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The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking a qualified Director of Information Technology to join its Information Technology Section.  We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, a professional team environment, and competitive salaries and benefits.


DUTIES:  The Director of Information Technology is responsible for the all planning, directing, organizing, and control over all Information Technology "IT" systems and functions at the Office of the Attorney General. This position provides the user community with top quality, consistently available IT service, support training, and maintenance of all IT systems utilized throughout the agency. Furthermore, the Director of Information Technology analyzes complex business needs presented by the user community and Executive Management and recommends innovative and effective technical solutions.

The Director holds a strong lead role in project management within the Information Technology department, and is expected to produce detailed timelines for Information Technology projects, including software application development and release and further implements effective project control by monitoring the progress of IT projects and software application development.

The Director guides all application development through the Systems Development Manager, and is responsible for developing business requirements for technical solutions and also for the review of application designs, code, and unit test plans where applicable to present to Executive Management.

The Director maintains responsibility for the Information Technology product inventory lifecycle, from procurement to retirement. The position is responsible for procuring, installing, and maintaining all computer hardware, software, and all other products and supplies necessary to keep IT systems operable and to fulfill requests from the user community for technical support. The position acts as liaison between hardware and software suppliers and Executive Management for informational updates and problem resolution, and is also responsible for performing research to make recommendations on hardware and software purchases. Responsible for all negotiations with vendors on behalf of the agency to ensure cost-effective purchasing decisions.

The Director is ultimately responsible for ensuring compliance with Commonwealth Security Policy, VITA policies, and industry best practices for secure operations within the Information Technology environment. The Director prepares and maintains technical specifications and related documentation to secure procedures and prevent system failure, in line with the agency's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), and is responsible for the agency's Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP), Business Impact Analysis (BIA), and Risk Assessment (RA). On a daily basis, the Director ensures network infrastructure, hardware, and software is maintained and agency data is secured through proper back-ups and staff training.

The Director manages a staff of seven employees dedicated to IT systems management.  The Director position is responsible for effective staff recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluations according to established performance standards. The Director is responsible for establishing the strategic vision of the department through long-range and daily operational planning, and directs the workload of the staff based on procedures, standards, and plans set in place.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems management or related field, in addition to five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience leading Information Technology programs. Ten (10) years progressive experience in an Information Technology related field may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's Degree.

Applicants must possess a proven ability to lead a progressive IT group, ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences, ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and motivate professional staff, and a demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies.

Applicants must be able to work and lead in a fast-paced team environment as well as individually, and think on both a day-to-day operational and strategic level.

Applicants must have strong vendor and project management skills and a disciplined, data driven approach to decision making.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate competencies in technical capability, strategic thinking, communication proficiency, leadership, and teamwork.

SALARY:  This is a salaried, exempt position with full state benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:  Please apply on-line (at, or submit a cover letter, state application (available at, and resume to Office of the Attorney General, Human Resources Section, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, to ensure consideration, please submit complete application materials by Thursday, November 7, 2013, and reference recruitment #131005.