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Deputy Secretary

New Mexico Department of Information Technology (DoIT)


The New Mexico Department of Information Technology (DoIT) is the enterprise technology partner serving and supporting State Agencies with innovative solutions to advance the delivery of their core missions and to create progress for all New Mexicans. DoIT was established in 2007 as an executive branch cabinet-level department to streamline and improve state information technology systems. The intent is to make the state a good steward of taxpayer dollars spent on Information Technology (I.T.) by providing enterprise services (telephone, networking, cloud, hosting, etc.) and by providing oversight (contract review, project certification, technology architecture review, etc.) through the Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO). The agency also maintains the statewide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (SHARE), a help desk, statewide emergency radio, and desktop support. Other functions include cybersecurity, program support, and administrative support of the Office of Broadband Access and Expansion (OBAE).

Location of Position:

The position is located in the Simms Building at 715 Alta Vista St, Santa Fe, NM. Additional office space is available at Oso Grande located at 725 6th St NW B, Albuquerque, NM. Occasional statewide travel may be required to meet customers and constituents and in support of legislative committee meetings.

Applicants must be a resident of, or be willing to relocate to, New Mexico and possess or obtain a NM driver’s license (or resident ID card).

Main Purpose of Job:

The Deputy Director is a Full-Time exempt position (GOVEX) and serves at the will of the Governor reporting directly to the Cabinet Secretary-Designee & State CIO. The selected individual will support the Secretary as the senior member of DoIT staff who will conduct leadership meetings and facilitate the implementation of the strategy and vision of the Secretary. The deputy secretary will have direct reports, augment the bandwidth of the Secretary, and mitigate relative weaknesses in the areas such as public administration with complementary strengths.

Position Duties:
  • Represent the Secretary and the department by participating in forums such as project Executive Steering Committees (ESC), community and professional groups, legislative committees, interaction with key customers including state agency CIOs, and with strategic vendors.
  • Management of high-level directors including hiring and supervising staff for DoIT as authorized by the New Mexico State Personnel Board Rules and Regulations.
  • Champion strategic projects such as development of a quality management system that includes document control systems, creation and monitoring of key success indicators and metrics and which promotes consistent service delivery per service level agreements and promotes continuous improvement.
  • Advocate to promote agency goals to and from the Governor’s office, the legislature, and peer agencies.
  • Collaborate with the Secretary and key leadership to develop strategies to meet the mission of the agency and propose project and initiatives to meet those objectives.
  • Defend alternative viewpoints and processes to promote good decision making within DoIT and supporting decisions when made.
Minimum Education or General Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Management of Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, Leadership, etc.) from an accredited college or university.

Master’s Degree preferred.

Minimum of 10 years senior management experience to include: budget and accounting management, personnel management, program management, policy development and implementation public relations, outreach, and advocacy. Prior knowledge of state, local, or federal government and with 5 years related experience in I.T.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Interested in the position? Let us know.

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The Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is located on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol in Room 400.

490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 400
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 476-2200
Toll free: (833) 520-0020

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