Chief Information Officer – Modesto, CA

Client: City of Modesto, California
Position: Chief Information Officer
Closing Date: Closed

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The City of Modesto, California (population 217,880) is conducting a national search for a Chief Information Officer (CIO). With a proven track record of success as an organization’s key technology advisor and hands-on manager, the selected candidate will quickly add value to this progressive and award-winning organization, including the top 10 Digital Cities Award, #1 in CA, #3 in the nation (Population category size 125,000 – 249,000), and Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) Excellence Award in Technology Practices.

With a top-notch team, the new CIO will continue to drive innovation and forward-thinking initiatives. This pragmatic CIO will have a varied background strong in supporting operations complemented by a collaborative approach to problem-solving. Tasked with identifying and driving efficiencies on a city-wide basis, the CIO will promote and highlight the need for improved and enhanced systems, including supporting City-wide technology initiatives. The CIO will also need to identify and implement short- and long-term technology strategies for the City. The CIO is an at-will management-level position reporting to the Deputy City Manager of Support. As the Department Director, the CIO oversees 36 staff members with a budget of $10.3 million.

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 offers a competitive executive salary range of $157,227 – $196,539 (DOQ), which is negotiable and commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.