Director of Information and Technology

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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States

Phone: 312-751-5462
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Director of Information and Technology


Chicago, IL 



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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Director of Information and Technology
Recruitment #23-20001017-002

Date Opened: 1/27/2023 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/24/2023 11:59:00 PM
Job Type: Original Entrance
Salary: Starting Annual Salary $269,933.04

How to Apply: Go to by February 24th to submit an application.

This Classification is considered exempt and is not subject to the Civil Service Examination process.
This examination is open to all candidates, both internal and external, who meet the minimum requirements.
Applications will be accepted only during the designated filing period for this classification.  The opening and closing dates of the filing period are listed in this announcement.  Applications must be filed by the following method:
Submitted online through the District's Online Employment Center at  Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on the closing date in order to be considered.
The deadline for filing an application will not be extended due to any unavailability of the District's Online Employment Center.  The District will not be liable for the Online Employment Center being unavailable for any period of time, and it is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application form is completed and submitted in a timely manner.  Therefore, it is recommended that applications be submitted early in the filing period.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application form is completed and submitted in a timely manner by the method described above
Descriptions and dates of education, experience and any required license or certification should be very clear so that it is understood exactly how the applicant meets the minimum requirements. Prospective employees will be required to provide documentation of the required education, experience and licensure/certification upon employment. Falsification of a material statement in an application may constitute grounds for rejection of the application, or discharge of an employee from his or her position in the Classified Service.
Residency Requirement: There is no residency requirement to submit an application; however, all District employees must be domiciled within the boundaries of the District within six months of successful completion of probation. (The District is in Cook County, Illinois, covering approximately 90% of the county area.)
Probationary Period: The probationary period for this classification is one year (250 days worked).
Hiring and Employment Objectives: The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is committed to hiring and employment practices that base employee selection on a candidate's knowledge, skill and ability to perform effectively on the job; provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants; prohibit the entry of political reasons or factors and other improper considerations into any stage of the selection and hiring processes; and create a transparent, honest and fair hiring system.
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D
Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with applicable laws.  For information regarding accommodation for individuals with disabilities, phone (312) 751-5170 (voice) or (312) 751-5916 (TTY).


Under the general direction of the District's Executive Director, is responsible for the District's information technology program including strategic planning, development, maintenance, security and user support for all systems supporting District activities.
Desirable Qualifications: Master's degree in computer science, public administration, business administration or a related field. Twelve years of professional experience in information technology, of which four years must have been in an administrative capacity, including supervision of professional information technology staff.
Substitution: Additional graduate study in computer science may be substituted for the non-specialized experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years. Additional professional experience in information technology may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.
Application Process: Qualified candidates should submit the following no later than February 24, 2023:  
  • Application
  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter outlining knowledge and experience in the following areas:
    1. Formulating recommendations to management regarding IT programs and policies
    2. Overseeing all operations to ensure the maintenance of reliable, effective and efficient information technology systems
    3. Developing and maintaining an IT strategic plan
    4. Overseeing all information technology acquisitions
    5. Directing the preparation and administration of an Information Technology Department budget
Process: A short list of candidates will be invited to interview. 
If you have any questions please contact Patricia Vanella at 312-751-5172. 


Appointment is subject to successfully passing a physical examination, a drug test and a criminal history background investigation.