Director of Information Technology
Summary Of PositionResponsible for the planning, development, delivery and management of technical resources necessary to support PVA's organizational objectives. The Director of Information Technology (IT) provides support for the Executive Director, National Office staff, the Executive Committee, PVA Chapters, and other relevant organizations PVA participates with.Regular DutiesProvides technical guidance and direction on all IT issues relating to PVA's mission and programs.Establishes a strategic information plan to ensure that PVA remains current technologically and takes advantage of emerging technologies to continually advance its goals and objectives.Administers PVA's information technology resources including IT staff, computer hardware and mobile devices, operating systems, commercial and custom-developed software, voice and data communications networks, user application systems, PVA's corporate intranet, and all technical training.Responsible for the creation, administration and maintenance of PVA's long term disaster recovery/business continuity plan, including oversight of remote data center operation in Ashburn, VA.Serves as a liaison to the Department of Veterans Affairs technical and program staff regarding VA technology initiatives and facilitates field staff access to and use of VA applications and systems. Establishes effective communications with all executive, management and user staff in PVA.Establishes PVA policy and standards for acquisition, development, operations, and utilization of PVA's technical resources.Oversees all IT projects to ensure effective planning, design/development, systems implementation, and continuing user support.Applies project management principles to effectively manage IT and other relevant resources.Educates PVA executives and user staff on technology capabilities and utilization.Develops and controls fiscal and multi-year budgetary requirements for IT and technology resource needs for PVA.Approves all expenditures for IT and manages designated multi-program funds for PVA-wide IT projects.Develops, negotiates and manages PVA/consultant contracts for IT services, when required.Continuously enhances IT staff technical capabilities for applying relevant state-of-the-art information technology.Sets quality performance standards for cost-effective systems development, computer operations and maintenance support.Establishes IT staff position requirements and standards.Evaluates IT staff performance and provides appropriate career development for employees.Represents PVA for inter-organizational IT activities within PVA' sphere of interest. Desired Skills, Abilities, ExperienceRequires at least 10 years progressive IT experience which should include a demonstrated experience with and solid understanding of:Strategic planning, IT architecture design, Server virtualization, Cloud computing, Software as a service (SaaS), Technology project management and application development methodology, Internet and Web technology, Relational database principles, Voice and data telecommunications, VoIP and unified communications,Collaboration and conferencing tools,Local and wide area network connectivity,Distributed processing concepts, andDisaster recovery/business continuity. Outstanding leadership, communications and project management skills. Ability to understand the organization's business operations and needs, and identify/implement technology solutions to meet those needs and advance PVA's missionUndergraduate degree required, Masters preferred in computer science or related discipline.Prior supervisory experience.In-depth knowledge of budgeting and forecasting.Experience with large-scale procurement and software volume licensing.Familiarity with Department of Veterans Affairs' computing environment and claims processing a plus.PVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.