DTI Team Director Department of State IT

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #110322-MUAD01-110300


Looking for a rewarding career in the fast-paced technology industry? Look no further!

The Department of Technology & Information (DTI) is Delaware’s central IT organization committed to providing technology services and collaborative solutions for Delaware while working to improve the lives of Delawareans through advanced technologies that innovate government services. 

DTI employees have the opportunity to work with “best in class IT companies” offering our employees experience operating with some of the most talented in their field.

In addition to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest, DTI acknowledges and values the diversity of our employees. DTI recognizes that fostering a diverse workforce provides remarkable benefits in terms of innovative thinking, increased collection of skills and experiences, greater teamwork, and higher morale.

To learn more visit DTI’s Website at https://dti.delaware.gov/

DTI offers a robust hybrid work policy for employees whose job duties are conducive to working remotely.

Summary Statement

The incumbent is dedicated to supporting the IT function for the Department of State. Principal responsibilities include overall strategic and technical leadership of world class technical teams in an Information Technology environment, which focuses on customer service, problem resolution, communication with all levels of the partner agency, strategic innovation, enterprise technologies, infrastructure, security, policies and procedures.  Incumbent is responsible for providing leadership and expertise in the development, implementation and management of DTI’s initiatives in support of the agency’s goals, mission and vision.  The Director position promotes leading-edge thinking and develops innovative and best practice IT strategies that are aligned with business and government practices. Inspires and motivates staff by being a catalyst for visionary technology, creative problem solving, solution generation, implementation and teamwork. 

The Director position will be utilized as a dedicated position within a centralized agency to cover statewide network, systems and State security, risk management, engineering, application of new and innovative technologies, data management, project management, application development/support, and/or database management. 

This position requires mastery of multiple disciplines in the technology field.  Beyond technical acumen, the position demands in-depth knowledge and application of professional, leadership techniques, practices and theories. Strategic innovation and execution are critical to all State organizations both with regard to leadership and direct functional strategies that will impact Government, political subdivisions, constituents and customers.  Skills gained through a history of successful implementations and leadership will be required to manage and direct staff across many technical disciplines.

This senior level position is responsible for the full life cycle of enterprise-wide hardware and software solutions and will assist in formulating and administering policies and procedures, including implementing long-range goals and objectives.  The position requires high expectations of accomplishment and extraordinary strategic business and industry knowledge, ambition, talent, and people skills. 

This position must have Solid “people skills”, including proven ability to handle the myriad of interpersonal aspects of group leadership, including preparation of Performance Plans, Development Plans, and formal Performance Evaluations; employee coaching/counseling; and group and individual motivation.  They must be a  genuine “team player” focused on excellence in internal and external customer service, demonstrated ability to contribute positively in conflict situations, and be willing to pursue and reach consensus based on overall organization goals.  Must have management experience in preparing a complex organization for major technological and/or cultural change, including significant user interaction, training development and delivery, and communication preparation and delivery. Must have the ability to work with agency partners and have the  inherent ability to project a positive image with both agency partners and colleagues.

This position will report to the Chief of Partner Services.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree is preferred, with emphasis in Computer Science, Information Technology, a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Possess a minimum of three years of experience in leading and implementing IT and/or business transformation programs.
  • Possess a minimum of three years of experience in writing and reviewing Request For Proposal (RFP) documents.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for DTI Team Director of State IT
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  • Possess a minimum of five years of experience in senior leadership.
  • Possess a minimum of five years of experience leading a technical team.
  • Possess a minimum of three years of experience in strategic planning demonstrating the ability to develop, analyze and decide among alternative solutions to current and anticipated IT needs.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) as well as effective presentation skills.

Additional Posting Information

DTI retains the right to close the job posting prior to the listed application deadline, should a business need warrant it.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check: A satisfactory fingerprint based criminal background check administered by the Delaware State Police is required as a Condition of Hire.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DTI participates in the Federal E-Verify system where we will provide the federal government with each Executive Branch new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.  For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources web page.

DTI does not provide employment-based sponsorship.


DTI’s Benefits to include:

  • Group Health Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, Prescription, Flexible Spending, Long & Short Term Disability Insurance, Group Universal Life Insurance, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance, Health Management Programs.
  • 21 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, 13 paid holidays, Up to 12 weeks paid Parental Leave.
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $4,000 annually.
  • State funded learning opportunities, mentor programs and professional development opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Access to support services such as Professional Counseling Services, Legal Services, Financial Services.
  • Employer & Employee Funded Pension Plan as well as an Employee Funded Retirement Savings Plan available.

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/agencies/index.shtml

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at StateJobs.Delaware.gov.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

Selection Plan

Ongoing Application Review