Job Technical Skills – Responsible for the strategic direction and development of next generation system and solution standards to steer the organization’s commitment of IT investments. Specific responsibilities include recommending logical and technical architecture additions and modifications of organizational systems including Cloud, End-User Devices, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Data Center, and Infrastructure technologies. Conduct pragmatic evaluations of technology through technical research, organizational impact assessments, and proof of concept availability to translate technological vision into practical applications for decision making. Communication with internal and external stakeholders on recommendations, project plans, and business requirements. Consistent and reliable attendance is required.
Provides strategic leadership to department management and oversees the effective supervision of staff to include prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, monitoring employee performance, ensuring staff members are trained and cross trained, resolving conflicts, and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
Develops and implements short- and long-term goals for area of assignment and assists with establishing strategic goals, long-term objectives, and short-term priorities for the division.
Manages assigned major and critical communication systems, including the SCADA System, corporate and operational network infrastructure, electric power grid automation systems, and communication links to outside entities.
Provides strategic oversight for multiple complex, cross-functional projects for area of assignment.
Recommends, develops, implements, and communicates policies, programs, and processes for area of assignment and interprets them in a manner that is fair and consistent with the document’s intent.
Develops, monitors and analyzes department operational and capital budgets, expenses, and budget variances to identify trends, control costs, etc. in order to recommend needed resources, account for current and future regulatory requirements and risk mitigation. Makes decisions based on the limits of approved budgets and policies.
Provides leadership, vision, and guidance for strategies related to communication systems that have an organization-wide impact and develops and monitors methods to meet the needs of LES.
Leading Facilitating Teams – Seeking a candidate who helps team develop a vision, objectives, and goals consistent with the organization’s mission while encouraging personal ownership, anticipating and resolving conflicts, and fostering an environment where team members are motivated to do their best work.
Communications – The ideal candidate in this role expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner whether verbally, written, or other means; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling.
Decision Making – The individual in this position moves quickly to make good decisions and commit to a clear course of action; comfortable making sound decisions based on partial information; willing to take appropriate risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action.
Teamwork – The successful candidate has the ability to effectively interact, cooperate, collaborate, and manage conflicts with other people. Shows enthusiasm toward being a member of the group; actively participates in team meetings and activities; leverages the skills and interests of coworkers to achieve goals and solve problems; supports team decisions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technology, or related field, and
At least eight years of progressively responsible experience in area of assignment, including supervisory experience; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.