Provides management and oversight of the District’s information technology systems.
Work involves directing information technology matters for the District, installing and
maintaining networks, hardware and software, monitoring networks and computer
operations, assisting users with application and ensuring system security and backup.
Work includes training employees on systems and software use as well as developing
short and long-rang plans for information technology. Work is performed under the
general supervision of the Library Director with considerable independence on resolving
Plans, recommends, implements resources for the efficient use of information technology
to support and meet the District’s technology objectives.
Advises on selection and purchase of all technology and network equipment and software
for the District; assists and advises member libraries on technology purchases.
Plans short and long-term budgets for all technology related items such as computers,
telecommunication, Internet, databases, and staffing for information technology support.
Manages Information Technology staff, including coaching, development, training and
evaluation; ensures staff meet and carry out goals and objectives of the District and meet
internal customer needs.
Writes RFP’s and negotiates contracts with vendors for service and/or maintenance of
computer systems, telecommunications (voice and data), and Internet service and
network equipment; arranges trials and negotiates for on-line database services.
Participates in software purchase and implementation decisions.
Secures and manages external technical support and contract employees.
Develops and implements new projects; provides well-defined plans, procedures,
timelines and accountability.
Develops, plans, policies and procedures for maintaining a secure network environment;
develops and maintains a Disaster Recovery Plan.
Applies for state and federal grants for technology.
Stays current of changing trends and recent developments in technology.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other managers,
employees and professional contacts as related to information technology or library
Attends, participates in, and leads staff meetings.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in an office environment, but requires extended periods of computer
use, bending, crawling, lifting and grasping in installing computer systems.
Work requires a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer sciences or
related field including or supplemented by at least five (5) years experience in
information technology management. Three (3) years management/supervisory
experience required; project management skills and experience with library technologies
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of information technology software, hardware and network
communication technology and protocols and programming.
Thorough knowledge of systems analysis, and technological requirement of applications
Considerable knowledge of recent developments in the field of information technology.
Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, technical terminology in terms
understandable to non-technical employees.
Ability to analyze, evaluate, troubleshoot and resolve complex system hardware, software
or networking related problems.
Ability to plan and conduct hardware, software and network testing and evaluation and
resolve technical problems.
Ability to plan and coordinate the deployment of new technology.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and
Ability to manage and motivate people.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATE OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS
MCSE, CCNA or CCIE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Cisco Certified Network
Associate or Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) preferred. Work requires possession of
a valid Colorado driver’s license and automobile insurance. May be required to drive