Information Technology Officer

Fontana Regional Library
Location (City, State): 
Bryson City, NC

Fontana is a regional public library system serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties with six member libraries and one bookmobile. Fontana is located in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina and is home to numerous outdoor activities including hiking, whitewater sports, and mountain biking, as well as many other tourist attractions. Bryson City is located just over an hour from Asheville shopping and airport and is close to Southwestern Community College and Western Carolina University.

The Fontana Regional Library seeks a full-time qualified professional to serve as part of the Library’s management team. The Information Technology Officer is responsible for technology planning and projects, directing and administering the activities of the Information Technology Department for the library system. This position reports to the Regional Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Information Technology Officer will direct, organize, and control all aspects of information technology governance and activities for the Library, including emerging technologies, information technology security, ethics, contract management, project and resource management, and sustainability. This position provides leadership and guidance to information technology services staff, oversees risk assessment and management, and assures compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. As part of the senior management team, the Information Technology Officer participates in the strategic planning, policy development, marketing, fund development and leadership of the Library system. The person in this role must have the ability to work independently in high-pressure situations and have excellent communication and customer service skills. Applicants should possess a thorough knowledge of governmental information systems principles and standards of federal, state, and county regulations, policies, and procedures. The successful candidate will integrate a “big-picture” perspective with an attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in computer information systems or a related field and 5 years of experience in local government or public service information systems management, at least 3 years of which must have been at a supervisory level is required. A Master’s degree in administration or library science and public library work experience is preferred. Completion of a Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) program is desirable.

SALARY RANGE is $44,000 - $47,000 plus a generous benefits package

How to Apply: 

Complete the application found at Send the application, along with a cover letter and résumé to:
Karen Wallace, Director
Fontana Regional Library
33 Fryemont Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

For questions about the position, contact Karen Wallace at (828) 524-3600 or at kwallace [at] fontanalib [dot] org.