Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Information Technology (IT) Manager

    Job Locations US-CA-SAN DIEGO
    Req No.
    Information Technology
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Company Description

    Mental Health Systems, Inc. (MHS) was established over 30 years ago to provide mental health and substance abuse services. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance abuse and behavioral health disorders. We continue to ensure that the delivery of these services conforms to the MHS core values. MHS is a Drug-Free workplace therefore all staff must comply with Drug-Free Workplace requirements regarding alcohol and drug use. MHS performs post-offer substance abuse testing on all employees. MHS provides a full range of benefits to regular employees. These benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, partially paid employee health insurance, flexible spending account, paid employee long-term disability insurance, an MHS funded profit sharing plan, and an individual employee-funded 403(b) plan. Benefit eligibility is contingent upon employment status; see MHS Employee Handbook for full details. Eligible part-time employees will receive benefits on a prorated basis. Eligibility for employment with MHS requires satisfactory criminal background clearance including conviction records.

    Position Description

    Position Description

    Responsible for management of the data-to-day operations of MHS’s IT systems and providing technical support for all MHS staff members, clients and affiliates in regard to computer hardware, software, operating system, networking and storage.



    • Supports all IT related on-premise and cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure) infrastructures, including network, servers, workstations, hardware, and applications.
    • Directs and prioritizes day-to-day activities of help desk, infrastructure, networking, security, IT hardware, software, and application support
    • Leads system performance and capacity planning
    • Ensures maximum up-time and performance for network and Windows servers and desktops
    • Develops and implements disaster recovery and business continuity plans 
    • Monitors and maintains anti-virus, spyware, and malware management solutions
    • Administers AD, DNS, DHCP, FTP, and SSL (CA) services
    • Administers Office 365, Dynamics GP, Dynamics CRM and SharePoint
    • Implements and supports Microsoft WSUS, Group Policies, and SQL 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014 servers
    • Deploys and managers user administration
    • Oversees Patch Management for devices, servers, and applications
    • Documents, maintains, and executes policies, procedures, and service level agreements for IT operations
    • Ensures that policies and procedures for monitoring, maintaining and troubleshooting the network are complete, accurate and up-to-date
    • Ensure strict adherence to departmental policies and procedures such as change management, configuration management, and security and access control
    • Provides team development opportunities and conducts staff performance appraisals
    • Provides IT Director with regular department status reports
    • Works with other departments to ensure and verify customer satisfaction
    • Develops and maintains training documentation for internal procedures and best-practices
    • Stays knowledgeable on related industry trends and forecasts to increase overall efficiency
    • Travels to branch offices to assess technology problems or needs.
    • As needed, performs hands-on technical system administration, including, but not limited to, server, router, and network maintenance
    • Identifies and manages working relationships with IT suppliers, vendors, consultants, and other experts
    • Oversees project management and day-to-day IT operations
    • Leads planning sessions, prioritizes, and coordinates initiatives (including BCP) with business unit operations and IT to ensure successful project implementation
    • Works with the various business units to assist with due diligence and RFP requests
    • Consistently communicates management goals and objectives to IT team members
    • Provides a client-focused perspective to the IT operations
    • Establishs and manages strong relationships with critical vendors and outsourced partners
    • Leads, coaches, supervises, and develops staff.
    • Oversees and manages business continuity and planning of disaster recovery processes.
    • Creates written technical documentation

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Bachelors in a technical discipline, certification in Windows Server Administration, or equivalent work experience
    • Previous management experience
    • A+ Certification or equivalent knowledge and skill
    • At least two years of technical support experience
    • At least one year of experience supporting and troubleshooting Windows O/S
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Ability to:

    • Maintain positive morale and unit cohesion as evidenced by maintaining a cooperative and flexible attitude toward coworkers, showing adaptability to change, exhibiting effective communication and interpersonal skills, and taking initiative to solve problems
    • Analyze and understand trends in the technology industry to select hardware and/or software solutions to meet current and future demands of the organization
    • Communicate complex technical problems concisely and professionally to technical and non-technical audiences
    • Work on many tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment

    Knowledge and Experience with:

    • Switches, Barracuda Spam and Virus Filters, VLANS routing, and VPN
    • All aspects of IT operations, including business requirement analysis and design, systems and development, systems operations, and life-cycle management
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Administrating SQL Server
    • Configuring, building and maintaining Windows Servers, Exchange Server 2013/2016 mailboxes, Office 365, Skype for Business, Virtual Servers using Hyper-V
    • Managing a cloud infrastructure, such as AWS and Azure
    • Clustering, load balancing, and high available server technology for SQL, web servers, and Hyper-V
    • Performing backups and implementing a backup strategy
    • Virus Management using eSet or other related solutions
    • Microsoft Windows 10, Server 2012, 2013, 2016, Active Directory, and Group Polices
    • Experience managing complex cross functional enterprise IT projects
    • Networking - routing, subnets, UDP, TCP, IP and VLANs
    • Defining or testing disaster recovery strategies

    The following are preferred qualifications for this position:

    • MCP, Microsoft Certified Professional
    • MCSE, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
    • MCSA, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
    • MTA, Microsoft Technology Associate
    • CNNA, Cisco Certified Network Associate
    • CCNP, Cisco Certified Network Professional
    • ITIL V3 Foundation Certification


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