Orlando, FL - Chief Information Officer
- Expired: February 24, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
The City of Orlando is seeking elite information technology professionals as candidates for its Chief Information Officer (CIO) position.
Orlando, (estimated population 307, 573), is best known for its theme parks and tourism, but there is so much more to what makes it a great place to live, work and play. With world-class venues hosting countless concerts, sporting, and cultural events, a diverse and budding food scene, unique neighborhoods, and an inclusive and welcoming character, Orlando is a city for everyone.
But what makes Orlando special is its compassionate, diverse, multicultural community that embraces equality and human rights for all and is committed to ensuring every person who chooses to call the city beautiful home feels equally valued, equally protected, and has equal access to opportunity.
The City of Orlando has a strong mayor/commission form of government with a mayor who serves as the city’s chief executive officer and a legislative branch of six commission districts. Mayor Buddy Dyer has served as Mayor of Orlando since 2003. Reporting directly to the mayor are the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the City Attorney, Chief Venues Officer, and the Chief of Staff.
The Chief Information Officer is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the mayor and reports on a day-to-day basis to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. The CIO’s major job function is to provide counsel and administrative leadership to the mayor and senior leadership in all matters of information technology, innovation, and cyber security.
Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university with a degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, or a related field combined with at least five (5) years of increasing responsibility in technology leadership or related work. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university and government experience is preferred, but not required.
The Ideal Candidate
- Have proven ability to manage the strategic, tactical, and day-to-day needs of a complex organization.
- Build confidence and trust in the IT Department, nourishing and fostering relationships with other city departments, key stakeholders, vendor, and community partners.
- Provide leadership and advocacy for innovation and the use of technology to enhance organizational effectiveness to ensure the city is providing highest level of customer service.
- Define their leadership style to be collaborative and have integrity of the highest levels.
- Demonstrate a record of hiring, mentoring, and developing a strong team.
- Organize teams and resources toward meeting objectives that support organizational goals.
- Proven ability in managing risks.
- Proven ability in managing Incidents.
- Proven ability in budget, vendor, and partner management.
- Willingly assume responsibilities for outcomes, taking on initiatives as needed to support the city mission and organizational goals.
- Develop deep trust by communicating honestly, collaborating, and delivering equitable outcomes with all levels of the organization, business partners and the community.
- Consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion.
- Strong technical depth.
The hiring range for this position is between $150,000 and $180,000, DOQ. The City of Orlando offers a generous and competitive benefits package. Our world-class benefits are designed to meet the needs of our employees and their eligible dependents and add value to their lives. Our menu includes a comprehensive list of options, including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life, disability, paid time off (64 hours of management leave in addition to personal leave), paid holidays (plus 24 hours of floating holidays) retirement (7% City contribution plus up to 3% match), and other benefits and rewards, including an onsite gym. Moreover, the City funds, wholly or partially, many of the plan choices. For more information about plan highlights, costs, and effective dates, please visit: orlando.gov/benefits .
Note: Under Florida Law, resumes are public documents and will be provided to the media upon request. Please call prior to submitting your resume if confidentiality is important to you.
"The City of Orlando provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetic information"
Qualified candidates should apply online by March 25, 2022 to www.GovHRjobs.com with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references, Attn: Don Carlsen, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240.
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