Job: Sheriff's Director of Technology Services (Open & Promotional)

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Job Title:Sheriff's Director of Technology Services (Open & Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Fri. 02/17/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$61.74 - $77.17 Hourly
$4,939.20 - $6,173.60 Biweekly
$10,701.60 - $13,376.13 Monthly
$128,419.20 - $160,513.60 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:Redwood City, California

NOTE: This recruitment schedule was amended on February 13, 2017 from a continuous recruitment to closing. The Final Closing Date will be February 17, 2017.

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office seeks a professional, enthusiastic and analytically strong Director of Technology Services. The Sheriff's Office is a large agency employing over seven hundred sworn and civilian employees.

The Director will provide management and administration of a complex, multi-platform systems architecture that supports the diverse operations of the Sheriff's Office. This includes jail and corrections management, mobile patrol and emergency response, criminal investigation and laboratory analysis, civil operations and criminal records management. In addition, the Director is responsible for supervision of five technological support staff.

The successful candidate for this position will have demonstrated experience working in a public safety or criminal justice environment.  Additionally, the successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience with modern computer systems hardware and architecture, including LAN/WAN, client-server, distributed processing, and Windows Server, SQL Server office automation systems, and general working knowledge of Criminal justice IT systems.


Education and Experience:  Have a bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field.

Knowledge of:  Principles and methods of systems and procedures analysis; data processing principles, techniques and capabilities; principles of supervision and staff development; principles and methods of statistical reporting; technical writing principles and techniques; and modern office methods, including record keeping, storage and retrieval.

Skill/Ability to: Analyze, evaluate and develop systems and procedures for data processing applications; interpret departmental business needs and policies to the Information Services Department, the County Manager, other departments and vendors; conduct systems analysis and feasibility studies; supervise the work of others; train in the use of data processing methods; prepare and present technical reports and recommendations; negotiate with the Information Services Department and other departments to assure that the Office's interests are known and met; communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others; work independently; and perform financial analysis of data processing applications and budgeting for such applications.

Other Requirement: Must successfully complete a background investigation and/or criminal history review which include fingerprinting.
Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.

A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to the standard San Mateo County employment application. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination will consist of an interview (weight: 100%).  The interview may be comprised of a combined Civil Service and departmental panel process.  Depending on the number of applications, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position based solely on the information provided in the application materials. Because of this screening process, all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.  All interviews will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Tentative Recruitment Schedule:
  • Open: December 19, 2016
  • First Round Screening: Week of January 23, 2017
  • Second Round Screening: Week of February 13, 2017
County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer
HR Contact: Ericka Gosha (121916)                      (Department Director of Automation - D111)
Keywords:  IT Manager, IT Project Manager, Manager of IT, Program Manager, Project Manager, Project Manager/Team Coach, Senior Lead Project Manager, Senior Project Leader/Team Lead, Technical Project Lead (Project Manager), Transition Program Manager

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