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Director Of IT

Douglas County Kansas

Douglas County Kansas

Perry, Kansas, US.



Management Occupations

Published on 2022-02-22 18:39

Douglas County of Kansas is hiring their next Director of IT at their Lawrence location.

Starting Salary and Benefits: Ranging from $87,000 to $127,795 

This position reports directly to the County Administrator. This administrative and supervisory position requires advanced knowledge of information technology issues and geographic information systems. The day to day duties involve planning, assigning, and directing all of the activities of the County-wide technology and geographic information system infrastructure and improvements. 


Enforces and maintains compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances; Prepares IT and GIS budgets, controls expenditures, and provides input on revenue sources; Prepares and completes reports; Performs public education, speaking and outreach when new projects are being implemented and for ongoing activities; Develops short-term and long-term goals for department; Develops and administers department policies and procedures; Fields questions, concerns, and complaints from the public; Consults and advises the County Administrator or administration on matters relating to department operations and County-wide operations; Purchases necessary equipment and supplies for the department; Researches the type of equipment to purchase or programs to support; prepares bid specifications for equipment, projects and supplies; determines cost alternatives with pros and cons; and provides recommendations to County Administrator and County Commission; Coordinates department activities with various governmental and outside agencies and other County departments; Receives and investigates, or assigns investigation of, public inquiries about department operations and follows up to ensure adequate resolution; Prepares or reviews plans and specifications for supplies, services, and contracts; Defines and monitors performance, productivity, and compliance of subordinates with departmental missions, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures to ensure all work meets the required expectations. Plans, organizes, and directs all services of both Information Technology and GIS; Prepares, edits and monitors the department’s annual budget; Determines equipment and maintenance needs of County departments, District Court and District Attorney; develops capital improvement requests; Conducts and attends meetings and conferences with other agencies and County departments; Develops and maintains back-up plans and cross-training abilities; Develops and reviews operational policies and procedures; disseminates administrative information to employees; Secures maintenance plans for hardware and software; Participates in professional association boards and events; assists in developing new support services for the department and other agencies; Provides direction and helps solve issues for staff; Meets with other County Departments to determine current and future information technology needs; and creates a plan to meet these needs; Plans, organizes and directs the County's telephone service and equipment; Performs related work as required.


Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of a department or function. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include supervising direct reports through coaching, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Knowledge of programming techniques Knowledge of technology and GIS systems Knowledge of relational databases and network technology Knowledge of federal, state laws and statutes as they apply to privacy and security of information


Master's degree or equivalent and six to ten years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Doctoral degree or equivalent; and more than seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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