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Director - IT - CAO Unit

Vermont Judiciary
Montpelier, VT
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Two (2) permanent full time openings exists for Director – IT - CAO Unit in Montpelier, Vermont. Open to other locations throughout Vermont. 

The Director is a leader in the Technology Services Center (TSC) Division of the Court Administrators Office (CAO) of the Vermont Judiciary. This position provides management, planning, and implementation of technological initiatives related to one or more of the following: infrastructure service: vendor management, cybersecurity; technology support operations and data (BI reporting and data exchange) services. Work involves developing long-range plans and programs related to the Judiciary's mission and goals.  The director is expected to stay current with all high-level planning in the Judiciary and with current trends in technology to help develop strategic plans, formulate budgets, monitor costs, and allocate activity to operate complex or major systems/technology activities. This position will supervise a team of diverse technology talent. The job requires coordinating and collaborating closely with the other members of the Technology Services Center leadership team as well as other Judicial leaders and officers.  In addition, management of internal and external service providers and partners is required.

Essential Job Functions
•    Form partnerships within the Judiciary, across Vermont State government, and beyond to help support high level strategic plans.
•    Develop short- and long-range plans/programs related to the Judiciary’s mission and goals.
•    Collaborate with the rest of TSC Leadership Team to ensure proper alignment of support resources and efforts with organizational objectives and needs and to ensure effective and optimal utilization of staff.
•    Oversee and ensure effective project management and deployment of critical projects related to technology initiatives for the Judiciary.
•    Organize meetings with business champions and/or business management and/or IT management to define procedures, plan strategic direction or explore technology direction.
•    Work with other government and non-government departments, agencies and service providers to ensure cost-effective and efficient utilization and support of our technology infrastructure.
•    Develop and manage an information technology budget for multiple projects.
•    Direct the professional development and training of assigned staff. 
•    One or more of the following: 
o    Manage technical staff who perform technology support and development activities supporting Business Intelligence and Data Exchanges for the Judiciary, appropriately assigning and delegating duties and responsibilities, ensuring high quality and effective execution, monitoring performance, and providing management oversight.
o    Provide vendor management for the Judiciary by managing and monitoring contractual obligations of software, software maintenance and technology services vendors; develop new contract amendments or new statements of work for upgrades, integrations, software customizations, and professional services.
o    Provide technical insights to the design, creation, and maintenance of solutions (e.g., Business Intelligence) based on the organization's mandates, direction, operations, processes and principles.
o    Manage information security policy formulation and proactive initiatives to protect the networks, data, and computers of the Judiciary from criminal intervention.
o    Lead the Judiciary’s technology Change Advisory Board (CAB) with associated governance, procedures, and membership.
o    Create and maintain a project prioritization matrix that will allow the Judiciary to track and score project ideas ("project pipeline"), including ideas for continuous improvement.
o    Monitor and manage infrastructure and application vendors to ensure agreed-upon deliverables are met. Set clear expectations for delegated duties and responsibilities, ensuring high quality and effective execution. 

The above statements provide the general nature and level of work performed by employees of this classification.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required of this classification.  Actual assigned duties may differ due to the varying needs of the Judiciary. Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in technology or related field; advanced degree preferred.

Experience: At least ten years of professional experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified herein, at least six years of which must have been in a management capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Environmental Factors 
Duties are performed in both an office and field setting. High stress situations are predictable. Potential of physical injury is present. Attendance at a variety of meetings can be expected and may occur outside of regular hours. Potential for travel to other locations.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
•    80% State paid medical premium
•    Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
•    Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
•    Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
•    Work/Life balance: 12 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
•    Low-cost group life insurance
•    Tuition Reimbursement
•    Incentive-based Wellness Program
•    Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

This is a Judicial Branch position with an annual equivalent of $105,000. Occasional travel to other courts within the State of Vermont may be required and a private means of transportation is necessary. Travel will be reimbursed according to State policies. Job Code # 22003

The Judicial Branch is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and the recruitment process is designed to treat all applicants equitably. 

Vermont Judiciary


Montpelier, VT
05609 USA



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