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Employer: Butler County
Division: Computer Services
Job Title: Director of Computer Services-CIO
Salary: $0 Annually

Job Description:


Salary:  DOQ

Salary Range:  $65,088 - $96,692


Butler County’s employees have the opportunity to make a difference, by providing a vast range of vital services, to the citizens we serve. As the largest county in Kansas, it is our mission to provide the public with quality service and efficient use of resources through responsive, interactive, and proactive management, while respecting individual rights and dignity.

The Computer Service Department is the County’s central information technology provider. It supports all enterprise-wide technologies including phones, networks, mainframes, databases, security systems, web site, training and IT consulting.

Computer Services supports all of these functions throughout the County and for approximately 30 agencies located throughout the County. Approximately 1,380 networked devices are supported with over 500 users between employees and volunteers. For a fee, the County also provides data to area newspapers, title companies, realtor associations and tax services.


The Position:


Under the general administrative supervision of the County Administrator and policy direction of the Board of County Commission, the Computer Services Director is an administrative, supervisory and highly technical position. Responsibilities include the development, implementation and maintenance of County’s information system needs. The employee in this position coordinates all hardware and software needs of users, system maintenance, security and personnel computer and software related training.   The Computer Services Director is the Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Architect and Chief Security Officer for Butler County.  The Computer Services Director works extensively with other departments on information system and telecommunication needs and support.


How you will make a difference at Butler County:


  • Acts as liaison on behalf of all departments and County Commission on matters of information technology;
  • Assists all departments in information technology planning and implementation  short-term and long-term information management solutions;
  • Provides for overall management, strategy and execution of information management infrastructure to support operations;
  • Assists all departments in the procurement of information and telecommunications technology;
  • Assists all users in the operations of information technology;
  • Designs and oversees development of computer program packages to fit the county’s unique needs;
  • Develops and maintains County’s five year technology plan to include financial budgets for one year, three year, and five year increments to include replacement schedules of computer systems, software, licenses, backup systems, infrastructure support and provide an overall strategic capital improvement plan;
  • Develops and Maintain County’s information and telecommunications disaster recovery procedures;
  • Oversees all county information and telecommunications technology security, performs research and evaluates alternatives, develops solutions;
  • Oversees all county owned information and telecommunications technology;
  • Oversees purchased of all information technology and software (confirming 5years plan conformity);
  • Oversees training of personnel in the use of information technology;
  • Provides advice to the County Commission on decisions involving information and telecommunications technology;
  • Works with internal staff, outside solution provides, consultants and advisers, users and department heads, to develop solutions; Manages and oversee project implementation;
  • Develops, plans, leads and manages hardware, software and application project rollouts to include project management principles and budgeting;
  • Serves as primary contact with outside vendors in the generation of RFPs, bids, contracts, agreements, and other major vendor interactions, Systems Operations and Maintenance;
  • Maintains the integrity and continual operation of the IT network including the wireless networks ensuring the continual functioning of mission critical operations;
  • Maintains security and privacy of the information systems, communication lines, and equipment;
  • Develops, reviews, and certifies all back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plans;
  • Develops complex written troubleshooting, installation and configuration procedures;
  • Researches issues for governing body presentations and departments;
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or as required.

Certificate, License: Valid driver's license.


Required Education and/or Experience:  Six years or more related experience and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after six months in the position.  Information and telecommunication technology administration. Degree in information processing or business administration with information technology emphasis.


Preferred Education and/or Experience:  Eight years or more related experience and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Abilities, Knowledge, Skills:

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations; 
  • Ability to convey and receive detailed and important verbal and written instructions to and from other workers and the general public;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors;          
  • Ability to express ideas to others by means of verbal and written communication;
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables;
  • Ability to manage;
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents;
  • Ability to reliably and predictably carry out duties;
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community;
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference;
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Kansas’s county government;
  • Knowledge of computer programming and application development, information security practices; information processing technology, networking, and system analysis;
  • Knowledge of telecommunications technology;
  • Skill in budget preparation;
  • Skill in interpersonal communication.


Problem Solving: Extensive problem solving exists in this position.  Problems include designing and changing information technology. Extensive analytical problem solving and troubleshooting.


Decision Making: Extensive decision-making exists in this position.  Decisions include determining information and telecommunications technology requirements, project priorities and staff training solutions.


Accountability: Employee is responsible for budgetary and spending authority of $500,000. Employee is responsible for County information technology assets in excess of $2,000,000.


Supervision: Little or no direct supervision is provided. Supervisor seldom reviews decisions. Employee has hiring and supervisory over subordinate personnel.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of a department or function. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include supervising direct reports through coaching, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Personal Relationships: Continual contact with other departments, vendors and County taxing entities and frequent contact with the general public.


  • Medical Plan – AETNA Network.  Single and Family plans available, as well as traditional and HDHP.  Deductible and co-pays apply.
  • Health Savings Accounts with employer contributions
  • Prescription Drug Plan – Maxorplus Network.  Co-pays apply.
  • Dental Plan – employees participate in Delta Dental of Kansas.  Co-pays apply.
  • Vision – employees participate in Vision Care Direct. Co-pays apply.
  • Life Insurance – employees are entitled to a $10,000 Life Insurance with Companion Life.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – employees participate in Health Care and Dependent Care reimbursement accounts.
  • YMCA Discount
  • Wellness program
  • Butler County Employee’s Association
  • Generous paid leave, including Sick, Vacation, and Holiday pay
  • Eligibility for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
  • KPERS (Kansas Public Employees Retirement System)
  • KPERS Life insurance (equal to 150% of annual salary)
  • KPERS Group Optional Life Insurance (Term life insurance up to $250,000)
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Butler County is Proud to Be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

We value diversity in the workplace.  Candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, political affiliation, national origin, age, or any other protected class. Interested individuals, who meet the basic requirements, are invited to apply for consideration.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

It is the policy of Butler County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interview, or pre-employment testing process should notify Melissa Riley, Director of Human Resources, at 316-322-4324.




Vacancy Number: BU0080119001

Open Date: 1/31/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: