[tabi] FW: Senate Director of Information Technology

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  • Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:29:41 -0400

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Subject: FW: Senate Director of Information Technology

From: Office of Legislative Services Human
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 4:35:20 PM
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The Florida Legislature

The Florida Senate


Job Title:

Director of Information Technology 

General Summary:
The Florida Senate is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the senior
level policy advisor on information technology (IT) issues related to the
internal needs of the organization. 

The Director of IT will advise the Senate President, or professional staff
authorized by the President, and will plan, organize, and coordinate
information technology services provided to the Florida Senate by a shared
legislative data center. Duties will include strategic planning, contract
and project management, and procurement oversight.

This position is responsible for:

*       Providing advice and counsel to the Senate President, or other
professional staff authorized by the President, regarding IT services and
needs for the Florida Senate.
*       Working collaboratively with the Florida House of Representatives
and joint legislative offices to ensure the effective and efficient
operation of the Florida Legislature's shared IT resources.
*       Coordinating services provided for the Florida Senate by the Office
of Legislative Information Technology Services (OLITS).
*       Establishing, facilitating, and participating in IT management and
governance structures and processes.
*       Coordinating the development of uniform IT tools for Senate offices
and policies and procedures for deviations from such standards.

Examples Of Work Performed:
Serve as senior IT professional staff person for the Florida Senate.

*       Develop or enhance the Senate information technology strategy.
*       Direct Senate information technology services, including planning
and delivery of major IT projects, operations, and support.
*       Provide contract and project management services for IT projects for
the Florida Senate.
*       Develop or coordinate the development of appropriate needs
assessment tools and performance measurements.
*       Review written and oral communications including, but not limited
to, IT procurements and IT contracts.
*       Consult with Senate committees, joint legislative offices, and all
Senate local and district offices to gather information and determine
requirements for Senate IT systems.
*       Recommend and oversee delivery of new information technologies
within the Florida Senate.
*       Develop plans and strategies for IT replacement and upgrade needs.
*       Review and recommend Senate and legislative IT budgets.
*       Ensure data integrity and system security in an open government
*       Ensure necessary disaster recovery procedures by recommending and
implementing appropriate policies and procedures.
*       Respond to inquiries from Senators and Senate staff.
*       Provide counsel and technical guidance to Senate committees and
offices as necessary.

This position may require work in excess of 40 hours per week.  Minimal
travel may be required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

*       Knowledge of the concepts and theories of information technology and
information systems.
*       Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of computer
programming and systems design.
*       Ability to plan, organize, and manage IT project and program
activities, as well as evaluate results and recommend alternative
*       Ability to think logically, solve problems and work independently.
*       Knowledge of the principles and practices of management and
*       Ability to coordinate customer satisfaction activities in a shared
IT resource environment.
*       Ability to manage, coordinate and perform cost-analysis studies.
*       Ability to manage and evaluate IT feasibility studies.
*       Ability to conduct short-range and long-range IT policy planning.
*       Ability to communicate technical information effectively to other
technical or management professionals or non-technical audiences, both
verbally and in writing.
*       Ability to coordinate and participate in the development of IT
project plans and IT contracts for complex IT initiatives.
*       Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with others.
*       Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies and
procedures as well as affect change in policies and procedures as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

*       A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in
computer science, management information systems, business or public
administration, or relevant field, and ten years of progressively
responsible information systems experience.
*       Progressively responsible information systems experience can
substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
*       Any combination of progressively responsible information systems
experience and postsecondary training in disciplines as described above
totaling fourteen years.

$60,972 - $152,436 

Annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The
Legislature offers a competitive benefits package to all professional staff.

Application Deadline:
Open until filled.

Submission of Application:
Send a completed job application and a detailed resume to:

Office of Legislative Services
Human Resources Office
111 West Madison Street, Room 701
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1400

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online
>  or by calling (850) 488-6803.

Accommodation for Disability:
If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human
Resources at (850) 488-6803.

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