Director I (Director of Shared Technology Services Contracts)

Job Title
Director I (Director of Shared Technology Services Contracts)
Job Number

Job Posting:
#00023511

Opened:
05/16/2022

Closes:
Open Until Filled

Position Title:
Director I (Director of Shared Technology Services Contracts)

Class/Group:
1620/B26

Military Occupation Specialty Code:
Navy-641X

FLSA:
Exempt

Number of Vacancies:
1

Division/Section:
Chief Procurement Office / Shared Technology Services Contracts

Salary Range:
$5784.58-$9166.67

Duration:
Regular

Hours Worked Weekly:
40

Shift:
Days

Travel:
Occasional

Agency Address:
300 W. 15th St., Austin, TX 78701

Web site:
https://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.
Provides advanced (senior-level) quality management, leadership, and supervision of Shared Technology Services Contracts staff in the Chief Procurement Office (CPO). Assists in the direction and facilitation of departmental goals and objectives to ensure quality program administration and services. Work includes management of staff responsible for overseeing the administration of statewide strategic information technology contracts. Works with the information technology (IT) vendor community to meet customer goods and services requirements. Work involves developing guidelines, policies, and procedures. Assists the Chief Procurement Office in supporting the agency’s operational and strategic plans, goals, and objectives. Works under the minimal direction of the Deputy Chief Procurement Officer with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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

  • Directs program activities for the Shared Technology Services Contracts department; assigns, supervises, and evaluates the work of STS Contracts staff; including contract establishment, contract negotiations and on-going contract management and related business processes
  • Develops and implements techniques for evaluating STS Contracts program activities and identifies need for change or improvement
  • Works with groups and representatives within the agency and other state organizations to facilitate and promote DIR Shared Technology Services; includes promoting and maintaining consistent communication to keep management, staff, and other departments apprised of program status
  • Develops and establishes goals and objectives consistent with the agency’s strategic plan
  • Develops, implements, and monitors compliance of policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Organizes efficient department operations and responds to various related reporting requirements in an effective and timely manner; reviews audit results, research studies, forecasts, and modeling exercises to provide direction and guidance
  • Assists in defining IT procurement or contract administration strategies leading to policy or guideline formulation
  • Performs related work as assigned

EDUCATION

  • Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in business administration, information technology, or a related field
  • Additional work-related experience may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis. 
  • High School diploma required

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING REQUIRED

  • Minimum of eight years (8) of experience in contract development, evaluation, and management, at least six (6) of which must have been spent performing complex contract activities; includes interacting with business units and legal counsel and conducting vendor discussions.  
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience leading, supervising or managing staff activities.

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING PREFERRED

  • In-depth experience in IT contract management/negotiations and its application in the public sector and working for various customer segments (i.e., state agency, universities, counties, cities, and independent school districts)
  • Experience in IT contract development, evaluation, and management
  • Experience in performing IT related complex contract negotiations
  • Experience working in a for-profit or cost recovery operation

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to program areas; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
  • Knowledge of negotiation strategies and techniques, of contract administration and cost monitoring for large scope or high-dollar contracts; of systems and procedures used to evaluate a third-party vendor’s performance; and of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the administration of federal or state funds.
  • In-depth knowledge of state of Texas procurement laws, regulations, procedures, and contract management guidelines
  • Working knowledge of contract standard terms and conditions
  • Skill in establishing plans and setting objectives and goals that support an overall business strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to individuals and groups; to make effective presentations in formal and informal settings
  • Ability to direct and organize program activities; to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan; to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions; to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to prepare reports
  • 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, in a clear and concise manner; to make effective presentations in formal and informal settings
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule 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
  • Occasional travel
  • Occasional overtime

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