Director of Management Information Systems

Department: 

Management Information Systems, George W. Dunne Cook County Administration Building, 69 W. Washington Street, Chicago, IL60602

Position Description:

The State’s Attorney seeks a Director of Management Information Systems (MIS). The primary function of the Director is to provide strategic and operational oversight of the MIS Department in the second-largest public legal office in the country. The Director will provide support for a dynamic and growing user population currently numbered at over 1,200. The Director will coordinate with executive staff on both short-term and long-term strategic office needs. The Director will also coordinate with county, city, state, and federal partners and stakeholders on strategic initiatives within the public safety and justice systems.

Working Environment & Reporting Structure:

The Director of MIS reports directly to the Chief Data and Technology Officer and manages a staff of 13 direct reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the CCSAO IT Department and resources related to information technologyand security.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a strategic plan inline with the CCSAO’s business goals and advocate for the appropriate resources to achieve thosegoals.
  • Manage, mentor, and grow a diverse cohort of union and non-union staff, includingmiddle managers, developers, and supportengineers.
  • Lead department collaboration with staff, supervisors, and executive leadership tounderstand challenges, workshop solutions, and deliver mission-criticalwins.
  • Maintain the office’s 24/7/365 adherence to regulatory compliance, security integrity,and critical systems operationalsupport.
  • OverseeMIScommunicationprocessforofficewidestaffawarenessofoperationalissues, threat environment awareness, and technologyupgrades.
  • Develop, implement, and manage continuity of operations and disaster recovery plans, including data retention and retrievalenvironment.
  • Support interagencycollaborationthat includeshighlysensitivedata,multipleagencies,and development of specific governingpolicies.
  • Oversee the CCSAO’s migration to the cloud and mobile first workenvironment. 
  • Manage IT procurement processes and vendorrelationships.
  • Advocate for necessary resources to meet operational needs and regulatoryrestrictions.
  • Stay current on emerging technologies and trends in thefield.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least five (5) yearsof information technology managementexperience.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in project and change managementoperations.
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in cloud solutions, migration, anddelivery.
  • Commitment to socialjustice.
  • Self-driven, exceptional work ethic,and strong attention todetail.
  • Excellent oral and written communicationskills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and work in a complex and highly-regulatedenvironment.
  • Experience managing software vendors and implementing large scalesystems.
  • Ability to solve problems, identify solutions, and appropriately escalateissues.
  • Must be highly adaptable and able to prioritize competing interests in a constantly evolving environment.
  • Experience working in entire Microsoft ecology including Active Directory, Windows Server, and SQL Server going back to Windows 2000 throughAzure.
  • Must uphold the mission and values of the CCSAO at alltimes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements surrounding general legal practice in both public and private sectors, and the criminal justice enterprise specifically such as rules ofevidence, juvenile justice act, and CJISframework.
  • Experience navigating procurementprocesses.
  • Experience maintaining a secure environment with thousands ofexposure points ranging from novice users to multiple externally facing assets.
  • Juris Doctor or Master’s degree in business administration, computertechnology, information technology or publicpolicy.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) is an equal opportunity employer, which seeks to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The CCSAO does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin,age,physicalandmentaldisability,sexualorientation,gender identity,genderexpression, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Upon request, the CCSAO will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals due to a disability or pregnancy.

Contact:

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume and statement of interest to www.cookcountystatesattorney.org/MISDirector.