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VP, Technology

Austin, TX, US, 78636

Position open until filled

WORK LOCATION:   Corporate Headquarters in Johnson City, TX 78636.


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the leadership, vision and blueprint for application of technology strategies across the Cooperative. This role will provide leadership and support to all aspects of technology infrastructure including control center operations, software, hardware, network, telecom and mobile systems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Executive and Senior Leadership to help organize, invest, and maximize the most appropriate technology in order to help PEC reach its most critical Strategic Initiatives. 
  • Develop and deploy short term and long term Information Technology strategies to support the cooperative’s organizational goals and initiatives
  • Evaluate existing business technology resources and recommend new technologies or upgrades/enhancements to technologies to improve business performance
  • Oversee the development of scalable operations infrastructure that supports data and communications reliability, integrity and security
  • Lead and oversee the deployment of upgrades or enhancements to minimize downtime or loss of productivity
  • Ensure IT data security, risk management, disaster recovery and business continuity planning processes and provide regular review for currency and adequacy 
  • Lead and coordinate all phases of the organization’s technologies, including system design, programming installation, operations and maintenance
  • Identify opportunities for the most appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in technology operation systems and resources
  • Develop and manage the technology operations annual operating and capital budget
  • Partner with functional leaders to ensure that their technology needs are met in a proactive and efficient manner
  • Provide employees with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving escalated complaints or disputes
  • Implement corporate and departmental policies, procedures, and service standards in conjunction with leadership and management
  • Interpret and communicate work procedures and company policies to staff
  • Develop and review operating procedures
  • Develop and manage department budget
  • Establish work priorities and activities
  • Recommend promotions, transfers, hires and other disciplinary action
  • Establish metrics and prepare monthly reports
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
  • Other duties as assigned



Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:

A full range of supervisory activities, training, evaluation, counseling and recommendation for termination.  This includes, but is not limited to, effectively communicating organizational policies and other information to subordinates, ensuring that employees have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques and budgeting
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in the information technology field as it relates to the electrical utility industry
  • Knowledge of all computing platforms; network, web, cloud, and mobile based systems
  • Knowledge of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Knowledge of telecommunication systems
  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment regulations
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Skilled in monitoring and managing performance
  • Skilled in establishing and communicating performance expectations and metrics
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Skilled in anticipating, identifying, analyzing and resolving conflict and problems
  • Ability to foster teamwork
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in fast paced environment
  • Ability to accept and adapt to change
  • Ability to link business processes with technical solutions
  • Ability to strategically plan and execute
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing


Minimum Qualifications – (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensure):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field
  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology preferred
  • Ten years of related Technology experience
  • Ten years of progressive experience in leadership or managerial positions
  • Valid Texas driver’s license


WORK LOCATION:   Corporate Headquarters in Johnson City, TX 78636.





Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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