OF THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Judicial Branch Administrative Office -
Information Technology Division
Number of Vacancies:
$37.75 - $40.60 per hour
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
Cover letter, Internal Employment Application,
resume and other relevant documents
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm (Atlantic Standard Time)
for first consideration; OPEN UNTIL
Nature of Work
The Chief Information Officer is responsible
for administrative and managerial work involving the operation of Information
Technology Division and the application of specialized systems regarding the
security and technology infrastructure of the Judicial Branch of the Virgin
Islands. Work involves overall
responsibility for planning, managing, directing, developing emergency and
routine procedures for handling breaches, managing internal communication, and
providing estimates of budgetary requirements for technical upgrades. The incumbent assists in the establishment of
the strategic plan of the Judicial Branch and the overall establishment,
implementation and evaluation of its business processes and practices.
Work is performed with significant independent
judgment and initiative and is reviewed and approved by the Assistant
Administrator of Courts the Virgin Islands Judicial Branch for total results
achieved through conferences and program evaluation.
Functions (Any one position
may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all the
duties which may be performed)
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.
as technical advisor to the Administrator of Courts.
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 Judicial Branch.
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.
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.
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
information technology employee training needs and facilitates training for the
entire court staff.
effectiveness of programs within the judiciary and offers solutions to enhance
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.
requests for quotations and recommends and justifies the procurement of needed
software, hardware, and support services.
contractual agreements relating to technology development and manages projects
between the Judicial Branch and its vendors, contractors, consultants and other
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.
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.
and foster collaborative relationships with other departments within the
organization to stay informed and abreast of new initiatives, processes, and
direction and general technical and administrative oversight to division staff,
including goals and priorities, and deadlines in accordance with planning
and assigns work, training in all facets of work, quality control, and
decisions impacting the pay, status and tenure of others.
performance appraisals, and provides input into and participates in discipline,
dismissal, and hiring processes.
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.
meetings and trainings as required.
duties as assigned or required.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
knowledge of the principles and practices of communication infrastructure and
knowledge of software and hardware devices relative to managing and maintaining
knowledge of laws and policies affecting communications and information
knowledge of recent developments in the field of information technology.
knowledge of managerial and supervisory principles and practices including
budget preparation and administration.
knowledge of strategic planning and implementation.
of management, public administration and court administration principles and
to direct, supervise, and coordinate programs and activities of a division with
other divisions of the court and outside agencies.
to implement the Judicial Branch's strategic plan for information technology.
to supervise the systematic compilation of technical and statistical
information and the preparation of complex technical reports.
to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of technical staff in a manner
conducive to high morale and productivity.
to communicate, both orally and in writing and to translate technical
terminology in terms understandable to non-technical employees.
to use modern office methods, techniques and equipment.
in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software, including any
current Microsoft Office software programs.
to handle sensitive matters on a confidential basis.
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
exemplify the desired Court culture and philosophies.
QUALIFICATIONS (Any combination of training and work experience which
indicates possession of the knowledge, abilities and skills listed above. An example of an acceptable qualification for
this position is:)
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 or Certified Court Manager (CCM) certification preferred but not required.
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
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 short notice.
To apply, submit a Cover Letter,
Resume, Employment Application, and Degree/Transcript to:
Branch Administrative Office
Employee Relations Coordinator
P.O. Box 929
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00821
Tel: (340)713-6648 = Fax: (340) 713-6605 = 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.