The purpose of this position is to serve as Department Head of the Information Technology Department to provide technology vision and leadership in the analysis, planning, direction and management of the County's information technology, for both data and voice systems. The position manages the process of identifying information system hardware and software options, including the integration of new systems with current systems. The IT Director works closely with all the other County departments regarding information technology. The Director is responsible for direct supervision of all Information Technology staff.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties listed are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Manage the activities and operations of the Information Technology Department.
Work closely with all departments regarding their information technology needs and business objectives.
Coordinate and is the primary leader for evaluating, planning, and recommending technology as needed and fit it into the vision of the County Board of Commissioners.
Coordinate and execute the quotations, request for proposals, and procurement for all technology products and services as approved and required.
Coordinate and administer technology policies, procedures and guidelines.
Create and manage the budget and expenditures for the department.
Coordinate information technology compatibility with other organizations, such as cities and State of Minnesota departments.
Coordinate and monitor the licenses, maintenance, support, inventory and costs for existing systems and implementation of new systems.
Reach out to counter parts at other Counties using groups such as: MNCCC, MNCITLA.
Ensure adequate insurance and maintenance on all information systems hardware and software as needed.
Direct and supervise Information Technology department personnel.
Perform job related duties as assigned or apparent.
Education and Experience
Four (4) year college degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field.
Or eight (8) years of progressively responsible Information Technology experience including two (2) years in a lead, project management, or supervisory role.
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
No pre-requisites; must be willing to complete specific training as requested or researched on a regular basis to maintain systems and ongoing education.
Valid Minnesota driver's license with proof of insurance.
Experience in a governmental setting.
Experience in data center operations and management.
Budget management, strategic planning, and project management experience.
At least 2 years of work experience directly related to Microsoft Windows network and directly related to Cisco network devices.
Some working knowledge of VMware and VOIP.
Project Management Certification.
Microsoft Certified Professional (MSP);
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Knowledge and skill of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
Working knowledge of LAN/WAN topologies, i.e. Ethernet, TCP/IP.
Working knowledge of relevant and current utilities and software tools for network monitoring and security.
Working knowledge of current Microsoft Windows Server functions.
Working knowledge of current Microsoft Office functions.
Ability to evaluate, recommend, and implement information systems solutions for the multiple business units in the county.
Ability to delegate, manage and supervise staff involved in the oversight of programs and services.
Ability to maintain regular and timely attendance.
Knowledge of County government operations and related Minnesota Statutes.
Ability to provide leadership in the assessment, evaluation and continuous improvement of programs and services.
Skill in effective organizational and time management methods.
Skill in conducting research and rendering formal opinions.
Ability to perform a variety of public relations activities associated with integrating services, formulating or supporting collaborative agreements, and coordinating services with various local, regional, State and/or Federal organizations.
Knowledge of funding and grant sources, programs and services.
Skill in planning, developing, implementing and supporting programs and services.
Skill in budgeting and monitoring of resources, while interpreting and applying fiscal and statistical information.
Ability to formulate short and long-range strategic plans and objectives for technology and services in response to needs and available resources.
Knowledge of applicable software applications.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in decision-making.
Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
Ability to communicate effectively and strong public relations skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to accurately identify operational problems and solutions.
Ability to support maintenance of a team-oriented environment.
Regular interaction citizens and local, state, community, and federal organizations and agencies of all types.
Regular interaction with staff, County Board, elected officials, and other governmental agency contacts.
Direct responsibility to oversee Information Technology staff.
Work is mainly performed in an office setting.
Often requires driving to county facilities.
Occasionally requires driving to other facilities and agencies throughout the State.
May be exposed to angry or hostile members of the public.
Some responsibilities may require evening or weekend work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
Desk work involving use of a computer, telephone, and other devices.
Communicate effectively with County staff, County Board members, applicable agencies, and citizens.
Ability to read screens and documents.
Ability to conduct presentations in various settings.
Ability to drive in various light and weather conditions.
Ability to type and use a computer or mobile device.
Office work may include reaching for documents, grasping documents, standing, walking, and repetitive motions.
Lift and carry files and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED TO PERFORM THIS JOB
All positions at McLeod County are subject to a background check. This may include, but is not limited to, the following checks: criminal history, credit, driver's license, pre-employment physical assessment, pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and psychological testing.
Regular connection from home is required/needs to be available in order to monitor network and technology status as needed.