Under the general direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, plans, recommends, organizes, coordinates, directs and oversees the planning, development, coordination, implementation, and management of data networks, network security standards and procedures, information technology infrastructure, telecommunication systems, hardware and software, and technology customer support services.
Examples of Duties:
Plans, organizes, directs, and participates in the development, implementation, training, support and maintenance of technology devices, programs, and related procedures to ensure maximum utilization of computer and network equipment in the district
Selects, trains, assigns, sets standards of performance, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff
Coordinates, supports, maintains, and repairs of all district technology hardware and software used in administrative, business and educational settings
Develops network, hardware and software capacity plans, upgrades and replacement schedules.
Plans and coordinates the establishment and maintenance of local area and wide area networks, including designing, managing, upgrading, and troubleshooting the systems.
Recommends, reviews, evaluates, develops and coordinates a systematic approach to the selection and utilization of telecommunications, computer hardware, software, network, web-based applications, on-line services and related technology devices to meet the district’s instructional and administrative needs
Prepares and administers departmental budget
Analyzes departmental operations, structure and procedures, making changes needed to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness
Maintains efficient utilization of equipment and personnel
Monitors and maintains software licensing , documents and contracts with various vendor and/or service providers
Administers the federal e-rate funding program
Supervises the development, implementation, training and support of applications such as student information system, business system, and personnel system used by instructional and administrative personnel
Prepares divisional agenda materials, reports and maintains necessary records
Performs related work as required.
Operation of computer systems and related equipment
Statistical principles and accepted methods of compiling statistical data
Principles of supervision and training
Theory and practical use of technology in education and administration
Theory, practice, and advanced concepts of information technology systems, telecommunications, local-area and wide-area networks protocols
Characteristics, capabilities and uses of telecommunications system components, including data communications equipment protocol, server and computer operating systems, database administration, network software, and specialized programs for network operations
Relevant governmental requirements for school district data reporting
Microsoft Office, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, Student Information System, Business System, and Human Resources System, Virtual Servers and VMware
Budget preparation and control
Principles and practices of personnel administration, including training, supervision, and organization of work
Principals, procedures, and techniques of research, including planning studies and investigation, determining variables and application of statistics in operations and systems analysis
Internet and E-mail
Principles and methods of effective oral and written communications
Effective techniques for assessing and analyzing user needs and recommending hardware/software solutions
Preventive maintenance principles, policies and programs related to technology
Plan, organize, coordinate and direct a variety of technological applications related to the District’s needs
Analyze problems, develop sound problem-solving models and arrive at sound solutions to problems
Gather and analyze data
Train and supervise employees in the performance of technical activities
Formulate and administer departmental budget
Prepare clear, concise written reports, studies and recommendations
Establish and maintain effective relationships with persons contacted in the course of work
Present District technology needs as well as capabilities of state-of-the-art and proven technologies in clear and simple forms to decision-makers
Develop strategic business plans related to technology
Analyze, recommend and select hardware and software appropriate to the District’s information processing requirements and to demonstrate its potential efficiency and cost-effectiveness
Manage network implementation projects
Provide strong leadership skills to Information Technology department team and staff
Supervise, train and evaluate technical and support staff
Be motivated to produce high quality work product
Work independently and manage time effectively and flexibly to carry out routine tasks and respond to frequent emergencies
Manage multiple simultaneous projects
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License. Candidates must clear Department of Justice fingerprint/criminal background check and a tuberculosis exam/screening. Candidates must maintain current and valid evidence of insurability.
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, and five years of experience in a complex computer systems environment, including at least two years at a supervisory level.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING CONDITIONS
Environment: Indoor and outdoor environment; driving a vehicle to conduct work. Limited physical effort required. Limited exposure to physical risk.
Light lifting up to twenty-five (25) pounds, good manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination, the ability to hear and speak clearly, good vision, and the ability to climb stairs, bend, kneel and squat.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: Based upon hours worked: fringe benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance for employee and dependents; excellent vacation and sick leave benefits. Life insurance for employee.
About Whittier Union High School District
The Whittier Union High School District is located approximately 10 miles southeast of the heart of Los Angeles. It comprises 41.65 square miles and serves the communities of Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, and Norwalk. Formed in 1900, WUHSD consists of five comprehensive high schools (Whittier HS, La Serna HS, California HS, Pioneer HS, and Santa Fe HS), one continuation school (Frontier HS), one alternative studies program (Sierra Vista HS), and the Whittier Adult School.
Approximate Enrollment: 12,000 Students