Manager Of iT

  • 5-7 Year
  • Kentville
  •   Posted On: April 6, 2018
  •   Skills:  Presentation, Project Management, Verbal Communication

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

The Municipality of Kings is one of the fastest growing regions in Nova Scotia. Kings is both urban and rural, offering 

exceptional life-style opportunities to its residents. Under the direction of the Director of Finance & IT, the Manager of 

Information Technology (IT) is responsible for the day-to-day supervision and management of all Information Services. This 

position oversees the IT function (Network Administration, Web Development, Database Administration, and IT Support), GIS 

functions (Mapping Systems, Databases, and GIS Projects), in addition to service contracts and the Municipality’s interests 

within the Valley Community Fibre Network. 

Reporting to the Director of Finance & IT, the successful candidate will: 

Manage all Departmental human resources including supervision, training and performance management including

the setting of key targets for all staff (IT and GIS); 

Assist the Director of Finance & IT to prepare IT’s annual operating and capital budgets for the department in line

with the Municipality’s Strategic Plan; 

Ensure the Municipality’s Strategic Plan for the management of all information resources is based on best practices;

Provide project management and prioritization of small to large scale municipal initiatives and projects;

Provide guidance and support in the implementation of the IT Work Plan that may include enhancements to the

organization’s IT infrastructure, systems maintenance and upgrades, and new/improved processes; 

Identify the necessary processes and polices required to ensure the Municipality’s public and staff websites and

other internal web applications are always current, accurate and meet the needs of their target audiences; 

Oversee the corporate GIS Work Plan and ensures GIS Mapping Systems, GIS Databases, and GIS projects follow

internal protocols, policies, and procedures; 

Represent the municipality on boards and committees relevant to IT services;

Manage IT service agreements with municipal partners;

Manage licenses for municipal users and license agreements with vendors;

Advise and manage contracts and services provided to third parties.

Provide advice and manage the Municipality’s interests in the Valley Community Fibre Network

Ensure the required systems are in place to meet the organization’s network, user, communications and data

security needs; and 

Promote a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Desired Qualifications:

A Bachelor Degree or Diploma in a computer science, information systems, or related field is required;

Minimum of 5-7 years related experience including 1-3 years in a management role;

Experience in evaluating technology requirements for business processes and optimizing processes and technology

for higher productivity and efficiency; 

Ability to explain technical concepts and applications to Council and Staff;

Strong knowledge of computer applications within a Windows Server environment;

Ability to think and act strategically in a political and community service environment, and to foster and contribute to

a positive, productive, and inclusive work environment; 

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation/facilitation skills; and

Must have strong project management and research skills with the ability to operate within tight timelines and


Business Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (evening / weekend meetings may be required). 

Compensation includes a competitive salary ($73,513 – $83,931), benefits plan, and pension (Defined Contribution 8% 

Employer 8% Employee Match). Please submit your application by 4:30 PM Friday , April 20th, 2018 . Please merge your 

cover letter and resume into one document. 

To Apply :

Please demonstrate in your application how you meet the above qualifications.

To apply for this position, please click here and you will be redirected to Careerbeacon.

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has been received and we will notify you the status of your application once applicants have been shortlisted. 

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of

credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of your 

employment. Checks may include one or all of the following checks: Reference / Employment Verification, Criminal 

Background, and Education. 

The Municipality of the County of Kings is committed to building and fostering an inclusive and welcoming workplace. 

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