Chief Information Officer/Director of Information Technology

Recruitment #20-7160-001


The City of Dayton Information Technology Department is looking for a Chief Information Officer (CIO)/Director of Information Technology.

This department head position will require an individual with proven executive leadership/management ability and a track record of building teams and trust. The successful candidate must be able to develop and execute an information technology strategy aligned with the City’s business objectives and citizen demands. The CIO/Director of Information Technology will maintain a strategic partnership with the City’s executive leadership team and proactively work hand-in-hand with city leaders, department managers and stakeholders to transform Dayton’s information technology services portfolio. In addition to leadership ability, the successful candidate should bring to the position the ability to apply innovative cost-effective information technology measures and technologies to the City’s business operations and be able to make strategic, calculated decisions on behalf of the City.


The CIO/Director of Information Technology (IT) will oversee a current budget of over $7 million and provide leadership to approximately 30 professional staff members. The position is responsible for the management of a portfolio of IT solutions, services and suppliers, designed to ensure best value to the City of Dayton. The position will facilitate the delivery and maintenance of IT solutions for the City’s 16 operational departments, including public safety and a city-operated commercial airport. Systems include cloud services, virtual/physical servers, enterprise data storage, networking, cybersecurity, applications, desktop, and building systems.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration or related field required. Master’s degree in related field preferred.

  • 10+ years of progressive technology experience, with significant and successful strategic and people leadership responsibility. Experience should include direct oversight of hardware, server, networking and enterprise-wide and business unit-specific software applications, as well as data governance and information security.
  • Broad technical acumen with history of effective communication with both technical and nontechnical audiences (customers, suppliers, engineering, integrated supply chain and program management)
  • 5+ years managerial experience. 
  •  If selected, it is expected that the CIO/Director of IT will reside in the City of Dayton


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First review of applications will begin by July 20, 2020, and there may not be an opportunity to consider application submitted after that date.


Final permanent appointment is contingent up the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, background investigation, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Effective July 15, 2019, the City of Dayton adopted the Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy (HR 1.03). Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment.