Director of Information Systems

City of North Platte   North Platte, NE   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on January 11, 2022

Director of Information Systems.

NATURE OF WORK

Under general direction of the City Administrator, this position is responsible for planning, designing, installing and supporting all hardware, software, operating systems, networks and data communications.  This position is responsible for establishing citywide information system direction, standards and policies related to managerial, financial and utility billing information systems.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Responsibility for the Information Systems department and ensures that the operating goals, objectives, actions and results are in accord with overall organizational needs; continually improves the quality of services through process improvement develops, implements and coordinates new programs and projects as required.

Works with City staff and non-city personnel to install, upgrade and maintain City and County computer systems (hardware, software, necessary cabling, etc.), including regular systems backups and disaster recovery.

Acts as liaison with software and hardware vendors for updates, purchases and problem resolution.

Assists in developing specifications for computer hardware and software purchases; insures legality of installed software; evaluates new versions of currently-installed software and develops implementation process; and approves purchase of new computers.

Coordinates and/or provides training for City personnel and provides ongoing support and assistance with customization for City-approved software and hardware.

Identifies and trains department “User Experts” for primary (word processing, spreadsheet) microcomputer software.

Responsible for developing and updating City’s information systems strategic plan, including standardization and systematic upgrading of software and hardware; responsible for all information systems security measures, both physical and abstract develops standard information systems policies and procedures.

Responsible for developing and maintain citywide systems connectivity as well as connectivity to non-City entities and citizenry.

Keeps current on developments and trends in computer systems and systems management.  Solicits participation of team members as appropriate.

Recruits, directs, evaluates, and develops departmental staff.  Responsible for departmental budgeting and annual information systems action plans.

Performs other work which is consistent with the essential elements of the job.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of computers and electronics; business methods and practices; personnel management techniques/practices; applicable standards and procedures regarding systems development and documentation used in information systems analysis, design implementation and operation.

Knowledge of and ability to maintain and enforce appropriate information systems standard policies and procedures and ability to conceptualize and develop original solutions to agency business needs.

Ability to prepare reports and records accurately, effectively and in a timely fashion.

Ability to effectively meet organizational goals and objectives, attend appropriate organizational meetings, coordinate members of a work group to accomplish tasks.

Ability to apply system analysis principles to operational systems.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, users and the public.

Must have excellent communications skills, including written, interpersonal and oral.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

This position requires at least five years of responsible supervisory experience in Information Systems, preferably in municipal government applications.  This position requires an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Management of Information Systems, or related field, with a Masters degree preferred.

Days/Time:     Full time with benefits

Opening Date: January 9, 2022

Closing Date:  February 9, 2022

Salary Range: $2,926.01 (bi-weekly) to $4,041.65 (bi-weekly)