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CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER OPPORTUNITY

The next College Station chief information officer will be the principal technology architect, visionary, and strategist for the organization. This individual also must be a proven leader, motivator and developer of people who prioritizes customer service, collaboration, and change management to align with the strategic initiatives of the College Station City Council.

Qualified, interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and letter of interest answering the below questions to CIOCSTX@cstx.gov.

1. Please provide your insights as to the future of technology as it relates to a City environment.
2. Please share how your experience can influence the success of this role into the future.
3. Please provide how you lead and manage a team of technology professionals?

First review of candidates will be July 21, 2021.


Chief Information Officer Recruitment Flyer

JOB SUMMARY

Serving as the principal technology architect and strategist for the City of College Station and the Information Technology Department , the Chief Information Officer (CIO) executes responsibilities to include but not limited to, providing innovative vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives and strategies in alignment with the mission of the organization; collaborating the integration of technology in the provision of City services with City Council, City Management, department leaders and front line personnel in alignment with business plan objectives; directing and managing city-wide information technology/systems and telecommunication activities; and serving as a member of the City’s Management Team, working collaboratively with City Management and other department leaders on strategies and policies to accomplish the City’s mission, strategic plan and other Council priorities.

PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES

1. Provide innovative vision and leadership to the City Council, City Management, department leaders, and front-line personnel providing direct oversight and direction on mission critical city-wide technology initiatives.

2. Lead, and develop technology strategic plans and implementation plan strategies to improve the efficiency and efficacy of technological initiatives in alignment with city’s strategic goals and plans.

3. Direct the activities of all functional areas of the Information Technology Department that includes enterprise applications, networking, user services, telecommunications, and other information technology functions.

4. Develop, direct, and implement organizational strategic and tactical technology policies, goals and procedures.

5. Identify security initiatives and standards to include overseeing, investigating and keeping abreast of cyber security threats to ensure security of the city's data.

6. Direct and oversee the preparation and administration of departmental budget, manage financial operations and monitor revenues and expenditures, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures, and guidelines.

7. Develop and present funding strategies to support technology initiatives. Develop, review, and evaluate proposals and contracts for purchases and services.

8. Establish sound working relationships and work collaboratively with City Management and other members of the executive Management Team, to include but not limited to, serving as a member, and participating in collaborative efforts towards achieving financial objectives, Council directives, and other goals and objectives to meet the operational needs of the City.

9. Perform other related duties as required.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED
  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology, or related field; and seven (7) years of experience, including five (5) years leadership experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  Excellent organizational and leadership skills

PREFERRED
  •  Master’s Degree

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

DRUG SCREENING: Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this position, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy.

ADDITIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIRED: In addition to the standard pre-employment criminal background check, individuals receiving a conditional offer for this position shall be subject to a finger-print based background screening due to the required access to secured buildings and/or secure data systems.



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