Information Technology Manager - Law and Justice

Recruitment #20-167030-01

Introduction

WHY JOIN US? 

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play. 

We serve the public in many different ways, including:
• Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved
• Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
• Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
• Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies
• Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
• Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and,
• Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning  

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.

WHY WE EXIST 

Solano County Department of Information Technology (DoIT) provides customer-oriented and convenient access to information and services through the use of technology; anytime - anywhere. The County strives for cost-effective use of technology, with interactive exchange and sharing of data within departments, with constituents, with other governments and business partners. The guiding principles of DoIT are:

  • Support and facilitate access to County information for the public and its employees and to help the County conduct its business in a fast and easy manner
  • Support the business goals of the County in an efficient, cost-effective manner
  • Provide safe and secure systems and an integration mechanism to streamline business practices
  • Provide ongoing technology training for staff
  • Provide opportunities for constituents to utilize technology in their interaction with the County
  • Share and exchange information using multiple channels

To learn more about the Department of Information Technology please visit: 
http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/doit/default.asp 

The Position

 

Expanding & Sharing Technology throughout the County  


Solano County Department of Information Technology is recruiting for an

 Information Technology Manager to oversee the Law and Justice Division.

 

The Information Technology Manager plans, organizes and manages the work of a team of professional staff engaged in the implementation and maintenance of complex computer systems.   As part of the IT Leadership Team, this individual will participate in department wide strategy formulation of department goals, with a focus on implementing and enforcing county wide standards in the area of Law & Justice (L&J).  They will also assist key stakeholders in the business to understand the county's need for standards platforms.    

In addition to enterprise wide IT responsibilities, the role oversees the Law and Justice Departments IT needs.  L & J is comprised of: Sheriff, Probation, District Attorney, and Public/Alternate Defender Offices.  The team also supports Public Safety systems (data and communication) hosted by the Sheriff’s Office and used by all Solano Public Safety agencies.


This position is an “at-will” senior management position and is exempt from civil service; employer may end the employment relationship at any time and with or without notice and with or without cause.

Information Technology ManagerLaw and Justice Division will oversee and provide guidance to the Law and Justice IT Team which consists of staff embedded in the Sheriff’s Office, Office of Probation, District Attorney’s Office, and the Public/Alternate Defender’s Office. This team includes a IT Analyst Principal who performs the duties of the Sheriff’s Technical Services Manager, and a Sr. Radio Technician (Supervising) who supports the County Public Safety Communication Infrastructure.

The Law & Justice IT Manager is expected to be a strategic partner with Law and Justice departments’ executive and senior leadership and will provide CJIS security compliance guidance for existing and new criminal justice technology solutions. They will facilitate the management of the DOIT Law & Justice data center which is housed within the Sheriff’s Office and hosts the Solano CLETS/CJIS network, the Solano Radio Core and the Solano Public Safety WAN.

This role is expected to represent the County & Sheriff technology on all countywide Public Safety data projects, such as the CJIS data WAN replacement and RIMS Collaborate Hub. They will provide the global “Solano Technology Status” to at the Monthly Commander’s Meeting, represent Solano at the Contra Costa County ARIES Regional data sharing meetings, and may attend the Statewide Data Sharing Task Force.

Ideal Candidate Statement

The ideal candidate for this position should have experience with:

  •  Project Management and Business Analysis fundamentals

  •  Criminal Justice data exchanges (Law Enforcement, Custody, Prosecution, Defense, Probation)  

  • CJIS/FBI Security Policy and how it relates to County Law & Justice systems & technologies

  • Business relationship management 

  •  Leadership and Development 

  •  Strategy

  •  Budget/Procurement processes

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  Bachelor's degree is required from an accredited college or university, preferably in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Networking or a closely related field. 

EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in systems development and analyses functions for information technology/data systems.

All potential new hires and employees considered for this position

 will be subject to a Law and Justice background check.

To review the job description for this position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=15852

BENEFITS


Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2020 calendar year is $1,498.55 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.   

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.    

The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.    

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive two (2) floating paid holidays per year.                                                                                                                                 

Effective July 1 of each year, 80 hours of administrative leave time off is granted.


Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.  Employees may receive credit for prior years of service employed with California cities, counties, joint power authorities, and other special districts as approved by the Director of Human Resources and the County Administrator.

To view the benefits for a  regular position, please visithttp://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=18137

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Sick Time Off for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=21216 

CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities 

Selection Process

6/04/20 –  Deadline to submit application and required documents.

6/18/20 – Tentative date for oral board for most qualified applicants.

 

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: https://jobapscloud.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.

Document Submittal Requirements

A Bachelor's Degree is required for this position. All applicants are encouraged to submit either a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline.  Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.   

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents
In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com . When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Information Technology Manager - Law and Justice) and the recruitment number (20-167030-01). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state 'no experience in this area' instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.


1

I have supported technology in a Criminal Justice environment.

Yes No
2

Please indicate the years of experience supporting technology in a Criminal Justice environment.

 No Experience
 Less than 1 year
 1-2 years
 2-3 years
 3-4 years
 4-5 years
 5 years but less than 10 years
 10 or more years
3

Please indicate the area(s) of Criminal Justice you have supported? Check all that apply.

Law Enforcement
Prosecutor
Defender
Custody
Probation
None of the above
4

I have experience supporting a CLETS-subscribing agency.

Yes No
5

I have participated in preparing a CLETS-subscribing agency for a FBI or DOJ Security Audit.

Yes No
6

In the space below, please describe the role you had in preparing a CLETS-subscribing agency for a FBI or DOJ Security Audit?  If your response to question #5 is no, please indicate N/A in the space below.


Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.  

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request. 

Solano County

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OUR COMMUNITY

Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play…  The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight yearsthe only California community with that distinction. 

  • Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
  • Learn Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
  • Work The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
  • Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

County Population (2018): 439,793

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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