Director of Information Technology

City of Wenatchee   Wenatchee, WA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on March 18, 2024
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Director of Information Technology

 $131,580 - $161,460 per year


Excellent Benefits

The City provides a comprehensive benefits package that is largely employer paid including Medical/Dental/Vision, FSA/HSA, WA State PERS, Life/AD&D and generous paid Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leave Programs. The City also offers optional 457 and Roth (up to 2% City match), LTD and Supplemental Life plan participation.

Essential Job Functions

  • Strategizes, plans, coordinates, directs and designs Information Technology (IT) related activities of the City. Oversees and manages activities of the department including innovation, deployment, monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting, development, upgrades and support of systems, such as servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software and peripherals; and end-user services, including help desk and tech support services and other information and communications systems and functions.
  • Maintains a well-integrated technology infrastructure. Develops and maintains long- and short-range plans for IT services.  Develops, updates and implements architectural design and system applications.
  • Oversees City information security. Maintains a business continuity and cyber incident response plan.
  • Ensures consistent professional representation of the department in providing quality, customer focused, internal and external services. Maintains highly responsive and proactive support services.
  • Actively participates as a member of the City’s senior management team providing strategic thought leadership and technical expertise on decisions having significant organization-wide impact.
  • Develops and administers the department budget.

Qualification Requirements

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor degree in Information Technology (IT) and ten years of IT experience including five years of IT operations management and supervisory experience. Public sector IT management experience preferred.
  • Lawful and active driver license. Must obtain a WA State license within six months of hire.

City of Wenatchee Government

The City of Wenatchee is a full-service City employing 190 employees. In addition to Information Technology, other departments include Public Works, Police, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Finance, Human Resources and Community Development. The City operates under a Strong Mayor form of government with seven council members. Active boards and commissions advise the City Council with governance.

The Community

The City of Wenatchee is home to 35,405 people with 116,178 living in the greater Wenatchee area. Located in a beautiful valley at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers and on the east slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range, the city enjoys abundant sunshine with four distinct seasons. The average rainfall is a mere 10 inches per year making the region a focal point of Washington State for outdoor recreation. Wenatchee is the largest city in rural North Central Washington and thus provides a small-town atmosphere with big city amenities striking a great balance between rural and urban qualities of life.

 Why Wenatchee is Such an Attractive Place to Live and Work

The City is surrounded by the Cascade foothills. These foothills have been largely preserved as open space with trail systems for public use. The City also has a wonderful historic downtown area adjoining a world class waterfront park and trail system. Renowned resort towns of Leavenworth and Lake Chelan are a scenic 30-minute drive away. Wenatchee serves as a medical, retail, technology, governmental and professional service hub for the largely agricultural area of North Central Washington. Combining these core regional services with a strong fruit and wine agricultural industry yields a relatively stable economy. Many people have moved to our valley to take advantage of the outdoor recreation mecca and beautiful natural environment that makes the City an amazing place to live. People moving to Wenatchee find that the citizens are very community minded with many active service organizations. Additionally, public parks, quality arts programs and cultural experience opportunities are more plentiful than comparably sized cities. Suburban sprawl is nearly non-existent and thus commute times rarely exceed 15 minutes. For those desiring occasional amenities of major metropolitan areas, Seattle is a short scenic 3-hour drive or 30-minute flight away making Wenatchee very attractive to many people and families relocating from the Puget Sound area.

 A Comprehensive View of our Region

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 Must See:

“We Are Wenatchee Part I”

“We Are Wenatchee Part II”

“We Are Wenatchee Part III”

Our historic downtown is a nationally recognized Main Street with an active downtown association

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Applications reviewed upon receipt. Open Until Filled.