IT Director

Posted by

Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

Published 27 days ago

December 31, 2020

Job Description 

The IT Director provides direction and technical guidance to support the information systems used by the District Attorney’s Office. The role is responsible for planning and directing the activities of the District Attorney’s information systems support staff including oversight of daily IT operations and technology solutions, strategic planning, budgeting, and support of assigned programs, projects and initiatives. 

This position will take the lead role under minimal supervision to plan, direct, monitor and report on all activities of the unit as well as plan and direct special projects as needed while working collaboratively with other units within the District Attorney’s Office as well as other criminal justice partner agencies. Consistent reliability during normal work hours and off-hours availability is required. 

Essential Functions 

Confer with District Attorney’s leadership to determine computing and information management needs and requirements to align with departmental strategic goals; develop plans and strategies to meet the information management needs of the department; develop plans and proposals to analyze and upgrade the existing systems; determine which applications can best satisfy department computing requirements; determine departmental computing policies and procedures; direct installation and startup of new or revised software and hardware. 

Direct the maintenance of and enhancements to departmental systems including planned upgrades and maintenance on all associated licenses, software and hardware; facilitate and oversee solution life cycle activities, including project management from requirements through deployment and decommissioning. Assist with preparation of project charters and business cases and in helping the District Attorney’s Office identify and define business objectives, processes and workflows, and IT requirements. 

· Work with department leadership to identify and define problems, issues and opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness through IT initiatives 

· Work with internal IT resources and the City's Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) to organize around the problem and ensure new initiatives are planned, launched and executed correctly. 

· Help ensure delivery of computer services to the department within allocated budget and schedule; conduct technical research on system upgrades to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current system. 

· Project future needs of department to promote effectiveness and efficiency; confer with and recommend to superiors the most appropriate software and hardware purchases; prepare cost comparisons of equipment and software considered for purchasing 

· Develop departmental disaster recovery plans 

· Oversee departmental system security through direction of technical support staff; meet with departmental officials to discuss security needs; direct subordinate staff to implement security changes 

· Establish, review, or revise and implement computing policy, processes, and procedures 

· Determine staff development requirements and ensure technical support staff receive suitable training and stay abreast of current technology 

· Work with department management to develop electronic access to information for the public and internal department employees 

· Evaluate the performance of all employees reporting to the position as often as required 

· Collaborate with the Office’s data analysis team (DATALab) to ensure they have appropriate resources to perform their work 

· Collaborate on software development to provide a case management web application to staff 

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

· Knowledge of IT solution lifecycles, environments and management: 

· Solution development lifecycle 

· Networking and security components 

· Technology and application architecture 

· Disaster recovery and continuity of operations 

· IT operations and application management 

· Vendor management 


· Analytical 

· Communication 

· Organizational 

· Managing multiple assignments 


· Competence in managing and motivating small teams 

· Communicate (verbally and in writing) effectively with stakeholders and senior business leadership 

· Research, understand and implement new software technologies 

· Set and prioritize objectives and direct technical staff 

· Organize and work effectively with project teams comprised of departmental and technical resources 


· BA/BS degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

· Eight plus (8+) years of applicable work experience with 5 or more years of IT management experience 

· Experience working in a large governmental environment is a plus 

· Experience working in the criminal legal field is a plus

Please note that the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has a residency requirement. All employees must reside within the City of Philadelphia within 180 days of their employment. 

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age or disability.

Job Description 

The IT Director provides direction and technical guidance to support the information systems used by the District Attorney’s Office. The role is responsible for planning and directing the activities of the District…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Executive


3 South Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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