The City of Tracy is recruiting for a highly innovative and experienced IT leader to fill the newly created Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who want to positively affect the future of Tracy by promoting best technology methods at the newly created Innovation & Technology Department and contribute to this award-winning city. This at-will position reports to Assistant City Manager and is a key member of the City Manager’s Executive Leadership Team. The CIO is directly responsible for the City’s strategic use of technology, managing the Innovation & Technology Department, including the information technology and GIS operations for all City departments to improve processes and enhance citizen services. This important leadership role must continuously collaborate with department directors regarding technology decisions and works closely with the City Manager’s Office to secure funding for technology projects. The Department has 10 full-time city staff including the Chief Innovation Officer. The Innovation & Technology Department’s operating budget is approximately $4.1 million which is a 29% increase from the previous year. The ideal candidate will be a strategic and innovative thinker with a keen understanding and ability to strategically balance city-wide infrastructure and technology needs with the individual priorities and concerns of City departments.
Requires equivalent to bachelor’s degree and 7 years of management and/or administrative experience in municipal information technology. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license upon appointment is required. Candidates may also be required to complete NIMS Training.
The annual salary range for this position is $178,536 to $216,837 DOQ. In addition, the City provides an excellent benefits package, including CalPERS retirement.