Salary: $4,761.60 - $5,668.00 Biweekly
$10,316.80 - $12,280.67 Monthly
$123,801.60 - $147,368.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Hall of Justice, 600 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa,
CA 95403, California
Under the direction of the Court Executive Officer, the Director
of Information Technology holds the responsibility to plan,
organize, direct and review the functions and activities of the
Information Technology Division including applications development,
enhancement and maintenance, computer support and data
communications support; establish, monitor, evaluate, and revise
division goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; develop and
implement plans, objectives and budget; direct a staff of
professional, technical and clerical personnel through subordinate
management personnel; coordinate assigned activities with other
divisions and outside agencies; and provide highly responsible and
complex administrative support to the Court Executive Officer.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Plan,
organize, direct and review all functions and activities of the
Information Technology Division.
Develop and implement goals and objectives for continuing
automation of Court functions, upgrading of systems, and
implementing new programs in an effort to maximize
Direct, supervise, and guide, either directly or indirectly, IT
staff by establishing division goals, policies and performance
standards, conducting periodic evaluations and creating development
plans for direct reports; ensuring that the IT Manager periodically
evaluates performance and offer them professional development
opportunities consistent with the division's expectations and
Conduct, either directly or through subordinates, periodic
review of IT service policies, procedures and practices for
effectiveness and efficiency.
Monitor Court policy to ensure compliance with federal, state,
and local law.
Anticipate needs for new or modified systems and proactively
seek IT solutions that will benefit the Court's ability to provide
mandated services to the public in the most efficient and cost
Consult and cooperate with other division managers on all
aspects of information services; discuss information access/process
problems, develop alternative strategies for dealing with those
problems; participate in the implementation of solutions, as
Participate in the ongoing education of Court management and
supervision on the critical elements of automation; guide them
through the various phases of implementation of new systems.
Represent the Court to outside groups and organizations;
participate in outside community and professional groups and
committees including those of the Administrative Office of the
Courts and Statewide IT initiatives.
Administer and monitor contracts for professional services;
actively seek out new providers as the business needs demand.
Participates in short and long-range planning, policy and
procedure development and implementation; and assists in Division
budget preparation, administration and monitoring.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education : Bachelor’s degree in Computer
Science with a focus on information systems or a closely related
field from an accredited college or university.
Experience : Ten (10) years of progressively responsible
experience in systems analysis, systems engineering, programming,
database administration and/or analysis, operating systems, network
analysis and/or management, business requirements or a similar
field in a multi-platform information systems environment which
included planning, organizing, directing, supervising and
coordinating the work of one or more major systems projects. At
least five (5) of which were at a senior leadership role with
at least (3) three years managing information technology staff.
Substitution: Master’s degree in Computer Science or Information
Systems Management may be substituted for two years of
Knowledge of: All aspects of information services administration
including appropriate methods, procedures and technical
Pertinent local, state and federal laws, rules and
Resource allocation, planning and budgeting.
Methods of organizational and management practices as applied to
the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational
Organizational, administrative, and management principles and
Principles and practices of business systems analysis.
Principles and practices of public administration, supervision,
training personnel management and project management.
Skill/Ability to: Learn the Court's operations, information
needs, organizational structure and culture.
Learn and implement the Court's management approach, philosophy
Direct and coordinate all aspects of information services
Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of professional,
technical and clerical staff.
Plan, schedule and manage large scale projects.
Develop and implement business systems.
Negotiate agreement between differing individuals and groups of
Establish and evaluate policies, procedures and controls related
to the Court's information technology services programs.
Effectively and persuasively communicate both orally and in
Identify existing or potential problems, secure relevant
information relating data from a variety of sources, determine
probable cause(s), and implement appropriate solution(s).
Successfully develop, control, and monitor Division budget and
Utilize appropriate interpersonal style and methods of
communication to gain acceptance, cooperation, or agreement of a
plan, activity, and/or program idea.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative work
relationships with those contacted in the performance of required
Ability to manage and monitor vendors and/or MOUs.
Ability to prepare and/or direct oversight in the preparation of
special studies and reports. Analyze and evaluate statistical data
and reports related to information services management.
Interpret, apply, and explain Court policies and state and
federal legislation related to information services.
Ability and knowledge to improve public access and services
utilizing and maximizing technology.
Ability to address and assimilate multiple requests for services
and coordinate them with the Court's strategic plan.
The incumbent must possess excellent organizational, planning
and leadership skills and have the ability to effectively
communicate complex technological concepts to non-technical people
orally and in writing.
Process to Apply: Please apply online at:
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be
thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and
relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, and
knowledge and abilities; which relate to the position. Candidates
possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be
invited to an interview.
Applicants with a disability who may require special assistance
in any step of the selection process should advise Human Resources
by emailing email@example.com upon
submittal of application.
The Sonoma County Superior Court is an Equal Opportunity