Information Technology Director

Buncombe County
Published
October 8, 2021
Location
Asheville, North Carolina
Billing Address
PO Box 7526 Asheville NC 28802
First Name
Caroline
Last Name
Long
Phone Number
828-250-4176
County
Buncombe
Closing Date
10/17/2021

Description

Essential Functions of the position:

  • Responsible for overseeing daily department operations, developing and implementing strategic planning goals, managing divisional budgets, and technology changes.

  • Formulate and deploy long-term strategic plans for acquiring and enabling efficient and cost-effective information processing and communication technologies.

  • Manage department operational and strategic planning, including business requirements, project planning, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.

  • Integrate systems in accordance with organizational strategic objectives.

  • Develop, implement, and reassess short and long-term information plans.

  • Identify and mitigate emergent issues in technology services through leadership, effective collaboration, and communication; Identify and act upon organizational technology needs through executive-level participation and engagement.

  • Develop and review budgets for and from department divisions and ensure compliance with stated goals, guidelines, and objectives; develop and manage the IT budget; manage IT capital budgets when appropriated.

  • Review performance of IT systems to determine operating costs, productivity levels, and upgrade requirements.

  • Develop and implements all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.

  • Manage IT staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions.

  • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization’s executives, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent IT activities.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Salary

Salary Range: $103,297.13 - $136,868.69

Qualifications

Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or a related field and ten (10) years of relevant experience in IT including three (3) years of managerial experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of departmental and county personnel policies and procedures, including knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies governing departmental programs and operations.

  • Knowledge of various operating systems, cloud computing, network platform, and hardware and software platforms as they relate to information security, or experience managing staff with those responsibilities. 

  • Ability to effectively plan, coordinate, and evaluate the work of others.

  • Ability to apply information security principles to business solutions.

  • Ability to initiate and install administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.

  • Ability to act as a liaison and effectively communicate information security topics (e.g., data constraints, information needs) to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels of the organization. 

  • Ability to identify and manage information security risks, vulnerabilities, threats and incidents at an enterprise level. 

  • Strong situational analysis and decision-making abilities. 

Miscellaneous

Buncombe County is a caring community in harmony with its environment where citizens succeed, thrive, and realize their potential. Our mission is to promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life; to provide effective and efficient government our citizens can trust; and to deliver needed service through a responsive work force committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork.

Across 660 square miles, Buncombe County is a diverse patchwork of businesses and people. What brings us together is our belief that what we do matters and together we can shape a community where every person lives up to their potential.  We believe we serve our community best with a diverse workforce who represent the best in their professions. We hope you will consider joining us!