Placer County

Information Technology Manager (#19862)

$56.33-$70.36 Hourly / $9,763.87-$12,195.73 Monthly / $117,166.40-$146,348.80 Yearly



To plan, organize, direct, and manage the assigned operational unit and teams within the Department of Information Technology or within a County department, including the operations of the computer network, systems analysis and development, acquisition or implementation, and computer installations and support; to coordinate technology initiatives between the Department of Information Technology with other County departments and/or divisions; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to assigned management.


The Manager level recognizes positions that provide full line and functional management responsibility for a division or program area within a department.


Receives administrative direction from assigned management.

Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical staff.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Plan, organize and direct assigned information systems activities including planning, implementation, support, and troubleshooting.
  • Evaluate and prepare recommendations on requests for systems development and equipment or the feasibility of computer applications.
  • Coordinate communications and working relationships with internal customers, outside service providers and other agencies.
  • Provide oversight and coordination of emergency response capability for computer service on a 7-day, 24-hour basis.
  • Direct, oversee and participate in the development of work plans; assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitor work-flow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.
  • Prepare assigned budget(s); assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; administer the approved budget.
  • Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the department or operational unit.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Represent the County or assigned department to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
  • Provide advice to assigned staff and other County Departments on future Information Technology direction based upon knowledge and industry trends and standards.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Work is typically performed in an indoor environment with controlled temperature conditions. Positions may require travel to and from other locations in a variety of outdoor weather conditions. 


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in Information Technology involving direct experience in systems development, programming and/or operations; including two years of supervisory responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, information systems, telecommunications management, business administration, public administration, or a related field.  A masters degree is desirable.

Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of computer systems operation and support in an open systems environment for operating systems, server equipment and networks.
  • Local and wide area data communications.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations, and laws.
  • Principles and practices of policy development.
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
  • Principles and practices of project management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management.
Ability to:
  • Organize and direct the operations of an information technology program or functional area.
  • Manage and coordinate the technical operations and troubleshooting for complex, networked information technology equipment and systems.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations, and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy. 
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; and lift heavy weight; use telephone and communicate through written means.
  • Perform the most complex work of assigned program or functional area.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Interpret and apply County and Department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. 
  • Prepare and administer a budget.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate personnel.
  • Analyze and prepare technical reports.
  • Read and comprehend technical reports and diagrams.
  • Manage multiple tasks.
  • Organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information.


Length of Probation:
This classification serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority and has no specific term and no rights to continued employment.

Bargaining Unit:
Unclassified management

CLASS: 19862; EST: 4/1/2002; REV: 10/13/2021;