The Chief Technology Officer will will plan, direct, and review the activities and operations of the City’s Information Services Division including budgeting and administrative operations, automated business systems, network and security operations, telecommunications, and business support services. They will coordinate assigned activities with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies and provide highly responsible and complex administrative, strategic and technical counsel and support to the Central Services Executive Director, executive management staff, the City Manager, and City Council.
Department/Division : Central Services/Information Services
Work Schedule : Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 pm
Availability to attend some night and weekend meetings is also required.
Closing Date : This position is open until filled, however applications received by February 15, 2013 will be given priority consideration.
For additional information about the Chief Information Officer see our brochure .
Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role will possess a number of qualities that will position them to lead the Information Services Division effectively, efficiently, and creatively. Some key characteristics that will ensure success in this role include: Technical Excellence in Leadership
The successful candidate will have experience in evaluating technology needs and service delivery options for the full scope of information services for the City. They will have the ability to formulate recommendations and present them to City leadership. They will be skilled in understanding legacy, current and emerging technologies and directing the implementation of a variety of information systems to provide high quality, cost-effective services to City departments. They will have a proven track record of creating work environments based on information technology best practices.
The successful candidate for this role will work effectively with key stakeholders including City departments and internal IT staff to establish a long-term vision and strategic plan for the Information Services Division.
The ideal candidate will be an innovative and forward-thinking professional who will strategically advance current and future technologies to support City departments toward optimal service delivery. They will use creative problem solving to address current issues and innovative leadership to help the team find efficiencies and envision future initiatives.
The ideal candidate will be skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with City departments and staff. They will foster connections with key stakeholders and regional partners while effectively building and leading teams of professionals through large scale initiatives and day-to-day challenges. They will be collaborative and value the perspectives and contribution of all stakeholders including staff, customers, partners, and citizens.
In order to successfully complete these responsibilities, the following minimum qualifications are required:
Experience: Six years of increasingly responsible experience in information services and telecommunications administration, preferably in a government agency, including three years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience. Education: Candidates must also possess the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration, computer science or a related field. A master’s degree is desirable.
Additional Qualif ications : Candidate must also possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license and be able to pass a Police background investigation.
In addition to the salary listed above, upon eligibility, the City will contribute the employee contribution of 6% and the employer contribution to a retirement program administered by the Oregon Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.
The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.
The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.