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at Gila River Indian Community

Posted: 7/9/2019
Job Reference #: 18384-1
Keywords: operations

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Job Title: Director, Management Information Systems

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 18-384
Job Type: Contract Position
Department: Management Information Systems

City: Sacaton, AZ
Location: 97 N. Sacaton Road
Area of Interest: Information Systems
Salary Type: DOE
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $100,101 Salary
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes**THIS IS A CONTRACT POSITION**

Ensures a comprehensive IT infrastructure effectively and efficiently for the GilaRiver Indian Community. Oversees 7 Sections, Administration, Help Desk, Support, Network, Data Center,
Database, and Security.

The Director, Management Information Systems (M18) is responsible for de?ning, updating, and implementing
Information Technology (IT) strategy by aligning IT objectives and programs to enterprise objectives and
strategic goals across the organization. This position performs administrative and professional work in
directing, planning, organizing and managing the activities and staff of the MIS Department, including
personnel computers, mainframe computer processing, micrographic/ records, word processing, and their
application to departmental operations; conducts feasibility studies regarding utilization of facilities and
equipment relating to data processing, developing long and short-range goals and objectives, priority setting and
coordination of contractor activities for software and hardware programs and systems.

0 Plan, organize, coordinate and direct the activities of the MIS department; supervise and evaluate the work
of subordinate administrative staff.
0 Develop, implement and conduct periodic reviews of standard operating procedures for ef?ciency and
effectiveness of computer programs and related documentation.
0 Plan and direct the application of computer and of?ce automation technologies; plan overall computer and
network strategy for GRIC to maintain growth path for automation.
0 Review and recommend security improvements regarding information system security.
0 Provide direction on major projects or problem areas, and develop and implement policies and procedures
applicable to the administrative functions; provide overall policy guidance.
0 Technical advisor and representative for public safety hardware and software.
0 Prepare and coordinate computer related requests for proposals; conduct information system procurement
review and GRIC procurement approval.
0 Work with vendor organizations in the acquisition of computer hardware and software.
0 Participate in collaborative activities including committees and task forces regarding strategic planning for
short and long-range goal and problem-solving.o Consult with management, department heads, and other Community staff to provide input for coordinationof programs involving computer and office technologies.Maintain awareness of new technologies, philosophies, trends and advances in the profession.Develop and administer the annual department budget.Prepare written documents such as legal contracts, requests for bids, and purchases.Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:0 Extensive knowledge of the theories, principles, techniques and applications of electronic data processing to
data control and management systems and of the technical aspects of automated systems design and
computer operations.
0 Working knowledge of Tribal government including informational needs and operations procedures.
0 Knowledge of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).
0 Knowledge of the Gila River Indian Community Policies and Procedures.
0 Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
0 Knowledge of the principles and methods of management, supervision, training, performance appraisals,
budget preparation, and expenditure control.
0 Skill in effectively managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and training staff.
0 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
0 Excellent customer service skills.
0 Ability to effectively plan, supervise and coordinate work of others.
0 Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
0 Ability to understand schematic drawings and layouts to plan for computer network planning.
0 Ability to plan and organize projects and conduct effective oral and written presentations.
0 Ability to monitor and review programs to determine effectiveness.
0 Ability to determine the most effective utilization of equipment and human resources.
0 Ability to review evaluations of new hardware, software and developments within the field of MIS anddetermine appropriateness of use in Community operations.
0 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community
Officials and the general public.
0 Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology,
Management Information or closely related field and a minimum of seven (7) years of senior management
experience in the administration of IT project management, network administration and technical support which
includes four (4) years of supervisory experience.


Required to pass a background check.Required to obtain a Tribal driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record
for the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Supervisory, Salaried Position
Reports to Community Manager or designeeEMPLOYMENT CONTRACT INFORMATION
0 Term of Contract is three years and subject for renewal
0 Compensation re?ected on the Job Announcement and finalized in the Contract will remain the
same, any increases (merit, cost of living for employees, Director Contract will also be eligible for
0 Annual Leave - Allowed a capped amount of leave each fiscal year, (amount of leave determined
upon start date of position). Leave is not carried over into next fiscal year and paid at end of eachfiscal year.
0 Sick Leave - Allowed a capped amount of leave each fiscal year, leave is not paid at end of each
fiscal year.
MEDICAL BENEFIT INFORMATION (effective immediately upon hire date, no probationary periodrequired)0 Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network0 Prescription Program0 Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50
(individual)/$150 (family) deductible for basic and major services0 Vision - plan benefits are provided through Sight Care of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams,
zero co-pay0 Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee and Dependents
through METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost of your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits0 Flexible Spending Account (FSA)0 Short Term Disability0 Long Term Disability0 Employee Assistance ProgramTWELVE (12) PAID HOLIDAYS

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, U. S. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to
achieving the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National
Origin, Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila
River Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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