Information Technology Manager in DC

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  • #115511

    George Danilovics

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    Job Description


    Information Technology Manager


    The Information Technology Manager (IT Manager) oversees all day-to-day technology operations of the Office of Information Technology & Facility Management (ITFM). This includes: 1) user support/help desk; 2) network operations; 3) user training; 4) technology committee support, and 5) special projects. Manages the information technology team. Oversees network operations projects and activities performed by internal staff and outside contractors. Works with business units to determine best uses of technology to accomplish their goals. Works with the Office of Human Resources Management to develop training curricula for the organization, including forming relationships with technology training vendor companies. Supports technology related committees at COG.


    Staff Management

    · Manages information technology full-time staff, interns, and contractors.

    · Reviews performance of staff on an annual basis consistent with COG Human Resources Policy.


    · Sets goals and strategic direction for information technology operations, along with the ITFM Director.

    · Keeps abreast of current and future technology trends and makes appropriate recommendations to ITFM Director.

    Performance Management

    · Establishes metrics for system performance, service levels and security events.

    · Monitors adherence to metrics and reports regularly to ITFM Director.

    Project Management

    · Oversees implementation of all information technology projects at COG.

    · Communicates directly and regularly with project stakeholders.

    · Tracks costs associated with projects and ensures projects are delivered on time and on budget.

    Committee Management

    · Provide staffing and technical support to technology focused committees at COG.

    · Collaborate with technology professionals from COG member jurisdictions in order to facilitate committee business.

    · Track tasks assigned by committee and report back on status.

    · Represent COG in regional technology initiatives.


    · Knowledge of help desk procedures and best practices.

    · Knowledge of local and wide-area network technologies, including Cisco networking hardware (switches, routers, firewalls, servers), management software, network operating systems and protocols (specifically TCP/IP).

    · Strong background in installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and managing Microsoft Windows-based computers in a networked environment. Strong understanding of Windows Active Directory.

    · Knowledge of the following software packages required:

    o Microsoft Exchange Server

    o Microsoft SQL Server

    o Microsoft SharePoint Server

    · Familiarity or fluency in the following areas a plus:

    o Adobe Connect

    o ADP Payroll, Human Resources, eTime

    o Altiris Asset Management Suite

    o Altiris Client Management Suite

    o Blackberry Enterprise Server and Blackberry Devices

    o Cisco IOS (switch, router, firewall, wireless)

    o Deltek Costpoint

    o ESRI software (ArcGIS, ArcIMS, ArcSDE)

    o Halogen eAppraisal

    o Microsoft CRM

    o Microsoft Office 2007 / 2010

    o Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

    o Microsoft Windows Hyper-V

    o Microsoft Windows 7

    o Numara Track-IT

    o Oracle Database Server

    o OpenText LiveLink

    o VOIP Telephony

    · Excellent customer service skills.

    · Ability to describe technical topics from a business perspective.

    · Good personnel management skills.

    · Ability to work on multiple projects with competing deadlines.

    · High attention to detail.

    · High degree of conscientiousness.

    Education and Experience

    A four-year college degree is required, preferably in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or similar field of study. At least five years working in information technology on the level of a system engineer or above is required. Two or more years managing technical staff is preferred. Cisco or project management certification a plus.

    Communication Skills

    Ability to speak and write clearly in the English language is essential. Ability to work closely with others in an office environment is essential. Ability to effectively communicate goals and priorities to direct reports is essential.

    Reasoning Ability

    The employee must be able to deduce correctly the root cause of an information technology problem, based on available data and his or her previous experience.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, stand and reach with hands or arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work in the COG data center will be necessary, which has a higher noise level than normal and is kept at a temperature no greater than 65°F. This will typically not represent more than ten hours per working week.






    $62,486 – $80,000

  • #115517

    Sam Allgood

    I’m amazed that the DC government expects to find someone with such a broad range of required knowledge, skills, and abilities willing to work in such a high-cost area for $80K. Actually, I’m amazed at the list of required KSAs … is there really someone out there with all of those?

  • #115515

    George Danilovics

    The job is with MWCOG that is a non-profit. We’re not part of DC goverment, although DC is one of the 21 local governments that makes up our membership.

    The KSA list puts out topics and areas that someone should be familiar with, not necessarily a master. And yes, finding someone in our budget range is very challenging. It seems in a recession talented and qualified people are even harder to find.

    And for what it’s worth, I hit all of those KSAs as I was the IT Manager before being promoted up to Director of IT & Facilities. The advantage of a small, progressive organization that relies on technology is that you get to work on a very wide range of projects.

  • #115513

    Sam Allgood

    Amazing (or AWESOME in GovLoopese)! Thanks for the clarification and best wishes for finding someone. I’m not qualified or interested in returning to DC, having spent my first 5 years in the Army in the lowest 5 enlisted ranks around DC 🙂

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