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New Job Posting: Director of Information Technology Services

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Categories: General

In business for nearly 50 years, Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides a variety of quality public transportation services in the Cities of Lansing and East Lansing and the Townships of Delhi, Lansing and Meridian.  CATA also provides bus transportation to students of Michigan State University free of charge!  CATA is committed to maintaining its friendly and positive work environment, as well as exceeding the mobility needs of its customers in this vibrant community.

 CATA is hiring a full-time, Director of Information Technology Services to be responsible for the organization’s information technology (IT) strategic and tactical planning, execution, and on-going oversight for long-term success.  The Director of Information Technology Services manages CATA’s IT services to ensure optimum reliability and efficiency of all systems.  This position is an excellent opportunity for a driven IT professional ready to lead an IT department for immediate, innovative growth.


Duties and Responsibilities – include, but are not limited to:

  • Drive the IT vision and strategy to enable achievement of the organization's objectives.

  • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways CATA may gain competitive advantage.

  • Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) in the organization.

  • Analyze the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise CATA’s leadership and suggest actions.

  • Serve as the technical lead for all IT projects, identifying project scope, delivery mechanism, timelines and key resources.

  • Keep project sponsor abreast of project deliverables and barriers to success.

  • Maintain, update, plan and conduct periodic tests of the disaster recovery system.

  • Evaluate various resources, including new hardware and software applications and system upgrades, to ensure that all systems are integrated to the maximum extent possible and operating at peak efficiency within available resources.

  • Responsible for coordinating employee training for 350+ employees for IT systems.

  • Responsible for all network security, including passwords, and secure storage of back-up media.

  • Provide overall supervision of the IT staff (5 employees) and provide oversight of team activities.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field, or equivalent combination of experience and education or training.

  • A minimum of 7 years of supervisory and/or leadership experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of current Windows operating systems for server, networked printers, LANs and WANs.

  • Experience with transit software programs preferred.

  • Public agency experience a plus.

  • Able to maintain, repair and troubleshoot information technology systems, computer, printer and network problems.

  • Able to lift and move parts, some in excess of forty (40) pounds.

  • Able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.


Compensation and Benefits:

CATA offers a competitive compensation package that includes paid holidays + floating holidays, paid vacation, paid sick days, attendance bonus, medical with an “opt-out” payout, dental, vision, life insurance, STD/LTD, 457b retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, free CATA transportation, pension program, and more.

Ready to Apply?

Apply at http://bit.ly/CATADirectorITS

 Applicants cannot apply online.  No phone calls, please.

CATA is an equal opportunity employer

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