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Supervisor, Division of Innovative Technology

OFFICIAL TITLE: Supervisor CODE: 0708 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Supervisor, Division of Innovative Technology GRADE: K MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction, oversees and manages the Innovative Technology Unit in the Division of Technology Innovation for the Montgomery County Public Schools. Manages the development of user requirement, evaluates options and formulates long-term solutions for improvement in the Technology Modernization Program (Tech Mod) and for technologies in new and modernized schools.An employee in this class is oversees the assessment of users' requirements for new or modified technologies based on overall feasibility, current and future costs, program timelines, and the results of testing to determine compatibility with current enterprise, school, and office systems capabilities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: This position requires the application of the six leadership standards that have been established for the Montgomery County Business and Operations Administrators Professional Growth System (MCBOA PGS). Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of budgeting, financing, and computer related technology. Knowledge of communication and information technologies and the ability to implement current information technologies and methodologies and best practices. Knowledge of supervisory techniques-and practices. Ability to collaborate with other departments and offices to identify and accommodate user requirements. Ability to plan and, manage programs and motivate and develop staff. Good analytical and technical skills. Ability to track prepare budgets and track financial purchases. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge and application of the six leadership standards that have been established for the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP/MCBOA) Professional Growth System (PGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university. Computer Science of Information Technology degree preferred. Coursework and training should include computer science, information management, business management, financial management, and project management Technical training on workstation and server equipment and software, computer networks, and enterprise systems.A minimum of 5 years of experience in supporting the technology needs of end users, including desktop hardware and software, integrated peripherals, and networked systems. At least two years of experience within K-12 school systems is preferred. Must have experience in integrating new technologies, resolving technical problems, managing enterprise-wide technology projects, and providing staff leadership. Financial management and strategic planning experience is also required. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.)
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Ability to work beyond a 40 hour work week, as needed.


Plans, develops, and manages the Technology Modernization program (Tech Mod).

Manages the development of user requirements for technology projects being implemented by Chief Technology Officer.

Analyzes statistical data to determine needs of client

Plans and manages the approval for the Tech Mod plans and financial tracking of all technology purchases.

Research, test and recommend new technologies.

Manages budget and expenditures for the Innovative Technology unit through planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating, the work of the unit and its staff.

Liaison with principals, teachers, and central office directors and coordinators to ensure program is compatible with student learning goals, curriculum changes, and program requirements where technology is part of the solution.

Liaison with Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium.

Aligns project priorities and purchases with the vision of the division and the MCPS enterprise.

Creates and monitors unit budget.

Monitors purchases and capital expenditures to achieve maximum return for the investments made by MCPS to administering the Tech Mod program.

Collect, analyze data and make recommendations to effectively manage or improve program and/or support to end user.

Stays abreast of current technologies and trends in the information technology industry.

Develops policies and procedures to provide guidance to schools and offices upgrading the hardware and software products.

Oversees and coordinates customer satisfaction survey(s).

Coordinates with and provides expertise to other MCPS divisions and units.

Prepares district software true-ups.

Assists with E-Rate projections and monitoring.

Performs other related duties as required.

Class Established:
Date(s) Revised: 12/08, 11/14
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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