Chief Information Officer – Modesto, CA

Client: City of Modesto, California
Position: Chief Information Officer
Closing Date: February 18, 2022

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Modesto City Hall

The City of Modesto, California is conducting a national search for the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO is an at-will management-level position reporting to the Deputy City Manager of Support. As the Department Director, the CIO oversees 34 staff members with a budget of $9.9 million. The CIO is responsible for the overall management and planning of information technology services, including technology acquisition and implementation, business systems analysis, and developing and fostering a culture of innovation and citizen engagement through technology. The Information Technology Department provides centralized support and maintenance to all City departments and offers strategic direction and long-term technology planning on a City-wide basis.

Acting as the technology consultant to the organization, the CIO will work closely with the City Manager’s Office and the Executive Team to ensure a forward-thinking, open, and strategic approach to technology in support of all municipal business units. Additionally, the CIO will advocate for best practices in technology and assist departments in achieving their mission by using appropriate technology.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, business administration, mathematics, engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible professional-level experience in information technology involving information systems design and implementation in a centralized information technology environment, including three years of administrative and management responsibility.

The City of Modesto is offering a competitive compensation package. Offered salary will be dependent on the selected candidate’s qualifications and education (DOQE).

The first review of resumes will take place February 18, 2022. This recruitment may close at any time once a strong pool of candidates is received. To apply email compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and 6 professional references to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900.