The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and management of the activities and staff in the Department of Information Technology Services (ITS). The CIO leads the planning and delivery of comprehensive county-wide information technology programs and provides expert advice and counsel to Washington County departments and the County Administrative Office.
Reporting to an Assistant County Administrator, the CIO provides administrative direction over the ITS department and its systems, programs and services. This position actively identifies potential areas where improvements are achievable through new and improved information systems, policies or procedures and initiates changes as necessary. The CIO prepares and administers the ITS budget, monitoring midyear adjustments and participating in forecasting additional funding needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies. Specifically, the CIO manages, plans, directs and organizes the ITS department divisions including Enterprise Applications and Systems, Infrastructure and Operations, Information Security and the Project Management Office.
The CIO provides leadership to six direct reports including the Deputy CIO, Enterprise Systems Division Manager, Infrastructure and Operations Division Manager, Information Security Officer, Service IT Architect and Project Management and Administration Division Manager. This position develops departmental goals and objectives and effectively collaborates with the ITS leadership team to develop work plans, assign activities and monitor the progress of projects and initiatives including those by outsourced service providers. This position contributes to building a human-centered organization that supports the health, safety, effectiveness and creativity of employees.
The CIO values public service and recognizes the importance of building strong relationships that foster collaboration and partnership at all levels. The successful candidate actively listens and brings forward creative and innovative technical solutions while promoting a customer-oriented approach to service delivery. Ideally, the CIO works proactively to understand the various functions, operations, and practices of all County departments and quickly establishes trust and rapport to achieve desired results. Importantly, the CIO actively collaborates with their leadership team to develop technology solutions that solve multiple challenges in a complex environment with competing interests.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for the Chief Information Officer is $169,204 - $215,951 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidates.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at jobs.crelate.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. The position is open until filled with the first review of applications on March 4, 2024.
Ten years of progressively responsible experience in the supervision and administration of a large enterprise computing environment with a least four years in a management capacity. Prior experience driving change and transformation with a focus on modernizing technology is ideal. Demonstrated expertise in strategic planning specific to information technology and services is essential as is advanced knowledge of modern IT practices, operations and security procedures. Strong fiscal management coupled with project management and program planning experience are required. The ability to exercise professional judgment and apply it to complex, multi-disciplinary and sensitive issues is essential. An interest in public service coupled with a broad and diverse background that includes the public sector is preferred.
The County will consider a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or a related field and six years of progressively responsible experience in the supervision and administration of a large enterprise computing environment with a least four years in a management capacity. Candidates with a combination of education, work and life experiences that enable them to successfully perform the essential functions of the position are encouraged to apply.
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