Job Title: Director, Technology and Information Services

Reports to:Assistant Superintendent for Administration
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:1206
Salary Schedule:MGT10

JOB GOAL

Responsible for overseeing and directing the operations and staff responsible for performing technology and information services. This includes leading district-wide management information systems, network services, and technology services functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of employees in systems design and analysis, programming, technical and user support, computer operations and maintenance, systems operations, and maintenance, and all other technology and information services.
  2. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals, make recommendations for appropriate employment actions, and create staff development training for all assigned staff.
  3. Collaborate with departments and schools to understand technology needs and to ensure integration with current platforms and applications.
  4. Formulate strategic plans for maintaining, updating, and purchasing new equipment, servers, software, and enterprise resource planning systems.
  5. Evaluate current information systems and equipment and make recommendations to repair or replace when needed.
  6. Establish and maintain contact with other school districts and information services professionals to exchange ideas on current best practices related to technology, software, and equipment.
  7. Communicate with other administrators, district personnel, and vendors to coordinate installation, repair, and upgrade of information systems, network services, and computing devices; and resolve issues and conflicts when they arise.
  8. Oversee the development departmental improvement plan to review the effectiveness of the department and create goals for the next year.
  9. Develop and present periodic internal and external reports and analysis regarding district equipment, programs, and other related services that establish system efficiencies and address areas of weakness.
  10. Attend various workshops and meetings related to technology, data, reporting, and records management to better understand current regulations and how they may impact the District.
  11. Coordinate district reporting to meet timelines and requirements established by local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and policies.
  12. Plan and manage the department budget.
  13. Respond quickly to emergency situations to ensure district systems are working properly or restored should an interruption occur.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and School Board policies as they pertain to technology and information systems
  • Knowledge of technology and information systems operation and management theory and practice
  • Knowledge of personnel procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in technology management or a related field
  • Experience with computer device procurement and District-wide budgeting
  • Experience with K-12 technology operations in a large school system

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

None

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in computer science, business, management, or related field

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Direct supervision of assigned personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work: addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; and interviewing, testing, hiring, and assignment of personnel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects. 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.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

None: The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Director, Technology and Information Services;   EST: October 5, 2004;   REV: December 19, 2017;   Board Approved: December 19, 2017