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District Director of Enterprise Technology Architecture
Salary: $114,498.00 - $140,817.00 Annually
Location: SCCCD District Office - Fresno, CA
Job Type: $ATS$JobTypeJobType
Division: DO Information Systems
Job Number: 2021019
Closing: 5/21/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Under general direction, provides leadership, strategic direction, evaluation, and advancement for the continuous improvement of enterprise technology architecture within the District's information systems on/off-premises and in the cloud according to current best practices in IT and in compliance with information security and data protection regulations; provides strategic project management oversight of enterprise technology architecture initiatives including design, development, budget oversight, implementation, troubleshooting, and testing. Oversees and develops procedures, policies, standards and information systems to the point of operational adoption; works collaboratively with the District Director of Information Systems, Directors of College Technology Services, and personnel from other departments to implement cross-functional projects and guides the development of new enterprise technology systems, continuous improvements, and business processes in support of college and district goals and objectives; performs related duties as assigned.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
1. Oversees the District's enterprise technology architecture (e.g., Data Centers, Cloud, Servers/Storage, Enterprise Applications, Third-party Integrations, Network Infrastructure, Disaster Recovery, Information Security, Data Protection, Wide Area Networks, Local Area Networks, Cabling Infrastructure, Wireless, etc.); plans, prioritizes, manages, organizes, and oversees project management activities related to the development, enhancement, maintenance, and implementation of enterprise systems; provides leadership in moving technology projects from the conceptual stage through the initiation stage and works with stakeholders to build project requirements; oversees project teams to develop and implement technical solutions and advocates for projects and work to implement District architecture standards and best practices in IT and to ensure compliance with information security and data protection regulations;
2. Performs strategic project management functions including prioritization, development and implementation of standards, priorities, procedures, and attention to improving the security, resiliency, efficiency, and user experience of technology systems throughout the District; works with District and College administrators, faculty and staff to ensure enterprise technology systems support the District's institutional objectives.
3. Collaborates with technology administrators and technical leads on infrastructure projects and projects affecting the enterprise network infrastructure and enterprise applications to ensure Districtwide needs are met in a secure manner; reviews IT facility acquisition, construction and remodeling projects to ensure conformity to established best practice configurations, standards, policies, and guidelines.
4. Plans, organizes, directs, controls, integrates, and evaluates the work of assigned professional, technical and support staff; with team leads and staff, develops, implements and monitors work plans to achieve goals and objectives; contributes to the development of and monitors performance against project budgets; manages and directs the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards.
5. Directs and manages the performance of team leads and staff; directs and oversees the selection of staff; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets for direct reports; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development, including timely performance evaluations; ensures accurate reporting of absence time; hears and acts on grievances; subject to concurrence by senior management and Human Resources, approves or takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with Board policies, Administrative Regulations, Human Resources procedures, Personnel Commission Rules, and collective bargaining agreements.
6. Creates, reviews, and revises enterprise technology architecture models to reflect the organization's strategies and goals including disaster recovery and business continuity plans; collaboratively creates and implements business processes according to visions and goals; organizes systems which improve efficiencies while increasing service to students and staff; researches, analyzes and recommends build versus buy strategies.
7. Develops, coordinates and implements training to improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of staff for organizational growth.
8. Provides day-to-day leadership and works with staff to ensure a high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports achievement of the department's and District's mission, objectives and values; promotes workplace diversity, inclusion, cultural competency and a positive work environment.
9. Reviews, recommends, or approves project feasibility, scope of work, detailed project plans, milestones and deadlines and project budgets; in collaboration with purchasing department, drafts vendor contract language, manages vendor relationships including contract negotiation and administration, implementation and oversight of compliance requirements; monitors project progress, prepares status reports and communicates accordingly; reviews and acts on contract change requests; approves deliverables developed by vendors or consultants; integrates multiple projects into overall work plans; meets with project technical and management steering committees on project issues and progress; works with functional users; ensures project completion and accountability for results.
10. Stays abreast of IT architecture industry research and best practices, project management and new and emerging technology for instructional support, student records and data, information security and data protection compliance, account management, and other needs related to optimizing performance of the District's IT systems and networks; reviews professional publications; proposes innovative integration solutions and system enhancements to meet future needs; remains cognizant of all state and federal laws and mandates regarding relevant systems.
11. Makes presentations to diverse audiences, including the Board of Trustees and other board-level groups, on various topics such as the District's current IT enterprise applications, IT emerging issues or activities, IT strategies, and progress on IT initiatives.
12. Serves on or leads committees, workgroups and task forces, and represents the District at local, regional, state, and national conferences, meetings, workshops, and training seminars; establishes, develops and maintains professional networks and participates in professional associations.
13. Creates methods for compliance architecture and data governance, such as data access, data storage, metadata management, and change control.
1. Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.
2. Participates in participatory governance processes and initiatives.
3. Performs related duties as assigned
Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Principles, practices and methods of modern enterprise technologies, industry standards and frameworks.
2. Current and emerging trends and advancements in enterprise systems, enterprise-wide information security, and data protection regulations.
3. Theory principles and practices of secure network, operating system, applications and database design, integration and management, hardware, peripherals, and telecommunications systems.
4. Advanced methods and procedures for process improvements, performing system evaluations, and developing business continuity plans.
5. Change management strategies and how to effectively lead teams; Basic principles and practices of organizational improvement and culture change.
6. Principles and practices of secure data management, administration and storage solutions.
7. Principles, methods and techniques of project management as applied to information technology projects.
8. Effective information technology security system and network architectures, concepts, techniques, and tools.
9. Computer hardware systems, software applications and network infrastructure utilized by the District.
10. Technical aspects of information technology security associated with internet and network services, operations, user access and authentication, software applications, and programming.
11. Internet, web-based and server virtualization technologies.
12. Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
13. The organization, functions, operations, policies and goals/objectives of the District and its Colleges.
14. Principles and practices of sound business communication.
15. Research methods and analysis techniques.
16. Principles and practices of strategic planning.
17. Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.
18. Principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and maintaining public records.
19. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work being performed.
20. Personnel Commission Rules, Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
Skills and Abilities to:
1. Oversee and coordinate the development, implementation, integration and administration of a comprehensive District-wide framework including policies, standards and guidelines.
2. Apply advanced professional knowledge of systems engineering and architecture concepts and principles.
3. Analyze policy, trends and research on integrated enterprise-oriented systems
4. Identify issues and opportunities, analyze problems and alternatives, formulate complex technical solutions and develop sound conclusions and recommendations.
5. Train, supervise and motivate employees.
6. Build teamwork and collaboration with other IT units, colleges and departments to optimize effectiveness of the District security program and maintain a culture of security.
7. Organize, manage and implement efficient and effective enterprise application systems to ensure the reliability and integrity of information technology infrastructure.
8. Plan and direct activities of assigned IT professional, technical and support staff.
9. Prepare and administer budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner.
10. Assist in the development of local architectures related to cyber security solutions.
11. Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop expert, independent conclusions and recommendations on complex technology security issues in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.
12. Evaluate complex technology and strategies and make sound, prudent recommendations that maximize return on investment.
13. Work collaboratively with other District directors and managers and Directors of College Technology Services and provide expert advice and counsel to develop security solutions to complex issues on a District-wide and campus-specific basis.
14. Organize, set priorities and exercise expert, independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
15. Develop and maintain an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect and engagement.
16. Develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls.
17. Make presentations and present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively to diverse audiences.
18. Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
19. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
20. Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and ordinances.
21. Effectively represent the District and the department in dealings with vendors and contractors, and in meetings with various educational, business, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
22. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
23. Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.
24. Operate a computer and use standard business software.
25. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.
26. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, instructional technology or business administration, and at least seven years of progressively responsible IT experience involving infrastructure and enterprise technologies; at least two years of which were in a lead or supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of coursework, training, and experience.
Experience in a California community college is preferred.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance program.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Employees are frequently required to walk and stand; and lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work with frequent interruptions; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with District managers, staff, the public and others encountered in the course of work.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee works under typical office and data center conditions. Noise level is usually quiet but can be loud in data centers. The employee may be required to travel to locations other than assigned work site. This is a classified management position exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through our web site at http://www.schooljobs.com/careers/scccd. Please attach to your application a copy of your transcripts (including when degree was awarded) or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.
ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE REVISIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS.
When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Personnel Commission staff will not upload your documents for you. The State Center Community College District does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW AND ASSESSMENTS
The application review process includes an evaluation of training and experience based on given application information and answers to supplemental questionnaire. Only the most qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the assessment process.
The assessment process will include a written assessment (40% weight) and an oral interview assessment (60% weight). Passing score is 75% out of 100% on each assessment section.
ASSESSMENT TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 10, 2021
The assessment process / assessment dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email to the address listed on your application.
Candidates who attain a passing score on each part of the assessment will be placed in rank order on an Open-Competitive List. Using the same process, a separate Promotional List will be established and both Lists will be used concurrently. Unless otherwise indicated, the eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for at least six months. The current vacancy is at the District Office.
PASSING THE ASSESSMENTS AND BEING PLACED ON THE ELIGIBILITY LIST DO NOT GUARANTEE AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.
ACCOMMODATIONSIndividuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.
State Center Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.
To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/scccd/jobs/3066806/district-director-of-enterprise-technology-architecture
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