Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Title: Director
Department: Information Technology Updated: 02/2018
Division: Information Technology FLSA Status: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: CANUE Wage Range: Not Available

Under the direct supervision of the County Administrator/Controller, is responsible for the oversight and operation of the County’s information technology systems, including, but not limited to:  Local and Wide Area Networks, County-wide phone system, GIS system and video systems.  Oversees computer system hardware configuration and lay-out, software installation and upgrades, and support requests.  Develops  policies and procedures for standardization of software and hardware applications, software installation and upgrades, disaster recovery and system security.  Coordinates computer and related communication activities with other County Departments and with outside vendors.



·         Works with the Administrator/Controller on long range automation plans, policies, large purchase decisions and other matters impacting automation processes.

·         Supervises County Information Technology Personnel and coordinates the department’s plans, policies and procedures.

·         Oversees and performs upgrades of the systems of the various departments.

·         Establishes countywide protocol for Internet access and use by department personnel.

·         Supervises the back-up system for the mainframe and restoration of files, library or entire system in the event of hardware or software failure.

·         Responsible for system security and assigns appropriate “tiered system” of access to personnel to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of all systems and data.

·         Responsible for oversight of the County’s telephone system, including planning units and configuring system, making purchase recommendations, wiring new phones, training users and responding to trouble calls.

·         Assists with level 2 on call support.

·         Conducts research on integrating new technologies into the County’s operations to promote effective, efficient and timely services to the personnel of the organization and county residents.  Collects specifications and other information on data processing equipment, discusses with vendors, arranges for demos for other users, evaluates software/hardware to make recommendations in purchasing decisions.

·         Negotiates with vendors on prices and contract terms and conditions.  Makes presentations to the County Administrator/Controller and/or Board of Commissioners concerning major purchases such as computer systems and support systems.

·         Prepares preliminary departmental budget based on historical data, present needs and future expectations.  Works with other departments to ensure that technological issues are addressed within the appropriate budget categories.

·         Maintains and promotes the Information Technology Department as the primary liaison between the departments and the hardware and software vendors in procurement, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting.

·         Other duties as assigned by the Administrator/Controller deemed necessary to promote the utilization of technology systems within the County.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Work is performed under the direct supervision of the County Administrator/Controller.


Supervises County Information Technology Personnel.


·         Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in computer science or related field.  Consideration will be given to an Associate’s Degree with substantial related work experience and demonstrated technical expertise.

·         Five years management level experience in technology administration and maintenance.

·         Seven years of experience with an equivalent computer network environment.

·         Must have recent training and/or experience with local area networks, wide area networks and multiple operating system platforms including Windows, Linux, and AS/400.

·         Manage and direct departmental operations, including budgeting, strategic planning. Knowledge of and interpret applicable federal, state and local regulations. Develop, apply and explain department and County procedure and policies. Plan and coordinate work staff activities, prioritize, instruct, set deadlines, objectives, measure success, and make recommendations and resolve issues. Methods of research, planning, conducting and implementing major studies or projects. Design and recommend new forms, reports or procedures. Ability to understand and work in complex data processing system, analyze data and exercise sound financial judgment. Analyze administrative problems, evaluate alternatives and implement sound solutions. Prepare and present reports, speeches or training programs to groups. Provide training and guidance in handling difficult or complex problems or resolving escalated complaints or disputes. Work independently with limited direct supervision. Coordinate activities with other departments.

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.  

·         Knowledge or understanding of basic administrative tasks: operate standard office equipment; document management; prepare and maintain records, various correspondences and reports; answer general inquiries and refer as necessary; answer telephone calls, process mail, order supplies/equipment; prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record/transcribe/distribute minutes; entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining information in written or electronic form with speed and accuracy; maintain calendars, arrange meetings, schedule rooms and equipment as necessary.                       

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.

  • Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                
  • Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              
  • Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     
  • Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                        
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     
  • Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.
  • Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                             
  • Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.      


  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.
  • Ability to travel to remote sites.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule based on departmental needs.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Specific vision requirement includes close vision, distance vision, color and depth perception.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         Push or pull carts, reach with hands and arms forward, above and below shoulder level.

·         Lift, move or carry objects, equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.

·         Sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel in an ergonomically correct manner.

·         Stand and walk, climb stairs.

·         Work schedule is flexible based on departmental needs.

·         Generally works in a normal office environment but is required to visit all County locations with data processing, telephone and other technology related equipment.

·         The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.



Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.




It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.


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Human Resources
200 Grand River Avenue, Ste. 206
Port Huron, MI 48060

Phone: (810) 989-6910
Fax: (810) 985-3493
Email: Human Resources