Chief Information Officer – Santa Monica, CA

Client: City of Santa Monica, California
Position: Chief Information Officer
Closing Date: Apply Immediately; First review of resumes on Monday, September 25, 2023

Additional Information: 


The City of Santa Monica seeks a Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead and guide the City’s efforts to leverage new, state-of-the-art technologies and develop solutions to support business operations. The CIO is a key member of the City’s leadership team, all of which are committed to serving the Santa Monica community and transforming local government. The CIO will play a critical role in generating, evaluating, and implementing innovations in technology all while securing key Stakeholder and leadership buy-in.

The CIO is an at-will position and a key member of the City Manager’s Executive Team. This position is responsible for providing management oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Information Services Department and developing and leading the City’s information systems strategy. The position will oversee and direct the delivery of applications development, network, computer operations and technical user support services to all City departments, as well as direct the development, enhancement, quality assurance testing and installation of new applications and systems upgrades and the installation, implementation, and conversion to new programs and hardware.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree. Eight years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in the areas of analysis, design, implementation and support of computer, network, and telecommunication systems with at least three years in a supervisory or managerial capacity.

The salary range is $201,444 to $248,700 DOQE. The City offers an excellent benefits package including CalPERS retirement.

This position is open until filled. The first review of resumes will take place on Monday, September 25, 2023. Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and five professional references via email to Ralph Andersen & Associates will conduct preliminary interviews as applications are received. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong candidate pool has been established.

Confidential inquiries or requests for accommodation should be directed to Ms. Heather Renschler or Ms. Serena Wright-Black, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900 or request an appointment to discuss further by contacting