This is a management position with responsibility for planning and overseeing the operations of COG’s information technology systems. The position encompasses the roles and responsibilities of a senior manager with overall oversight of information technology systems, networks, computer operations, and IT contracts. Work may also include oversight for COG’s facilities management responsibilities for COG’s office space. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Deputy Executive Director.
Responsible for the formulation of policy recommendations and establishment and maintenance of information technology standards, as well as the planning, programming, acquisition, installation and support of information technology systems, telephony, wired network, wireless network installations, and implementation of new systems including cloud technology.
For more than 50 years, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, known as COG, has helped develop regional solutions to such issues as the environment, affordable housing, growth and development, public health, child welfare, public safety, homeland security, and transportation. Founded in 1957, COG is an independent, 501c3 nonprofit association comprised of elected officials from 23 local governments, members of the Maryland and Virginia state legislatures, and members of the U.S. Congress. COG is supported by financial contributions from its participating local governments, federal and state grants and contracts, fee-for-service contributions, and donations from foundations and the private sector.