Tommie Jones’ Job History to be Continued

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

INTERIM TOWN MANAGER – Town of White Springs Florida,  10/2019 – Present

Appointed by Town Council by a majority vote of 5/0 as chief administrative officer of the Town.  Responsible for every facet of the business including directing and managing human resources, financial accounts receivable and payable, clerical office management and the administrative office of the Town Clerk.  Duly Authorized Representative certifier of monthly Department of Environmental Protection Discharge Monitoring Reports EzDMR wastewater treatment facility.  Responsible for Florida DEO Sub Grantee Reporting and Request for Funding (RFF) from Subrecipient Enterprise Resource Application (SERA):

  • Authorized to manage and submit weekly payroll

  • Provide guidance, funding and oversight to a volunteer fire department and utilities director while receiving expert law enforcement support for the police department. 

 

ISA IV APPLICATION SERVICES TEAM MANAGER – TRANSIT IT Broward County Transportation Department, Transit Division 2009-2015   Retired

Manager of 48 software mission critical applications Including Midas BD bus operator scheduling and Dispatch.  Hastus Gire Daily Vehicle and Daily Crew planning and scheduling.  Fleet Facilities Maintenance, Asset Management, GPS Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL) and Real Time Bus Passenger Information.  Supported six distinct work units within the Transit Division by way of Software automation including custom reporting via web services configuration techniques.  Also managed eight Dell Power Edge Intel Class Servers configured as application services.  Configured servers for various RAID storage visualization. …..Used strong organizational interdependence awareness skills to accomplish mutually beneficial relationships with Risk Management, the Purchasing Division and the County’s Attorney’s Office.  Supervised staff with diverse technical backgrounds to provide long and short-term IT strategic solutions aligned with the agency’s long and short term business organizational and information technology strategies.  Maintained application and project portfolios using SharePoint technologies.  Proactively managed annual support and maintenance agreements for all Transit IT applications.

  •  Program Manager of 5 federally funded IT projects including the high profile 13.5 million dollar Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) AVL initiative

  • Responsible for supervising 12 subject matter experts (SME) for all technology installation, software integration, data/wireless/ radio communications, security, budget tracking and implementation from conception to planning, during execution, through performance and controlling and during final acceptance

  • ensuring deliverables and milestones are achieved in compliance with the negotiated terms documented in the Statement of Work (SOW)

  • Provided project status reports via weekly teem meetings and monthly project reports to an executive committee

  • Collaborated with Transit and Fleet Services division stakeholders, county’s attorney office, and external stake holders

  • Utilized various management styles to communicate with unenthusiastic stakeholders to promote participation in mission critical software specifications and requirement analysis meetings

  • Responsible for managing project kick-off meetings and propagation of internal communications to stakeholders regarding user training, risks and issues, project dependencies, escalations and resolutions on implementation in a 24/7 Work environment

  • Periodically assigned the role of acting IT Manager to cover for vacationing IT Manager in two and sometimes four week intervals

  • Unmistakable proven people skills earned through credibility, character and competence

  • Responsible for supervising application development, database and project management staffing resources for the Transit IT Section

  • Resourced staff members with various skill sets to carefully select job assignments in an effort to align their competences with the identified goals and objectives of the Transit Division

  • Hire new staff, schedule jobs, provide guidance, receive feedback, discipline, monitor performance and behavior and prepare leadership performance reviews for each staff member

  • Support more than 300 employees through BMC Service Desk Express help desk support ticketing application

  • Submit proposed fiscal year budgets, participate in application procurement negotiations, write preferred job skills for new hires or year budgets, participate in the application procurement negotiations, write preferred job skills for new hires or contracted hires, approve or deny leave requests

  • Approved vendor invoices for payment, recommend the purchase of software applications, create vendor remote access policy and procedures and submitted quarterly and semi-annual reports to FEMA’s Payment and Reports System, request electronic funds drawdown for reimbursement Federal Grants

  • Formulated purchase requisitions, coordinate sunshine meetings, participate in contract negotiations, amendments, coordinate software acceptance test procedures with vendors, develop and implement end user software and systems policies

  • Coordinate and prepare Agenda items for commissioner meetings using Agenda Quick

  • Agency liaison for federally funded IT projects to the League of Cities Metropolitan Planning Organization and County Commissioners

  • Evaluate business application release success based on customer feedback surveys 30 days after a release as well as defects identified and impact related to specific release implementation

  • Attended quarterly and annual National Transportation Department and American Public Transportation Association conferences on Information Technologies for the Transportation Industry

 

Information Systems Analyst III Broward County Transportation Department, Transit Division 2003-2009  

  • Hired and supervised new staff, scheduled assignments provided guidance, received feedback, disciplined, monitored performance and behavior and prepared leadership performance reviews for each staff Member

  • Program and Project Management – Feet, Facilities and Asset Management.

  • Responsible for asset management implementation for the Transit and Fleet Services Divisions of the Transportation Department.  The system incorporated three main components:  fleet management; inventory tracking and facilities maintenance

  • The system improved shop scheduling, increased reliability of reporting data, allowed for real-time information and eliminated guesswork from management activities.

  • The asset management system allowed staff to monitor concurrent trends and synchronize problem solving to reduce costs by preventing wasting of resources and scheduling maintenance before assets required significant repair.

  • Workers’ Compensation first notice of injury workflow process computerized reporting system thereby enabling corporate personnel upon being injured on the job, access to complete a mandatory application via an interactive interface attached to a Microsoft server 2005 database server which also provided historical reports.

 

(To be Continued)

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