NCBVI Technology Manager

$27.12 hourly
  • Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • 4600 Valley Road, Ste.100 Lincoln Nebraska 68510
  • Jun 17, 2022
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Serve as part of the management team and reports to the Executive Director. Provide leadership to a statewide technology program for staff and consumers. Participate in state enterprise initiatives. May serve on local, state, and national committees related to disability and information technology issues. Plan and implement long-term goals and short-term objectives for assistive technology. Participate on Administrative and Supervisors meetings. Develop and enforce policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure that computers, supporting software and hardware, and the agency’s networks operate as required by the needs of NCBVI staff.

Develop and implement plans, policies, and procedures for the maintenance of computer hardware, software, networks, and data to be used by agency staff. Develop, implement, and maintain procedures for the timely and appropriate acquisition of computer hardware and software. Develop and enforce guidelines to ensure that software used by blind staff members is compatible with nonvisual access technology. Direct and coordinate efforts to enable technical support personnel to evaluate and solve technical problems in a timely and correct fashion.

Participate in planning, development, and implementation of the agency’s strategic plans as they relate to information and nonvisual access technology. Direct the development of procedures to ensure that technologies used in the loaner pool and technology resource center are current and that equipment is loaned in a timely and responsive way to our consumers who need it. Develop and implement policies, plans, and procedures to ensure that technical support is available to help our clients keep functional the nonvisual access technology they use in educational settings or on the job. Direct efforts and provide leadership to ensure that rehabilitation technology specialists maintain the most current knowledge about nonvisual access technology and the integration of that technology into the workplace. Coordinate efforts to ensure that rehabilitation technology specialists provide valid and timely recommendations to counselors and teachers in support of their clients. Provide leadership and guidance to rehabilitation technology specialists to enable them to solve technical problems in an expeditious and correct fashion.

Provide leadership to technology specialists and counselors on all aspects regarding technology, advise the agency leadership and supervisors on all aspects related to technology, mentor technology specialists, train staff and clients, and serve as a liaison between NCBVI and other state agencies and business regarding adaptive technology for the blind (should not be expected to be a support to the OCIO, but a liaison).

Plan and arrange for the technology training needs of agency staff. Assure that new and senior staff have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to carry out their job duties by assessment of the training needs of all staff. Plan and evaluate new staff training as it pertains to technology.

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:  Associate degree in computer science and three years of related technical and business experience. Two years of related technical and business experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. OR Post high school coursework in computer science and four years of related technical and business experience.

PREFERRED: Significant experience working with computer hardware and software in work settings. Training and work experience in computer access by the blind and visually impaired, preferred. Bachelors or training in computer science or computer management. Familiar with ADA and section 508 requirements.

OTHER: Regular and reliable attendance is required. 

Loan Forgiveness?

Yes

Additional Keywords

Technology manager. Application Development.