for ) the use of existing, centralized information technology resources, and 2) the acquisition or development of major, new information technology resources.
Directs the County information technology planning process, including development and regular updating of an Information Technology Inventory and Needs Assessment and an Information Technology Tactical Plan.
Directs the development of ongoing information technology educational programs for all levels of County staff and management.
Establishes and maintains written County information technology standards for hardware, software, operating systems, connectivity, and telecommunications.
Determines connectivity and telecommunications infrastructure requirements in new construction, facilities renovation, and re-location projects.
Represents County departments in business dealings with major vendors on development or acquisition of new/replacement information technology hardware or software.
Advises the County Administrator and Manager of Personnel and Employee Relations on the requirements and classification of all County information technology positions.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in computer science, public or business administration, or closely related field.
Experience: Three years of administrative, management or supervisory experience in a full-service information technology environment with responsibility for development, management, and utilization of all types of information technology resources.
Substitution: Additional-qualifying experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. A graduate degree in Public or Business Administration may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
Principles and practices of public administration, management, and supervision. Goals and objectives of government services; development, management and use of information technology resources; organizational development; report writing and presentation techniques.
Plan, organize, and direct the activities of others; develop and coordinate strategies for management and use of information technology resources; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others