Established: 09/14
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 2



Under general direction, to plan, organize, supervise and direct staff and work activities within the Information Technology Division of the Sheriff’s Office; and to do other work as required.


The Sheriff’s Office patrols County roads and rivers, investigates crimes, conducts search and rescue operations, obtains, secures and processes evidence and confiscated property, and operates the County jail. The Sheriff's Office jurisdiction includes the unincorporated areas of the County and cities within the County that contract for law enforcement services.

The Sheriff’s Technology Systems Manager is a single incumbent classification within the Sheriff's Office and is not part of a classification series. The incumbent is responsible for functions related to systems administration, networking, hardware and application based resources within Sheriff's Office and works collaboratively with County’s Technology Services Department to plan and acquire information resources.

The Sheriff’s Technology Systems Manager differs from the Information Services Manager used in the Technology Services Department which provides enterprise-wide computing, application development/administration, and computer generated products and services to all County departments.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Designs and implements Sheriff’s Office department-wide technology standards and rule sets; develops and maintains documented operational procedures; develops guidelines and implements and enforces procedures for the storage, security, backup and recovery of Sheriff’s Office law enforcement data to ensure its confidentiality and integrity; establishes and implements CJIS security guidelines for access to various security levels; develops processes to streamline the exchange of information between department personnel as well as with other agencies.
  2. Provides direct supervision and participates in the selection of staff; prioritizes and assigns work to staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments; motivates employees to provide quality service to citizens.
  3. Provides leadership on technology related projects by developing project definitions, schedules, estimates, budget and reporting; estimates and organizes resources, such as time and materials required for project completion; responsible for integration of technology solutions to the existing environment.
  4. Evaluates technology needs of the department, including related budgetary projections and forecasts; works with Services Division command staff to recommend and prepare the Sheriff’s Office technology budget; researches, develops and implements methods to streamline the use of technology for cost reduction purposes.
  5. Manages and monitors the overall information technology support for the Sheriff’s Office; works with staff to develop new technological solutions; provides training and technical guidance to users and staff; works with other technical disciplines to facilitate issue resolution, technology development, integration and interoperability; provides back up technical support for end users when necessary; evaluates and monitors daily user requests for service and coordinates timely responses by Sheriff’s Office information technology staff.
  6. Participates in long range planning, design and deployment of Sheriff’s Office local and wide area network configurations, system infrastructure, equipment and databases in collaboration with the County’s Technology Services Department; confers with other divisions’ command staff with regard to current and projected requirements; monitors resources and system performance and makes appropriate adjustments; conducts research on new systems and applications that may provide effective and innovative technology solutions.
  7. Monitors Sheriff’s Office cellular communications resources, budget expenses and orders new equipment and lines of service; evaluates the performance of cellular service providers and monitors billing to ensure cost effectiveness and appropriate service levels.


Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of computer, data, and telecommunications systems administration, radio equipment; concepts, capabilities and components of current computer technology; principles and practices of data base technology, data modeling and data base design; application integration; data and telecommunications equipment, hardware and software; systems analysis and design.

Working Knowledge of: Principles and practices of personnel management and participative management theories; principles of program planning and project management; configurations including storage devices, mobile devices, printers, communications and related software; applicable computer programming languages; principles and practices of budget development and administration; principles and practices of contract preparation, negotiation, and administration.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; coordinate staff and services regarding the installation, service and maintenance of hardware and software; plan, prioritize, oversee and complete project management tasks; interpret and apply pertinent laws and regulations, requirements, policies and procedures; provide project leadership and direction to accomplish departmental technology goals; identify, diagnose and resolve journey level hardware and software problems; analyze and evaluate information, services, products and equipment; confer with technology vendors regarding suitability in meeting Sheriff’s Office technology needs; research technology trends and make recommendations for future system changes, upgrades, new services products and equipment; hire, supervise, and discipline assigned staff; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity and effectiveness; develop, recommend and implement operational and administrative policies, procedures and methods; plan, develop and evaluate funding requirements; prepare and administer budgets; develop and present program plans and goals; prepare clear and concise reports; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with user representatives, County personnel and vendors.


Must successfully pass an extensive background investigation including national fingerprint records check.

Must pass a pre-employment drug test.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.