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IT Manager - Fire Dept.

Company: The City of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

  • Full-time Company Description A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you're interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here. What We Offer: Impact--- The work you do here matters to millions. Growth--- Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it? Diversity & Inclusion--- Find a career in a place where everyone belongs Benefits ---We care about your well being -- The Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) oversees most major technology projects for the City of Philadelphia (CoP), ensures continuity of the City's technology operations, and finds new ways to help the public interact meaningfully with technology. OIT uses technology to help City employees do their work better and helps residents get what they need from municipal government. The Office of Innovation and Technology unit within the Fire Department is responsible for maintenance of servers and applications, desktop and helpdesk services and support of technologies utilized by the City of Philadelphia's Fire Department

    Job Description Under the direction of the Fire IT Director, this position has management-level responsibility for planning and directing the activities of departmental information systems through subordinate administrators, technical support staff, consultants, and vendors coordinating with OIT and the Fire Department.

    The IT Manager will participate on projects and oversee daily maintenance and operations including management of Active Directory, support of workstations at the Fire Administration building, and all Fire Department locations; support of Fire Department applications and incident resolution for any IT related problems that falls outside agreed targets. The IT Manager will generally work during core business hours but will support a 365/24/7 department so must be available off-hours to assist with unplanned events. Essential Functions
    • Determine the goals of the Fire IT unit within broad outlines provided by executive management
    • Contribute to the continuity of computer services by providing necessary technical leadership and project coordination.
    • Forecast costs, equipment and personnel needs for projects and programs as required and related to MIS operations
    • Prepare long and short-range plans for application selection, systems development, and acquisition of the resources needed to support them
    • Establish and maintain relationships with both internal and external clients--
    • Uphold IT standards, policies and procedures
    • Determine staff development responsibilities and ensure technical staff receive suitable training--
    • Supervise daily activities of IT operations and IT staff
    • Other related duties as assigned Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Experience with enterprise system implementations and solution architecture
      • Working knowledge of SDLC activities with a focus on continuous improvement
      • Ability to make decisions and recommendations on technology strategies
      • Ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment.
      • Excellent spoken and written communication as well as receptive listening skills, with ability to present complex ideas in a clear, concise fashion to technical and non-technical audiences.
      • Ability to work with cross-functional/cross departmental teams.
      • Demonstrated leadership ability.
      • Ability to work with deadlines and changing priorities in a complex environment.
      • Ability to exercise strong judgment in analyzing, appraising, evaluating and solving problems of a difficult procedural, organizational, administrative or technical nature.
      • Ability to analyze information related to computer technology to assist in directing management in the selection of software and hardware to meet the needs of the business unit.
      • Strong interpersonal skills. Qualifications
        • Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university, which has included major course work in Computer Science, information science, systems analysis, software engineering, or a closely related field. A postgraduate degree is a plus.
        • 5+ years related information systems experience in a management capacity
        • Experience in a governmental environment a plus.
        • Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Innovation & Technology and Human Resources Additional Information Did you know?
          • We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
          • 25% tuition discount program for City employees (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
          • We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
          • --Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
          • Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
          • Generous retirement savings options are available.-- The Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr For more information, go to: Human Relations Website:

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