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IT DIRECTOR III

Recruitment #19-004496-0002

GRADE

23

LOCATION OF POSITION

Board of Elections

151 West St. Suite 200

Annapolis, MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

As the agency's Chief Information Officer, this position is the highest ranking information technology position in the agency. This employee is responsible for the information systems used to conduct elections in Maryland and ensuring compliance with applicable information system standards. The employee is responsible and directly accountable for agency and statewide election information systems, including the agency's computer network's; voting systems; online services; electronic pollbooks; voter registration; candidacy and election management system; online campaign finance, and business disclosure system; and technical field support for the local boards of elections. These systems and the individuals supporting these systems are integral to conducting secure elections, and this employee would provide the required oversight.

POSITION DUTIES

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, information system's, engineering, business, or any other related scientific or technical disciplines.several IT

Experience: At least 7 years of technical, financial, and governance/management and IT/enterprise experience. A minimum of 6 years of this experience should include managing information technology projects, managing several integrated IT systems, managing professional IT employees, and securing sensitive information.

Experience in Lieu of Education: At least 10 years of qualifying experience may substitute for minimum education requirements.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

- The ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience.

- The ability to translate mission requirements and information problems into solutions employing current state of the art information system equipment software.

- Experience in IT Risk Management.

- Experience with enterprise level IT Security Controls, and Cyber Security best practices.

- Experience with software development, data, integrity, and project management.

- Experience with Disaster Recovery Plans, System Security Plans, Business Continuity Plans and other IT related policy documents. 

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying. 

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.  

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:    

Board of Elections

Attn: HR

151 West Street Suite 200

Annapolis, MD 21401

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-974-5126. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.     

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the SBE Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-269-2859.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.   

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-269-2859 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.