Chief Technology Officer – City of Arlington, Texas (389,000). A rapidly growing and vibrant community located in the greater Dallas – Fort Worth area, Arlington has experienced considerable residential, commercial and employment growth in the last 25 years. The City is nationally recognized as one of the “Best Places to Raise a Family” in the U.S., and Arlington’s entertainment district is the envy of Texas as it hosts world-class sports teams and premiere amusement parks.
The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for providing executive leadership in the planning, coordinating and supervising of the city’s robust network of data and information technology operations. The CTO oversees a department of 67 full-time personnel, several outsourced service contracts, and develops and maintains an IT structure that supports the needs of the City.
Reporting directly to the Deputy City Manager, the CTO collaborates with the City’s department directors to advance a strategic direction for the City’s use of information technology. The City has approximately 2,500 employees; the IT department maintains over 400 applications and 607 servers. Other resources include three data centers, 264 miles of fiber optic cable, and more than 5,100 user accounts. The Director oversees a $14 million operating budget, and an annual capital equipment outlay of more than $1.5 million.
The position requires:
Extensive knowledge of information technology operations and general practices, including current developments and innovations relevant to municipal government.
Excellent communication skills and significant career success in building collaborative, effective relationships across departments.
Experience in strategic planning, project management and complex problem solving with the ability to work effectively in a wide variety of governmental disciplines.
Minimum requirements include:
A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, business management, or related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Five – seven years of progressively responsible experience in information technology including five years experience in managing technical personnel.
Starting salary: $137,969 – $159,753 +/- plus exceptional benefits. Additional information can be found at:
GovHRUSA. Candidates should apply by April 24, 2019 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.GovHRJobs.com to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240. The City of Arlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.