ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS

Recruitment #21-141-2209

Introduction

Loudoun County, Virginia is an innovative, globally competitive community known for its favorable business environment, exceptional quality of life, and strong sense of community. Located in northern Virginia, approximately 45 minutes northwest of Washington, D.C., Loudoun County is a thriving community of over 400,000 residents. Loudoun has been one of the fastest growing communities of its size for two decades. The Center for Digital Government has named Loudoun County one of the top five counties with populations of 250,000 to 500,000 in the past four years for its use and management of technology.

Job Description

Loudoun County Government is seeking a strategic information technology leader who wants to be part of a dynamic leadership team as the Assistant Director for Enterprise Systems in one of the fastest-growing counties in the country. The ideal candidate will be a solutions-oriented manager and strategic leader who inspires creative problem-solving and an excellent customer service mentality from his or her team. The future Assistant Director will share a passion for advancing the role of technology in supporting the mission of Loudoun County Government.

This position will:

- Lead the IT Team responsible for the management, maintenance and development of Enterprise applications supporting 30+ customer departments.

- Strategically plan enterprise systems in concert with the overall IT Technology Roadmap, ensuring that Loudoun County?s 5,000+ employees can make the best use of technology to serve the public.

- Support county-wide systems and projects to ensure alignment with business and technology strategies.

- Develop and implement policies and procedures for the use of technology, including development of internal service level agreements with internal customers.

- Foster an environment that balances customer service, security concerns and changes in technology to provide business-oriented solutions that advance the mission of the County.

We are seeking an individual with:

- Ability to translate the vision of leadership into actions for his or her team.

- A proven track record of success in leading and managing professional IT teams.

- Expertise in leading transformation in a highly dynamic and innovative IT environment.

- Experience in effectively managing cross-functional teams, influencing key stakeholders across the organization and within complex contexts.

- Creative and strategic approaches to problem solving, and an ability to lead a team through complex issues.

- Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate technical concepts to a non- technical audience and the ability to work with senior leadership and elected officials across all business types.

- Experience in making presentations to executives and elected officials.

- Demonstrated vendor management and project management skills.

- Proven experience with SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and aPaaS (application Platform as a service) models.

- Experience in developing strong customer relationships and managing customer expectations.

- Ability to navigate a complex systems environment and optimize the return on IT investments.

- Strong fiscal management and budgetary skills.

Job Requirements

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in business, public administration, and/or information systems and six (6) years of experience, including two (2) years in supervisory or management role in leading Information Technology programs and staff.   At least 5 years of experience in leading Information Technology projects requiring organizational transformation is preferred in a local government environment.

Special Requirements

This position is an executive level position and is expected to work outside of normal business hours when necessary as determined by the Director. Criminal background check, credit check and DMV driving record check will be conducted on the successful candidate.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of criminal, fingerprinting, credit and driving record checks.

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