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Company: ExecuNet
Location: Chicago
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Company: Transportation / Distribution, Chicago, IL Remarks: POSITION SUMMARY Provides technology vision and leadership and day-to-day management of Information Technology (IT) application, network, security, and hardware systems throughout the Authority.--Establishes and directs the strategic long-term goals, policies, and procedures for the Authority's Technology department. Directs the strategy and procedures for acquiring, deploying, maintaining, supporting, or replacing IT software and hardware assets.--Establishes and directs the strategy for protecting, storing, and retrieving data that comes from various information systems. Manages multi-million dollar contracts, grants, and IT capital investments, and ensures the IT resources of the CTA integrate technology into the strategic and operational plans of the institution. Qualifications


  • Manages the development, implementation, maintenance, and support of new and current technologies at the CTA, including both operational and administrative software systems applications and associated hardware, voice/video/data networks, information security, wired and wireless infrastructure, and all associated telecommunication systems and devices.
  • Manages IT strategy and projects in cooperation with CTA departments, staff, and outside consultant staff.
  • Directs and ensures implementation of IT strategy and best practices for proactive management of IT assets and infrastructure.
  • Directs and ensures that customer/client IT needs are translated into tangible project goals and schedules. Oversees the composition and research of project specifications methodology and procedures.
  • Directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of a fiber optic infrastructure, subway cellular infrastructure, UHF infrastructure and IP telephone infrastructure.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of information security infrastructure, procedures, and standards in order to protect all data of the Authority from cyber security threats.--
  • Directs effective management of multiple IT contracts.
  • Holds department accountable and responsible for meeting the objectives and goals of the Authority.
  • Provides executive and policy direction to managerial, professional, and technical staff engaged in implementing technology functions.--
  • Establishes and executes programs to meet Authority objectives and develops an organization that will effectively administer area responsibilities and functions.
  • Evaluates the performance of management and supervisory staff for compliance with Authority programs and policies and attainment of goals and objectives.
  • Represents the department and the Authority with various levels of management throughout the Authority and with other transit jurisdictions.
  • Collaborates with management and staff in the development of strategic and operating plans of the Authority.
  • Leads the preparation and administration of the budget of the Technology Department. Oversees, manages, and presents operating budgets to top--Authority management and various funding and regulatory agencies.
  • Hires, trains, develops, monitors, and evaluates performance of staff. Reviews and recommends personnel actions for approval. Develops strategies for maintaining staff skills and knowledge consistent with current industry standards.
  • Performs related duties as assigned. MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES Reporting to this position may include the following jobs: Job Title
    • Director, Enterprise Applications & IT PMO
    • Director, Technology Engineering
    • Director, Data Center & IT Support
    • Director, Information Security
    • Senior Manager, IT Project Resources CHALLENGES
      • Keeping abreast of new and quickly changing developments and advancements within the field of information technology.
      • Designing and implementing IT programs that meet Authority and client needs and expectations. Managing the transformation of CTA's legacy IT systems to modern client-service and web based systems. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
        • Bachelor's degree in IT Management ,Technology, or a related discipline, plus ten (10) years of experience in managing IT applications, projects, infrastructure and operations, of which five (5) years is in a supervisory or management role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
        • Five (5) or more years of experience in leading, large, cross-functional teams or enterprise wide technology programs.
        • Master's degree in IT or Technology preferred.
        • Experience managing Technology department in a public agency, transportation telecommunications or utility company preferred.
        • Experience leading, developing, and implementing Information Technology strategy desired.
        • Experience developing and managing IT Policy and standards including IT enterprise Security desired. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
          • Detailed knowledge of principles, policies, and practices of information technology, technology, and related programs.--
          • Detailed knowledge of the operations, services, and activities of a large scale technology program.
          • Detailed knowledge of related local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements.--
          • Detailed knowledge of the methods and practices in budget planning and administration--
          • Detailed knowledge of the principles of leadership, team building, motivation, and conflict resolution.--
          • Detailed knowledge of cyber security trends and developments in IT risk management.
          • Detailed knowledge of various compliance standards (PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc.) and guidelines as relates to information technology.--
          • Working knowledge of public funding options and investment opportunities.
          • Working knowledge of public procurement policies, contract negotiations and vendor management.
          • Working knowledge in multiple technology disciplines overseen by this position.
          • Working knowledge of the methods and principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
          • Strong leadership, team building and organizational skills, attention to detail and proven ability to handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
          • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to interact positively and successful with all levels of the organization and community.
          • Strong written and oral communication skills including presentation experience to diverse audiences.
          • Strong networking skills with experts in industry - solid record of maintaining and developing successful relationships.
          • Strong ability to multi-task and to handle multiple programs and projects.
          • Strong organization, financial, presentation, and operational skills.
          • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.--
          • Ability to competently plan, direct and coordinate the functions of the department.
          • Ability to define, develop and evaluate objectives, standards and performance levels for assigned groups.
          • Ability to review, assess, and evaluate data from various diverse sources and generate effective solutions and competent decisions.
          • Ability to maintain amiable and effective working relations with management and external contacts.--
          • Ability to produce technical reports using desktop publishing software and other IT related systems and programs.
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