Director of Information Resources

DEPARTMENT:  Instructional Resources
POSTING #:  23-021
TWC JOB ORDER:  15765545
MONTHLY SALARY:  $6,363.00 – $10,761.42
SHIFT:  Primarily M-F; Day Shift
OPENING DATE:  1/5/2023
CLOSING DATE:   Until Filled

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Essential Job Functions

  • Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others including safety and security personnel, vehicles and transportation personnel, foodservice personnel; mail and copy services, warehouse personnel and one administrative assistant.
  • Communicates technology related activities in a timely manner to all stakeholders.
  • Directs the installation of technology systems and tools (e.g. hardware, software, systems, wiring, specialized applications and tools) for the purpose of ensuring the safe, timely and efficient installation of technology equipment and services.
  • Manages the maintenance of technology equipment and systems (e.g. servers, data storage, telephone systems, network switches, firewalls, and software applications) for the purpose of ensuring that systems are functioning properly and effectively in support of administrative and educational operations.
  • Manages procurement, inventory and disposal of technology equipment, systems and related services and collaborates with the agency designated Property Manager to ensure that equipment is properly inventoried or disposed of consistent with state regulations.
  • Monitors technology budget and expenditures for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, and expenses are within budget limits and the fiscal practices of the agency.
  • Prepares a wide variety of documents, reports and materials (e.g. reports, policy and procedure documents, emails, memos, correspondence, budget, specifications, plans and drawings, analysis and test results, and cost estimates) for the purpose of providing necessary information to support administrative and school operations, including reporting internally and externally to the state or federal agencies, and other entities as required by district, state and/or federal regulations.
  • Supports the implementation of operational and educational technology initiatives (e.g. new systems, educational programs, hardware) for the purpose of assisting with delivery and implementation of initiatives, providing support and assistance to others, providing oversight of projects and/or training and providing information to others to ensure successful implementation.
  • Manages the Information Resources Department by establishing and maintaining policies and procedures to guide the work of the technology division, plan and control expenditures, and supervise IR staff.
  • Provide guidance in the implementation and use of formal project management policies and procedures to ensure successful projects.
  • Attends various events (e.g. meetings, conferences, training sessions, district information sessions, Board Meetings, administrator events) for the purpose of communicating and/or gathering information required to perform the functions of the job.
  • As the designated Information Resources Manager (IRM):
    • Guides the development and implementation of the agency’s strategy for the application of information technology to achieve agency mission goals.
    • Ensures compliance with the state’s strategic direction for the use of information technology, submit required documentation to oversight agencies, and review and approve the use of technology.
  • As the Information Security Officer (ISO):
    • Guides the development, implementation, and management of the agency’s information security infrastructure.
    • Ensures assets are safeguarded, ensures compliance with state regulations and standards, ensures adequate planning for disaster recovery, security infrastructure maintenance, and security compliance of hardware and software tools and products.
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy.
  • Complies with all agency policies and procedures.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the field of information systems, computer science, public or business administration, or other related field. Education/Experience may substitute on a year per year basis.
  • Two years supervisory/managerial experience with responsibility for budget and staff
  • Three years of experience in information security with responsibility for strategic direction of organization’s security
  • Three years of full-time professional IT-related experience with knowledge of project management, network environments, end-user computing, telecommunications, information security.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in technology project management
  • Experience in strategic planning for information technology
  • Experience managing information security for organization of 500+ employees
  • Experience in contract management for information technology
  • Working knowledge of the Texas Legislative process for information technology

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