- Job date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 07:22:01 GMT
- Expected salary: $165000 per year
- Job title: Chief Information Officer and Executive Director – Office of Information Technology
- Company: Colorado’s Department of Personnel & Administration
- Location: Denver, CO
Colorado Governor Jared Polis is committed to building a Colorado For All, a place where everyone has an opportunity to succeed and live the Colorado way of life. Governor Polis is focused on lowering health care costs for hardworking Coloradans, transitioning the state to renewable energy sources, ensuring every Colorado child gets a quality education, and building an economy that works for everyone.
The State’s Chief Information Officer is also the Executive Director of the Candidates should be a dynamic leader. They should be an innovator and change maker with strong relationship skills, analytical skills, organizational and management skills, and oral and written communications skills. Candidates should possess proven problem solving acumen, be highly detail-oriented, and have the ability to multitask. They should demonstrate personal integrity, confidence, diplomacy, inclusiveness, and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams produce better results and encourage people of a variety of backgrounds and qualifications to apply.
OIT was created in 1999, and renamed Governor’s Office of Information Technology in July 2006, to serve as an advisory organization. At that time, executive branch agencies independently managed their own IT services and support, resulting in disparate infrastructures, inconsistent hardware and software standards, duplicative services, increased security risks, failing projects, and the inability to leverage statewide procurement opportunities. The overwhelmingly bipartisan passage of Senate Bill 08-155 (“the consolidation bill”) shifted how IT services would be delivered to Colorado’s executive branch state agencies.
In July 2008, IT functions, systems, and assets were consolidated into a single entity – the Governor’s Office of Information Technology. In many ways, the consolidation was much like a merger of 17 diverse companies, bringing with it significant challenges but also providing an extraordinary opportunity to plan, enable, and implement lasting change for the State of Colorado. This historic move challenged the status quo and created an enterprise IT organization that is leaner and more effective in delivering technology solutions and services.
Today, OIT is a full-service enterprise provider of information technology and communications services of more than 1,000 hard-working and dedicated employees across nearly 70 locations throughout the state. Our work ranges from keeping systems operational and secure, information flowing, applications running, and technology advancing, to powering state government and serving Colorado’s counties, residents, businesses, and visitors.
OIT strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans through IT services, support, and innovation to create a safer, happier and healthier state. We work to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. We envision a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents. The office is including:
- Transforming service delivery and establishing a balanced relationship with state agencies,
- Ensuring a secure Colorado by enhancing our cybersecurity protection and deflection efforts
- Deploying Agile methodologies in managing projects, systems and procurement.
Together we enhance the lives of ALL Coloradans.
Description of Job
The Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Information Technology is the Governor’s advisor, and leader directing the State’s efforts and executing on the Governor’s technology vision. The Executive Director is part of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet, and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the Department as well as the consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Build and enhance relationships with all stakeholders including customers, the State Legislature, vendors, and employees to ensure business needs are met and exceeded, thereby improving transparency and customer satisfaction.
- Assure that the Department has a long-range vision and strategy which achieves its mission, and ensures consistent and timely progress toward that mission.
- Provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans with leaders and staff.
- Responsible for the enhancement of the Department’s image and the State of Colorado’s technology posture by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations.
- Develop and implement strategies aimed at promoting the Department’s mission.
- Build an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to subordinate managers.
- Create and/or approve and implement business plans for the attainment of goals and objectives.
- Direct and oversee the Department’s budget with wise fiscal conservatism.
- Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
- Responsible for the effective administration of the Department’s operations, including adherence to all laws directing the work of the Department.
- Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
- Brief the Governor on all relevant policy and technology issues arising from State and Federal legislative activities.
- Build a good relationship with the Legislature and serve as the point person for directing the Department’s response to proposed legislation that may impact the Department’s operations.
- In the COVID-19 State of Emergency, over 70% of the workforce is telecommuting, so the ability to build and foster relationships, maintain rapport, instill vision, collaborate and manage operations, productivity, and morale, and ensure robust IT solutions – all remotely – is critical. In addition, ensure critical and essential state systems, such as the Unemployment Insurance system, are being enhanced and are operational.
- Establish, promote, and ensure state-wide technology, architecture, and security standards are met.
- Provide statewide vision and leadership in designing, developing, implementing, and supporting state-of-the art enterprise technology, information, and infrastructure to deliver an outstanding user experience.
- Encourage a culture of innovation by implementing emerging technologies and approaches.
- Ensure a robust, cybersecurity plan is implemented to protect and deflect risks.
- Keep systems operating, information flowing, applications running, and technology advancing, securely and efficiently.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
- Ten years or more of executive experience being responsible for the enterprise-wide leadership and management of an organization in either the public or private sector comprised of 100 or more employees
- Ten years or more of experience developing or providing the overall vision and strategic plan, at an executive leadership level, for an organization of 100 or more employees
- Ten years or more of experience fostering effective and efficient process improvements for an organization of 100 or more employees
- Ten years or more of experience demonstrating effective communication and collaboration with stakeholders, including adversarial relationships, to help achieve the strategic goals of an organization
- A highly collaborative professional who can drive partnership, alignment, and communication across functional lines and at global levels. Proven success influencing across organizational workstreams, especially local and other state governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations
- Ten years or more of experience overseeing the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special major IT projects for an organization
- Ten years or more of experience overseeing the day-to-day delivery of the programs and customer service delivery of an organization
- Ten or more years of professional executive management experience, including leading the establishment of goals and objectives and developing and managing a budget of at least $50 million to achieve program goals and objectives.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, Computer Science or a closely related field is required. However, a Master of Business Administration, Computer Science and Technology, or other advanced graduate degree is preferred.
Conditions of Employment:
Some travel may be required, especially in the post-COVID future and around the state, but this position is not one of the departments that travels constantly.
A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process, and/or other department-specific screens as required. Employees are in a position of public trust in the performance of their job duties and must operate in a manner that maintains the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and public confidence. All offers of employment at conditional, and require the successful completion of a background investigation and reference check prior to appointment. Background checks may include national criminal, financial, traffic, civil, education, and/or experience checks or any other checks related to the job assignment.
A cover letter and resume must be submitted with the application for consideration. Your cover letter and resume must provide sufficient detail about your background and experience to allow the screening panel to properly assess your experience in the required elements, including your experience, achievements, why you want to be the Executive Director and what you bring to the position.
We offer a generous benefits package including:
- Annual leave accrued at 13.33 hours per month
- Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Medical and dental plans
- State paid life insurance policy of $50,000
- Choice of 2 retirement plans
- 401K and 457 plans
- State paid Short Term Disability coverage
- Additional optional life and disability plans
- Credit Union Membership
- Discounted RTD EcoPass
- Training and professional development
To learn more about State of Colorado benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits. ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Michelle Hunter by phone (303) 866-6309 or email [email protected] at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
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