The Information Technology (IT) Director works under the general direction of the Vice President, Technology and Energy Resources, and directs the design, planning and implementation of the Associations’ various IT systems and services, with or without reasonable accommodation.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Comply with and supports the Association’s safety philosophy and program; works in accordance with safety rules and company policies as adopted by the Association.
Lead the Department’s operational planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.
Develops the technology plan for the Association based on input from other departments.
Lead department to ensure alignment with corporate strategic goals and objectives; ensure department barriers are minimized and promotes internal communication; ensure department supports the corporate vision, mission, values and strategy.
Identify talent management, employee engagement, organizational development needs and leads the development and implementation of such programs and processes.
Develop the annual work plan and budget by projecting operating expenses and recommending capital expenditures for the next year; continually evaluate departmental expenditures in relationship to annual work plan and budget to maintain acceptable variance parameters.
Promote positive interaction between the department and other departments by providing communication and training in respect to the IT Team.
Develop and continuously evaluate department goals, mission, procedures and policies by benchmarking, analyzing, reporting on and making recommendations for continuous improvement and growth of the Associations IT systems and services.
Develop, manage, maintain, configure, and troubleshoot, all IT networking technologies, which may include firewalls, routers, switches, modems, VPN’s, etc.
Manages the Association’s cyber security program.
Manages the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all information systems, including servers, PCs, phones, tablets, operating systems, hardware, software, and peripherals.
Performs telephone system administration for the organization, including programming the telephone system and generating reports as requested.
Makes and/or approves recommendations on the purchase of all computer hardware, business applications, middleware, and utility software for PC based environments.
Oversees and/or evaluates the disaster recovery plan for the Association’s computer systems by assuring all appropriate system backups are completed in a routine and timely manner; updates the disaster recovery plan by relaying information to the affected personnel and completing revisions to the plan documentation as needed.
Assists with the implementation of new business activities by providing recommendations relating to information services.
Collaborate effectively and successfully with fellow employees to achieve department and company-wide goals and build a team-focused environment.
Attend meetings, special courses and seminars to facilitate training, keep informed and maintain currency of industry developments.
Assists in public relations and community relation activities as needed.
Assist in the emergency restoration of facilities during storm or general outages.
Regular and predictable attendance are essential functions of the position.
Perform other duties within his or her capabilities as directed by his or her supervisors.
Education and/or formal training needed: Bachelor’s degree in business, information systems, or related field is required.
Experience needed: Ten years in information systems with at least four years of supervisory experience is required.
Knowledge, skill and abilities needed: Must possess an extensive technical knowledge of computer hardware (server, PC, tablets, phones), software, internet, operating systems, PCs and computer programming are required to maintain and support the Association’s informational needs. Must possess exceptional organizational skills, along with strong written and oral communication skills. Must be skilled in coordinating inter-organizational systems and procedures by facilitating meetings, training and communicating changes to all affected departments within the organization. Must be able to effectively handle multiple tasks and priorities and respond quickly to change. Must have the ability to supervise employees, and deal tactfully with the public, when necessary. Must be familiar with the Association’s policies and procedures.
Drug/Alcohol: A drug/alcohol test is administered to all job offer recipients, as well as a background check.
Driving: Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License and operate a company non-DOT vehicle.
About Poudre Valley REA, Inc.
Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and our area has an outstanding public school system. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the Fort Collins area experiences 300 days of sunshine per year and offers exciting recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping, cycling, golfing plus some unique cultural offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping. The Fort Collins area offers the convenience of a small town atmosphere with all the amenities of a larger city. If you are seeking a great lifestyle and a community in which you can reinvigorate yourself then the Fort Collins area is it. We are an EEO employer.