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IT Manager | Alabama Department of Commerce

Alabama Department of Commerce in Montgomery, AL is seeking a full-time IT Manager.

($93,343 – $133,917)


ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: September 8, 2023
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 29, 2023
PROJECTED START DATE: November 1, 2023


All resumes (mailed or electronic) must be received no later than 1:00 p.m. on September 29, 2023 to be considered. 


A highly responsible position establishing and directing all IT operations for the Department of Commerce. Manages, supervises, and exercises independent judgment in carrying out IT objectives and responsible for executing the manner as it is achieved. This position will supervise a staff up-to (3) employees.


Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Serves as IT Division Manager and the Department’s spokesperson. Manages, advises, and coordinates all IT operations in collaboration with the Secretary of Commerce and the executive leadership team to implement strategic direction for the Department. Monitors and evaluates progress. Provides leadership and assistance as necessary to effectively facilitate the Department’s mission.
  • Manages IT staff so that the work and outcomes are monitored, and individual productivity goals are met with no valid delay in projects and assignments. Ensures employee performance problems are handled properly and all governed policies and procedures are followed correctly.
  • Oversees the monitoring of voice and data systems, network systems, and performance to recommend improvements, increase efficiency, and avoid network problems and downtime.
  • Oversees and supervises the design, configuration, and implementation of network hardware, software, ancillary services, and network communication gateways to other computing settings.
  • Manages and directs the financial activities of Commerce’s IT resources, initiatives, and investments. Implements effective budgeting and cost-savings. Approves or disapproves the organization’s IT-related expenditures.
  • Oversees and supervises the design, implementation, and evaluation of Commerce cybersecurity defense measures, programs, and initiatives that ensure the security of the organization’s digital assets and operating capability.
  • Develops and oversees the design, implementation, and evaluation of Commerce’s IT training programs and initiatives that promote positive employee engagement and enhanced organizational performance.
  • Provides leadership and IT strategic management to Commerce divisions so that each division’s IT-related activities effectively contribute to achieving the Department’s strategic business objectives.
  • Stays abreast of current technology trends by attending classes and attaining certifications in specific technical areas, etc.
Work Habits
  • Communicates professionally with staff, company representatives, co-workers, government officials, and the general public, as required.
  • Plans daily/weekly work schedule.
  • Maintains housekeeping to organizational standards.
  • Accountable for Commerce resources within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the job.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  1. Knowledge of generally accepted office practices and procedures.
  2. Ability to function in an automated work environment.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  4. Ability to work independently without supervision.
  5. Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple functions concurrently.
  6. Ability to work in a constant state of awareness.
  7. Ability to function in a team-based environment.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.


Salary and General:

Initial placement will be based on experience and education within a range of $93,343 – $133,917.00. Paid monthly. Excellent benefits package included.


Criminal Background Check:
The applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a Criminal Background Check consent form and to submit a nonrefundable $25.61 payment for the cost of the criminal background check. (Note: $25.61 fee is based on possession of an Alabama Driver’s License. The fee for the background check may be more or less if the driver’s license is not an Alabama license.) Permanent employment will be contingent upon the results of the criminal background check.
Resumes received by mail or email after 1:00 p.m. on September 29, 2023, will not be considered for review. Interviews are by appointment only. Successful applicants will be notified by email. If selected for an interview, applicants must travel at their own expense to the interview site. Male applicants between the ages of 18-26 must provide proof of Selective Service Registration when requested. Employment references may be requested during the application process.




Resumes will be accepted by email at: commitmgr@aidt.edu


Resumes will also be accepted by mail to the name/address below:
401 Adams Av Suite 624
Montgomery, AL 36130


The Department of Commerce/AIDT is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of Commerce/AIDT that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. Commerce/AIDT will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants or employees with a disability. Commerce reserves the rights to withdraw, modify, or extend this job announcement at any time prior to the awarding of the position.
The Department of Commerce/AIDT participates in E-Verify, a Federal law that requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.