Deputy Director, Technology and Innovation

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #021424-MUAH11-550200

Summary Statement

This class provides Deputy Director level leadership and expertise in the conceptualization, development, implementation and management of the Department of Transportation’s information technology (IT) operations and initiatives that are unique to the department’s security and overall institution needs. Principal contacts are with the Director of Technology and Innovation, the Cabinet Secretary, Division Directors, outside vendors, Delaware Department of Technology and Information (i.e. DTI), and end users. Diverse technical leadership, problem solving, and extensive management experience required.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.
  1. Three years’ experience implementing special, high priority projects, responding as needed to various requirements for information not otherwise provided by current system capabilities.
  2. Three years’ experience identifying and evaluating emerging technologies. 
  3. Hold valid certifications from recognized organizations that showcase expertise in various IT domains, indicating a broad base of technical knowledge. 
  4. Three years’ experience migrating on premise applications and environments to the cloud. 
  5. Experience administering a video conference platform and connecting all associated endpoints. 
  6. Knowledge related to the specific laws applicable to technology around key areas such as intellectual property, data privacy and security, online/payment transactions, and emerging technologies.
Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Develops, plans, and implements major software enhancements and applications.
  • Establishes standards for hardware and software selection bearing in mind the need to keep technology consistent with the state standards, recommends and coordinates procurement of hardware, software, and telecommunications. 
  • Plans, coordinates, and integrates all information technology resources within the department. Provides integration with department and other state and federal agencies to reach agreements on strategic and tactical issues and implements long and short-range goals and initiatives. 
  • Manages and directs subordinate managers/supervisors in the strategic alignment of planning, research, architecture and organizational effectiveness in the development and implementation of department and state level projects. 
  • Develops, implements, and maintains the Agency's progressive information technology capabilities.
  • Manages and develops the IT budget; manages multiple vendor technology projects from conceptualization to implementation including contract negotiations and management in compliance with state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. 
  • Monitors and reports all technology work across the department and ensures accurate interfaces and alignments between stakeholders and internal technology needs. Ensures work is completed within established budget and pre-determined timeline.
  • Manages multiple vendor technology projects from conceptualization through implementation. This includes contract negations, management and assures compliance with state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. 
  • Serve as the agency’s The DelDOT Information Security Officer (ISO). 
  • Communicates with all levels of department management, state agency cabinet officials including the state's top-level IT managers.

Job Requirements

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

  1. Five years’ experience in information technology management which includes project leadership, coordination of software development life cycles (SDLC), scheduling, staffing, controlling, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on status of IT projects. Identifies short- and long-range IT goals and objectives in alignment with the agency’s mission. Develop and enforces IT policy, procedures, rules, and regulations. Provides direction and advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
  2. Three years’ experience in designing, developing, and maintaining information systems.
  3. Five years’ experience in strategic planning such as planning and mapping a path between the present and future usually for three to five years by determining key objectives, how to accomplish the key objectives, what strategies should be used, what activities would contribute to accomplishing the key objectives and developing performance measures to gauge and report progress or success. 
  4. Three years’ experience in contract administration which includes overseeing the development and negotiation of contracts and bid specifications; managing bid openings; awarding and executing contracts.
  5. Three years’ experience in budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.
  6. Five years’ experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating the work of others and development of career paths.  

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your 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. DelDOT does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.


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Selection Process

The application and resume 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 resume 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


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.