Dona Ana County Communication and Information Technology Director in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Recruitment for this position will be directed to a recruiting firm Waters & Company. For additional information please contact Art Davis at 816-868-7042. Please apply for this position at

Oversees, directs, and manges the operation of the Communications and Information Technology Department which provides the services of computer equipment and telecommunications operation and maintenance for all county offices; provides expert assistance to departments regarding computer systems analysis, programming, hardware and software; and ensures that County systems secure the confidentiality , integrity and availability of data.

(A position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all os the duties which may be found in a position of the class. An individual must be able to perform the essentail functions listed below and a reasonable accomidation may be made available to qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job).

  1. Oversees long-range information technology/telecommunications planning and direction for the County and provides written and oral presentations on operational and long-range planning issues to all levels of the organization.
  • Analyzes and coordinates information technology strategy and policies and procedures.

  • Provides information to departments for departmental planning and preparation.

  1. Monitors Information Technology departmental expenditures to ensure department operates within budget while meeting their goals and objectives.

  2. Participates as a member of the County's management team.

  • Coordinates with other departments to integrate projects of mutual concern.

  • Coordinates with Federal, State and local agencies to obtain funding assistance.

  • Provides input to senior staff to improve the level and quality of services.

  • Knows and abides by all department and County policies and procedures.

  1. Direct computer equipment and telecommunications maintenance, computer system analysis, programming, hardware and software installation for all county offices.

  2. Provides expert assistance to county departments regarding computer and telecommunication system services.

  • Review requirements of user office to determine appropriate software and hardware necessary for their operational use.

  • Gather and compile information, maintain automated logs, assist in generating a variety of reports and documents, and prepare reports and analyses in response to problems.

  • Attend meetings as a representative of the department.

  1. Direct, oversees and monitor security policies and procedures to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all information processed, stored or transmitted using County resources including:
  • Developing, promoting and reviewing security policies

  • Conducting frequent information security inspections, audits and assessments

  • Taking proactive measures to concur threats, vulnerabilities and cyber-attacks.

  • Disaster recovery/business continuity plans.

  1. Supervise and evaluate departmental staff and attend to all personnel matters of the department.
  • Develop and implement goals, policies and procedures for the department

  • Establish priorities within support functions, and identify resource needs.

  • Resolve disputes or problems that may arise with staff, departments, and vendors.

  • Prepare and maintain departmental budget.

  • Ensure all equipment and supplies needs are met for the department

    ADDITIONAL DUTIES. Other duties may be assigned.

Education. Bachelor's Degree in Business, Business Computer Systems, Computer Science or a related field.

Experience. Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in a computer management position of which four (4) years must have been managing the work of other employees. Experience with Banner financial software preferred.

Education/Experience substitution. N/A

License/Certifications. N/A

Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check driver's license record, etc.). Must pass NCIC and background checks. Must have valid driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.



Must have extensive knowledge of current principals of data processing and computer science, principals and techniques of complex programming and systems analysis; operational characteristics of data processing equipment and peripherals; applicable;e programming languages and report preparation; methods and procedures of computer software design; development, and maintenance; best practices in information technology security; and application of the principals and practices of effective supervision including personnel management, training and performance evaluation.

Skills: Must possess effective communication skills. Must have advanced skills in developing and participating in systems analysis design, and programming , analyzing data and developing logical solutions to complex programming problems.


Must have the ability to develop and participate in systems analysis, design, and programming; analyze data and develop logical solutions to complex programming problems; accurately identify and evaluate client software needs and requirements; ensure the development and implementation of information technology security policies, measures and protocols; meet deadlines and/or solve problems on critical systems on a timely basis; balance multiple tasks with varying priorities and changing conditions that involve adaptation to new situations; develop short- and long-range planning; analyze problems logically and systematically and provide software resolutions; research, analyze, and evaluate new program techniques, methods, and procedures; and establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.

ID Requisition Number: 2018-2519

Department: Information Services

Post End Date: 3/31/2018

External Company Name: Dona Ana County

External Company URL:

Street: 845 N. Motel Blvd