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Technology & Operations Chief Deputy

at Travis County (TX)

Pay: $109381 to $163524/year
$109381 - $163524
Posted: 8/16/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2534004

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

Directs department-wide operations in multiple complex functional or programmatic areas under the auspice of the County Executive for Technology and Operations. Directs the overall operations, staff and functions through subordinate department heads and division directors. Provides leadership, oversight and direction in all planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating operations in accordance with federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures, and guidelines. Develops departmental strategic plans to accomplish goals and objectives and improve effectiveness and efficiency of services.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
This is a job classification within the Management job family. Reports directly to the County Executive for Technology and Operations and functions as the second highest level of management within the department. Incumbents in this classification represent senior management within the department. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directs and controls planning, budgets, resource allocation, financial systems and information technology of the department. Directs, oversees and participates in the development and implementation of the department's planning, organizing, mission, overall strategic goals and objectives. Directs scheduling, monitoring and deploying of human, operating and capital resources to accomplish policies, plans and program outcome measures. Ensures that the department adheres to agency goals and objectives.
  • Participates actively in organizational strategic planning. Assists the County Executive with overall departmental responsibilities and has delegated authority to make necessary departmental decisions in absence of County Executive.
  • Develops, manages and controls departmental programs, budgets and personnel. Oversees the development of the department budget, including revenue forecasting, departmental budget reviews and recommendations to the County Executive. Supports the County Executive in presentation of budget and capital improvement program to Commissioners Court. Reviews and approves department operating expenditures. Directs department heads and other senior managers in implementing fiscal transactions and decisions. Plans future budgetary requirements.
  • Manages conflict resolution for T&O departments and programs. Evaluates and reports on program performance. Prepares process analysis using statistical process controls to continually improve the quality of processes and output.
  • Represents the County Executive and component department heads at business meetings, legislative sessions, conferences, seminars, boards, panels and committees.
  • Directs, develops and monitors departmental policies and operating procedures. Implements, communicates and effectively uses policies and procedures. Coordinates with departments, agencies and organizations to accomplish desired goals and objectives. Communicates with the County Executive and Commissioners Court.
  • Directs senior managers on matters of department structure and leadership. Plans and evaluates the work of senior level management, professional, technical and other support staff. Interprets policies for subordinates. Resolves conflicts and exercises broad coordination over activities. Reviews, evaluates and recommends improvements to department administrative and financial internal controls and systems and procedures.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Finance or a field directly related to the functional areas assigned AND seven (7) years of senior level management experience, including four (4) years of mid- to senior level supervisory or management experience;
OR,
Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Valid Texas Driver's License.
Preferred:
Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Finance, Computer Science, Information Systems or a directly related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Standard management theory, principles, practices and techniques.
  • Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines.
  • Planning and research methodology.
  • State and Federal regulatory or administrative requirements and practices.
  • Standards of policy analysis, finance and contract management.
  • Budgetary and fiscal process.
  • Quality management principles and practices.
  • Techniques of statistical measurements and applications.
  • Governmental procurement and contracts management requirements.
  • Principles and practices of microcomputers, data processing and MIS functions and equipment capabilities.
  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
  • Online computer searches.
  • Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.
  • Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
Skill in: 
  • Resolving supervisory/management issues, including planning and managing teams.
  • Planning and coordinating work activities.
  • Researching, analyzing, compiling, preparing and presenting technical data/information and reports.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Public speaking and content delivery.
  • Conflict resolution and community relations.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Resolving supervisory/management issues, including planning and managing teams.
  • Planning and coordinating work activities.
  • Researching, analyzing, compiling, preparing and presenting technical data/information and reports.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Public speaking and content delivery.
  • Conflict resolution and community relations.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
  • Direct preparation of department budget function.
  • Plan, coordinate and direct the work of senior managers and professional.
  • Work on a wide variety of tasks simultaneously and produce timely and tangible results.
  • Utilize online resources.
  • Value diversity and promote shared responsibility, teamwork, systems integration and acceptance of change.
  • Read and understand basic legal documents.
  • Listen and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of outside agencies, consultants, other County employees and officials, and the general public.

 

Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment.  Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature.  It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.  The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Work Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Monday through Friday

Location: 700 Lavaca St., Austin, Texas 78701

Department: Information Technology Services

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