Sartor and Associates has been retained by Utilities Kingston to fill an Information Technology and Information Systems (IT/IS) Manager vacancy. The position will report directly to the Utilities Kingston Director of Corporate Services.
Utilities Kingston has provided local residents with safe and reliable utility services for over 150 years. The company deploys a unique multi-utility model which includes the efficient coordination of projects that combine water, sewer, gas, electricity, streetlights and traffic signals, and road works. This approach leads to timely and cost-effective completion of projects, with less disruption for customers.
Utilities Kingston provides the following core utility services:
Utilities Kingston Strategic Direction
To advance the unique multi-utility model to benefit our customers and build better communities.
To manage, operate and maintain community infrastructure to deliver safe, reliable services and a personal customer experience.
Safety, integrity, innovation and reliability.
Reporting to the Director of Corporate services, the Manager of Information Technology and Information Systems provides leadership, sets work priorities, and provides ongoing support to IT/IS staff in the planning, management, and operations of corporate information systems applications, data, websites, and infrastructure.
The IT/IS Manager works closely with the Director of Corporate Services to develop, communicate, and execute a corporate IT/ IS strategy that aligns with the overall corporate strategy and the attainment of associated corporate goals.
The Manager of IT/IS plays an important role in liaising with other members of the Management Team to ensure that IT and IS plans and priorities properly support the functional departments in their requirements to meet organizational improvement targets.
Positions Supervised: 7 including an IT/IS Supervisor
DUTIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
KEY ATTRIBUTES & COMPETENCIES
Relationship and Network Building
Seeks and builds alliances, maintains effective relationships, communicates in a compelling and articulate manner instilling commitment, and fosters open respectful two-way communication channels, internally and externally, to further the strategy and vision of the enterprise.
Knows, understands and operates sensitively and effectively within the political structures and climates, strategically influencing outcomes.
Communication and Presentation
Ability to articulate ideas and concepts in a way that influences receiving individuals. Ability to respectfully communicate ideas and information (often technical) in writing to ensure that information and messages are understood and have the desired impact
Analyses and synthesizes information to understand issues, identify options, and make appropriate, realistic and timely decisions based on consideration of the available facts and alternatives and sound calculation of risks.
Actively listens for underlying nuances and messages and uses effective communication to build consensus, manage and/or resolve conflicts, and reach mutually agreeable outcomes.
Remains energized, positive, and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
Note (1): This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the incumbent. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties which may be assigned from time to time.
To explore this opportunity further, please email your resume (filename - “Last name, First name - CV”), with “Utilities Kingston Manager of Information Technology” in the subject line, in confidence to Larry Sartor at firstname.lastname@example.org and Mark Fukuzawa at email@example.com.
It is Utilities Kingston’s policy to comply with all applicable laws and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status or any other protected class.
Appropriate accommodations will be provided as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon request. We thank all those that apply for the position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.