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Director of Information Technology

Company: Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

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.

Typical Duties:

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 efficiencies.

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 ongoing needs.

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 effective manner.

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 necessary.

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 experience.

Knowledge of: All aspects of information services administration including appropriate methods, procedures and technical expertise.

Pertinent local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations.

Resource allocation, planning and budgeting.

Methods of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.

Organizational, administrative, and management principles and practices.

Principles and practices of business systems analysis.

Principles and practices of public administration, supervision, training personnel management and project management.

Strategic planning.

Public relations.

Skill/Ability to: Learn the Court's operations, information needs, organizational structure and culture.

Learn and implement the Court's management approach, philosophy and culture.

Direct and coordinate all aspects of information services administration.

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 individuals.

Establish and evaluate policies, procedures and controls related to the Court's information technology services programs.

Effectively and persuasively communicate both orally and in writing.

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 expenditures.

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 duties.

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:


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  upon submittal of application.

The Sonoma County Superior Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma, Santa Rosa , Director of Information Technology, Other , Santa Rosa, California

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