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DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Position Category Technology
Position Type Certified- Full-time
Posting Start Date
Posting End Date
Position Start Date
School District Lawton Public Schools
City, State

Lawton, OK
United States

Description

Education and/or Experience:
Hold a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, or Associate’s degree with five years journey-level technician/leadership experience, or 10 years of experience supervising a technology department with more than 10 personnel. 

Skills and Abilities Required:
Bachelor’s degree, with such degree performed in information technology, information science or a technology related field with three years journey-level technician/leadership experience; OR Associate’s degree or technical certification in an applied field, such as telecommunications, networks, broadcast operations, computer-aided management systems, or microcomputer support with five years journey-level technician/leadership experience; OR high school diploma with 10 years journey-level technician experience, the majority of which shall have been acquired in a lead/supervisory capacity.

Experience must be acquired in current technologies according to the assignment area, which includes, but is not necessarily limited to, microcomputer and mainframe computer support; voice and data network installation and maintenance; help-desk services; and broadcast operations.

May include practicum and /or written test components(s) for purposes of hiring.

Demonstrates leadership skills and abilities in providing guidance and assistance to lesser knowledgeable/skilled technicians in the more complex aspects of the work.

Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse team-based environment.

Knowledge of current computing technologies and software applications appropriate to the position’s job responsibilities.

Be self-motivated, able to work on several projects concurrently.

Be able to protect the confidentiality of information pertaining to students, staff and program matters as appropriate.

Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment.

Ability to react resourcefully to varying conditions.

Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Working Conditions:
Exposure to the following situations may range from remote to frequent, based on circumstances and factors that may not be predictable.
To work safely without injury at all times.
Employee could be exposed to the outdoor environment; extreme heat and cold conditions.

Description
Job Objectives:
The primary purpose or objective of this position is: to plan, coordinate, and supervise the district’s technical support and employee services in such a way as to enhance the morale of school district personnel, and to promote the overall efficiency of the school system maximizing the educational opportunities available to each student.

Minimum Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, license, certification and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:  Applicants or persons employed in this position must be able to perform the following tasks and functions which are fundamental to the purpose of the position.

Gives guidance to technology supervisors in the installation, maintenance and repair activities on technology and information services systems, peripherals and components related to their areas of responsibility.

Ensures the coordination of all departments who are responsible for service orders, including allocation of materials, equipment, parts, supplies and resources necessary to fill service requirements.

Manages the coordination of tasks and activities with both internal resources and external contractors.

Assists department management with budget development and administration according to those areas within prescribed authority, ensuring adherence to established budgetary parameters.

Leads problem-solving initiatives applicable to assignment area, which may involve collaborative efforts depending on the nature and extent of the issue(s) under review.

Maintains current knowledge of industry trends and developments applicable to the assigned technical function(s) for application to areas of responsibility.

In addition to the employee being responsible for each of the performance responsibilities listed herein,periodic and special reports to the Lawton Public School Board of Education and other entities will be provided regarding the impact of this position with respect to progress toward annually established District and Divisional goals and objectives for, but not necessarily limited to, the following areas: 1) Customer Service, 2) Fiscal Accountability and Responsibility, 3) Process Efficiencies and Improvements, and 4)Employee Learning and Growth.

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  FULL-TIME, PERMANENT
OPENINGS: 1
SALARY: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

Required Qualifications Education and/or Experience:
Hold a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, or Associate’s degree with five years journey-level technician/leadership experience, or 10 years of experience supervising a technology department with more than 10 personnel. 
Link https://www.applitrack.com/lawtonps/onli
Contact Name Dolores Anderson
Contact Email danderson@lawtonps.org