Director of Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Information Technology
  • Network / Systems
  • Security
  • Servers

Primary Purpose:
Responsible for the overall management of the Information Technology Department and strategic planning of technology systems districtwide. Provide expertise and direction in the development, deployment, and use of information technology in the district. Responsible for district Internet and intranet technical functions. Ensure the technical effectiveness, and functionality for the district website. Administer and operate the district’s central administrative computer networks. Develop, maintain, and monitor all district local area networks (LAN), wireless local area networks (WLAN), and wide area networks (WAN).
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge of computer network, hardware, and software applications
  • Knowledge of computer applications development and implementation
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel; coordinate district function; implement policy and procedure
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interpret data
  • Extensive knowledge of Internet infrastructure and practices, graphic design, and computer file management
  • Knowledge of LAN, LWAN, and WAN network design and installation
  • Knowledge of network hardware and software applications including network servers, printers, and other equipment

Pay Range:
$66,537 - $95,748

4 (12 Months)
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Technology and Information Management

  • Analyze complex business needs presented by schools and administrative departments, and develop and implement technical solutions. Explain technology solutions to senior management through presentation and advocacy.
  • Manage, direct, and assign priorities and personnel to major projects to ensure attainment of district and department goals and objectives.
  • Develop and implement district standards and specifications for hardware and software use, and computer networking.
  • Devise, develop, implement, and maintain systems of internal controls, emergency and backup procedures, proper licensing, system upgrades, and disaster recovery plans to ensure integrity of information, security of databases, and internal network access control.
  • Oversee support between the education service center and district staff, including programming, application support, and end-user support.

Web Administration

  • Design and maintain district website and intranet using tools such as Java, Javascript, Python, C, C#, C++, Objective-C, Ruby, Perl, PHP, HTML, ASP.NET or other web-based technologies.
  • Consult with management to evaluate and implement tools and methods to deploy district information on the Internet and intranet.
  • Create and analyze reports on web activity, number of hits, traffic patterns, and similar performance metrics
  • Recommend network, server, and related equipment, and software upgrades and improvements.

Network Management

  • Oversee the installation and testing of network hardware, software, and upgrades, and identify and resolve issues. Implement and maintain all system configurations, and ensure that system maintenance is performed.
  • Monitor and analyze system utilization; recommend improvements as needed.

Network Security

  • Act as the districts’ Cybersecurity Coordinator.
  • Develop and oversee implementation and maintenance of security for all systems and networks.
  • Develop and implement backup procedures to ensure that all network and workstation backups are performed on a regular basis and district data is restored as needed.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of a disaster recovery plan.

Policy, Reports, and Law

  • Implement the policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the area of information management and technology.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents as required.
  • Participate in the research of and application for technology-related grants or revenue sources.
  • Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

Budget and Inventory

  • Develop and administer the information technology budget based on documented needs, and ensure that operations are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely.
  • Coordinate the purchase of all computer hardware, software, and supplies; initiate purchase orders and bids in accordance with budgetary limitations and district policies.

Personnel Management

  • Prepare, review, and revise technology department job descriptions.
  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff, and make recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, evaluate, and recommend the hiring and firing of information technology department employees. 
  • Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
  • Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals
  • Posture: Prolonged sitting
  • Motion: Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse
  • Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
  • Environment: Work is primarily performed in an office environment with frequent districtwide and occasional statewide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours
  • Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

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