Deputy Director of Information Technology, BERS

Job Description

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Information Technology (IT) of the Board of Education Retirement System (BERS), with great latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, the Deputy Director of Information Technology will be responsible for operating as the primary technical infrastructure support specialist, responsible for all duties which encompass the operations and security of BERS systems. Performs related work.


Reports to: Director of Information Technology, BERS


Direct Reports: N/A


Key Relationships: BERS Technical Team, DOE Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT), New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT).




  • Responsible for the procurement, set-up, installation, testing, secure operation and monitoring of all servers, storage, desktop, file transfer, telecommunications equipment, and related software, including the monitoring of servers and all other IT equipment as required.
  • Responsible for supporting all IT and physical security systems, including the installation and viability of selected third party applications.
  • Responsible for the protection of the BERS environments from malware.
  • Responsible for maintaining relationships with vendors, other agencies, and proper coverage for all infrastructure within the BERS environment. This also includes other items which may be defined by the Director as needed.
  • Develop and deploy administration scripting such as WMI/Batch/VBScript/PowerShell. Identify incidents/problems of existing Infrastructure services, and provide ownership and direction to resolution.
  • Responsible for the establishment, implementation, and administration of ongoing IT infrastructure engineering policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Configure and administer Windows Active Directory Group Policies. Configure and administer NAS/SAN/VMWare/Hyper-v.
  • Work closely with the BERS Technical Team, DoITT, and DOE-IT to deliver strategic planning technologies for business continuity, disaster recovery, and restoration.
  • Administer enterprise technologies such as Windows servers (2008r2/2012) Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and Office365.
  • Engage with the development teams to provide production management support input for the design of application maintenance builds, including making strategic architecture and application technology decisions to support product operations.
  • Build strong relationships with DoITT, the City’s centralized IT agency, to coordinate successful deployment and ongoing support of our technologies on the City’s shared services platform.
  • Research and manage special technology projects and initiatives as assigned; manage annual budget and software license renewals; support the development and evaluation of technology-related procurements; negotiate and manage vendor scope, project delivery, and execution.


Qualification Requirements:




  1. A master’s degree in computer science from an accredited college and three years of progressively more responsible, full-time, satisfactory experience using mainframe, mini- or micro-computer technology in computer applications programming, systems programming, computer systems development, data telecommunications, data base administration, or planning of data processing, at least 18 months of this experience must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity in the areas of computer applications programming, systems programming, computer systems development, data telecommunications, data base administration, or planning of data processing or in the supervision of staff performing these duties; or
  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of experience as described in “1” above; or
  3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and six years of experience as described in “1” above; or
  4. Education and experience equivalent to “1”, “2” or “3” above. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and must possess at least three years of experience as described in “1” above, including the 18 months of administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in “1” above.


NOTE: The following types of experience are not acceptable: superficial use of preprogrammed software without complex programming, design, implementation or management of the product; use of word processing packages; use of a hand held calculator; primarily the entering or updating of data in a system; the operation of data processing hardware or consoles.




  • Master’s degree in information systems, technology or equivalent with 5-7 years of experience serving in a leadership capacity over technology management and services.
  • Six (6) or more years of experience in network design and configuration, project envisioning, planning, development and deployment.
  • Experience supervising the activities of highly technical IT infrastructure projects.
  • Thorough understanding of secured data transfer protocols such as HTTPS and SFTP, and of encryption methodologies.
  • Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Server 2003/2008/2/2012 and Linux OS.
  • Microsoft and CISCO certifications or equivalent experience.
  • Very good understanding of business continuity/disaster recovery and restoration of services.
  • Ability to implement vision, think strategically, creatively problem-solve, exercise good judgment, and lead change.
  • Understanding of the City’s technical environment and experience working closely with DoITT or public IT infrastructure.
  • Outstanding organizational communication, collaboration, and team-building skills; ability to function in a matrix environment with collaborative decision-making.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Internal candidates preferred.

Salary: $82,805+

(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)


Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Applications will be accepted through September 29, 2016 until 3:00 p.m.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.


It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.  Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at

Job Location
NEW YORK, New York, United States
Position Type
New Posting


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