Are you an experienced and dedicated information technology professional? Do you have both the technical and leadership skills ready for the challenge of heading an IT Unit? If you do, we have an exciting leadership opportunity for you!
The State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) is seeking a dynamic technology expert and leader for the position of DCJ Information Technology Manager 3 to lead and oversee all aspects of its Information Technology Unit. This position is full time, forty (40) hours per week, and is located at the Office of the Chief State's Attorney in Rocky Hill, CT, with core hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Identify, recommend, and implement technology solutions
Manage the Unit's finances, including forecasting and budgeting
Advise executive management on technology resources and trends, provide reports and recommendation
Direct the Division's IT Helpdesk and coordinate IT activities to ensure data availability and network services
Develop and oversee hardware, software, and storage
DCJ is actively utilizing Microsoft BI to analyze and report the data from several projects currently underway. To give you a sense of the type of projects you’ll be leading, here are some that are in varying stages of development:
Case Management System – to provide a central repository of criminal case date shared by all DCJ office and units, interfacing with the statewide Criminal Information Sharing system. This system will access digital information provided by partner agencies including police departments, Judicial Branch, and the Department of Correction.
A Digital Evidence Management solution, to be deployed in Microsoft Azure, for DCJ to manage all audio, video and other digital evidence provided by police and others to be used as evidence in criminal cases.
Implementation of virtual access to court, files, systems, etc., in response to the COVID pandemic.
The (DCJ) is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all criminal matters in the State of Connecticut. It is an independent agency of the executive branch of state government, established under the Constitution of the State of Connecticut. The Division of Criminal Justice is composed of the Office of the Chief State's Attorney, located in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and the Offices of the State's Attorneys for each of the thirteen Judicial Districts in the State of Connecticut.
NOTE:The incumbent will be required to complete a background check.
We hope you take this opportunity to make an impaCT by serving your state:
In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. Candidates invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for these position, such as a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.All communication with applicants will be through the JobAps system, so applicants are encouraged to check for updates to their JobAps portal account. Please ensure that you are utilizing the correct email address for notices to be sent to you from the JobAps system. Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: DCJ.HR@ct.gov, 860-258-5800.
All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
Within the Division of Criminal Justice this class is accountable for
administering and directing information systems, applications development,
systems maintenance, computer operations and similar information technology
functions, as well as technical and support staff, for the Office of the Chief
State’s Attorney and the Judicial Districts throughout the state.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers all operations and activities of the information technology
services unit; responsible for meeting all data processing or information
technology needs of the respective unit; establishes priorities for systems
development and information technology projects in accordance with agency
requirements; coordinates, plans and manages solution architecture projects;
directs the planning, design and implementation of complex storage solution
configuration; develops plans for future utilization information technology
services in the overall agency program; within the financial resources of the
agency ensuring the development of high quality, low-cost technology solutions
aligned with the needs of the State and its agencies; aligns information
technology planning with the business strategy; leads and influences the
development of standards and decisions regarding changes to
systems/applications; manages information systems activities within areas such
as IT infrastructure and architecture, applications development, networks,
computer operations and support; oversees information technology projects from
conception to completion; works with leadership team to maximize cross-team
contributions; leads information technology operations to ensure exceptional
quality and timely response to all customer service issues; interfaces
regularly with clients/customers; stays abreast of local, regional and national
industry trends; understands the major economic, political, technological and
competitive trends affecting technology; to capture competitive advantages,
searches out challenging opportunities to change, grow, innovate and improve;
compares information technology with those of significant competitors and makes
appropriate adjustments; coordinates the use of key people, resources,
technologies, process, and capabilities to reach strategic goals; sets an
example by acting in ways that are consistent with shared department values;
fosters collaboration by promoting cooperative goals, building trust and
enlisting others in a common vision; strengthens staff by providing choice,
developing competence and offering visible support; focuses on continuous
learning for self and staff; actively acknowledges individual and team
accomplishments; leverages technological solutions to meet business needs;
performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
· Plan and Deploy for Business Results, which
includes the ability to develop and implement business plans, IT plans, budget
plans, and human resource plans in order to maximize budget allocations,
technology, personnel and other resources to achieve agency and program goals.
· Lead Change, which includes innovation, the
ability to be a creative problem solver and a strategic thinker, and the
ability to recognize and develop opportunities to grow and develop information
technology services in response to customers and a changing work environment
· Focus on Results and Quality, including
exercising and promoting accountability, and the ability to analyze surveys,
financial and other data, and use strategic planning and performance
measurement techniques to continuously improve performance and maintain
· Understand Customers and Markets, which
includes the ability to establish customer satisfaction and loyalty, forecast
and conduct market analyses, keep ahead of industry trends and incorporate
“best practices” into information technology operations.
· Lead People, including the ability to resolve
conflict, communicate effectively, coach and train employees, recognize
performance, and foster diversity and teamwork.
· Build Coalitions, including the ability to
explain and advocate facts and ideas in a convincing manner, to negotiate with
individuals and groups internally and externally, to gain cooperation from
others, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work
of the organization.
· Business Knowledge,
including knowledge of the technical, professional, procedural and legal
requirements of the specific information technology area.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of experience in computer or network administration,
architecture, operations, production control, systems development, information
technology analysis and planning.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have
been in a managerial capacity.
Note: For State Employees,
this is interpreted to be at the level of an Information Technology Manager 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in computer science, management
information systems or a closely related field may be substituted for the
General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one
half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s
2. A Master’s Degree in
computer science, management information systems or a closely related field may
be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Our preferred candidate will possess:
Sound understanding of computer systems, networks, security, telecommunications, databases and storage systems.
Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with both technically-minded staff and non-technical colleagues.
Ability to manage and prioritize tasks and projects.
Solid working knowledge of relevant coding languages and security protocols.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of state systems.
Leadership and management skills.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.