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Douglas County  8235
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*INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND BUILDING FACILITIES DIRECTOR
Salary Range MT2

INTRODUCTION

This classification serves as department head of the information systems department which includes operation, programming and technical support sections and performs administrative duties in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating department divisions and programs; serve as liaison between the department and user departments and vendors.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES

(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Develops appropriate goals, objectives, standards and policies for Strategic Information Systems Plan to ensure effective County information systems integration and systems compliance.

2. Establish County-wide assessment tools, technical standards and guidelines and ensures that departments are assisted in establishing short/long range planning related to information system technology, equipment and software.

3. Prepare and administer annual budget; monitors expenditures for appropriation levels and cash flow; approves budget expenditures on an ongoing basis; present to budget committee.

4. Participate in contract administration, audit and security control, cost/benefit analysis, product evaluation and acquisition and use of consultants.

5. Represent the department at meetings with Board of Commissioners, County staff, outside agencies, vendors and the public regarding data processing projects; coordinate work with other departments and agencies and provide technical advice and expertise in achieving goals of department.  Respond to, and effectively resolve, inquiries, complaints or problems affecting services.

6. Supervise support staff through technical support manager and support services manager and is involved in selecting, training, and evaluating staff.  Assume responsibility for work performed within department.  Final approval of all selection, promotion and termination of employees.  Establish and interpret policy and procedure.

7. Provides management responsibility and leadership for defining and integrating all information services activities on a County-wide basis.  Information services include: computer systems, voice, data and video communications systems.

8. Prepare studies, reports; analyze data and develop recommendations.

9. Retain County-wide responsibility to: (1) research and analyze current Data Center application capabilities; (2) define short and long range technology needs and solutions for County.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of effective administration including public relations, personnel management and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate programs; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of data processing operation and programming sections to efficiently implement department programs; considerable knowledge of municipal accounting, reporting and record keeping; considerable knowledge of application of teleprocessing methods to the solution of diversified user problems.  Knowledge of computer equipment and software which includes operating systems, application languages, personal computers, local area networks, mainframe connectivity methods, data management software and state-of-the-art system development and maintenance methodologies.  Knowledge of and ability to interpret pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; prepare and justify budget requests; perform short and long-range financial planning; analyze and evaluate operations and develop and implement corrective action to resolve problems; establish and maintain record keeping systems and reports; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, establish new policies when applicable and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; supervise, motivate and lead staff of professionals and support staff; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with employees, Board of Commissioners, County department heads, other agencies, businesses, vendors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Bachelor's degree in business administration, data processing or a related field and sic years progressively responsible experience in operation and/or programming of varied data processing equipment which includes two years management/supervisory experience OR ten years progressively responsible experience in operation and/or programming of varied data processing equipment OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.  At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver=s license.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

This classification is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners.

This classification provides direct supervision for all professional, supervisory and technical staff within the Information Technology Department, and has final responsibility for all work performed in the department.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within established department policy and procedures; state and county rules, regulations and ordinances; management, personnel and financial theories, principles and practices; personnel rules; established principles and practices of data processing.  Incumbent remains current on guidelines and utilizes seasoned, independent judgment in interpreting and usage of appropriate guidelines.  As department head, can implement or revise department policies and procedures.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in an office environment; work is generally sedentary and requires hearing voice conversation and keyboarding.  A minimal amount of driving is required.

This classification supervises department support staff through technical support and support services managers and has final responsibility for work performed in the department.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within established department policy and procedures; state and county rules, regulations and ordinances; management, personnel and financial theories, principles and practices; personnel rules; established principles and practices of data processing. Incumbent remains current on guidelines and utilizes seasoned, independent judgment in interpreting and usage of appropriate guidelines. As department head, can implement or revise department policies and procedures.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in an office environment; work is generally sedentary and requires hearing voice conversation and keyboarding. A minimal amount of driving is required.

 
   
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