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IT Director

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under limited supervision, manages SCETVs Information Technology (IT) Department to ensure the smooth operation of the computer systems for both the broadcast engineering network and the administration and operational systems.  Provides technical support and assures system integrity and availability of the information stored on the computers to authorized personnel.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead, develop and implement IT initiatives that enable the Company to compete more vigorously and more profitably in a constantly changing and demanding marketplace. Translates the company vision into IT systems and procedures, articulating this critical link to the company stakeholders including the Executive Team, IT staff and employees. Manage, motivate, and develop all staff within the IT group. Ensure the organizational structure is appropriate for supporting SCETVs current and future business needs. Recruit appropriate talent. Be viewed as a critical voice among the station, driving cross-functional collaboration through the IT team. Participate actively with the management team to ensure our systems environment addresses the needs of the business.

Lead and coordinate development of our infrastructure to ensure key business strategies and processes are supported by systems that enable growth and flexibility. Develop plans and budgets in light of internal work needs and operating units approved projects. Oversee analysis and evaluation of staffing requirements to fulfill business requirements including directing the evaluation of make vs. buy decisions as they relate to outsourcing vs. in-house provisioning and identifying and developing strategic partnerships with key IT suppliers, licenses and contracts, vendors and consultant organizations. Translate business needs into system solutions making maximum use of available tools while ensuring longer term supportability of the architecture.

Ensure availability of necessary application systems to support business and operation needs. Develop IT policies and procedures on a basis for ensuring consistency in standards and leveraging of common systems. Establish and measure IT performance relative to cost, value creation and customer satisfaction in the key areas of operating systems, telecommunications, network management and desktop support. Lead and coordinate selection, installation, operation, support, and maintenance of our information technology infrastructure (i.e. operating systems, networks, telecommunications, hardware, and peripherals). Optimize our return on our IT investment by acquiring cost-justified IT components, as measured by performance, support availability, price, ability to upgrade, and future industry trends. Protect the company and its operations against IT risks, including unauthorized access to information, data integrity problems, loss of processing capability, and poor service levels by setting policies and procedures. Cooperate with operating units in conceptualizing, developing, and launching technology based products and services.

REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelors degree in communications, business administration, computer science (information technology), mathematics, statistics, management information science or a related field and experience in telecommunications, data processing and/or information technology.  Relevant experience may be substituted for bachelors degree on a year-for-year basis.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelors degree in computer science and eight years of experience in computer system development, modification or maintenance; or any equivalent training and experience.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of data processing systems, hardware and software.  A working knowledge of the following desirable: Linux, UNIX, Windows O/S, MAC O/S, TCP/IP, networking infrastructure and protocols, Cisco CLI, and detailed understanding of system integration.  Ability to provide the vision and leadership for designing, developing and implementing IT initiatives that create customer and/or business value. Ability to influence and direct the Companys IT infrastructure and applications evolution to ensure key business strategies and processes are driven by systems that enable change, growth and flexibility. Ability to ensure our IT infrastructure is reliable, secure, cost efficient, and strategically sound, reflecting business needs and best practice in creating value for the company.

HOW TO APPLY:

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.jobs.sc.gov 
OR
1041 George Rogers Boulevard 
Columbia, SC 29201
Job #78781 
IT DIRECTOR

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2018-08-03