Director I -II (Shared Technology Services Vendor Manager)

Job Posting:          

#00014717

Opened:                

04/23/2021

Closes:   

05/07/2021

Position Title:       

Director I-II (Shared Technology Services Vendor Manager)

Class/Group:

1620-1621 / B26-B27

Military Occupation Specialty Code:

Airforce – 1C012

FLSA:      

Exempt

Number of Vacancies:

1

Division/Section:

Chief Operations Office / STS Vendor Management

Salary Range:

$5784.58 - $9750.00 / monthly

Duration:

Regular

Hours Worked Weekly:      

40

Shift:      

Days

Travel:    

Occasional

Agency Address:  

300 W. 15th Street, Austin Texas 78701

Web site:

www.dir.texas.gov

Refer Inquiries to:               

Human Resources

Telephone:

(512) 463-5920 or (512) 475-4612

HOW TO APPLY:

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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • Applicants must provide in depth information in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section to demonstrate how they meet the position qualifications. Incomplete applications may result in disqualification.
  • Resumes may be uploaded as an attachment but are not accepted in lieu of the information required in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section of the application.

Interview Place/Time: 

Candidates will be notified for appointments as determined by the selection committee.

Notice: 

Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25 years, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or proof of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Department of Information Resources does not exclude anyone from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action, or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities, which it sponsors on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.  Please call 512-463-5920 to request reasonable accommodations.

THE OPPORTUNITY 

The Texas Department of Information Resources is the state agency charged with protecting the state’s data and critical technology infrastructure, managing a multi-million-dollar cooperative contracts program, and providing strategic technology leadership, solutions, and innovation to all levels of Texas government.  DIR is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with highly motivated and engaged employees dedicated to achieving the best value for the state. 

We leverage the buying power of the state of Texas by combining our customer’s IT demand into managed service contracts which are shared jointly by customers. Sharing technology services allows us to offer state-of-the-art technologies and managed services to meet the State’s technology goals at volume-discounted rates. DIR contracts with multiple best-in-breed technology vendors, leveraging a Multi-Sourcing Services Integrator (MSI) to provide a single service delivery model for all customers across all vendors.  Our shared services model increases service quality for customers through a plug-and-play operating model enabled by standardized processes and tools and reduces statewide costs for shared technology services.  

The Vendor Management team is responsible for managing the vendors providing services in DIR’s Shared Technology Services program, which includes managing vendor performance, relationship, risk, and resolving issues impacting contract, finance, and legal management.  The Vendor Management team also sets technology and program direction for Shared Technology Services, manages program Governance, and leads technology planning and standards. 

The individual in this role performs advanced (senior-level) tactical planning, design, direction, and guidance in Vendor Management functions under the Chief Operations Office for DIR’s shared technology services programs.  Work involves strategic and tactical planning as needed, vendor management subject matter expertise for DIR shared services contracts, and issue resolution management for any contract, legal, and financial matters.  Strategic and tactical activities are performed under the minimal supervision of the Director of Vendor Management, with extensive latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment.

WHAT WE DO

The ideal candidate will have the ability to highlight their strengths in the following functions:

  • Manages Shared Technology Services vendors, to achieve vendor performance and contract compliance, customer satisfaction and quality service delivery.  
  • Designs and/or creates solutions for shared technology services contracts, deliverables, and operations service delivery
  • Works with the CTO office in developing new business solutions for customers, including new types of services, new technologies, new financial models, and new customers
  • Provides operational content as subject matter experts for the development of Requests for Proposals and helps direct cross functional teams through the procurement process
  • Participates in and/or leads agency strategic or tactical initiatives as needed
  • Participates in Shared Technology Service Governance model by serving on solution groups, presenting issues to governance groups, and soliciting customer feedback on DIR initiatives
  • Performs other planning and governance duties as assigned

EDUCATION

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Preferred course work in computer science, MIS, business administration, finance, communications, or related field 
  • Additional job-related experience may substitute for formal education on a year-for-year basis (High School diploma or equivalent certificate required)

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING REQUIRED

  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry managing programs, projects, or IT vendors

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING PREFERRED

  • Experience in vendor management disciplines: performance, relationship, contract, and risk.
  • Experience managing contracts for IT services

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of data center management, application development, and security technology best practices
  • Knowledge of account and project management best practices
  • Skills in effective leadership and decision making
  • Skills in influencing, negotiation, mediation, and problem resolution
  • Skills in project and financial analysis
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, execute, monitor, and evaluate multiple priorities
  • Ability to understand, follow and convey brief oral and/or written instructions
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels, including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal and external customers
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing to individuals and groups, in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment
  • Ability to make effective presentations in formal and informal settings
  • Ability to work occasional overtime and/or a flexible schedule as needed to meet required deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure and exacting schedules to complete assigned tasks
  • Ability to comply with all agency policies and applicable laws
  • Ability to comply with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments e.g. word processing, spreadsheets (Microsoft Office preferred)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Regular and punctual attendance
  • Criminal background check

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Frequent use of a personal computer, copiers, printers and telephones
  • Frequent work under stress, as a team member, and in direct contact with others
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, listening and talking
  • Occasional bending and stooping
  • Occasional lifting and climbing