Information Technology Director
Gunnison County, Colorado
Salary: $100,892 - $150,561
Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in central western Colorado, Gunnison County, (pop. 17,200), is known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes and amazing outdoor recreational opportunities. Surrounded by the 1.6 million-acre Gunnison National Forest, Gunnison County is considered the “unspoiled heart of Colorado." Crested Butte Ski Area is a destination for snowboarders and downhill skiers looking for a world-class ski experience and challenging slopes. Gunnison is also home to Western Colorado University, one of the state’s top four-year fully accredited undergraduate institutions.
Gunnison County is governed by an elected three-member Board of County Commissioners. The 2021 adopted budget for the County is $127,447,509 and there are approximately 200 FTEs. County departments include Administration, Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, Assessor's Office, Clerk & Recorder's Office, Community and Economic Development, Coroner, County Attorney, Emergency Management, Facilities & Grounds, Geographic Information Services, Health & Human Services, Juvenile Services, IT, Public Works, Sheriff's Office, and Treasurer's Office.
The mission of Gunnison County’s Information Technology Department is to provide IT infrastructure, personal computing, communications, policy and support services to county departments so they can communicate without interruption, achieve their operational results and fulfill their mission. The Information Technology Department maintains 2 FTEs and operates on a 2021 departmental budget of $638,193.
Under the general direction of the County Manager, the IT Director takes a lead role in all activities related to ensuring ultimate ownership of technology issues, and exercises control of the appointment, discipline, and discharge of all IT personnel. This position is responsible for scheduling, task assignment, assessment, and evaluation, establishes technical standards, consolidates purchasing and provides vendor management. The Director also develops short- and long-range plans; ensuring that projects with countywide application are approached strategically, and determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in computer science or a closely related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Gunnison County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 17, 2021 (open until filled).
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