Job Description:Deputy Director of IT
The Deputy Director of IT is a key member of the Enterprise IT leadership team. This position is for a professional who values collaboration and working with vastly different operating departments that have competing demands for technology support and solutions. This person will need to understand and promote the efficiencies that best-practice business process and technology can provide for various County operations while continuously striving to add business value.
Help establish and manage goals, strategy, and measurements for the department, covering service management, security, applications, business consulting and analysis.
Project and organization change management.
Help establish and oversee department work prioritization and planning.
Help establish and oversee the department budget.
Help oversee vendor management and contracting for services and support.
Help manage Information Technology staffing, including planning, recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, cross-training, evaluation, succession, and discipline.
Communicate regularly with other departments (executives, liaisons, and users).
Maintain a strong partnership with the CIO and serve as the acting CIO as needed.
Participate in Lake County technology related projects.
Coordinate Lake County?s cross-department technology advisory group.
Work with the Chief Technology Officer to realize technology roadmap strategy as we move to the cloud and modernize systems.
Work with the Information Security Officer to secure Lake County.
Work with other departments to maintain an efficient, effective portfolio of systems.
Provide advice to other departments on business processes and technology opportunities.
Reduce traditional IT operating costs and add value through business solutions.
Be comfortable working in a fast-paced, changing work environment, and handling multiple responsibilities at the same time.
Think strategically, seeing the possible outcomes of different courses of action, including risks and rewards.
Have strong business acumen and business planning ability, and possess broad knowledge of technology, its uses, and its requirements.
Have a strong understanding of IT management processes, with experience leading and managing projects and operations efficiently and effectively.
Be able to establish collaborative relationships with executives, liaisons, and users.
Have strong leadership and communication skills, including the ability to explain technology in simple terms and persuade without authority.
Be approachable and collaborative.
Be able to build a collaborative, results-oriented, high-performance team, empowering employees with purpose and autonomy as well as opportunities for mastering skills.
Be highly self-motivated, self-directed, attentive to detail, and involved.
Be skilled in technology research and analysis.
Have experience improving operational efficiency, service delivery, and technology management across different operations and technology platforms.
Have knowledge of regulations relating to technology in the public sector.
Have knowledge of leadership, management, budgeting, procurement, human resources, and other related business office functions.
Education and Experience:
Candidates should have a bachelor?s degree in information technology, computer science, business administration, public administration, or a related discipline?a master?s degree would be ideal.
Candidates should have ten years of progressively responsible experience in technology management, including significant experience in a leadership role.