Brooks County ISD - Technology Director

Job Details

Region: 1
School District/Employer: Brooks County ISD
District Category/Employer: Central Office
Position: Director
Assignment Level:
Job Title: Technology Director
School: Brooks County ISD
Campus Description:
Date Posted: 10/12/2020
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Primary Purpose:
Direct and manage the information systems and computer services for the district. Ensure efficient and effective access to information and related technology by all campuses and administrative departments.

Bachelors degree
Master's degree preferred

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of computer network, hardware, and software applications
Knowledge of computer applications development and implementation
Ability to manage budget and personnel; coordinate district function
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to interpret data

Three years experience in supervision and management of an information systems department for a large organization

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Technology and Information Management
Assist schools and administrative departments to develop and implement plans to address technology needs, including evaluation of hardware and software and management of information relating to attendance, grade reporting, scheduling, demographic data, and budgetary information.
Develop and implement district standards and specifications for hardware and software use.
Develop and implement a districtwide computer networking plan.
Coordinate support between the education service center and district staff, including programming, application support, and end-user support.
Manage, direct, and assign priorities and personnel to major projects to ensure attainment of district and department goals and objectives.
Oversee the installation, maintenance, and repair of all computer hardware and software throughout the district.
Ensure the timely and accurate reporting of the Public Education Information Management Systems (PEIMS).
Assist with the implementation of staff development in the area of information management and technology; make presentations as needed.
Develop and implement a disaster recovery plan.
Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of information and technology services and implement changes based on the findings.

Policy, Reports, and Law
Implement the policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in the area of information management and technology.
Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.

Budget and Inventory
Administer the information services and technology budget and ensure that programs are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely.
Compile budget and cost estimates based upon documented program needs.
Participate in contract negotiations for computer hardware, software, maintenance, and related services.
Coordinate the purchase of all computer hardware, software, and supplies; initiate purchase orders and bids in accordance with budgetary limitations and district policies.
Approve and forward department invoices and purchase orders to accounting department.
Recommend the disposal and replacement of obsolete equipment when necessary.

Personnel Management
Prepare, review, and revise job descriptions in the technology department.
Develop training options and improvement plans to ensure exemplary operations in the information services and technology area.
Evaluate job performance of employees to ensure effectiveness.
Recruit, train, and supervise personnel and make sound recommendations relative to personnel placement, transfer, retention, and dismissal.

Attend professional growth activities to keep abreast of innovations in information management and technology services.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervise and evaluate the performance of programmer/analyst, network manager, help desk technician, computer technician, and department secretary.

Working Conditions:
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Frequent districtwide travel and occasional statewide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours.
Salary Range:
How To Apply: Apply online by going to click on employment then job postings.

Contact Person:

Name: Joann Guerra
Address: P.O. Box 589
City: Falfurrias
State: TX
Zip: 78355
Phone: (361) 325-8006
Fax: (361) 325-1913