Information Technology Director for Doña Ana County, NM

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Information Technology Director for Doña Ana County, NM
Posting Number 201200289
Organization Doña Ana County, NM
Position Category County Government

Position Summary Information

Job Description


Doña Ana County, home to the City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University, is seeking a dynamic and talented Information Technology Director that is capable of mentoring and inspiring the County’s future IT leaders. This County of 210,000 residents is located in Mesilla Valley just northwest of El Paso and is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners. The position reports to the Assistant County Manager for Administration and is responsible for leading a staff of 25 FTEs and an approximate $3.2M budget.

The Communications and Information Technology Department provides the backbone for all technology services and supports the radios and towers for all County departments. It is divided into three teams: Operations; Infrastructure, and Applications/Programming. The Operation Team provides technology support for more than 600 PCs located in multiple locations. The Department is also responsible for Communications, a separate division that operates and maintains six mountain-top and five ground based communication sites, including the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority (MVRDA), the office of Emergency Management, the Doña Ana Detention Center, and the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds. The division also maintains communications for the County’s Fire District stations, four Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department substations and all patrol and specialty vehicles. The Infrastructure Team is responsible for digital storage, email, cyber security, web filtering, help desk, and wireless technologies, etc. The Applications and Programming Team supports all HRIS/HRMS software systems, all public and internal websites, online services, and access to a variety of County data, mapping, and other public information services.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in business, business computer systems, computer science, or a related field, plus 8 years’ of progressively responsible experience in a computer management position, and 4 years managing the work of others. Experience working with a city, county, or similar public jurisdiction is desired. The ideal candidate should have knowledge working with public safety/public works telecommunications systems, a sizable computer network, cyber security policies and testing, GIS, and experience managing people and budgets.

The salary range will extend to over $100,000 DOQ/E, with outstanding benefits and a low cost of living.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 04/10/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Qualified candidates should click “Apply Now” at the link above, complete the application and upload their cover letter and resume. A first time applicant will need to create an account on the left hand side before applying.

This position is open until filled. For more information, please contact Art Davis at, 816.868.7042, or at Doña Ana County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce!

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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