Technology Director

MARSH VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT #21
JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

JOB SUMMARY:
The technology director will work independently to ensure maximum performance of a high traffic network infrastructure while maintaining system integrity. Internal networks include computer, voice, Wi-Fi. The ideal candidate is pleasant, helpful and efficient as well as having in-depth knowledge of networks with a focus on maintenance, future planning and design.

QUALIFICATIONS
1. 2-year minimum previous experience in IT, network security or systems support, or network administrator positions, information technology, or computer science field.
Associates or Bachelor’s degree in network administration, information technology, or computer science is a plus.
2. Familiarity with various network types including LANs, WANs, WLANs, SANs, and VoIP networks
3. Possess knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Microsoft server OS, Microsoft tools and applications. Student testing apps and Student Information Systems familiarity is a plus
4. Increase job knowledge through continuing education and professional development opportunities, attend conferences, and read professional industry publications
5. Being on call outside of regular working hours for emergency’s as well as occasional nights and weekends, as needed
6. Possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills
7. Ability to perform well under pressure
8. Have high attention to detail
9. Be a confident communicator
10. Work well independently and with educators and contractors
11. Have a working knowledge of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
12. Manage Technology Assistants

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Design, develop, implement, and maintain network infrastructure, which includes the maintenance of computers and laptops, switches, servers, labs, mobile labs and classrooms
2. Determine network bandwidth needs and recommend measures to meet those requirements
3. Conduct network modeling and analysis to maintain a reliable, high-performance integrated network
4. Direct system installation, computers, laptops, servers, etc. both OS and local applications
5. Select and install appropriate data communications components configured to meet the school’s needs
6. Program routers, switches, and other network hardware
7. Configure servers
8. Maintain and manage backups
9. Maintain district-wide network equipment inventory
10. Maintain firewall security and manage security related to hacking and filter breaches
11. Define, document, and enforce system standards
12. Manage school owned domain names
13. Design, recommend and implement new solutions to improve the resilience of network operations
14. Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problems and outages
15. Schedule updates and upgrades (monthly for servers, weekly for computer users)
16. Engage in data network fault investigations as used in traditional client-server models
17. Secure network systems with policies and tools that define and monitor network access
18. Report network operation status based on project management and priority information
19. Oversee Google Administration including uploading and maintaining all accounts, open sites approved
20. System administrator including updating software for various programs as requested
21. General technology hardware support
22. Oversee Lightspeed software that is used to monitor student activity and provide support to administration and staff
23. Work with various vendors to procure hardware and software
24. Generate purchase orders, send to vendors and follow up in a timely manner to ensure products have been received as ordered
25. Assist district office staff in maintaining software for business applications and HR
26. Clever administrator -- Responsible for corresponding with them and keeping contacts up to date.
27. Coordinate e-rate information with e-rate consultant and file for funds if necessary
28. Perform other duties as assigned

EMPLOYMENT TERMS
The Technology Director shall work twelve months per year, with qualified vacation and personal leave according to district policy or as determined by the Board of Trustees. This is an exempt position (Code of Federal Regulations, part 541). Salary to be determined by the Board of Trustees dependent on experience and knowledge

This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will” and the employee is subject to discharge by the District at any time without cause. The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right in the employee and such are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the District so long as employment continues.

Applicants please fill out the application at: 

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wGKHappn0KHyiFzgkI8SyVoHAcn_1pny/view

Please send application, letter of interest, transcripts (unofficial will be fine) and two letters of recommendation to:

 J Thayne

jthayne@mvsd21.org

 Open until filled. The first round of interviews will be conducted December 11, 2023.

 Benefits

Salary is negotiable depending on experience and knowledge related to the position. District benefits include the following:
Idaho State Health Insurance Available
VSP Vision Insurance
$20,000 Life Insurance Policy
Membership in PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho)
1 Sick Leave Day Per Month

4 Personal Leave Days per Year first year. 8 personal Leave Days per Year second year
Vacation according to district policy

  

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Marsh Valley  School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.