State of Maryland

DoIT Technology Chief (#004778)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $111,278.00-$194,021.00 Yearly


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A Department of Information Technology (DoIT) Chief is a senior position within DoIT. The mission of DoIT is to provide vital technology solutions that allow the Executive Branch, State agencies, and coordinating offices to provide Marylanders with services that enable them to live and work more safely, efficiently and productively. Employees in this classification are responsible for providing executive oversight to programs that provide statewide infrastructure, systems, and other enabling technology solutions to units of State Government. Employees in this classification may also provide services to Local and County Governments as well as Boards of Education. Employees in this classification directly or indirectly supervise technical, professional, or administrative staff.

Employees receive managerial supervision from an Executive Service employee.

The DoIT Technology Chief is limited to the highest-level technical resources at DoIT, who oversees the provision of critical statewide infrastructure, systems, and platforms. Managers of individual programs of lesser scope and responsibility involving statewide infrastructure and systems are classified as Technology Platform Director I-III. Managers of programs of lesser scope and responsibility supporting the provision of these solutions are classified in the Technology Platform Manager I-III class series. Managers of programs of lesser scope and responsibility may also be classified in other specific occupational classifications.


Plans, directs and administers all aspects of the Department of Information Technology program(s) that has a broad scope and major impact on agency missions and operations;

Establishes overall policies and procedures for the program(s), oversees their implementation, evaluates their effectiveness and approves major revisions;

Establishes overall program goals, Service Level Agreements (SLAs), standards, and controls to meet program objectives and oversees their achievement;

Develops, implements, and manages short and long-range plans and strategies for program operations and resources;

Oversees the evaluation of new technologies which may either enhance existing services or which represent new services;

Ensures compliance with privacy and security requirements and supports efforts to continuously strengthen security protections;

Oversees and manages program financial resources including supporting program budget development, service costing, and customer chargebacks;

Oversees the development of Department of Information Technology procurement vehicles required to support program objectives and ensures appropriate contract management of awarded vendors.

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate senior managers;

Oversees and manages the personnel resources of the program(s).

Determines organizational structure and staffing needs of the program(s);

Prescribes and oversees development and training of program staff;

Represents the agency before federal, State and local officials, legislative committees and senior managers and executives of other agencies concerning program activities;

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 are broad descriptions covering 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. 

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is an Executive Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Executive Service positions. 

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.  

Date Established

July 1, 2021

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004778; EST: 7/1/2021;

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