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Director of Information Technology

A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related field. Master’s degree is highly desirable. A minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible experience in the information technology field, with at least five of those years in a senior management/supervisory capacity in a multi-functional information technology operation. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. Must possess a valid state driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. Broad knowledge of information technology processing systems, concepts, and methodologies; the theories, principles and practices of effective public administration, with special reference to departmental personnel and budget administration; knowledge of governmental organization and management, including information needs and operation procedures observed in the maintenance of records and preparation of reports; demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies. To view complete job announcement, click on job title. For your convenience we have attached the application and supporting documents below, please print all documents and return to our office in person or mail to: Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Posting Information
Location: 
201 West Gray, Bldg C
Shift: 
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and additional hours as required
Salary: 
$86,324 - $122,912 Annually
Date Posted: 
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 10:15am
Closing Date: 
Thu, 12/05/2013 - 5:00pm
Job Description
Duties: 
Provides day-to-day leadership and management to the IT Department that mirrors the adopted mission and core values of the City; manages City IT operations, service delivery and program development and implementation by providing direction and guidance to the IT staff; oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental programs and policies and related citywide initiatives, ensuring that all are in compliance with applicable local, state and federal regulations and coordinate with the City and departmental mission and priorities; develops and administers department budget; directs the allocation of the departments financial, human, and technology resources to ensure optimal utilization in meeting City business requirements and objectives; Defines the organizational structure of the IT Department; determines staffing levels and office space requirements and allocates associated resources; reallocates work responsibilities and assigns special project work; ensures all human resource processes for hiring, retaining, training, managing and evaluating employees are in place and applied department-wide in an ethical and efficient manner; maintains current technical, managerial, and political knowledge and awareness of industry, community and national events as they relate to the City and departmental concerns and responsibilities; participates in strategizing and developing citywide policies, priorities, and initiatives and in resolving large-scale multi-disciplinary citywide issues, provides guidance and IT perspective on City issues and concerns with the City Manager and other members of the Management Team; prepares and submits weekly status reports to the City Manager outlining the progress of various on-going projects, any problem areas that may affect the division's mission, and any upcoming events and schedules; develops the departmental vision, mission, long and short-term strategic plans, policies and procedures, and ensures that all existing and proposed programs and services are consistent; approves departmental work plans; works collaboratively with other departments to identify ways to ensure IT programs and services are integrated and not redundant; coordinate activities with City departments to ensure effective working relationships, and makes presentations relating to the plans, programs, and goals of the Information Technology Department; leads Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC), oversees the development of the City’s IT Capital Improvement Program (IT Plan); reviews project proposals and determine funding priority and consistency with City strategic goals; serves as primary contact with outside vendors in the creation of RFP’s, bids, contracts, agreements, and other major vendor interactions, systems operations and maintenance; negotiates complex contracts and settlements and works collaboratively with the City Attorney to resolve complex legal issues related to contracts; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with public officials, division heads, staff, private and community organizations, and others encountered in the course of work; attends City Council and management team meetings.
Working Conditions: 
Works in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt and the like. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying objects (25 to 50 lbs.) 5-10% of work time.
Job Requirements
Education and Experience: 
A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related field. Master’s degree is highly desirable. A minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible experience in the information technology field, with at least five of those years in a senior management/supervisory capacity in a multi-functional information technology operation. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Knowledge: 
Broad knowledge of information technology processing systems, concepts, and methodologies; the theories, principles and practices of effective public administration, with special reference to departmental personnel and budget administration; knowledge of governmental organization and management, including information needs and operation procedures observed in the maintenance of records and preparation of reports; demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies.
Skills: 
Skills in developing plans designed to maintain and/or enhance efficiency and responsiveness; prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials; interpersonal skills necessary to provide effective leadership to subordinates and maintain a variety of internal and external contacts and work cooperatively with management staff.
License and/or Certification: 
Must possess a valid state driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record.
Mental & Physical: 
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, public officials, and the general public; organize work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction; ability to plan, organize, assign, direct, review and evaluate the work of staff and to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.
Additional Information: 

Selected applicant must pass background investigation and drug screen.