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Director of Technology
Post Date: 01/13/2020
Close Date: 01/30/2020
North Dakota Court System
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Mail Stop 180

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Bismarck, ND

Job Description:
$7,770 monthly; excellent benefits package including employer paid family health insurance premiums and retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals, visit: https://www.ndcourts.gov/state-court-administration/human-resources/career-opportunities/benefits.

The Director of Technology is responsible for serving as the chief information officer for the court system. Manages and supervises the overall operations and staff assigned to the technology division. Conducts needs assessment and develops plans to meet the information and technology needs of the court system. Provides expert technical advice and recommendations to the Technology Committee in the development of policies, procedures, and long-range strategic plans for informational technology. Supervises and directs development staff, network staff and help desk personnel to assure all systems are operational and court staff are receiving the support and assistance needed to assure effective use of the information system(s).

1. Conducts needs assessment and determines the informational needs of court staff by communicating with users within the system to determine informational needs, requirements, shortcomings or enhancements to existing information technology systems.
2. Provides expert advice and direction, staff services and recommendations to the Technology Committee and other various committees and groups concerning the development of long range information technology strategic plans, policies, guidelines and procedures to assure the efficient and effective use of technology resources. Develops and monitors the mandated technology plan and monitors legislative process or legislation that may impact technology. Assists in developing and presenting materials necessary for legislative consideration.
3. Supervises the activities of technology division personnel including assigning projects, monitoring and reviewing work, determining appropriate division priorities, hiring staff, handling personnel actions, evaluating performance, approving leaves and time reporting.
- Supervises and coordinates the activities and operations of the technology help desk and user support services.
- Supervises and monitors network staff activities and projects to assure networks are operating efficiently and effectively.
- Supervises and coordinates programming development or enhancement projects of the department to assure appropriate priorities and needs of the judiciary.
4. Serves as a Project Manager for special projects within the court system such as various integration projects, new program development initiatives, installation and implementation of new systems, enhancements or upgrades.
5. Provides advice and recommendations to the State Court Administrator regarding technology purchases and coordinates the purchase of hardware and software for the court system.
- Develops specifications, requirements and RFP's for larger technology purchases.
- Negotiates maintenance and service agreements and contracts for critical software and hardware purchases.
Confers with, monitors and coordinates services provided by vendors and users within the court system.
- Coordinates the purchase, delivery, installation and setup of technology products.
- Prepares and coordinates, with the Director of Finance, the technology budgets of the district courts and supreme court.
6. Collaborates with and coordinates technology related projects and initiatives within the court system and other governmental agencies for the purposes of providing improved and effective informational processing systems and programs. Serves as a legislative liaison on technology issues.

Requires a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, management information services, or a related area and a minimum of five years informational technology experience that includes the coordination, oversight and implementation of informational technology projects, programs and staff; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience necessary to successfully perform the essential functions of the work.

Contact Information:
Applications must be submitted online at http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ndcourts. Any form of paper or other electronic application will not be accepted.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

Applicants who are eligible to claim veteran's preference must include a copy of their DD Form 214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must also include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office.

Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.
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