Director of Information Technology - Goochland County (Closes 3/13)

  • 5 Mar 2024 10:27 AM
    Message # 13324929
    James Walters (Administrator)

    Director of Information Technology - Goochland County

    $118,716.00 - $154,331.00

    Goochland County is located in the heart of Central Virginia. Just over 289 square miles of rural countryside, our County is home to just over 26,000 residents and is ideally located within a short drive to beaches or mountain tops.  We have great proximity to major cities including Charlottesville and Richmond.  Our quality of life is unsurpassed, and our active community welcomes one and all. A community rich in history, the Goochland County Courthouse is widely considered to be the most well-maintained Jeffersonian courthouse in Virginia.  Goochland County is the smallest county in the United States to have earned the highest rating from all three credit rating agencies which reflects the County’s exceptional financial resilience and is home to an award-winning public-school system.  


    The Director of Technology contributes to all aspects of technology strategy, project management, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and 24/7 operations for Goochland County. The role bridges technical knowledge with operational, people, and supplier management responsibilities. The Director of Technology is relied upon to bring expertise in delivering world-class solutions to county problems. This role works closely with colleagues and stakeholders across the county to understand their technology needs and assist them in achieving their business objectives using innovation, integrations, hardware, and software. The Director leads support specialists, network engineers, and GIS staff and is accountable for their output and the technical direction of their work. 

    Essential Functions

    • Provides technology leadership by providing organization-wide vision, focus, and alignment of information technology with the business of the County, 
    • Engages in building departmental partnerships for leveraging technology resources and analyzing and developing strategies that may impact the County.  
    • Oversees the development, implementation, and management of an integrated County-wide system of information systems and networks. 
    • Oversees and enforces cybersecurity policy and remains abreast of cyber threats. 
    • Oversees the maintenance and enhancement of disaster recovery systems and security system/controls for the County’s computers and network to offset the increasing threats of intrusion, and disruption experienced universally.  
    • Oversees maintenance, management, and access to the County’s vertical assets (Towers) and in support of the County’s Public Safety Radio system.
    • Develops and presents Department’s operating and capital budgets and presents to County Administrator and Board of Supervisors.  
    • Oversees enforcing Information Technology policies, procedures, and standards to ensure compliance with technology best practices and regulations (e.g. HIPPA, PCI, VCIN, HB2178). 
    • Performs needs and risk assessments to determine both tactical and strategic plans for maintaining efficient, secure, and updated technology for the County’s technology infrastructure.  
    • Coordinates and provides information technology training for County staff for Countywide systems and programs.  
    • Attends County, staff, policy, and community organization meetings as needed and as directed to represent the agency and speak to matters relating to the agency’s mission, directives and goals.  
    • Develops and maintains good public relations with other department heads, vendors, suppliers, and other Information Technology mangers in business and industry.  
    • Participates in Emergency Operations Center activation. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of information systems and technology and their application in the services of local government required. 
    • Knowledge of employee management and financial administration.  
    • Knowledge of the functions and operations of County departments.
    • Knowledge of GIS systems and uses. 
    • Skill in working with all types of commonly used and applied information systems/network technology. 
    • Skill in troubleshooting and problem-solving
    • Skill in providing proven leadership to build teams that interact effectively.
    • Skill in effective communication, both verbally and in writing.
    • Skill in working with all commonly used and applied information systems/network technology.
    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with County officials, department heads, other key personnel, vendors, and manufacturers.  
    • Ability to determine departmental and County-wide needs of information systems and to formulate an effective program to meet these needs. 
    • Ability to plan, assign, and monitor the work of and effectively supervise staff.
    • Ability to work on multiple project topics simultaneously required. 

    Education, Experience and Training

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field.
    • Experience in Agile methodology, waterfall project management, and Kanban project and workflow management.
    • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible information technology experience, including five (5) years in a supervisory or management position.
    • Experience in the public sector, preferably local government is preferred.
    • Certifications in CCNA Cisco, MCP, MCSA, MCSE Windows server preferred.
    • Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience. 
    • Valid State of Virginia Driver’s License with a driving record that meets HR Policy requirements.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Work is light work, which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. Tasks may require the ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods of time. Additionally, the following physical abilities may be required: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, bending, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, repetitive motion, reaching, stooping, handling, and grasping. 

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Work is performed in a relatively safe, and secure work environment.

    As part of employment with Goochland County, all employees are required to complete Emergency preparedness and incident management training courses as directed or requested.

    Goochland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, color, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, family medical history or genetic information, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state or local laws.

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    Last modified: 5 Mar 2024 10:28 AM | James Walters (Administrator)

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