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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1452 - Information Technology Administrator

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 317

POSITION SUMMARY
Under administrative direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in managing and directing the operations of the Information Technology Department; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The employee in this class is responsible for managing the budget, projects and staff of the Information Technology department to include the development of long-term and short-term goals. Work requires the ability to exercise of a high degree of technical expertise and competency in order to effectively research, recommend and implement information technology and telecommunications systems that successfully meet the needs of all user departments. Administrative direction is provided by the Chief Financial Officer and designated committees. Supervision is provided to staff through subordinate division managers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Plans for and directs information technology functions including data center operations, voice and data technical support, business analysis and application development, document imaging, printing and geographical information services
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Identifies and resolves employee relations and performance issues
• Establishes and maintains a professional work environment while providing appropriate leadership and direction
• Promotes positive morale, creativity and teamwork among staff
• Evaluates employee performance and sets clear goals and expectations
• Researches new technologies and recommends information technology related solutions to business needs and processes
• Develops and executes plans to establish, develop, improve and maintain management information processing systems
• Coordinates information technology functions with all county departments and outside agencies
• Establishes and manages outside vendor relationships and negotiates contracts
• Determines department priorities
• Establishes the scope and direction of special studies and projects
• Develops and prepares fiscally appropriate budgets that enable the department to meet its objectives
• Ensures that the department functions within budget appropriations
• Initiates methods to improve the quality and efficiency of service delivery within the department
• Attends committee meetings to explain department initiatives and projects
• Prepares bids and specification for purchases according to County procurement procedures
• Establishes priorities, production control and work procedures for the department
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• New and current technologies
• Legacy systems
• Effective management and supervisory techniques and practices
• Management and leadership principles
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
Skill in:
• Analyzing operations and technologies to look for improvements
• Planning, organizing and implementing cross-functional project timelines
• Developing long-term and short-term goals
• Establishing IT-related policies and procedures
• Developing operational budgets
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field; eight years of progressively responsible experience in information technology, including five years at a management level with staffing and budgeting responsibility; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
None.