State of Maryland

IT DIRECTOR I (#004494)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $64,565.00-$103,661.00 Yearly




An IT Director I-III is work in directing and coordinating all aspects of information technology activity for an agency or other organization. Positions in these classifications function as directors or deputy directors and directly supervise technical information technology staff to include programmers or programmer analysts or manage such staff through subordinate supervisors or managers.

Employees in these classifications who function as directors of information technology receive executive supervision from a program executive or higher level official. Employees who function as deputy directors of information technology receive executive supervision from a higher-level IT Director.

Position allocation is determined on the basis of relative job evaluation among similarly functioning positions. The job evaluation factors include: qualifications; nature and purpose of personal contacts; nature of recommendations, commitments, decisions and conclusions; creative thought; responsibility for planning; responsibility for administration; and nature of supervision received.


Directs and coordinates all aspects of information technology activities for an agency or organization in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures;

Discusses agency goals, mandates and major initiatives with executives and top management and defines the overall role of information technology in the achievement of those objectives;

Develops long-range plans for all information technology resource requirements for an agency or organization including any required formal planning documents;

Establishes overall information technology policies and procedures, oversees their implementation and approves major deviations and revisions;

Determines the organizational structure of information technology staff and directly supervises technical information technology staff to include programmers or programmer analysts or manages such staff through subordinate supervisors or managers;

Reviews and approves budget requests and budget justifications related to information technology personnel and equipment and exercises overall budget direction;

Establishes performance standards and reviews and evaluates separate and integrated information technology activities to determine if program objectives are being accomplished;

Establishes and maintains effective standards and procedures to ensure overall data security and integrity and to facilitate disaster recovery;

Oversees contract negotiations and approves final recommendations for the purchase of new computer hardware and software or the enhancement of existing equipment and systems;

Prescribes and oversees the professional development and technical training of staff;

Represents the agency or organization before federal, state or local officials to provide information, coordinate joint projects, meet funding requirements and comply with legal mandates;

Maintains a working knowledge of the "state-of-the-art" in the concepts of information systems;

May contact similar information technology organizations in other agencies or in other states to formulate standards for the authorized exchange of records and information;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

Apr 14 2009 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004494; EST: ; REV: 4/14/2009;

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