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The Agency helps deliver employment services, benefits and a stable unemployment insurance program.

The Agency has three primary functions:

Helps workers find jobs. Last year the program helped more than 14,000 employers with their hiring and training needs. It also helped nearly 280,000 residents look for work and presently matches a person with a job every 90 seconds of every business day.

Administers Washingtons unemployment insurance system. Last year, the Department paid more than $1.8 billion in unemployment insurance benefits to more than 312,000 jobless workers.

Provides labor-market data to the State. The Agency collects, analyzes and distributes job-related data to Washington and its regions and communities. Data includes monthly unemployment and job growth/losses; job-vacancy surveys; average wage information and job benefit reports.

About the Position:

The CIO/Director of Information Technology and Business Integration (ITBI) reports to the Deputy Commissioner of the Employment Security Department and leads a division with 217 FTEs and a budget of $36.6 million.

The Director provides technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the departments statewide information technology program. This position leads the department in planning and implementing enterprise information systems to support both distributed and centralized business operations and achieve efficient, business-centered and cost effective enterprise-wide IT operations.

ITBI is tasked with maximizing the application of advanced computer technology and the capabilities of anintegrated, automated system to increase efficiency, improve performance and maintain operational effectiveness while conserving financial resources.

This position directs the use of information technology to support the departments strategic goals, with knowledge of both technology and business processes and with a cross-functional perspective. In addition, it aligns the organizations technology deployment strategy with its business strategy. The Director provides a single, strategic voice at the highest level of agency management to lead the integration of business values, processes and information technology.