Director of IT

U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware   Wilmington , DE   Full-time     Legal
Posted on July 26, 2022
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United States District Court

District of Delaware

Vacancy Announcement 22-16

Position Title: Director of IT

Duty Station: Wilmington, Delaware

Salary: CL 30 $97,463- $158,399

*Starting salary for this position will be based upon experience and education in accordance

with the Court Personnel System for the U.S. Courts. Advancement on the pay scale is

contingent upon satisfactory performance.

Opening Date: July 27, 2022

Closing Date: Open until filled

Position Overview

The Director of IT is responsible for overseeing and managing automated systems within the

court, including operation, coordination, and integration of all Judiciary and local applications.

The incumbent primarily oversees automation training, coordination, and integration of office

automation equipment, telecommunications, and courtroom technology. The Director of IT

ensures compliance with the appropriate guidelines, policies, and approved internal controls.

Representative Duties

  • Manage, develop, and mentor supervisory staff and other professionals involved in information technology activities, including establishing standards, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, and handling disciplinary actions. Oversee the daily operation of the department to include analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, and setting deadlines. Conduct staff meetings and communicate operational status and relevant information to staff. Perform quality checks and approve the efficiency and effectiveness of all systems and programs prior to implementation.
  • Evaluate the organization’s technology use and needs. Develop and implement both short-term and long-range automation improvement plans which include consideration of unit needs, objectives, and capabilities, including anticipation of future requirements and problems. Create flow charts and forms that are well designed, clear, and easy to understand. Formulate, recommend, implement, and enforce appropriate policies, procedures, and standards. Develop solutions to problems and procedures for
  • accomplishing objectives.
  • Manage courtroom technology and telecommunications capabilities. Maintain oversight of the quality of web development and management to ensure use needs are consistently met. Manage remote and mobile information systems. Maintain oversight of unit’s automation equipment and property inventory.
  • Develop specific system features to satisfy unique unit needs. Make adaptions to national systems and/or participate in the planning for, and the acquisition of, specific systems for the court unit. Develop cost-benefit analyses for various information technology projects. Meet established deadlines and commitments.
  • Ensure the effectiveness of security systems for hardware, software, networks , data, physical property, and equipment. Manage the information technology Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and ensure annual testing and plan updates.
  • Plan, manage, and control information technology budgets, expenditures, and property and equipment procurement activities in consultation with senior management.
  • Meet regularly with managers, judges, court unit executives, other court units, and vendors to determine information technology needs, recommend viable solutions, and maintain collaborative relationships.
  • Develop presentations, data, and technical briefings on information technology related topics. Establish and ensure effective training in system use and capabilities. Remain current regarding emerging technologies and how they interface with systems.
  • Comply with the Guide to Judiciary Policy, the Human Resources Manual, applicable Administrative Office policies and procedures, and internal controls guidelines. Comply with procurement procedures, policies, and guidelines. Comply with the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees and court confidentiality requirements. Demonstrate sound ethics and good judgment at all times. Display a careful and deliberate approach in handling confidential information in a variety of contexts.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to explain complex concepts to individuals and groups with varying experience and backgrounds. Interact effectively with the public and staff, providing customer service and resolving difficulties efficiently while complying with regulations, rules, and procedures.

Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of theories, principles, practices and techniques of supervision and staff development, project management and budgeting, computer hardware, software, office automation, database design and data communications. The applicant must have demonstrated experience in analyzing, evaluating and determining automation process needs and implementing systems to meet those needs. The applicant must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate should be able to show a demonstrated ability to manage automated systems. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible administrative, technical, professional, supervisory or managerial experience that will have provided the applicant the opportunity to gain skills in developing the interpersonal work relationships needed to lead a team of employees, the ability to exercise mature judgment and thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles and theories of management and the ability to understand the managerial policies applicable to the automation department.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business or public administration, management or a related field.
  • Experience in procurement, budgeting, and project management.

Benefits

The United States District Court for the District of Delaware offers a generous benefits package which includes the following:

  • Paid annual and sick leave
  • Eleven paid federal holidays
  • Participation in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB)
  • Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
  • Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)
  • Flexible Benefits Program
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Long Term Care Insurance through the Federal Judiciary or OPM
  • Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
  • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - up to 5% match
  • Student Loan Forgiveness Program for Public Service Employees
  • On-site fitness facility
  • Transit Subsidy Program (contingent upon availability of funds)

NOTE: Some benefits require a waiting period.

The U.S. District Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the job announcement, or to fill the position(s) sooner than the closing date, if a closing date is shown, any of which action may occur without prior written notice. This job announcement may involve filing more than one position described therein.

This position is a mandatory EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) participation for payment of net pay.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Verification of employment eligibility according to the Immigration Control and Reform Act of 1986 will be required of all new employees of the U.S. District Court.

The Director of IT is a high sensitive position. As a condition of employment, the selected candidate must successfully complete a ten year background investigation with periodic updates every five years thereafter.

Employee working for the District Court for the District of Delaware are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees will be required to complete a Vaccination Attestation form.

Additional Application Instructions

Information for Applicants Please provide the required application documents in PDF format. The required application documents include the following: resume, cover letter, three business references and an AO-78 Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment. To apply for the position, please visit the Court’s application website at: https://opportunities.ilnb.uscourts.gov/Employment/appform.cfm?ref=daye8adr&pos=22-16. Applicants will receive an email confirmation upon receipt. Incomplete or paper applications will not be considered. The U.S. District Court requires employees to adhere to the Judicial Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees which is available on www.uscourts.gov. If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Beth Mason at (302)573-6170