Sr. Director for IT Infrastructure & Operations

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Senior Director for Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure & Operations

Classification Title: Administrator III (MPP III)

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Wednesday, February 1st @ 11:55pm PST

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Information Officer, the Senior Director for Infrastructure & Operations provides direction and oversees the operations of IRT on-premises and cloud-based technology infrastructure, including networks, telephony, servers, storage, virtualization, and network infrastructure and architecture. The Sr. Director I&O brings experience, knowledge, and future vision for transforming the I&O function including its strategy, operating model, product and service offerings and workforce. As a key member of the IRT executive leadership team, this role contributes to the development and execution of the enterprise-wide IT strategy and is responsible for ensuring I&O strategy is fully aligned with IRT and campus goals and priorities.

The Senior Director is responsible for the implementation and operation of security controls, in collaboration with the IRT Information Security Office, to ensure compliance with information security policies.

This position is a part of a diverse and inclusive leadership team that values different points of view to support Sacramento State’s education and research needs in a collaborative work environment, that highly encourages innovation and learning.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,250.00 - $20,063.00 per month  

Hiring Range: $10,000 - $14,000 per month commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

Salary Grade/Range: 3

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-Will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months 

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Other hours as required.

Telecommuting Options:

Hybrid work flexibility is available at up to 1-2 days a week remote, on an opt-in basis.

Please visit the following webpage for more information on the CSU Telecommuting Program:

Per our Out of State Employment Policy (see below), a successful candidate must reside within the State of California upon time of hire.

Department Information 

Who is IRT? 
Information Resources & Technology (IRT) partners with faculty, staff, and students to provide essential information technology services that support mission critical activities and innovative technology solutions that facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals at Sacramento State. 

For more information, please visit: 

Required Qualifications 


  1. A Bachelors degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience.
  2. Three or more years of leadership responsibilities, including strategy, budgeting, and staffing
  3. At least five years experience managing  data center, server management, virtualization, storage, telephony, and operations


  1. Budgeting, estimating, planning for network & telecom infrastructure.
  2. Demonstrated evidence of transformational leadership experience
  3. Experience and knowledge overseeing the development of data center/cable plant infrastructure and related standards
  4. Demonstrated evidence  of excellent project management skills.
  5. Demonstrated evidence of IT configuration management experience.
  6. Demonstrated evidence of IT disaster recovery planning experience.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of cloud infrastructure and services.
  8. Excellent communication skills.
  9. Demonstrated evidence of a proactive customer service ethic, including proven ability to instill a service ethic throughout a unit.
  10. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead highly technical personnel in pursuit of enterprise goals


Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in a related field
  2. Experience developing & implementing cloud strategies.
  3. Evidence of ability to work effectively as a team with division colleagues and decentralized technical support groups, while at the same time fostering enterprise level efficiencies
  4. Experience applying and supporting technology services to faculty, students and staff in a higher education setting
  5. Knowledge of telecom systems & support for police dispatch 911
  6. Demonstrated ability to improve core information technology services and staff through proactive, team-oriented management
  7. A well-defined vision for the use of server, storage, application and network monitoring and optimization tools to enhance the reliability and service effectiveness of core IT services (e.g. complex systems comprised of servers, storage, directory services, authentication systems, database systems, etc)
  8. Experience developing Service Level Agreements (SLA) and Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)

Documents Needed to Apply*

*Failure to upload the required documentation may lead to disqualification.


Cover Letter

Diversity Statement - You will be prompted to respond to the following Diversity Statement prompt as part of your application:

Sacramento State is on a mission to create a welcoming campus free from all forms of bias, discrimination, and oppression. Please share personal and/or professional examples highlighting your support and achievement of antiracism, diversity, equity, and, inclusion efforts.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

CSU Telecommuting Program

Sacramento State is participating in the CSU Telecommuting Program. The opt-in program is available for positions within the Management Personnel Plan (MPP), Academic Professionals of California (APC) union, or California State University Employees Union (CSUEU). All CSU employees, regardless of telecommuting status, must still comply with the CSU’s Out of State Employment Policy.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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