Director of Information Technology
Company: Broward County Sheriff's Office
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: June 21, 2022
The Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO) is seeking qualified
information technology professionals as candidates for its Director
of Information Technology position.Broward County (population 1.9M)
is the nation's 18th largest county, consisting of 31
municipalities throughout 1,120 square miles. It is the center of
South Florida, nestled between Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties,
housing more than 5 million residents altogether.The Sheriff is a
Constitutional Officer of the State of Florida, established to
provide certain law enforcement and public safety services to the
residents of Broward County, Florida. The Sheriff is an elected
official and is part of the primary government of the County. He is
responsible for the administrative and the fiscal control of the
resources appropriated by the County, in order to provide law
enforcement and public safety services.The Broward County Sheriff's
Office is the 3rd largest sheriff's office in the nation, with a
budget of $1,045,747,590. It is a full-service public safety agency
with approximately 5,600 employees, including more than 2,700 sworn
deputy sheriffs and more than 700 fire rescue professionals. The
Director of Information Technology will be responsible for managing
approximately 4,500 desktops, 4,000 laptops, 1,700 tablets, 4,500
body worn cameras and 3,000 radios, and network infrastructure
throughout all agency facilities.The Director of Information
Technology reports to an executive director that oversees Human
Resources, Public Safety Communications and Technology. The
Information Technology Division (ITD) is the central technology
provider for the Broward County Sheriff's Office. ITD oversees the
use of existing and emerging technologies in support of the
Sheriff's office operations and services to the public.These
services include applications development and support, enterprise
solutions, technology infrastructure and integration, information
security, geographic information systems, and
computer/telecommunications support. Together, our service
offerings are designed to improve government access, efficiency,
and public value through responsive service, integrated
information, and a shared infrastructure that is cost-effective,
secure, and reliable. Knowledge of Peoplesoft ERP, cyber security,
single sign on, Azure cloud computing and Virtual Desktop
Infrastructure is a plus.Requirements:
- A Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer
Science, Information Technology, Public Administration, or related
field. A Master's degree is preferred.
- Minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible experience
in managing an information systems environment is required.
- Technical experience in a moderate to large scale law
enforcement or public safety agency or similar government
institution; or an equivalent combination of education, training,
and experience is preferred.
- Understanding of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal
Justice Information Services Security Policies is necessary. The
- Be responsible for the design, purchase, implementation, and
maintenance of the automated information processing and storage
systems, hardware, and software of the agency.
- Provide strategic and visionary leadership in the use and
deployment of information technology initiatives.
- Provide a secure enterprise environment that protects all
agency systems and data against cyber-threats.
- Provide professional and technical advice concerning current
and projected information services needs.
- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with leaders
of other departments, bureaus, and external users.
- Lead the agency in the development of strategies pertaining to
the flow of digital information.
- Establish goals, budgetary needs, priorities, policies, and
procedures based on technological advances and agency
- Ensure the availability, adequate performance, and effective
utilization of information technology systems and services.
Institutes appropriate monitoring and reporting techniques,
procedures, and standards.
- Establish and implement processes to maintain the agency's data
- Develop and implement business continuity protocols to minimize
disruption to business operations in the event of emergency
situations or data loss.
- Direct the development of backup and disaster recovery
- Direct long-term operational and tactical strategies with
respect to information technology related projects or initiatives,
and personnel resources.
- Direct formulation, preparation, and execution of the fiscal
budget and monthly expenditures; provide periodic financial
reports; develop funding predictions and alternatives.
- Advise and administer accountability to staff concerning all
aspects of project management.
- Develop Requests for Proposals, contracts, and monitor vendor
- Prepare and manage capital and operational budgets.
- Direct the departmental organizational structure, to include
classifications, staffing levels, reporting structure, and project
- Maintain an awareness of new technologies and current trends
and developments in the field of information services for
application to existing and pending projects.
- Provide approval of all staff hiring; approve disciplinary
actions, including recommendations to the Department Executive
Director for terminations; participate in pre-disciplinary
- Develop and maintain effective vendor relationships and approve
all information technology related contracts.
- Participate in negotiations with budget staff regarding capital
expenditures and related administrative issues upon request of the
Department Executive Director.The hiring range for this position is
between $150,000 and $167,000, +/- DOQ. The Broward County
Sheriff's Office offers a generous and competitive benefits
package. Our excellent benefits package is designed to meet the
needs of our employees and their eligible dependents and add value
to their lives. Our menu includes a comprehensive list of options,
including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life,
disability, paid time off, retirement under the Florida Retirement
System-Senior Management Service Class, and other benefits and
perks. Moreover, the BSO funds, wholly or partially, many of the
plan choices.Recruitment Information:BSO is an equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship
status, disability, marital status, national origin, race,
religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans' preference per
Florida law.Note: Under Florida Law, resumes are public documents
and will be provided to the media upon request. Please call prior
to submitting your resume if confidentiality is important to you.
Qualified candidates should apply online by July 8, 2022 at
www.GovHRjobs.com with r--sum--, cover letter, and contact
information for five professional references, Attn: Don Carlsen,
GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:
847-380-3240. Electronic applications are required.
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