July 25, 2011 at 7:07 pm #136468
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Director of Mass.Gov
Agency Name: Information Technology Division
Official Title: Administrator VIII
Functional Title: Director of Mass.Gov
Occupational Group: Not Used
Position Type: Non-Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
Salary Range: $48,478.04 to $110,000.00 Annually
Bargaining Unit: M99
Number Of Vacancies: 1
Facility Location: One Ashburton Place Boston, MA 02108
Application Deadline: 08-04-2011
Apply Online: No
Posting ID: J26481
This position is funded from the Commonwealth’s annual operating budget.
LEAD MASSACHUSETTS E-GOVERNMENT STRATEGY
The Mass.gov Director will lead the development of the overarching eGovernment strategy to ensure a consistent approach to managing web based delivery of Massachusetts state government information to constituents, businesses, visitors, state employees and local government.
The strategy will focus on how best to integrate and expand upon the portfolio of eGovernment initiatives being developed for data transparency, civic engagement, open data, performance and accountability, social media, business intelligence, mobility and secretariat/agency specific information delivery.
This will be achieved through working with all branches of government, constitutional offices, authorities, and advocacy groups to ensure a cross boundary approach that involves all key stakeholders.
MIGRATION TO NEW MASS.GOV PLATFORM
The Director will drive the growth and effectiveness of the Mass.gov portal while ensuring that the technical architecture is sufficiently flexible and adaptable as content management software evolves. The candidate will leverage new portal technology to drive updated features, functionality and increase the automation of content management and rapid application development.
The Director will work closely with ITD’s Technology and Security Offices as well as other key stakeholders to plan, develop and implement a usable mobile web strategy for Mass.gov.
The Director will play a leadership role in developing and communicating upgrades, enhancements and site design via various governance boards and user groups. Working in collaboration with various state agencies and other branches of government, the successful candidate will be a key promoter of the portal. The adoption and further portalization of state agency sites will enable the Commonwealth to realize operational efficiencies and improve service.
MANAGE ONGOING OPERATIONS
The position requires extensive collaboration with multiple stakeholders to establish standards and benchmarks surrounding the management and operation of Mass.gov. The Director will lead a diverse creative and technical team to create, communicate and manage project plans and other required project documentation.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for budget and contractor management.
Drive platform simplification and ease of use.
Ensure successful completion of all work executed by the Mass.gov team (on time, on budget).
Consistent and fair review of URL and website requirements.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time or equivalent part-time, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management or public administration and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a management capacity.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None
Minimum 3 years’ management experience
Minimum of five years’ experience in business analysis, project management, and content and social media development.
Minimum of five years’ experience in an information technology area including web content development experience.
Capability to identify and prioritize issues and challenges as well as the ability to utilize tools to measure and validate portal impact and results.
Past experience with statistical tools (i.e. Google Analytics) and customer satisfaction surveys (i.e. Foresee results)
Demonstrated history of strong team management across a matrixed environment (Mass.gov staff, vendors, contractors).
Solid negotiation skills and the ability to gain consensus and buy-in across the Commonwealth at various management levels.
Strong communication skills and ability to facilitate large groups through common set of objectives.
Thorough understanding of web content publishing best practices.
Thorough understanding and demonstrated proficiency in writing user-focused web content.
Previous experience in e-government or e-commerce programs.
Mass.gov (http://www.mass.gov) is the Commonwealth’s single face of government for information and services provided by state government, as well as a connector to federal and local government websites. The portal is a key resource in broadcasting news regarding disasters, weather related or otherwise to state agencies and constituents, as well as providing an accessible platform for state-wide information and services through consistent usable interfaces.
The Mass.gov Director is accountable for
• delivering the core Mass.gov content management service
• ensuring seamless integration between the core Mass.gov content management service and other web applications / information services to ensure a consistent single face of government.
• providing overall development, coordination and governance of the Commonwealth’s e-Government strategy.
Immediate term responsibilities will include providing leadership as the state migrates to a new Mass.gov site design and technology platform to provide improved services for residents, businesses and public employees across the state. The Director’s role will be to strategically position Mass.gov to support and promote new initiatives across state government as well as providing a stable, adaptive platform as befits a Commonwealth enterprise application.
How To Apply:
Email submission is strongly preferred.
Please send cover letter and resume with posting number J26481 to: [email protected]
or by fax: (617) 626-4459
or by mail: MaryBeth Martinez, Technical Recruiter
Information Technology Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 804
Boston, MA 02108
Agency Web Address:
Ms. Ellen Wright, (617) 626-4446
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
July 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm #136474
Isn’t this your job? 🙂
July 25, 2011 at 10:50 pm #136472
I’m currently the Assistive Technology Director for ITD, but still put in a few hours as Tech Strategist for Mass.Gov. So, no, not my job – go ahead and apply! 🙂
July 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm #136470
Ha…I have the best job in the world as I get to play on GovLoop all day so I’m good 🙂
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