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Asst State Comptroller VII-Director of Information Technology

Comptroller of Maryland

Recruitment #17-009566-0001

Introduction

OPEN TO ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

This is a Executive Service position. The incumbent will serve at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

GRADE

9907

LOCATION OF POSITION

Annapolis, MD

POSITION DUTIES

The Comptroller of Maryland is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual with strong management skills to serve as the Director of the Information Technology Division (ITD) to lead the Comptroller's current and future information technology initiatives. The Director, ITD serves as the primary advisor to the Comptroller of Maryland and 24 Register of Wills offices throughout the State of Maryland with respect to all aspects of information technology and telecommunications, including acquisition, development and/or implementation. Duties also include operations oversight for the largest data center in Maryland State Government, the Annapolis Data Center (ADC), which provides mainframe processing for many State agencies as well as for the Comptroller. The ADC operates 24 hours a day, 364 days a year. The Director of ITD is responsible for the following essential functions (not all inclusive):

• Security of systems, networks and data in compliance with agency, State and federal regulations including security strategies, architectures, policies, technology deployments, operations and incident management

• Delivery of information technology services for the Comptroller of Maryland, including services for office systems, mainframe applications, internet and email services, and voice and data communication systems

• Operation of the ADC, including mainframe batch processing, online processing, data storage, database support, network access to other networks, disaster recovery and high volume computer print services

• Oversight of the Local Area Network support and applications support to the 24 Register of Wills offices.

• Formulation, review and recommendation regarding information technology policy, procedures, rules and regulations to promote cost-efficient and effective use of information technology

• Serving as the staff advisor to the Comptroller and Deputy Comptroller concerning all information technology matters

• Providing daily consultation to IT management staff at other State agencies and to the Comptroller Division Directors and their support staff regarding information technology solutions

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Leadership

  • Ability to develop and implement an organization-wide technology vision that aligns the Comptroller's information technology and telecommunications strategies with the agency's strategic direction
  • A change agent with a full understanding of the change process
  • A strong focus on retention of key IT personnel
  • A proactive leader who is able to be innovative while accurately assessing and guarding the State's risk
  • A collaborator who can drive towards consensus while valuing the contributions from stakeholders, colleagues and subordinates
  • Experience in crisis management, theories, and methodologies
  • Strong project management skills 

Interpersonal/Communications

  • Ability to explain, advocate, educate and express technical information in an understanding and convincing manner to both technical and non-technical people at all levels, including the Maryland General Assembly
  • The highest level of integrity and ability to build trusting relationships and base decisions on moral, ethical and legal standards
  • A positive and optimistic outlook to employees, citizens and other State and private sector representatives

Technical Competence

  • Dedicated to professional competence, ideally with professional certification(s) such as CIE, PMI, CISM, CISA, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and broad-based successful experience in managing complex IT and telecommunications services and projects in the public or private sector
  • Expertise with large-scale organizations of either the public or private sector
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of project management processes and tools
  • Familiarity with a Systems Design Life Cycle (SDLC) approach to information technology projects and/or implementations   

PLEASE NOTE: For consideration please submit a resume.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business or Public Administration, or a closely related field.

Experience: Ten years of progressively responsible experience managing a complex technology program, including elements of data center operations, and development and support of mainframe systems, distributed and mobile systems, telecommunications, data warehousing and business/data analytics. Two years of relevant experience in acquiring, developing, implementing and/or supporting web, mobile and social network services and applications.

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at http://www.naces.org/members.html.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience.  It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above, including a resume and unofficial copy of your college diploma or transcripts; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview.  Prior to appointment, the selected candidate must successfully undergo a comprehensive background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Veterans

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. If you are seeking veteran's preference, please submit a copy of your DD-214.

Attachments

The preferred method for submitting additional information is to upload it directly into your online account. Please remove references to the first 5 digits of your SSN and your DOB on all attachments by deleting, redacting or blacking that information out with a marker.

Faxes/Email

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose fax or email as the option to submit your application and/or required additional information, you must include the following information on each page you submit:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last 4 digits of your SS#

Fax: 410-974-5249 – This fax number is for Comptroller of Maryland recruitment efforts only.

Email: ahall2@comp.state.md.us

For Further Questions

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact the Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources at ahall2@comp.state.md.us.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 260-6622 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.