EXEC V Director of Information Technology

Maryland State Treasurer's Office   Annapolis, MD   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
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Posted on September 3, 2020

Recruitment #20-009605-0002

 

Introduction

The State Treasurer's Office is responsible for (a) receiving, depositing, investing and distributing State funds, (b) anticipating the monetary needs of the State, and (c) conducting bond sales to ensure the State's financial ability to meet fiscal obligations. The State Treasurer's Office also provides lease-purchase financing for capital equipment for State agencies and handles insurance needs for the State government. The agency's IT Division provides information processing system support for all agency activities.

GRADE

9905

LOCATION OF POSITION

Annapolis, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Director of Information Technology is an Executive Service position that leads the IT Division. This position is responsible for establishing, planning and administering the goals and policies for the IT Division to meet the agency's IT and data needs. Duties encompass maintaining and enhancing the operations integrity of all business application systems, technical infrastructure, and system and data security to meet the needs of the agency in servicing the citizens of the State of Maryland and State of Maryland agencies.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Manage all IT staff including reviews, roles and responsibilities, training, delegation of assignments and monitoring of performance;
  • Management and reporting on IT Division projects and bringing those projects to successful completion within budget, scope and time line;
  • Manage all IT operations of the IT Department including Help Desk, network infrastructure, VM server stack, Microsoft cloud Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition ERP applications, custom development of applications and reports, IT security, Desktops, email, DR and BR operations, office applications, and all master file transfer systems and programs to other agencies and partners;
  • Analyze the IT needs of each division in STO and assist in establishing priorities for applications, data processing needs, and implementations for STO's current/new information processing systems;
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a 5-year technology master plan that aligns the agency's technology services, strategic initiatives, and initiatives adjoining the State's technology initiatives, agency budget, and STO business unit needs;
  • Implementation of technology solutions and business process transformations to keep the agency data processing services efficient and effective;
  • Develop Requests for Proposals and contracts with outside data processing firms for services and products;
  • Implement, maintain and monitor network, email, and application security;
  • Implement data backup and disaster recovery procedures for the STO to protect proprietary data and systems;
  • Prepare annual IT budget, monitor and verify expenses, renew It product and service contracts, develop strategic plans, and provide support to all areas of IT; and
  • Participate in State IT activities and ensure agency meets all State IT policies

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems or other information technology related field

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have:
  • 10+ years of IT experience, including 6+ years of management responsibilities for a technical application and infrastructure team comprised of technical staff with responsibilities for network infrastructure, business applications, cloud services, server operations, help desk, data security, budgets, and project planning
  • The ability to effectively communicate complex technical topics with all levels of associates including management as well as the versatility to work in a small but critically important agency where hands on support of operations is as critical as providing executive level advice
  • Knowledge of, or experience with State government operations, State of Maryland IT procurement processes, Microsoft technology stack, Dynamics 365, web services, custom development, Azure cloud services, and banking services
  • Experience working with a small staff (<10) while supporting an office of nearly 60 users engaged in a mix of telework and onsite employment
  • Experience building external State or federal agency and banking relationships; including those with oversight and auditing responsibilities
  • A Master's degree in a technical field

Selection Plan

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.   

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, or if you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Cissy Blasi @ 410-260-6382 or hr@treasurer.state.md.us

MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are also encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.