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The Public Safety Information Technology Portfolio Manager reports within Information Technology for Administrative Services department under the Division of Administrative Services. This position manages stakeholder and support relationships for critical public safety applications and systems. This includes applications supporting functions such as emergency alert and notification, security cameras, and emergency communications systems.
This position requires close communication and daily interaction with the division of information technology, emergency management, and police department to ensure that business goals are clearly defined, communicated and achieved for Public Safety as a whole at the University. The successful candidate must be able to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders across numerous business units across the university.
This position also serves as the focal point of change management and requirements gathering across the university. This position will facilitate the change management process to ensure adequate documentation, testing, and approval are in place. The successful candidate may be called upon to provide project management expertise for information technology projects relating to these applications or other initiatives. These tasks will include activities such as requirements collection, communication, schedule and work breakdown coordination, as well as monitoring and controlling.
The successful candidate must also be able to facilitate strategic and life cycle planning of software, hardware, and other resources related to supported applications. This may include developing and maintaining inventories, projecting costs, identification of technological solutions and replacements, and serving as a consultant and key advisor to supported public safety agencies.
- Bachelor's degree in information technology, business, a related field, or equivalent combination of education/training and work experience.
- Experience supporting and planning public sector projects, with emphasis on requirements collection.
- Demonstrated Project and/or Change Management experience.
-Previous experience preparing reports/documents and presenting information.
- Ability to effectively communicate with management and stakeholders.
- As this position is designated as emergency personnel, the successful candidate must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary to respond to critical incidents.
- Advanced degree in information technology, business, or a related field.
- Experience supporting and providing guidance to public safety stakeholders.
- Relevant professional certification such as ITIL or PMP.
- Experience with formalized project management methodologies.
- Experience with formalized change management methodologies.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Review Date: 03/10/2017