DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Subject to legislative and administrative determination of policy, to plan, organize and direct the administration of electronic information and data processing services of the County, and to do other work as required.
This single position class is responsible for the administration of the Information Services Department. The incumbent plans, organizes and directs through subordinate supervisors the centralized electronic information services and data processing activities of the County, including application development, system software, telecommunications, and computer and data entry operations. The incumbent evaluates, plans, schedules and coordinates departmental work activities, determines departmental personnel and fiscal needs, coordinates the work of information and data processing services with operating departments, interprets and implements departmental and Board policies and legislation affecting departmental activities, acts as a consultant to County departments on information services issues, and assists departments with decentralized information services and data processing systems. The duties and responsibilities of the position require a high degree of administrative skill and broad knowledge of information services and operations. This position receives direction from the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrative Officer.
Develops and recommends goals, policies and plans for carrying out County information service functions consistent with overall County goals; plans, schedules, coordinates and directs through subordinate supervisors departmental information service activities, including application design, programming, system software, production control, and computer and data entry operations; consults with and advises department heads and operating department personnel concerning the feasibility of placing County functions on computer or allied data processing equipment; participates in administrative and technical studies of long range data processing, equipment and personnel needs; assigns and adjusts priorities and schedules for projects; keeps affected operating departments informed of changes or problems relating to data processing activities; selects, and evaluates subordinate supervisory personnel; prepares and directs the preparation of management reports and activity reports; directs or performs feasibility studies related to centralized or decentralized data processing applications; evaluates the effectiveness of existing services and operations; develops work performance standards, analyzes work load needs, and prepares preliminary budget expenditure and staff allocations, reviews reports of work completed and in progress; makes periodic reports summarizing work progress to Board of Supervisors; recommends and implements policies, program changes and operating standards for County information services and data processing operations; appears before Board of Supervisors to present plans, objectives and time tables for major work programs, directs preparation and administration of contract agreements; confers with and advises subordinates on administrative policies and procedures, technical problems and priorities; directs preparation of reports and recommendations for equipment and software package acquisition; represents County in regional and statewide coordinated information services and data processing activities; prepared administrative and technical reports; prepares correspondence.
Any combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying.
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Previous Title: Director of Data Processing
Bargaining Unit: 04
Workers’ Comp Code: 0053
EEOC Code: 01
OCC Unit Group: 84