Minimum Qualifications Formal Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, public administration, business administration or related field.
• Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in information technology with at least 4 years of proven success in leading and managing an enterprise-wide technology operation, including strategic planning, business continuity, resilience & disaster recovery planning, and personnel management.
• A Master’s degree in Information Technology, MBA or MPA may be substituted for years of experience, as determined by the Corporation.
• Excellent analytical, technical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
• Proficient in communicating and presenting at all levels, including executive staff, Board of Directors, and corporate-wide.
• Ability to develop strategic initiatives and oversee the development of long-term plans and proposals to support business objectives.
• Proven track record of expertise in a broad range of information technologies including large scale information systems implementations, network security architecture and modeling, network operating systems, and Internet structure and development.
• Ability to coordinate and integrate viewpoints from multiple stakeholders in order to make a recommendation for an optimal IT solution.
• Experience supporting a diverse IT department spanning a wide range of technologies, including cloud-based systems and infrastructure, network virtualization software, remote access with MFA, cybersecurity, malware, firewalls, disaster recovery, .NET, MS SQL Server, MS Windows, web technologies, and MS Office.
• Work experience with financial and accounting systems, and a working knowledge in the areas of banking and municipal bonds.
• Experience employing best practice change management approaches to transform an organization’s processes and/or technologies.
Duties Description The Director of Information Technology (IT) will set the technology vision and strategic information technology priorities for the Corporation. The Director of IT will be responsible for managing the Information Technology Unit in the implementation and integration of new computer systems, procurement of all hardware and software, network and technical support, cybersecurity controls, and will provide guidance and counsel on technology initiatives. Additionally, the Director of IT will guide the project management and application development teams in the design and implementation of new applications to support the Corporation’s administration of the clean water and drinking water state revolving funds, as well as other grant programs administered by EFC, and will serve as the primary liaison to New York State’s Office of Information Technology Services.
• Advise executive leadership on IT strategies, risk mitigation, and issue resolution.
• Provide leadership that will drive innovation, creative thinking, and successful partnerships with EFC divisions and vendors.
• Prepare a strategic IT business plan that aligns with the mission, objectives, and strategic vision of the Corporation.
• Evaluate and make recommendations on improving the Corporation’s IT core competencies/process maturity and project/services portfolio.
• Set policies, standards, and procedures for all areas of IT operation.
• Determine strategies to enhance system security, system architecture, and disaster recovery to maintain continuity of business operations.
• Plan and direct the research, analysis, development, and implementation of appropriate system development strategies and technologies to meet short-term and long-range corporate needs.
• Establish and maintain IT governance frameworks, policies, and procedures to ensure effective decision-making, risk management, and compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
• Lead the Corporate-wide IT governance meetings and make final decisions about change requests that will be approved and implemented.
• Manage a staff of application developers, system administrators and network support staff, and make staffing and resource recommendations as necessary.
• Provide guidance, mentorship, and opportunities for professional development to all IT staff.
• Lead the maintenance, upgrade, and/or design and implementation of a suite of systems that is modern, cost-effective, flexible, and sustainable.
• Introduce new technologies or technology upgrades to enhance workflow, delivery of services, reporting capabilities, and productivity across EFC.
• Collaborate with division leaders to determine requirements and recommend potential improvements through IT business solutions.
• Lead project implementation of agreed upon solutions and new systems, providing input on acquiring new technology where appropriate.
• Develop and implement cybersecurity strategies to protect sensitive data and systems from cyber threats.
• Review, enhance, and administer policies and procedures governing EFC’s information technology and information systems.
• Prepare yearly cybersecurity reports and responses to requests from outside control agencies as necessary.
Working Conditions and Physical Abilities
Work is performed in an office setting, with prolonged periods of sitting and fine manipulation skills required for computer use.
Additional Comments The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), a public benefit corporation, aids local governments and other eligible applicants throughout New York State to undertake critical water quality infrastructure projects by providing access to low-cost financing, grants, and expert technical assistance.
EFC is committed to building and nurturing an inclusive workplace that strives for respect and promotes and values diversity. We believe that organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective, or any other trait that makes an individual unique, are proven to be better organizations.
To support our employees, EFC provides an outstanding benefits package similar to those offered to New York State employees. Our total compensation package includes, but is not limited to, leave benefits (Paid Parental Leave, 13 holidays and paid vacation, sick, and personal leave); a comprehensive health insurance program including medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision plans; and membership in the NYS and Local Retirement System.
In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide, within three (3) business days of the employee’s first day of employment, an original copy of documentation proving citizenship and/or legal right to work in the United States.
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It is the policy of EFC to provide qualified persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of EFC, and to provide such persons with reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary, to enjoy such equal opportunity, including accommodations in the recruitment process. Further, it is the policy of EFC to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.
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