Information Technology


The Information Technology is a division under the Polk County Board of Supervisors. Currently, the IT staff is comprised of 1 CIO, 2 Managers, 2 Project Managers, 2 Business Analysts, 12 Development staff, and 13 Operations staff. The CIO reports to the County Manager based in the BOS office.

The staff is roughly divided into two main groups - Application Development and Operations (infrastructure support).

Applications Development Manager

  • JD Edwards development and administration
  • Web Applications Development
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Client/Server App Development
  • GIS

IT Systems Manager

  • Network support
  • Help Desk
  • Mainframe Operations and Technical Support
  • Telecommunications

The IT management team is responsible for a number of tasks, including the following:

  • Daily direction and management of IT staff
  • Project planning, scheduling and management
  • Project cost/benefit analysis
  • Coordination and facilitation of Steering Committees
  • Budget development, administration and reporting
  • Administration of all hardware/software maintenance contracts with external vendors
  • Procurement of all technology hardware and software
  • Strategic Planning
  • Development and execution of the Asset Replacement (Rollover) Schedule
  • Communications with Elected Officials and Department Heads
  • Procurement and management of outside consulting resources
  • Disaster Recovery planning
  • Recommending new technologies

Contact Us

Polk County Information Technology
111 Court Avenue, Suite 373
Des Moines, IA 50309

P: (515) 286-3757
F: (515) 323-5301

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