Job is Expired Associate Director, Information Technology

Douglas County Libraries / Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO

Job deadline Apply by August 20th, 2012   Job salary $6,933.33 to $11,250.00 per month   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Dynamic, enthusiastic leader in public libraries wanted to participate as an active member of the senior leadership team to develop strategies, establish direction and facilitate delivery of projects and services. Excellent opportunity to manage an environment of change and innovation at Douglas County Libraries, ranked #1 in the nation for two years in a row by Hennen's American Public Library Ratings.

A career with Douglas County Libraries offers the best candidates career growth, and a talented and dedicated workforce. Our wide range of benefits ensures that employees and their families enjoy a healthy and secure lifestyle.

Douglas County Libraries, “a pioneer in the 21st century world of publishing,” is excited to offer eContent for a wide range of readers and viewers. Our launch into eContent has created partnerships with nine publishers and added more than 7,000 titles to our electronic collection. Our eContent model, a project in part by our IT department, is attracting attention worldwide! Apply today for a chance to be a part of Douglas County Libraries “environment of change and innovation!”


GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Associate Director of Information Technology is responsible for leading efforts to fulfill the organization’s vision and mission through the effective provision of information technology, communications technology, Web administration and Contact Center services. This includes responsibility and oversight of computer services and applications, systems, networks, security and communications for the district. This position supervises and directs the work of the Information Technology staff. This position serves as a member of the District’s senior management team and participates in the District planning and goal setting process. The position performs duties involving responsibilities which affect the entire library district. The position handles details of a confidential nature, and requires broad knowledge of library operations and policies, and a high level of experience, discretion, and technical skill. Work is performed using independent judgment and initiative.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Thorough knowledge of the resources, procedures, and practices of the information technology field is required.
• Technical knowledge of computers, networks, system design and implementation; security, anti-virus, firewalls, backup procedures and disaster recovery methods is required.
• Knowledge of switches, hubs and Ethernet technology; LAN/WANs; network and telecommunications systems design; Linux and Microsoft operating systems and server technology is required.
• Extensive experience in enterprise-wide project management as well as proven success in developing and implementing strategic/operational business plans is required.
• Must be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with all levels of personnel. Must also possess strong listening skills.
• Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, influence and work collaboratively and effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals, in a complex work environment, as well as the ability to champion and successfully implement change is required.
• Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, staff, vendors and the community.
• Ability to be an effective negotiator.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively create and manage budgets and expenditures is required.
• Must be able to conceptualize the nature of technical problems and determine ways to implement innovative and cost-effective solutions.
• Demonstrated commitment to excellent internal and external customer service is required.

Description of Community

The pioneer spirit, accompanied by the beauty of the mountains, foothills and plains, is gloriously evident in Douglas County. The County’s strength, as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor, is a perfect blend of quality lifestyle and business environment. Through engagement, education, and entertainment, Douglas County Libraries transforms lives and builds community, and is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning. Douglas County Libraries, **USA's #1 Library (Hennen American Public Library Ratings, 2009, 2010),** is a major contributor as to why Douglas County has been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Education: Bachelor of Science in Management Information Science, Computer Science or related discipline is required. A higher level of education in Management Information Science, Computer Science or related discipline is desired.
• Experience: Minimum five years of general systems administration working with a large scale network and in a system management environment is required. A minimum of three years of current, progressively responsible management/supervisory experience is required. Broad experience with library management systems, vendors and solutions (or experience in a related field such as Education) is desired.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor 3 -
Professional - -
Library - 2

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required
  • English is Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

• Thorough knowledge of the resources, procedures, and practices of the information technology field is required.
• Technical knowledge of computers, networks, system design and implementation; security, anti-virus, firewalls, backup procedures and disaster recovery methods is required.
• Knowledge of switches, hubs and Ethernet technology; LAN/WANs; network and telecommunications systems design; Linux and Microsoft operating systems and server technology is required.
• Extensive experience in enterprise-wide project management as well as proven success in developing and implementing strategic/operational business plans is required.
• Must be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with all levels of personnel. Must also possess strong listening skills.
• Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, influence and work collaboratively and effectively with a broad spectrum of individuals, in a complex work environment, as well as the ability to champion and successfully implement change is required.
• Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, staff, vendors and the community.
• Ability to be an effective negotiator.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively create and manage budgets and expenditures is required.
• Must be able to conceptualize the nature of technical problems and determine ways to implement innovative and cost-effective solutions.
• Demonstrated commitment to excellent internal and external customer service is required.
• Must have the ability to learn and become proficient in functions required to perform job duties, working effectively independently or as part of a team to complete tasks as assigned.
• Must communicate effectively using English. Must read and write English at a level appropriate to the position.

Application Requirements

Apply via our online application system at DouglasCountyLibraries.org. Hand delivered, mailed or emailed applications and resumes will not be accepted. EOE.

Links

Our web site: http://www.douglascountylibraries.org/

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Preferred

Salary

LRS.org Wage Calculator $6,933.33 to $11,250.00 per month

Hours per week

40.00

Evenings

Some

Weekends

Some

Benefits

Retirement
Medical
Dental
Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

July 9th, 2012

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