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Human Resource Management
801 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704-3822
Phone: (757) 393-8626
Fax: (757) 393-8697
Jobline: (757) 398-0682
VEC: (757) 558-4455
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm


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Job Description:
A progressive city government, along the beautiful Elizabeth River, is seeking an innovative, cutting edge, dynamic and forward thinking leader in the role of Director of Information Technology to serve a population of nearly 96,000 citizens and 2,500 employees. As Director, the candidate will serve under the general direction of the City Manager and is responsible for providing high level managerial leadership and development of new technical solutions, as well as leading and coordinating the total information technology activities of the City. This position provides oversight of all operations of the Department, to include telecommunications, computer services and GIS. Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including IT architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing and service; manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, upgrade, and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software, and peripherals; oversee end-users services, including help desk and technical support services; and analyzes and executes on strategic sourcing strategy and options for key services such as IT project delivery, systems management, technical support and application support. Work also involves providing management and oversight of the IT infrastructure administration, ongoing installation and maintenance of the administration and computer systems, networks, and database systems and the maintenance of telephone and other communication systems. The employee will partner with management team to align information technology with strategic direction; build and develop IT organization, processes and procedures to support organizational needs; recommends and plans information technology to support and meet organizational objectives based on research and evaluation; directs implementation and execution of new/upgraded information systems via well-defined plans including procedures, deadlines, and accountability; evaluates and implements IT procedures and equipment for maximum efficiency and cost containment; ensures users/customers are provided professional, courteous, and timely support and service; structures, leads, trains, and develops IT staff for maximum effectiveness, and stays abreast of trends and regulations to ensure effectiveness and compliance.
Requires excellent leadership ability, great communicator, effective decision maker, strategic thinker, and the ability to effect change and provide direction in information technology planning, development, and implementation; a Bachelor's degree in computer science or management information systems, and 6 to 9 years of progressively responsible experience in computer system operation.
Special Req:
$ 97,195 - $115,000
Full Time / Part Time:
Job Code / Department #:
14515 / 19010
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