Placer County

Chief Information Officer (#11790)

$77.37-$96.63 Hourly / $13,410.80-$16,749.20 Monthly / $160,929.60-$200,990.40 Yearly


DEFINITION

(Unclassified)

To plan, organize, direct and review the activities and operations of the Information Technology Department; to coordinate assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the County Executive Officer.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Director/Chief level recognizes classes with full responsibility for the administration of a County department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives policy direction from the County Executive Officer.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned clerical, technical, professional, supervisory and management personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Develop, plan and implement Department goals and objectives; recommend and administer county-wide policies and procedures, as well as policies and procedures within the Department of Information Technology.
  • Coordinate Department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations, including customer and vendor liaison; provide staff assistance to the County Executive and Board of Supervisors; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Department's work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Supervise and participate in the development and administration of the Information Technology budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement mid-year adjustments.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures; maintain discipline and high standards for the efficient and professional operation of the Department.
  • Represent the Department to outside groups and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports and studies; prepare written correspondence as necessary.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in information technology, including four years of experience at the management level.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, information technology, information systems, telecommunications management, public administration, business administration, or a related field. A Masters degree is desirable.

Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of standard computer system definition, acquisition, implementation and management strategies, as well as current and developing computer technologies.
  • Technologies relating to telephone, radio and microwave communications.
  • Cable television franchises and related legal requirements.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Principles and practices of organization, administration and personnel management.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Ability to:

  • Plan, direct and control the administration and operations of the Department of Information Technology.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem-solve Department related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means.
  • Develop and implement Department policies and procedures.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Successfully develop, control and administer Departmental budget and expenditures.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Interpret and apply County policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

CLASS: 11790; EST: 10/1/2018; REV: ;