The City of Wetaskiwin
Do you want to be a part of a different kind of local government? We are a diverse, collaborative, and eager team that knows it can be done better and we are doing it! We started by listening to our citizens to get their vision of our community in 50 years and the creativity flowed from there. [What if Wetaskiwin] is a collaborative and inclusive place where we can examine our current state; share ideas for making things better; and turn these ideas into actionable plans. This is the heart of the City's 50-Year Community Vision, and it belongs to all Wetaskiwinites.
Council’s Strategic Plan has us exploring ways to sustain a strong economy, stay safe, focus on community, and the environment, while the City’s Corporate Business Plan prioritizes a people first philosophy. Our values are Trust, Resourcefulness, and Integrity. We cultivate well-being, through our team’s dedication to building positive, trusting, and fulfilling relationships, and we serve the community by partnering in capacity building to cultivate positive relationships which enhance the overall wellbeing of our community.
Located only 35 minutes south of Edmonton and 55 minutes north of Red Deer, the City of Wetaskiwin provides all the amenities and quality of life of an urban-rural center.
Reporting to the General Manager of Corporate Services this position is responsible for managing the City’s Information Services functions including Information Technology (IT), GIS, Records Management and FOIP. Telecommuting up to 3 days per week and optional participation in the Earned Day Off program are just some of the perks offered with this role!
The Information Services Manager oversees long-term and large-scoped projects as well as daily operations of the functions within the scope of technology and data services. Focus will be on strategic planning, providing project management, business analysis, and business relationship management for the City and within the IS Department.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Lead the development and implementation of a 4-year Information Services Department Plan.
Develop operational plans and budgets which incorporate goals and objectives that work towards achieving the strategic direction of the City and aligns with the City’s Corporate Business Plan.
Maintain the IS Department’s Programs and Service Inventory in the City’s Priority Based Budgeting Tool. Programs include:
IT Back up,
IT Network Infrastructure
IT Service Desk
Records Management and FOIP
Administer the funds of the department according to the approved budget and purchasing policies.
Analyze, develop, and implement new and existing policies around IT, Records, FOIP, and GIS.
Management of staff (coach/mentor, performance management, succession planning, training and professional development, work schedules, timesheets)
Analyze, procure, and oversee the implementation of (project management) new equipment, software, and contracted services.
Foster effective teamwork between the IS department and the Leadership Team to ensure that organizational needs are being met and the IS department is properly identified as a key stakeholder in major projects.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the IS department including the functions of IT, GIS, and Records Management/FOIP.
Asset management of IT equipment and software.
Negotiate contracts and leases (i.e., photocopiers, leased computers, software)
Provide training (in-house or contracted) to City employees as needed.
Actively participate in the Leadership Team and ensure the department’s participation in the Health and Safety Program.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Degree or Diploma in Technology, Information Systems or a related field is preferred or a combination of 5 - 7 years of experience.
Certification Experience/Training; ITIL, Microsoft Windows Workstation and Server, SQL Server, Configuration Management using SCCM/Intune/Endpoint Manager, Microsoft 365 and general knowledge of networking, data security, data privacy and GIS concepts is considered an asset.
A minimum of 5 years of IT or GIS management experience.
A broad understanding of municipal government processes and legislation.
Demonstrated competency in long-range planning & strategic thinking.
Experience in asset management will be considered an asset.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:
Technical expertise in one or more of the three IS functions.
Ability to develop and execute strategy, policy, and procedures that address current and emerging needs.
Strong leadership skills.
Experience negotiating contracts and leases.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.
Ability to work under pressure and manage a variety of projects simultaneously.
Ability to liaise and consult with internal and external stakeholders.
Scheduling and time management skills
The City of Wetaskiwin is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement will be utilized for this Employment Opportunity only and is subject to compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted