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EXEC VII

Chief Information Officer

Recruitment #21-009627-0001

Introduction

The State Treasurer’s Office (STO) is responsible for receiving, depositing, investing and distributing State funds in order to meet the financial obligations of the State. Additionally, the Office conducts bond sales to ensure the State’s financial ability to meet fiscal obligations. STO also provides lease-purchase financing for capital equipment for State agencies and handles insurance needs for State government.  The agency’s IT Division provides information processing system support for all agency activities.

GRADE

9907

LOCATION OF POSITION

Annapolis, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The IT Division plans, builds, programs, manages and supports all of the technology platforms that are used by the STO, a control agency. As a control agency, each department within the agency is responsible for Statewide obligations. The IT Division manages specialized systems utilized by the Administration, Accounting, Banking and Insurance divisions. These divisions run in-house developed programs in tandem with commercially developed software, providing the agency with highly customized applications to assist in serving these obligations. Due to the financial nature of the Office and the mass production of financial transactions being disbursed from and deposited into State accounts through the STO, the IT Director must maintain vast knowledge of state-of-the-art financial platforms. Technology is a fast-paced field generally, but financial technology in this environment is changing at such a rate that the State Treasurer’s Office IT Department must retain the most innovative leader to manage the evolving technological infrastructure.

POSITION DUTIES

Key responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

Manage all IT staff including reviews, roles and responsibilities, training, delegation of assignments and monitoring of performance;

Management and reporting on IT Division projects and bringing those projects to successful completion within budget, scope, and time line;

Manage all IT operation of the IT Department including Help Desk, network infrastructure, Microsoft Azure Cloud systems and applications, IT security, Desktops, email, DR and BR operations, office applications, and master file transfer systems and programs to other agencies and partners;

Develop, implement and maintain a 3-year technology master plan that aligns the agency’s technology services, strategic initiatives, and initiatives adjoining the State’s technology initiatives, agency budget and STO business unit needs;

Implementation of technology solutions and business process transformations to keep the agency data processing services efficient and effective;

Develop and manage contracts with outside data processing firms for services and products;

Prepare and manage annual IT budget, monitor and verify expenses, renew IT product and service contracts, develop strategic plans, and provide support to all areas of IT; and

Participate in state IT activities and ensure agency meets all state IT policies

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems or other information technology related field.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have:

10+ years of IT experience, including 5+ years of management responsibilities for a technical application and infrastructure team comprised of technical staff with responsibilities for network infrastructure, business applications, cloud services, server operations, help desk, data security, budgets, and project planning

Demonstrated experience leading and managing large scale IT projects.

The ability to effectively communicate complex technical topics with all levels of associates including management as well as the versatility to work in a small but critically important agency where hands on support of operations is as critical as providing executive level advice

Knowledge or, or experience with state government operations, IT procurement processes, Microsoft technology, Dynamics 365, web services, custom development and Azure cloud services

Experience working with a small staff (<10) while supporting an office of nearly 60 users engaged in a mix of telework and onsite employment

Experience building external State or federal agency and banking relationships; including those with oversight and auditing responsibilities.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Notes:  Applicants will be subject to a background investigation to include credit, criminal and driving history.

Conclusion

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 and encourage them to apply.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

This is an Executive Service position which serves at the pleasure of the Maryland State Treasurer and designated appointees.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

General questions may be directed to the State Treasurer’s HR Office at 410-260-7078.

Please upload a current resume for this recruitment or fill out a paper application and forward to:

Maryland State Treasurer's Office
80 Calvert Street, Room 109
Annapolis, Maryland  21401
Attn:  Human Resources
or Fax to 410-260-4090


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