BOARD OF CORRECTION
The Board seeks an enthusiastic, high-energy information technology professional to manage, design, and develop the agencyâs IT operations and data management strategies. The Director of Information Technology will exercise independent initiative and judgment, holding senior level technical responsibility to manage all of the Boardâs IT related activities, including managing all aspects of the agencyâs current technology and its lifecycle and evaluating and implementing new technology. The Director of Information Technology will serve as the Boardâs primary liaison with the NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications agency (DoITT), DOCâs (DOC) IT division, other agency partners, and vendors. The Director of Information Technology will report to the Boardâs Deputy Executive Director and work closely with BOC staff conducting primary and secondary research and analysis, using its unbridled access to the DOCâs data, policies and jails as its rich data sources. Primary Responsibilities: Â· Monitors and maintains the IT infrastructure, including LAN, Database Servers, Web Servers, Cloud Services and File Servers Â· Maintains compliance with citywide cyber security standards Â· Assists agency leadership with planning and executing new initiatives for data projects Â· Manages a staff of one technical resource (as well as interns and vendors as needed) Â· Liaises with other City agency partners Â· Provides oversight on financial expenditures for IT services and products Â· Provides technical guidance and help desk support to all BOC staff, interns, and vendors Â· Conducts technical training on data analysis for BOC staff Â· Manages all data services Â· Assists agency in acquiring and integrating new data feeds
Minimum Qual Requirements:
1. A master’s degree in computer science from an accredited college and three years of progressively more responsible, full-time, satisfactory experience using information technology in computer applications programming, systems programming, computer systems development, data telecommunications, database administration, planning of data/information processing, user services, or area networks at least 18 months of this experience must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity in the areas of computer applications programming, systems programming, computer systems development, data telecommunications, data base administration, or planning of data processing or in the supervision of staff performing these duties; or 2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of experience as described in 1 above; or 3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s department of education or recognized accrediting organization and six years of experience as described in 1 above; or 4. A satisfactory combination of education and experience equivalent to 1, 2 or 3 above. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State’s department of education or recognized accrediting organization and must possess at least three years of experience as described in 1 above, including the 18 months of administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in 1 above. Qualification Requirements (continued) NOTE: The following types of experience are not acceptable: superficial use of preprogrammed software without complex programming, design, implementation or management of the product; use of word processing packages; use of a hand held calculator; primarily the entering or updating of data in a system; the operation of data processing hardware or consoles.
Experience/Skills Strongly Preferred: Â· Experience with and troubleshooting Windows PCs, Windows Servers, networking, active directory Â· Strong understanding of all activities in the System Development Life Cycle Â· 7+ years of development experience in client/server, web services or data loading processes Â· 3+ years of any of VB .NET, C#, Active Server Pages, PowerShell, Visual Studio Â· 2+ years of experience with package implementation or with Microsoft Dynamics products Â· 2+ years of cloud experience preferably in Microsoft Azure Â· 3+ years of project management experience Â· 7+ years of software experience Â· 3+ years of SQL development experience, experience with SQL and Stored Procedures Â· 4+ years of data management experience (Master Data, ETL, Data Models, SSIS, SSRS) Â· Experience with management reporting Â· Self-directed with strong organizational skills Â· Strong communication skills Â· Ability to quickly acquire new technical skills and manage multiple projects NOTE: The following types of experience are not acceptable: superficial use of preprogrammed software without complex programming, design, implementation or management of the product; use of word processing packages; use of a hand-held calculator; primarily the entering or updating of data in a system; the operation of data processing hardware or consoles.
The New York City Board of Correction (BOC) is a nine-person, non-judicial oversight board, which regulates, monitors, and inspects the correctional facilities of the City. Established in 1957, BOC is one of the earliest independent oversight boards of custodial and detention settings in the United States. The Mayor, City Council and presiding justices of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the First and Second Judicial Departments (in joint nomination with the Mayor) appoint its members. The City Charter mandates the Boardâs five functions: â¢ Establish and ensure compliance with minimum standards for the care, custody, correction, treatment, supervision, and discipline of all persons held or confined under the jurisdiction of the Department of Correction; â¢ Investigate serious incidents; â¢ Review grievances from people in custody and staff; â¢ Evaluate the performance of the Department of Correction; and, â¢ Make recommendations on areas of key correctional planning. The Board established the Minimum Standards on jail conditions in 1979, on mental health care in 1985, and on health care in 1991. In 2007, BOC finished a comprehensive review of the Minimum Standards and adopted a series of amendments. In 2015-2016, the Board promulgated rules establishing ground-breaking criminal justice reforms. This included the Cityâs ending of punitive segregation for 16-21 year olds and individuals with serious physical/mental health disabilities. In late 2016, the Board enacted a new chapter of its Minimum Standards that are based on national standards underlying the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). These new rules require action which is specifically tailored to detecting, preventing and responding to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in the Cityâs jails. In recent years, the Board has nearly doubled its annual budget (currently $3 million) and its staff (currently 27, with planned expansion to 38) to expand its oversight efforts, including bolstered research, rule-making, and monitoring work. With offices in lower Manhattan and Rikers Island, BOC works regularly with the Department of Correction and Health + Hospitals, and often with other government and external partners, on a wide variety of criminal justice issues germane to its oversight responsibilities. The Board brings to this work a strong emphasis on data-sharing, data-driven decision making and public reporting. In keeping with major reforms occurring at the national, state and local level, the Board recently re-envisioned its mission: to carry out independent oversight and enact regulation in support of safer, fairer, smaller and more humane jails.
Only candidates with a permanent Computer Systems Manager title or candidates that have passed the latest Computer Systems Manager exam (exam # 9011) will be considered for the position. For City employees: Go to Employee Self-Service (ESS) at www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID# 441278 For all other applicants: Go to www.nyc.gov/careers and search for Job ID# 441278 Please submit a cover letter and resume. Appointments are subject to Office of Management and Budget approval. The City of New York and the Board of Correction is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity. Submission of an application does not guarantee an interview. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Candidates who are contacted will be asked to complete an initial phone interview. Candidates who are subsequently called for an in-person interview will be required to submit a writing sample and complete a brief writing and analysis assignment.
Full-Time, at least 35 hours per week
Work Location 1:
2 Lafayette Street (with periodic time at 1 Centre Street and Rikers Island offices)
New York City Residency is not required for this position
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