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City Hiring Information Technology Director

The City of Visalia invites candidates to apply for the position of Information Technology Director.

The Information Technology Department is responsible for strategic and operational planning related to technology and communication services of the City. IT provides server, desktop, network, internet, and application support for 24/7 City operations including financial systems, computer-aided dispatch, and hundreds of other applications.

Current major projects include implementation of new and upgraded systems including emergency communications, traffic management, permitting, utility billing, GIS, recreation scheduling as well as maintaining and upgrading the phone, radio and data networks, and supporting the continuity of technology systems already in place throughout the City.

This is a newly created department head position reporting to the City Manager. The position represents a critical leadership role in moving City information services forward and will provide oversight and day-to-day operational management while also serving as a member of the City’s executive management team.

The key priority is to actively lead the implementation of new and upgraded systems as well as maintaining the IS network and numerous technology systems already in place throughout the City. An important component will include enhancing customer service, requiring exceptional facilitation and relationship skills with a proven ability to influence others and positively interact at all levels of the organization.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Act as strategic advisor to the City Manager to determine IT requirements and priorities
  • Develop short and long-range plans and strategies to implement new and emerging technology
  • Manage the I T Department at optimal service levels in consultation with City’s leadership team
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing services and operations; assess current and future needs
  • Provide leadership and technical support in designing, developing and maintaining an efficient, unified and fully integrated technology system
  • Provide hands-on guidance to IT staff and participate in complex technology projects
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging technology trends
The ideal candidate for this position will have a well-rounded professional IT background that includes at least five years of professional IT management including experience with multiple systems, applications, and platforms. Familiarity with current and future applications of information technology and trends in the IT field is essential along with a Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field. Public sector IT experience is highly desirable.

To apply for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit a resume with detailed qualifications and salary history by Thursday, March 24, 2017 to:

Diane Davis, Human Resources Manager
City of Visalia
220 N Santa Fe Street
Visalia CA 93291
(559) 713-4575
Following the filing deadline, resumes will be evaluated. Applicants who appear to have the most relevant qualifications in terms of education, experience and training will be invited to participate in the appraisal process. The process may include an appraisal interview, practical exercise, final interview, as well as full reference and background checks. References will only be contacted after a mutual interest has been established.

( Information Technology Director Brochure )

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