Richardson, Texas, is a thriving, economically stable suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the most dynamic and robust regions in the country. Richardson has a population of 119,469 residents and encompasses 28.5 square miles within Dallas and Collin counties. In addition to easy access to major highways and airports, four Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail stations within the City provide convenient connections to surrounding communities. Richardson is a sophisticated community with the amenities of the bustling Metro area, yet still retains a friendly, small-town feel, making it an appealing place to live, work, and play.
The Assistant Director designs, installs, and manages the City’s IT infrastructure equipment and related systems software. They play a key role in recognizing new developments in information systems technology and strategically planning for the development and acquisition of systems and applications to meet and secure organizational needs. This position is responsible for managing and directing the associated infrastructure teams/functions including LAN/WAN/ wireless, VOIP, cellular, radio, server, storage, workstations, users, help desk, security, and virtualization.
A bachelor’s degree in information technology or a related field is required, as well as a minimum of 10 years of experience in IT, with at least three years in increasingly responsible roles in management/supervision and finance/budget management, preferably in a municipal government setting. Candidates with equivalent education and experience will be considered. A master’s degree in information technology or a related field is preferred.
Technical knowledge is required. Candidates must have three or more years of experience with the following:
Network design, router/data switch installation, configuration, and support
Windows Server Operation Systems (OS)
Storage Area Network (SAN) and data backups
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone systems
Workstation hardware and software
Infrastructure virtualization, including cloud-based technologies
A Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) certification is required within six months of hire date, which the City will assist with procuring. Two years of experience with installation, configuration, and supporting Linux and/or Unix is preferred. A valid Texas Class C driver’s license is required.
The annual compensation range for this position is $135,000-$150,000 based on experience and qualifications.
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