Director of Information Technology

Employer: Montgomery County, VA Economic Development
Job Location: Christiansburg, Virginia
Category: IT/Computers/Networking
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 5/11/2022
Closing Date: 6/11/2022
Montgomery County, Va Economic DevelopmentMontgomery County, VA Economic Development
The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Montgomery County, VA through economic growth. Montgomery County is a growing technology oriented community nestled in the beautiful mountains of Virginia and is home to Virginia Tech and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg. We ensure this growth through business retention, expansion, and attraction programs, developing sites/buildings, and supporting local workforce development.
Job Description Montgomery County has an opening for Director of Information Technology (IT).  As a member of the County’s Leadership Team, the Director of IT is responsible for operation of County information systems and staff including Applications Team, Cybersecurity, Tech Support, System Engineering, and more.  As a working supervisor, the Director establishes departmental goals and objectives and aligns staff in support of County organizational goals, plans for growth of infrastructure and architecture, assists with the design of operating processes, oversees system operations and ensures optimal system performance, and strives to continuously improve the performance, efficiency and security of information systems.  Position also works closely with affiliate agencies to support separate systems, plus regional utility providers and other local government peers. 
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field plus ten years related experience and demonstrated managerial skills; previous experience in local government environment preferred.  Ideal candidate will proactively engage with staff and peers to foster a team environment, conduct root cause analysis to identify and address issues quickly and efficiently; analyze current systems and methodologies for improvement, and anticipate technology growth and future needs. Competitive salary commensurate with experience/qualifications plus excellent benefits (paid health, dental, and vision, flex spending, life, disability, retirement, wellness program). Interested candidates should apply online at: with resume/cover letter attachment and salary requirements to be considered.  To request an application accommodation for disabilities, contact Human Resources at 540.394.2007.
Montgomery County, VA is committed to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer and certified Virginia Values Veterans (V3) organization, we are dedicated to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other personnel action affecting employees or candidates for employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender/orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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