Description :

Job Summary

The Director is responsible for the direction and coordination of county-wide computing operations including all data processing hardware, software, network and system operations, programming, telecommunications, and support personnel;  makes staffing decisions within the department including hiring, training, performance evaluation, scheduling of work load; establishes and directs the long term goals, policies, and procedures for the department; prepares department budget and monitors and approves department purchase orders and expenditures; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies, vendors, and contractors; consults with departments to develop equipment and software purchasing and budget requests; troubleshoots computer and network systems; provides technical advice and information to county employees; provides data backup and recovery, and system security solutions. Prioritizes and plans work, consistently meets deadlines, analyzes information, and makes decisions quickly. Must be able to work under the pressure of time and frequent requests from multiple users each having their own timelines and constraints and with all levels of staff. Must be able to deal effectively and professionally with users whose computer literacy ranges from the novice to the sophisticate.

Work Environment
Work is performed in an office environment; occasionally works outside; travel by car to other departments and to training or meetings; continuous contact with other staff, and outside agencies.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Business Computer Systems, Computer Science and/or five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a computer management position of which two (2) years must have been managing the work of other employees.  

Extensive knowledge of current principles of data processing and computer science.

Must be able to manage multiple projects and priorities concurrently.

Ability to work independently of daily supervision and to exercise discretionary judgement and thinking. 

Valid New Mexico Driver’s license. 

May not have any DWI or DUI within the last five (5) years.

Pass a pre-employment drug test, physical, and background investigation.

Strong communication skills and be able to write clearly and informatively, listen and get clarification, respond well to questions.

Able to organize and prioritize work; use of time efficiently.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

Must reside within reasonable commuting distance of the worksite.

Contact :

Any interested individuals may obtain an application online at or the Cibola County Managers Office during regular working hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Monday through Friday) at 700 E. Roosevelt Avenue, Ste. 50, Grants, New Mexico.  The position will remain open until filled. 

                            Cibola County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled