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IT Administrator / Chief Information Officer

Company: Cameron County
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

IT Administrator / Chief Information Officer Pay Grade: 131 Purpose of Classification Provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing information, technology and records initiatives. Manages and directs the planning and implementation of technology systems in support of all county operations in order to ensure consistency, security, cost effectiveness, service quality and business development. Provides management oversight of the County's IT Department including IT Professionals, projects, contracts with outside vendors and consultants on behalf of the county. Keeps the Commissioners Court informed on issues that directly impact county business, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all county officials, department heads, governmental jurisdictions, the private sector, and the public sector. Positions in this class perform complex analytical reviews and identify needed corrective actions to resolve discrepancies. Essential Functions The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Establishes County vision, strategic goals and objectives for the IT Department that support all aspects of county operations. Develops business case justifications and identifies opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing and in-house development. Administers overall management of the Information Technology Department and applications of Information Technology including networks, LAN/WAN, Data Center, Network Operations, E-mail and web deployments; assists in the Maintaining County IT Operations as related to the County Data Center. Prepares and presents IT related agendas before the Commissioner's Court; writes and implements IT policies; prepares and administers annual operating department budget. Plans, schedules and coordinates all IT activities and conducts research and case studies on leading edge technologies; works with other department heads as an adviser of technologies; provides support to county departments and keeps all officials informed on issues that directly impact county business. Develops and maintains an effective and appropriate IT organizational structure that supports the needs of all county operations. Knowledge of various parameters of technology from computer systems, applications, virtualization, security, telephony, network architecture and compliance. Knowledge and expertise in the areas of project management, resource management, applications development and geographic information systems. Knowledge of public administration principles, including the basic principles of organization, management and budget preparation. Knowledge of large-scale project implementation. Skill in maintaining effective relationships with political units/agencies, state and county officials/agencies, general public, staff, peers, vendors and customers. Ensures that technology acquisitions comply with county IT direction and policies. Provides directions or providing quality technical assistance to county departments and employees relating to hardware and software issues. Coordinates special projects and installations of automated solution for County Departments. Promotes and oversees strategic relationships between internal IT resources and external entities, including government, vendors and partner organizations. Manages IT professionals and projects, including negotiating with outside vendors and consultants on behalf of the county' ensures that county has the highest levels of Data Security and Integrity in compliance with industry accepted practices and federal regulations. Develops and implements IT standards, procedures, guidelines, and systems documentation. Maintains systems, applications and processes to ensure compliance with copyright laws and standards for all county operations. Allocates resources to user departments and prioritizes user department requests. Directs development and execution of a county-wide disaster recovery and business continuity IT plan. Prepares various department documents requiring knowledge of department policies, programs, and procedures and which may involve researching, compiling, analyzing, retrieving and/or summarizing data. Ensures proper operation of all virtual communication systems for all county operations. Additional Functions Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related field; 10 years of progressively responsible experience in information technology services, government information systems and community integrated justice systems (CIJS) and processes. Two (2) years of related experience may be substituted for one (1) year of education. Knowledge and or background of the Odyssey Criminal System is desired. Experience in management principles, administration, and supervision as they relate to resources, strategic planning, goal setting, implementation and monitoring. Experience in operating principles and practices of various computer systems and technology services. Experience and knowledge with the capabilities of various kinds of computers and peripheral equipment. ADA Compliance Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Keywords: Cameron County, Brownsville , IT Administrator / Chief Information Officer, Executive , Brownsville, Texas

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