OF THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Location: Judicial Branch
Administrative Office - Territorial
Division: Information Technology
Number of Vacancies: 1
Requirements: Graduation from
an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited
college or university in computer sciences, business or public/judicial
administration, or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years of
experiencing leading, developing, and managing staff of IT professionals with
varying specialties. A minimum of three (3) years successfully managing and
completing multiple, large scale IT projects with high visibility and impact.
Experience preferably in a Court organization. A combination of education and experience
maybe considered at the discretion of the Court.
Required Documents: Cover letter, Internal Employment Application,
resume and other relevant documents
May 24, 2018
Essential Functions (Any
one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples
cover all the duties which may be performed)
§ Plans, organizes, directs,
coordinates, and evaluates the activities of the Technology, Information and
Security Division; including making personnel management determinations to
ensure that goals and objectives are met.
§ Serves as technical advisor to
the Administrator of Courts.
§ Develops short and long range
strategic information technology plans and assists in the development of the
strategic plan and the overall business process, vision and goals of the
§ Recommends projects and programs
to be undertaken; defines project requirements, sets information technology
priorities, allocates resources involving multiple functions and systems;
continually evaluates IT assets, advises and coordinates with court administrative officials and
other departments and agencies on matters relating to the information
technology needs of the Judiciary.
§ Supervises the compilation,
analysis, and interpretation of data affecting information technology
operations, and planning and development; supervises and participates in the
preparation of comprehensive reports based upon careful research and study of
information technology problems.
§ Manages and supervises employees;
assigns tasks and projects; reviews employees' performance; provides
supervision of tasks involving maintaining proper backups, reviewing event
logs, updating of virus definitions, initial troubleshooting of hardware and
software, report processing, Network Administration, and software
installations; determines project progress, events and projects.
§ Evaluates information technology
employee training needs and facilitates training for the entire court staff.
§ Evaluates effectiveness of
programs within the judiciary and offers solutions to enhance effectiveness.
§ Responsible for the overall
reliability and maintenance of computer systems by ensuring technical
guidelines are followed, backups are performed, and the necessary software,
hardware, support and redundancy is available.
§ Develops requests for quotations
and recommends and justifies the procurement of needed software, hardware, and
§ Negotiates contractual agreements
relating to technology development and manages projects between the Judicial
Branch and its vendors, contractors, consultants and other agencies.
§ Develops scope of work, design,
equipment requirements, and performance objectives; manages the project once
started to ensure the quality of work/service, project schedules and deadlines
are met, and coordinates implementation with the rest of the court.
§ Plans, controls and provides
justification for the annual division budget; ensures proper expenditures and
disbursements for all IT related projects and programs ensuring goals and
objectives are accomplished.
§ Build and foster collaborative
relationships with other departments within the organization to stay informed
and abreast of new initiatives, processes, and procedures.
§ Provides direction and general
technical and administrative oversight to division staff, including goals and
priorities, and deadlines in accordance with planning objectives.
§ Schedules and assigns work,
training in all facets of work, quality control, and decisions impacting the
pay, status and tenure of others.
§ Conducts performance appraisals,
and provides input into and participates in discipline, dismissal, and hiring
§ Manages special projects and
serves on committees or task forces designed to improve divisional and/or
enterprise-wide economy and efficiency. Acts as liaison with various government
agencies to facilitate information sharing.
§ Attends meetings and trainings as
§ Other duties as assigned or
Abilities and Skills
§ Extensive knowledge of the
principles and practices of communication infrastructure and information
§ Extensive knowledge of software
and hardware devices relative to managing and maintaining information security.
§ Extensive knowledge of laws and
policies affecting communications and information technology.
§ Extensive knowledge of recent
developments in the field of information technology.
§ Extensive knowledge of managerial
and supervisory principles and practices including budget preparation and
§ Extensive knowledge of strategic
planning and implementation.
§ Knowledge of management, public
administration and court administration principles and procedures.
§ Ability to direct, supervise, and
coordinate programs and activities of a division with other divisions of the
court and outside agencies.
§ Ability to implement the Judicial
Branch's strategic plan for information technology.
§ Ability to supervise the
systematic compilation of technical and statistical information and the
preparation of complex technical reports.
§ Ability to plan, organize, direct
and evaluate the work of technical staff in a manner conducive to high morale
§ Ability to communicate, both
orally and in writing and to translate technical terminology in terms
understandable to non-technical employees.
§ Ability to use modern office
methods, techniques and equipment.
§ Skilled in operating a personal
computer utilizing a variety of software, including any current Microsoft
Office software programs.
- Ability to handle sensitive
matters on a confidential basis.
- Skilled in working under
pressure of deadlines, maintaining a professional demeanor during
stressful situations, and establishing and maintaining cooperative working
relationships with employees, officials, other agencies and the general
- Must exemplify the desired
Court culture and philosophies.
Graduation from an accredited college or university
with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer
sciences, business or public/judicial administration, or a related field and a
minimum of five (5) years of experience leading, developing, and managing a
staff of IT professionals with varying specialties. A minimum of three (3) years successfully
managing and completing multiple, large scale IT projects with high visibility
and impact. Experience preferably in a
court organization. A combination of
education and experience maybe considered at the discretion of the Court.
Possession of a current
driver's license valid in the U.S. Virgin Islands is preferred. Project Management Professional
(PMP) and Certified Court Manager (CCM) certification preferred but not
While performing the duties of this
job, the employee routinely uses standards office equipment such as laptop computers,
smart devices, photocopiers, filing cabinets and other presentation
materials. The employee is regularly
required to stand; sit; use hands and fingers to perform repetitive motions,
reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee frequently is
required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to
25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and
ability to adjust focus.
This job operates in a professional office
environment. The noise level in
the work environment is usually moderate. Handles emergency or crisis
situations; is subject to many interruptions; may handle multiple calls and
inquiries simultaneously; and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on
Human Resources Division
P.O. Box 70
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
Tel: (340) 774-6680
Fax: (340) 774-2258
TTY: (340) 693-4118
that do not include the requested documents will not be considered. The Court will only contact applicants
selected for interviews. Any applicant
who needs a reasonable accommodation shall advise the Court's ADA Coordinators.