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Position Announcement

IT Resources Manager

This opportunity is currently closed for review of candidates.

The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is seeking an IT Resources Manager to be based in its office in Charleston, South Carolina. The position will (1) maintain and update the agency’s hardware and software, (2) ensure all Consortium IT infrastructure retains full compliance with ongoing and upcoming State-mandate IT security policies and procedures, and (3) develop and manage cloud computing and virtualization program to meet the needs of the Consortium.

The IT Resources Manager will be a full-time employee of the Consortium. Work plans for this position will be based on and consistent with the guidance provided by the Consortium, the State of South Carolina, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Consortium is a university-based state agency established in 1980 to optimize the environmental, social, and economic potential of the coastal and marine resources of the state and region through the support of high-quality research, extension, communications, and education programming.

Major Responsibilities

1.  Maintain and update all agency hardware systems and software suites to provide continuous, uninterrupted operations:

  • Evaluate, monitor, and replace (as necessary via the Consortium’s lifecycle plan) in-house hardware including, but not limited to, network servers, end user devices, mobile/portable computing devices, and printers housed at the Consortium;
  • Evaluate, monitor, and update/modify (as necessary) in-house software programs including, but not limited to, network and end-user machine operating systems, security monitoring and anti-virus/spam programs/filtration, business/office suites, and other specialized programs;
  • Document and update accurate records of the Consortium’s inventory database for in-house hardware and software programs (as necessary via the Consortium’s lifecycle plan and required updates for software).

2.  Ensure all Consortium IT infrastructure retains full compliance with ongoing and upcoming State-mandate IT security policies and procedures regarding the storage, access, and security of electronic information. Develop and implement in-house IT and information security policies and procedures as directed by the Consortium, the State of South Carolina, the Federal government, and other relevant parties:

  • Stay abreast of information security changes (including, but not limited to IT) and future updates provided from state Division of Technology, Division of Information Security, Division of Technology Operations, and Enterprise Privacy Office, and provide input to all relevant parties on behalf of the Consortium and vice-versa;
  • Develop and implement in-house IT training guide for Consortium employees and others, based on resources provided by the State of South Carolina and other sources.

3.  Develop and manage cloud computing and virtualization program to meet the needs of the Consortium.

  • Manage vendor contacts and interact with procurement reporting and inventory management of software and hardware, along with IT products and equipment;
  • Manage and update current server hardware to latest versions (as required) while utilizing virtualization and cloud services (IaaS and/or SaaS) as appropriate;
  • Develop new and/or adapt existing data management solutions to support online processes related to grant proposal solicitation and review, project and event reporting, mailing/contact list services, and end-user information resources;
  • Analyze and report on performance of these applications, programs, and products.

4.  Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

The successful applicant will possess a minimum education level of a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field and applicable certification, and have no less than five years experience in a broad range of IT applications including hands-on database development.

Relevant experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor degree. Applicant must have the ability to solve basic to moderately complex problems and apply critical thinking skills to needs or problems, as well as research and learn new technologies to acquire skills through independent study.Position will require effective communication with a diverse staff of programmatic and administrative specialists to ensure consistent and functional content and database development and design.

1.  Successful applicant must have advanced knowledge of or experience with:

  • Network and end-user hardware, software, operation systems, programming languages or other information technology resources;
  • Security administration for various operation systems and software with the ability to write detailed technical documentation on security procedures;
  • Understanding of information risk-concepts and principles as a means of managing business needs and security controls.

2.  Successful applicant must have moderate knowledge of or experience with:

  • Capabilities, programming techniques, and intricacies of information systems, including abilities to write and revise computer programs in various languages;
  • DNS web-hosting certificate and security management.

Travel throughout the state and region is necessary; a valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful applicant will possess a minimum education level of a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field and applicable certification, and have no less than seven years of experience in a broad range of IT applications including hands-on website and database development, Additional qualifications/experiences include: detailed experience with cloud computing and virtualized environments and ability to assist with user interface/user experience decisions based on a strong understanding of and the ability to meet new compliance requirements.

Position Type

Regular, full-time state position. Agency hiring range: $49,594 to $70,174. The finalist for this position must successfully complete an e-verify and driver’s license background check. Applications must be accurate and complete. The quality of the application presented (completeness and accuracy as well as grammar and spelling) will be considered prior to the offer of an interview.

Work Location and Hours

This position is based in Charleston, South Carolina. Normal Consortium business hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

To Apply

Please complete an application online at the State of South Carolina .

Acceptance of applications began on July 8, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Applicants will be contacted for interviews.

The South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.