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Bureau of Information Technology (BIT) Director

The Government of the Virgin Islands is seeking a Director, Bureau of Information Technology (BIT), as established pursuant to Title 3, Section 10 et seq. Virgin Islands Code (Act No. 6634). BIT administers the information technology functional area to ensure that the Government of the United States Virgin Islands has all equipment and software necessary to compile, store and process data in every form.

The Director, a cabinet-level position, contributes to organizational policy planning regarding technology and systems required to maintain and upgrade government operations. Work involves recognizing new developments in information systems technology and anticipating government-wide modifications; identifying long term needs for information systems and acquiring hardware to meet application needs; ensuring confidentiality and reliability of data, proprietary information, and intellectual property; and functioning as a top-level contact to assist end users in determining information systems requirements and solutions.

Salary: Executive Level 1

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

· Develops and implements a Territorial Comprehensive Technology Strategy that addresses short term and long range plans for computer systems, capacity and operational plans

· Approves, coordinates, and controls all projects related to selection, acquisition, development, and installation of major shared information systems

· Develops and enforces policy and procedures to ensure the protection of IT assets and the integrity, security and privacy of information entrusted to or maintained by the government

· Develops and administers budgets and plans for technology development

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

Candidates must have an advanced degree in information technology, computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university. Ten years of experience in the field of which at least five must be in an executive capacity with progressive responsibility. Comprehensive knowledge of data processing methods and computer software systems, equipment and systems design. Knowledgeable of financial/business analysis techniques for delivering cost-effective and reliable solutions that maximize the use of technology. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Please mail cover letters and resumes to:

Mr. Ira R. Mills
Director, Office of Management and Budget
No. 41 Norre Gade
2nd Floor Emancipation Garden Station
St. Thomas, USVI 00802

Responses must be postmarked by January 19, 2005

The Government of the Virgin Islands is an Equal Opportunity Employer