VACANCY – Director of Information Technology – CLOSED



Hertford County is seeking to fill the following full-time position in governmental operations:


General Definition of Work:

Performs complex professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and coordinating the development, implementation, and maintenance of the county’s information technology systems.  Work is performed under the general direction of the County Manager.  Supervision is exercised over all department personnel.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks:

Administers the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, telephones, software applications and peripherals.

The following functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Plans, organizes and directs the development of information technology systems to improve the productivity of the County; oversee system upgrades, installations, conversions and file maintenance.

Prepares, submits and over the departmental budget and monitors expenditures.

Manages IT staff, including hiring, training, evaluation, discipline and discharge within the prescribed rules and regulations.

Develop standard operating procedures and best practices, including providing written protocols and guidance to staff and end-users.

Ensure the creation and maintenance of all written documentation, including system and user manuals, license agreements, modifications and upgrades.

Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those for security, disaster recovery, purchasing and service provision.

Negotiates and oversees vendor, outsourcer, consultant contracts and service agreements.

Oversees and manages the maintenance and upkeep of telecommunications infrastructure.

Acts as a liaison between users and software vendors to communicate needs and problems and provide working solutions.

Identifies and recommends software to meet specific needs; coordinates training of users in the use of vendor software.

Prepares and implements short and long range plans and policies for Information Technology Systems for the County.

Performs related tasks as required


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge all phases of systems analysis, thorough knowledge of the functions and operation of county departments; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, department heads, and other key personnel; ability to determine department and county-wide needs of an information system and to formulate an effective program to meet those needs; ability to write clear and concise reports; ability to plan and supervise the work of professional and technical personnel; ability to communicate ideas effectively orally and in writing.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, business administration, or related field and at least three years professional experience in computerized data processing systems.

Physical Requirements:

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.


Annual Salary Range:   Application Deadline:

$59,780 to 92,660, Depends Upon Experience   Open Until Filled


Application Process:

To be considered for this position, you must complete a Hertford County Application for Employment, in its entirety and it must be signed.  Cover letters, resumes, transcripts, and other supplemental documentation may accompany your Hertford County Application for Employment.  Selected candidates are subject to a criminal background check and motor vehicle record check.

Submit applications by mail, email, facsimile, or in person to:

Hertford County
Attn: Keri P. Askew, HR Specialist
115 Justice Drive, Suite 1
Winton, NC 27986
Fax: (252) 358-0198 (include cover letter)


Hertford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ AA.

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