Director of Information Technology/Chief Security Office/Information System Security Officer

Position: Full time
Deadline: December 10, 2020

Certificate #: N/A / Job Order: SO-27-2020/ 1 position

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  The Information Technology (IT) Director’s primary responsibility is to oversee the operation of the IT department and to ensure it aligns with the objectives and goals of the organization. The IT Director will plan, coordinate, direct, and design all operational activities of the IT department, as well as provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical operations. The IT Director will work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, purchase, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.

The Chief Security Officer’s role is to provide vision and leadership for developing and supporting security initiatives. The Chief Security Officer directs the planning and implementation of enterprise IT system, business operation, and facility defenses against security breaches and vulnerability issues. This individual is also responsible for auditing existing systems, while directing the administration of security policies, activities, and standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; however, other duties may be assigned: 

  1. Formulate and deploy long-term plans for acquiring and enabling efficient and cost-effective information processing and communication technologies.
  2. Manage IT department operational and strategic planning, including business requirements, project planning, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.
  3. Develop and review budget for IT department, ensuring it complies with stated goals, guidelines, and objectives.
  4. Provide IT cost information to all department heads and areas within the organization.
  5. Review performance of IT systems to determine operating costs, productivity levels, duplication of systems, and upgrade requirements.
  6. Develop and implement all IT polices and procedures, including those for new and renovated facilities, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
  7. Manage IT staffing, evaluations, and disciplinary actions, as necessary.
  8. Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with area office staff, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent IT activities.
  9. Manage telephone systems, Nextel phones, and audio visual equipment.
  10. Act as E rate Coordinator for RCMA.
  11. Lead strategic security planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing defense initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future security technologies.
  12. Develop and communicate security strategies and plans to executive team, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders.
  13. Responsible for design and implementation of disaster recovery plan and assists design and implementation of business continuity plans, procedures, audits, and enhancements.
  14. Develop, implement, maintain, and oversee enforcement of policies, procedures, and associated plans for system security administration and user system access based on industry-standard best practices.
  15. Act as advocate and primary liaison for the company’s security vision via regular written and in-person communications with the RCMA management team, department heads, and end users.
  16. Ensure the MIS Team incorporates technology to fully secure information, computer, network, and processing systems. Special attention will be applied to all mobile devises that are RCMA owned or privately owned that require connectivity to the RCMA network.
  1. Manage the administration of all computer security systems and their corresponding or associated software, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cryptography systems, and anti-virus software.
  2. Recommend and implement changes in security policies and practices in accordance with changes in local or federal law.
  3. Creatively and independently provide resolution to security problems in a cost-effective manner.
  4. Assess and communicate any and all security risks associated with any and all purchases or practices performed by RCMA.
  5. Collaborate with fiscal department, and human resources to establish and maintain a system for ensuring that security and privacy policies are met.
  6. Promote and oversee strategic security relationships between internal resources and external entities, including government, vendors, and partner organizations.
  7. Remain informed on trends and issues in the security industry, including current and emerging technologies and prices. Advise, counsel, and educate management team on their relative importance and financial impact.

Note:  Regular work attendance and occasional night and weekend work is necessary to perform the essential duties.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Degree in Computer Science/ Information Systems/ Business Management with work experience in Information Technology.  Extensive work experience in Information Technology may be substituted for Bachelor’s degree.

OTHER: Able to work flexible hours, occasional evenings and varying daytime shifts during weekdays.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Five to ten years’ experience in Information Technology administration and management.

RCMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer