Information Technology Supervisor

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Job Specifications
Classification Level: 
CL 27/28
Salary Range: 
$55,401 - $107,955
Location: 
Los Angeles
Opening Date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Closing Date: 
Open until filled (preference given to applications received by February 9, 2018)
Number of Positions: 
One
Vacancy Number: 
18-05
Job Type: 
Full Time
Position Overview: 

The United States District Court for the Central District of California was established in the year 1966 and serves nearly 20 million citizens. The District is composed of three divisions: Western (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties), Eastern (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties), and Southern (Orange County). The mission of the United States District Court Clerk’s Office is: 

Committed to providing support to the Judges and equal access to the judicial process with fairness, impartiality, and personal integrity by providing service to all.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Court as the Information Technology (IT) Supervisor, where development and roll out of cutting-edge technology is a priority. The IT Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the Court’s IT Department, acquisition of new hardware and software platforms, and coordination of technology initiatives. The IT Supervisor is also expected to mentor and support IT staff. The IT Supervisor’s office is located in Los Angeles, California with required travel to the divisional offices as well as other locations for purposes of support, training and business meetings.  This position reports to the IT Director. 

The successful applicant will leverage technology to further the mission of the Court; work well in a team-centered environment; be committed to employee development and process improvement while fostering and providing the highest level of customer service to all judicial and Clerk’s Office staff, the bar, and the public; and have experience leading and motivating teams possessing a diverse set of technical skills and abilities.

Representative Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing support to judges’ chambers and Clerk’s Office staff in the areas of information technology end-user support, needs analysis and training.
  • Ensuring the successful operation of court provided equipment including:  computers, mobile devices, cellular phones, audio visual systems, and voice/data networks.
  • Assisting the IT Director and IT Manager with the development and execution of short and long-term technology improvement plans.
  • Assists in developing and updating department and Court IT policies and procedures.
  • Assisting in the development, implementation and practiced execution of the Court’s Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Disaster Recovery Plans.
  • Assume responsibility for the day-to-day oversight of inventory and accountability of all IT equipment.
  • Ensuring the timely, and accurate completion of technology initiatives.
  • Supervising IT personnel across the district which includes six, geographically dispersed buildings.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
Skills/Qualifications: 
  • Thorough working knowledge of the theories, principles and best practices of desktop computer and mobile device hardware and software, data communications and networking components and  information technology security.
  • Extensive project, personnel, and vendor management experience.
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment and a knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, and theories of management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess excellent leadership qualities which include the ability to collaborate and work effectively with chambers and court staff, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and other agencies.
  • Self-motivated, result-driven, detail-oriented, and organized.
  • Proficient experience with computer hardware, software, operating systems, mobile devices, LAN/WAN, communications, video-conferencing technology, Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), and audio visual systems.
  • Five years of progressively responsible IT related experience including:
    • Two years of specialized experience, at least one year equivalent to work at the CL 25 level to qualify for CL 27.
    • Two years of specialized experience, at least one year equivalent to work at the CL 27 level to qualify for CL 28.
Physical Requirements: 

Work is performed in an office setting within the district.  Occasional travel to other divisional offices and out-of-district locations may be required.  The ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

Benefits: 
  • United States District Court employees are entitled to federal benefits such as: a defined benefit pension plan; a retirement savings plan including generous matching contributions; paid vacation and sick leave; ten paid holidays per year; and choosing from an array of insurance plans including health, life, dental, vision, long term disability, long term care, and flexible spending programs.
  • Commuter subsidies are available to employees who utilize public transportation to and from work.
  • Extensive on-line training options. Travel for in-person training and professional conferences is available, funds permitting.
  • Federal court employees are eligible to join, the Federal Court Clerks Association, a national professional court organization founded in 1922.
Information for Applicants: 
  • As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to undergo an FBI background check.
  • The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States currently seeking citizenship or intending to become a citizen immediately after meeting the eligibility requirements.
  • This position is subject to mandatory electronic fund transfer (direct deposit) participation for payment of net pay.
  • Expenses associated with interviews or relocation will not be reimbursed.
  • The United States District Court requires employees to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Federal Judicial Employees, which is available on the Court’s website:  www.cacd.uscourts.gov.

Narrative Statement

Applicants must attach a narrative statement to the application answering the following questions:

  1. Explain your management style or philosophy.
  2. Describe the most complex project for which you were responsible, including its planning and execution.
  3. Briefly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications should be submitted to apply_CACD@cacd.uscourts.gov.  Documents must be in Word, or PDF format, and the email should reference Vacancy No. 18-05.  Complete applications must include the following:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a resume with salary history;
  3. copies of certifications;
  4. an application for Federal Branch Employment (please visit the Court’s website at www.cacd.uscourts.gov to download the application form);
  5. completion of the narrative (see above).

Due to the volume of applications received, the Court will communicate only with those individuals who will be interviewed.  Applicants scheduled to interview should advise the Human Resources staff if any accommodation will be necessary.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this announcement, commence interviews immediately, withdraw the announcement, or fill the position at any time, any of which actions may occur without notice.

The Federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.