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Job Title:  OPERATIONS MANAGER (SYSTEMS/NETWORK MANAGER SENIOR) 
Agency:  DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
Job Reference ID:  59145 
Category:  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
Grade:  30 
Posted Date:  10/16/2020 
Close Date:  10/23/2020 
Job Description



Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation & Reentry

Safer communities through effective corrections.

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

(SYSTEMS/ NETWORK MANAGER SENIOR)

Information Technology Bureau

1645 W. Jefferson Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

www.azcorrections.gov

JOB SUMMARY:

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking a highly experienced network leader to fill the role of Operations Manager.  This position’s key responsibilities include, leading two (2) direct report leadership teams and Twelve (12) support staff.  This includes all Information and technology equipment (computers, network equipment, telecommunications, video cameras, inmate TV, and inmate’s phones) that require constant operation.

JOB DUTIES: 

-          Strategically manage network operations

-          Manages client technologies, servers, capacity planning, office expansions; the installation, configuration, testing and monitoring of various types of systems and hardware for departmental and multi-departmental LAN/WAN systems

-          Conducts diagnostic tests on prison complex hardware, cabling and software

-          Follows and provides feedback on hardware, software systems, and network specifications

-          Manages the installation and configuration of systems peripherals, such as disk sub-systems, tape backup systems, network interface boards, video conferencing technologies, power backup systems and other related systems and peripherals

-          Analyzes and helps to resolve complicated operating problems to optimize network performances

-          Stays abreast of new technologies and emerging trends

-          Provides effective recommendations concerning LAN/WAN strategies, system acquisitions, enhancements, and upgrades

-          Oversees, defines, and monitors critical path activities; resolves and escalates issue(s) when appropriate to the Deputy Chief Information Officer and/or Chief Information Officer as needed

-          Provides clear status updates to the project team, business, and management for complex projects

-          Supervises staff, evaluates subordinates’ work and addresses various personnel issues

-          Assists the Chief Information Officer and executive management on IT strategic direction to include offering solutions to ongoing needs of the organization

-          Trains department users and provides technical assistance as needed

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-          Drives on State business with the possibility overnight stay

-          Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

 

SPECIAL SELECTION FACTOR(S) – THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED:

Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

-          LAN/WAN Cisco Technologies at all layers

-          Systems and data processing policies, practices and procedures

-          Network architecture

-          Principles of effective supervision

-          System analysis and design techniques

-          Project management concepts

-          Department practices and procedures

-          Microsoft Active Directory, data backup and recovery

-          Sophos endpoint security (encryption), web proxy technologies, A+ education systems; principles and techniques of computer networking and design

Skill in:

-          Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with state government officials, vendors, staff and individuals associated with the agency and related organizations

-          Project management

-          Written and verbal communication

-          Time management

-          Leadership and supervision

-          Analyzing and resolving computer system problems

-          Conflict resolution and problem solving

-          Research techniques

Ability to:

-          Work independently

-          Work in a prison environment

-          Participate in reviews of assigned and completed tasks

-          Balance, prioritize and plan work activities

-          Set goals and objectives

-          Communicate activities and results

-          Respond promptly to customer needs and requests for service and assistance

-          Listen effectively to others  

-          Take a customer-centric approach to problem solving, and solicit customer feedback to improve service

-          Manage difficult or emotional customer situations

-          Lead a team under tight budgetary and time constraints

-          Communicates ideas and concepts effectively with a wide variety of individuals at all organizational levels

-          Develop and write technical documents

-          Maintain confidentiality

-          Evaluate and test emerging technologies

-          Apply creative solutions to business problems

SELECTIVE PREFERENCE(S) - IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS:

-          Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT), or Business

-          Two or more certifications: Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), or Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: 

Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.

BENEFITS: 

 

We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees: 

-          Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year

-          Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options

-          Exceptional retirement program

-          Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program

-          An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

 

RETIREMENT: 

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Current ADC Employees:  Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: 

If you experience technical issues while applying for this position, please call 602-542-4700 or email [email protected]

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Employment Unit Manager at (602) 255-2430. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

 
Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
 Work Arrangement:     Employment Type:   
Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $80,976.00-95,000.00 

 

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