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Executive Technology & Information Officer

Organization: 
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD
Closing date: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

1.0 FTE on a 260 day work calendar
Location: Albany, OR
Competitive salary and benefits package

Please note: Reference checks may be completed as part of the screening process and
prior to receiving an invitation to interview.
If invited to interview the first round interviews will be held July 14th, 2022;
2nd round interviews will be held July 21, 2022.

Applications are available at http://www.lblesd.k12.or.us/employment

A complete application consists of
Online Application
Resume
Cover letter
3 current letters of reference specifically related to this position
Copy of all undergrad and graduate level Transcripts
(Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts
before completion of the hiring process)

As part of the application, you will be requested to complete two essay questions:

Essay Question No. 1

Describe one of the most challenging situations you have had to deal with as an
administrator.
What made it challenging? From that experience what did you learn? In retrospect,
what worked and what would you do differently?

Essay Question No. 2

Describe your philosophy and beliefs regarding leadership and team. Tell us about
a situation where you supported the improvement and development of a high performing
team through training or ongoing coaching. How did you approach the assessment of the
team, the planning for the training/coaching, and the execution of the plan for supporting
ongoing growth and development of the team? How did that experience shape your ongoing
development as a leader?

All school employees are subject to the vaccine rules set forth by the Oregon Health
Authority in OAR 333-019-1030, which means we are requesting proof of vaccination
or one of the listed exceptions. Proof of vaccination or an exception must be
requested and accepted through Human Resources upon hire.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs
unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in the job
description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and
that candidate may be the one who comes from a less traditional background. We
would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our
qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of
this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact the Chief
Human Resource Officer, Kate Marrone: kate.marrone@lblesd.k12.or.us. to discuss
your application.

EXECUTIVE TECHNOLOGY & INFORMATION OFFICER – Technology & Information Services
Classification: Administrator 260 day calendar
Reports to: Superintendent
FSLA Status: Exempt: Level A

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Executive Information Officer directs the services that shapes the future of
technological access for staff and students across our three county region. This is
a pinnacle role in our multifaceted system of network and information technology
services not only for our twelve constituent districts, but a number of districts
throughout the state. This position plans, develops, directs, monitors and maintains
the overall operational and fiscal resources of these systems of service in accordance
with the ESDs Strategic and Local Service Plans. The EIO guides and plans for current
and future needs to staff and administrators in charge of securing the necessary technology
required for educating the 21st centuries PK-21 students. As a pivotal cabinet member, this
role is as equally as crucial to our agency, programs and staff who offer critical services to
our most needy students and families across our region.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Bachelor’s Degree with preferred emphasis in information or instructional technology, project management, computer science or related field, required. Master’s degree preferred.
2. At least 3-5 years of successful experience in the field in a technical organization and demonstrating the ability to promote/develop individual performance and professional growth in staff.
3. Experience in all aspects of information technology planning, development and implementation, including but not limited to enterprise resource planning, systems architecture, telecommunications, database administration, web and social media development, and security/compliance issues.
4. Demonstrated success in providing vision and direction for the design, analysis, implementation and management of agency telecommunications, data, and network systems.
5. Prior experience dealing with governing boards of public agencies, collaborating with users and other stakeholders, and preparing/presenting reports to these groups in both oral and written formats.
6. Experience in meeting deadlines within short and long-range planning processes, project management and budgeting process for technology investments in an organized manner.
7. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the LBL Board of Directors/Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

GENERAL INFORMATION

This position has the following expectations and prerequisite abilities.

1. Maintain a high level of confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, FERPA and adherence to the competent and ethical educator practices.
2. Maintain compliance with state and federal laws governing all aspects of our agency including ORSs, OARs, IDEA, FOIA and CIPA.
3. Promotion of equity and diversity in all settings and understanding and commitment to anti-racist principles.
4. Ability to create a vision for technology services and lead an organization through significant technological change within an agency and a P-21 school system. Ability to write technical reports, bid specifications, and other technical documents.
5. Demonstrated ability to monitor and manage complex and changing budgetary needs.
6. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical customers and employees.
7. Demonstrated experience of excellent interpersonal communication and public relations skills.
8. Demonstrated experience of excellent leadership at the building, district, regional and/or state level.
9. Demonstrates flexibility and a professional disposition in working with co-workers, constituent district personnel, and the public.
10. Demonstrates exceptional skills in building and maintaining a positive culture, consensus building, and effective and efficient team facilitation.
11. Present self and LBL in a professional manner including maintaining professional dress standards.
12. Provide own transportation to numerous settings within a flexible work schedule that may include evenings and occasional overnight stays.
13. Ability to lift, carry or transport up to 40 pounds.
14. Ability to sit for extended periods of time in a vehicle or work setting.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, and duties associated
with this position. The supervisor of this position may modify this list at any time it’s deemed necessary.

1. Provide regional leadership to support federal, state and local initiatives.
2. Coordinate programs and services to support priorities of LBL and local districts.
3. Provide support to the Superintendent and work collaboratively as a member of the executive team to provide leadership for efficient and effective services to component districts and other agency/districts.
4. Participate in agency-wide decision-making activities and work directly with cabinet to identify issues and practices that effect the future of the agency.
5. Manage technology infrastructure and delivery of services to support teaching and learning as well as business, administrative and data services.
6. Collaborate with LBL programs, school districts, and other organizations to interpret, synthesize and forecast changing needs. Then evaluate, recommend, create and implement valued and efficient services to meet those needs.
7. Develop and sustain a culture of continuous improvement related to the integration of new technologies into the agency which can increase productivity.
8. Develop, interpret and implement agency policies and procedures as they relate to the program.
9. Assure program complies with Federal, State and local regulations, including COPPA, CIPA and OCIPA procedures.
10. Assure and lead the ethical and prudent conduct and management of the agency’s technology and information security, including data risk management, cybersecurity and a continuous improvement plan in the areas of information, instruction and data.
11. Manage projects by developing cost models, ensuring prerequisites, determining milestones, and managing milestone attainment, on schedule and within budget.
12. Envision, create, market and implement entrepreneurial services to increase revenue.
13. Represent the interests of the agency and user community when negotiating vendor contracts.
14. Oversee the acquisition of equipment as appropriate and related to the capital improvement plan while assuring that the systems installed provide the agency with the best value and performance throughout the life-cycle of the technology.
15. Maintain a currently trained staff who can respond to the agency’s information systems and communication needs with current technology and systems design.
16. Supports the continuous delivery of information technology services through the development of a disaster recovery and business continuity plan that clearly assigns roles and responsibilities that ensure the security and sustainability of LBL ESD operations.
17. Utilize teleservice platform to provide services to educators, students and district staff as directed.

Salary and Benefit Information
Salary and benefit information shown are based on full-time employment (1.0 FTE) based on the current school year
Placement on the Linn Benton Lincoln ESD Administrative salary schedule will be commensurate with applicant’s qualifications, relevant training, and experience
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD will provide an Insurance CAP to assist with health, dental and vision insurance premiums
Employer paid PERS, holidays, sick leave and personal days are also provided
260 day Administrators also receive 22 vacation days
Employer paid Life Insurance 1 x annual salary
Employer paid Basic AD&D and Long Term Disability
Cell Phone/Data Stipend
Discretionary Fringe - 8.5% of salary

Health Insurance

Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) provides insurance to school and education service district employees

Includes medical, dental, vision & prescription insurance
Monthly premium deducted pre-tax
LBLESD contributes a monthly CAP/Pool to help offset insurance cost
Health Savings Accounts for high deductible plans
Flexible Spending Accounts

Carriers offered are:

Moda
Kaiser
Willamette Dental Group

Retirement

PERS – Public Employee Retirement System
For more information visit: state.or.us
LBLESD pays the 6% employee contribution on behalf of each employee

Personal Leave

Up to 24 hours

Sick Leave

Up to 96 hours
Sick Leave Bank
Employees may opt to donate one day of sick leave to become a member of the Sick Leave Bank
Members may request leave from the sick leave bank in the event of a catastrophic illness or injury

Professional Development Opportunities

LBLESD hosts a variety of training classes
First Aid/CPR classes offered onsite
Includes workshops and conferences

Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact Human Resources at 541-812-2624 for additional information and assistance.

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting with their completed application a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension as verification of eligibility. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.