Information Technology Director: Directs, plans, and schedules the development, production, and administrative processing of the organization's computer operations. Assigns and schedules work, or delegates work to subordinate managers and supervisors, and reviews work. Ensures rapid, accurate, and efficient processing of corporation's workload by... [+] More
Information Technology Director: Directs, plans, and schedules the development, production, and administrative processing of the organization's computer operations. Assigns and schedules work, or delegates work to subordinate managers and supervisors, and reviews work. Ensures rapid, accurate, and efficient processing of corporation's workload by use of a computer-based system. Builds systems capability that reflects the highest state of technical sophistication consistent with the corporation's needs and budget. Ensures security of company's database. Recommends insights that contribute to overall company strategic management. Ensures corporation makes maximum use of the general system by providing for the education and training of the principal users.
Consults with management to determine information requirements of management, scientists, or engineers, determine boundaries and priorities of new projects, and discuss system capacity and equipment acquisitions. Confers with department heads involved with proposed projects to ensure cooperation and further define nature of project. Confers with computer analysts or engineers to define equipment needs. Reviews project feasibility studies. Maintains a professional, technical, and clerical staff capable of meeting current and future needs. Establishes work standards. Interprets policies, purposes, and goals of organization to subordinates. Prepares progress reports to inform management of project status and deviation from goals. Contracts with management specialists, technical personnel, or vendors to solve problems. Reviews reports of computer and peripheral equipment production, malfunctions, and maintenance to ascertain costs and plan department operating changes. Analyzes department workflow and workers' job duties to recommend reorganization or departmental realignment within company. Participates in decisions concerning staffing and promotions within data processing department. Directs training of subordinates. Keeps current on new developments in information technology, and plans for future upgrades and organizational changes. May prepare proposals and solicit sale of systems analysis, programming, and computer services to outside firms. May assist staff to diagnose and solve computer equipment problems. May participate in technical projects, such as writing equipment specifications or developing computer programs for specified applications. (Source: eDOT Job Description) [-] Less
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