Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DCJ Information Technology Manager 3

Recruitment #220112-1563DM-001

Introduction

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 ConnecticutDivision 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. 

What's in it for you?
  • Competitive Benefits;
  • Comprehensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
  • Retirement healthcare offerings;
  • Paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave accruals as well as 12 paid holidays per calendar year;
  • Professional growth and development opportunities; and 
  • Outstanding work-life balance!
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:

Selection Plan

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 competitiveness 
· 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 Degree. 
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Conclusion

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.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.