The City of Charlottesville is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for the position of Director of Information Technology who are highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence. The City's next Director of IT should be a dynamic leader and should be goal and people-oriented; a catalyst who will motivate the staff toward high quality achievement, fulfillment of strategic plans, and be capable of managing multiple complex problems in a fast-paced environment.
The Director of Information Technology is appointed by the City Manager and serves as a senior member of the City Manager's leadership team. The Director of Information Technology is responsible for the management of the Information Technology department including all departmental functions, programs, budget and activities. This position oversees computer, networking, cloud and data center operations including all infrastructure and application components, ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and systems. The Director of IT will drive the Departmental strategy, building and developing the IT organization, processes and procedures to support the City's overall strategic goals.
Located approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia, the City of Charlottesville serves as economic, cultural, and educational center of a multi-county region in Central Virginia. The City is 10.4 square miles and has an estimated population of over 49,000 people. Charlottesville's scenic beauty, brick-lined Downtown Mall, and wine choices from 30+ local orchards and vineyards in the region are bonuses to a charming yet innovative community. Popular annual events include the Dogwood Festival, First Night Virginia, the Virginia Film Festival, the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Tom Tom Founders Festival, the Festival of Cultures, the African-American Cultural Arts Festival, among many others that occur throughout the year. The City has received many notable awards and recognitions and is consistently at the top of everyone's "best lists" including the "Best Place to Live in America" and "Best Small Cities in the U.S."
The starting salary will be between $100,000 and $150,000 annually, dependent on education and experience. The City offers an excellent benefits program, including the option for participation in a Defined Benefits or Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. Reasonable relocation assistance will be available.
To view a more complete job posting and to view a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government, and the position, visit our website listed. TO BE CONSIDERED, an application must be filled out online at www.charlottesville.org/jobs prior to the closing date of May 31, 2019 at 5pm EST. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least 5 professional references.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in computer science, information technology, engineering, business administration or closely related field.
At least eight to ten years of senior experience in IT, IS Security, Compliance, IT/IS risk or related field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough understanding of IT security operations, risk assurance and management; internal and external security and data management audits; emerging technologies; firewalls; encryption; identity and access management; vulnerability management; endpoint protection and data loss prevention. Must be skilled in contract management; problem solving; personnel management; Ability to develop, implement, communicate and maintain policies and procedures; develop mitigating plans to enhance the security position of information systems assets; strong interpersonal and influencing skills; ability to work under pressure to tight timelines; ability to be forward-thinking and strategic while delivering reliable IT services; ability to build high-performing teams with the ability to place the right employees in the right roles for team success; ability to transform abstract regulatory requirements into cohesive compliance actions.
To view a more complete job posting and to view a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government, and the position, visit our website listed. TO BE CONSIDERED, an application must be filled out online at www.charlottesville.org/jobs prior to the closing date of May 31, 2019 at 5pm EST. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least 5 professional references. The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.
About City of Charlottesville
The City of Charlottesville is located in west Central Virginia, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Situated within the upper Piedmont Plateau, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the headwaters of the Rivanna River, Charlottesville was established as a town in 1762 by the Virginia General Assembly, and was incorporated as an independent city in 1888. As a result of eight annexations, the most recent of which was effective in 1968, the City now encompasses a land area of 10.4 square miles. The City is autonomous and entirely independent of any county or any other political subdivision. It does not have the same boundaries with or is not subject to taxation by any county or school district, and is not liable for any county or school district indebtedness.