Team Athens is looking for its next star! The City of Athens, Tennessee, nestled in the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, is seeking a dynamic professional to join our team. The newly created Technology Manager position will be an excellent opportunity to upgrade and improve on the City s existing technology infrastructure.
Network planning, technical knowledge, and project coordination in developing and maintaining all elements of the City s information technology systems are vital to the success of Team Athens. The successful candidate will provide ongoing support, collaborate with colleagues, vendor product experts, and third-party resources to design and implement solutions throughout the entire organization.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains and develops the City s computer system, including network development, and including peripherals such as printers, fax machines, modems, etc.
Makes recommendations regarding long-term development of the City s information technology systems. Makes projections of long-term needs.
Maintains data processing operations to achieve goals within budgeted funds.
Recommends policies, procedures and performance standards to assure efficient and effective data processing and information systems technology activities and ensuring departmental and city-wide compliance with local, state and federal laws.
Responsible for preparation of an annual information technology budget, and in the control and expenditure of appropriations.
Assists in writing specifications, estimates the cost of hardware and software, and reviews bids and contracts.
Responsible for keeping and completing a variety of records and reports. Makes routine reports to the City Manager.
Responsible for the compatibility for common enterprise software applications, e.g., Office Productivity Suites, Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Accounting/Finance, Database, Human Resource Management, Email, Online Collaboration.
Maintain security for all systems against malware and other on-line threats.
Bachelor s degree in computer science or a related field is preferred, with at least three years experience in the operation and maintenance of an information technology system, including network administration. The city is willing to consider an equivalent combination of certifications and experience. Must have the ability to obtain and maintain certifications as needed to provide network security and operate the municipal system. Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver s license.
Skills, Training, and Experience Requirements
Knowledge of the theory and practice of modern information systems, and of the machines, equipment and material used in such.
Ability to analyze and design information technology systems.
Knowledge of the equipment and materials used in maintaining and servicing information systems including, but not limited to, telecommunications hardware and software and network systems.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and vendors, service providers, etc.
Ability to diagnose and alleviate computer and telecommunications problems.
Ability to read, write legibly, and make accurate arithmetic calculations.
Ability to make accurate and useable reports to the City Manager and user departments.
Ability to operate a variety of computers and telecommunications hardware and software.
Ability to develop plans for future information technology needs.
Ability to train end-users in the proper and effective use of information technologies.
Ability to communicate/teach/inform others how to understand cyber security and information assurance.
Ability to execute and manage projects through prioritization
The position offers a competitive salary and benefits, with employee s medical insurance premium covered at 100%.
Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to , or you may apply by mail or in person at the Municipal Building, City of Athens, 815 North Jackson Street, Athens, TN 37303.
This job posting will close on September 28, 2018 at 5:00pm.
The Technology Manager is an at-will, non-exempt employee. Background checks and pre-employment drug screen are required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities associated with it.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Knowledge of the theory and practice of modern information systems, telecommunications hardware and software and network systems.