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The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is seeking a qualified Deputy Director of Information Technology to join its Information Technology Section.  We offer the challenge and opportunity of public service, a professional team environment, and competitive salary and benefits.  


DUTIES:  The Deputy Director of Information Technology (DDIT) is responsible for assisting with the planning, directing and organizing of all Information Technology "IT" systems and functions at the Office of the Attorney General. This position assists with providing the user community with top quality, consistently available IT service, support training, and maintenance of all IT systems utilized throughout the agency.  This position will ensure the availability of advanced technical support of hardware, software, applications, operating systems, networking, printing, remote access, system integration, and video production.  Technical proficiency and expertise in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager, and secured VPNs is required.  Position requires an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of technologies.

The DDIT attends and participates in professional meetings and stays abreast of new trends and innovations related to IT; conduct presentations to all levels of staff within the Attorney General office in a manner that generates clear understanding of information; participates in departmental budgeting process and is responsible for managing budgets associated with his/her assigned IT program responsibilities.  The DDIT works directly with department heads and executive management to provide clear business solutions that meet the OAG goals and objectives.  The DDIT manages large technology projects, assesses and monitors work load and administrative and support systems.  Identifies opportunities for improvement and directs/implements changes. The DDIT will be responsible to act on behalf of the Director of Information Systems if he/she is unavailable and may be asked to perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the general supervision of the Director of Information Systems who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews results obtained for overall effectiveness through work products, observations and meetings.

SUPERVISON EXERCISED:  Demonstrates leadership and provides direction and supervision to technical staff.  Participates in the selection of new personnel, demonstrates leadership, provides opportunities for training and professional development to technical staff, evaluates performance and responds to complaints or disciplinary matters.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field, in addition to five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience leading IT teams.  Ten (10) years progressive experience in an IT related filed may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree. 

Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical personnel and to troubleshoot problems in a logical and systematic manner.  Must possess excellent interpersonal, customer service, verbal, and technical writing skills; and the ability to achieve deadline driven priorities is essential.  The ability to collaborate and work in a team environment; exhibit professional initiative and self direction; and the willingness and ability to document knowledge and share with others is required. 

Applicants must have strong vendor and project management skills and the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.  Applicants will also need to have demonstrated competencies in technical capability, strategic thinking, communication, leadership and teamwork.

SALARY:  This is a salaried, exempt position with full state benefits.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:  Please apply online at OR submit a cover letter, state application (available at, and resume to the Office of the Attorney General, Human Resources Section, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled however, to ensure consideration, please submit complete application materials by Friday, February 28, 2014, and reference recruitment #140203.