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Company name : The Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Location : Longview, WA 98632
Position : Information Technology (IT) Director
Title: Information Technology (IT) Director Schedule: Monday-Friday, with possible evenings and/or weekends Location: Longview, WA. Classification: Exempt Opening Date: May 20, 2022 Salary Range: $124,955.00 to $187,432.00 Annual DOE Closing Date: June 10, 2022 or until filled
Position Summary: Achieves the IT Department goals and objectives by planning, managing, monitoring, and implementing the enterprise information systems in support of operations to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, reliability and continuous development. Provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing information systems and technology initiatives. Ensures the efficient and effective provision of IT services in accordance with established laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Honors and represents the mission, vision, and values of CIT and the IT department.
***If you are an American Indian/Alaskan Native and/or a Veteran and would like this to be considered for hiring, please note this on your cover letter and/or resume***
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following, and other related duties as assigned.
Leads information systems and technology strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IS&T initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IS&T systems across the organization.
Establishes, implements, and communicates goals, objectives, policies, and procedures in accordance with strategic plan and applicable laws, regulations, ordinances and regulatory agencies.
Increases staff effectiveness by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating values, strategies, and objectives; assigning accountabilities; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; developing a climate for offering information and opinions; integrating functional objectives; providing and participating in educational opportunities.
Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel regarding IT activities.
Contributes to departmental effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues and goals that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations; recommending options and courses of actions; implementing directives. Achieves the financial objectives by exercising control and implementation over the operating and capital budgets.
Implements a robust and continuously monitors compliance posture against key global IT and information security standards.
Identifies and mitigates IT risks including hardware and software failure, human error, spam, viruses and malicious attacks, data loss, as well as natural disasters.
Maintain, monitors and improve cybersecurity systems to protect tribal data and assets.
Prepares and presents reports on the status, activities and plans for current and future operations.
Designs, develops, and maintains an information systems and technology structure that supports the needs of the organization.
Reviews hardware and software acquisition and maintenance contracts and pursues master agreements.
Identifies opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development.
Directs the development and execution of disaster recovery policies and procedures.
Ensures continuous delivery of information services through oversight of service for end users and monitoring of information systems performance.
Maintains strategic relationships between internal IS/IT resources and external entities, including government, vendors, and partner organizations.
Pursues grant funding for the continuation or expansion of department or program services and functions; refers applicable grant and funding sources to other CIT departments and programs.
Keeps abreast of industry trends and new technologies; advises, counsels, and educates executives and management on their competitive or financial impacts.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research, attending seminars, educational workshops, classes, and conferences.
Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of traditional form of government and tribal customs and traditions.
Knowledge of MIS and IT concepts, principles, and practices; computer operations and user environments; and enterprise applications.
Knowledge of Local Area Network (LAN) and/or Wide Area (WAN) hardware and software.
Knowledge of federal copyright laws as they pertain to the use of computer software.
Knowledge of and experience with Windows Professional operating systems, enterprise systems, Microsoft Domain networking, various programming languages or Windows scripting.
Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
Knowledge of IT Security and IT Risk Management systems
Knowledge of budget preparation and grant applications.
Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.
Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports.
Skill in supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.
Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
Ability to plan, implement, test, and troubleshoot system applications.
Ability to design, develop, and implement integrated software systems solutions to organizational requirements.
Ability to analyze operational requirements and assess technology and capacity requirements.
Ability to develop and write systems and applications documentation and guides for users.
Ability to provide a range of systems training and support activities for users. Ability to perform preventive maintenance on systems and devices.
Ability to demonstrate strong critical and analytical thinking skills.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to interact and maintain good working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds, employees and officials.
Ability to work independently and meet strict timelines.
Ability to maintain privileged confidential information.
Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, Business Administration, or related field.
Master’s Degree preferred.
Ten years’ experience working in an IT organization.
Five years’ IT supervisory experience.
A combination of relevant education and related work experience may be considered.
Valid driver’s license is required when driving vehicles for work-related purposes.
Must be able to successfully pass a background screening / investigation according to the established requirements below.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has supervisory responsibilities.
Tribal preference in accordance with Cowlitz Indian Tribe Code and CIT Employee Policies and Procedures Handbook shall apply to all positions. All positions are required to adhere to CIT’s established safety policies regarding vaccine requirements and personal protective equipment (PPE).
***If you are a Tribal Member or a Veteran, and would like this status to be considered for preference in hiring, please note this on your cover letter and/or resume***
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace. – Potential candidates must submit and pass drug screening and a criminal background check. The Cowlitz Indian tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.
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