Defines, plans, and coordinates strategies for effective integration of emerging technologies, including telecommunications to support data systems and customer service. Formulates, recommends, and interprets policies, procedures, and organization structure for the information technology division of E&E. Directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of new and improved concepts and processes for efficient usage of automated resources to ensure process improvement. Plans, organizes, and directs through subordinate supervisors the activities of the information technology and services staff performing the development, maintenance, and implementation of E&E applications, website, internet, and intranet. Plans, organizes, and directs through subordinate supervisors the activities of IT staff that perform the development, maintenance, and implementation of application processing, systems programming, or operations for desktop computers, client server systems, and communications systems. Identifies processes to be re-engineered with other division managers. Plans, evaluates, and recommends major modifications to E&E hardware and software configurations. Authorizes the acquisition of hardware and software for the various systems and platforms within E&E. Develops, implements, and maintains long-term and short-term planning to ensure systems infrastructures and integrated services are developed and provided in the most cost effective and efficient manner. Analyzes and documents existing processes and workflow timing. Recommends alternative methods based on legislative, department, operations, budgetary, and staffing additions, deletions, and revisions. Represents E&E and maintains liaison relationships with vendors and appropriate state agencies regarding information technology and communications system issues. Represents E&E in statewide information technology initiatives. Provides information technology staff with appropriate training programs and materials to effectively implement data systems and emerging technologies. Performs other duties as assigned.