Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Information Technology Manager 1

Recruitment #230104-1561MP-001

Introduction

The State of ConnecticutState Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) has the authority to investigate possible violations of the election laws, inspect campaign finance records and reports, refer evidence of violations to the Chief State's Attorney or to the Attorney General, issue advisory opinions and make recommendations to the General Assembly concerning revisions to the state's election laws.  The Commission is also charged with developing and implementing an electronic campaign reporting system (eCRIS) and is now the state campaign finance filing repository for all past and present campaign finance records for party committees, political committees and candidate committees organized for state elections.

We are currently recruiting for an Information Technology Manager 1, located at 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105.  The individual in this position must be able to pass a DHS background check to hold a Federal Government Secret Security Clearance and be flexible to meet agency needs.  

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift (8:30am - 5:00pm)
  • Close proximity to highways and downtown Hartford, CT

    WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

    The State of Connecticut offers a competitive starting salary, excellent state benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, alternate work schedules, and a culture that encourages work-life balance.

    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.  Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and specify their qualifications on their application. Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s). These documents may include: a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.  

    This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date.  The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses.  Please regularly check your email for notifications.  Please check your SPAM and or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.  

    The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.  Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Charla Vincent, charla.vincent@ct.gov.

    All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to charla.vincent@ct.gov.

    PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

    Within a state agency information technology division, this class is accountable for the management and direction of information systems, applications development, systems maintenance, and similar information technology functions as well as technical and support staff.

    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

    Plans, organizes and manages all operations and activities of an information technology services unit, division, function or location; responsible for meeting all data processing or information technology needs of the respective unit, division, function or location; 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

    Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a lead capacity.

    Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted to be at the level of an Information Technology Analyst 3.

    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.
    3. For State Employees, four (4) years of experience as a Computer Operations Supervisor may be substituted for the Special Experience.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Preference will be given to applicants with experience/training in the following areas:

    • Understanding of Cyber Security Certifications such as CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CTPRP, ITIL, CISSP, CCSP. 
    • Understanding of cyber security compliance, Digital Forensics and Intrusion Detection/Prevention. 
    • Experience with relevant information security framework NIST Cybersecurity Framework. 

    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.







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