Chief Information Officer
County of Ventura, California
Salary: $166,935.40 - $233,732.48 Annually, plus benefits
Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast,"
approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles
southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and
sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with
an average annual temperature of 74 degrees. The beauty and weather
combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many
reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home."’
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) reports to the Board of
Supervisors and Chief Executive Officer and serves as an “at-will”
employee who is exempt from the Civil Service System. The CIO has
full responsibility for the Information Technology Services
Department, under administrative direction from the Chief Executive
Officer, the CIO is responsible for planning, organizing, and
directing the operation of the central information technology
department; and formulating County-wide information technology
strategy and policies; and performing related work as required.
The County of Ventura seeks a dynamic and innovative Chief
Information Officer with a passion for using technology to provide
vital services to our community. The CIO will lead efforts to
continue to transform the County’s technology and to adopt digital
innovations to meet the technology challenges of the County.
The new CIO will drive innovation, strategy, planning,
architecture, technology standards and application best practices.
They will be dedicated to excellence in operation and service
delivery, while maintaining a focus on innovation. In addition to
being a visionary, the CIO will have direct oversight of
Applications and infrastructure that includes, but is not limited
to Cloud Services, Cyber Security, Networking, Radio, loT, and
The successful candidate will have excellent communication
skills with the ability to evangelize and simply explain modern
technology in a business-friendly way, are a must. Incumbent will
engage with senior level business discussions and needs to have a
passion for solving difficult business problems with creative
application of technology. The successful candidate will join our
world class executive talent at the County, coupling their
collegial, compassionate and genuine personality with their robust
intelligence and political savvy to foster effective relationships
throughout the County and with its stakeholders.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
Extensive experience in Information Technology in the public or
private sector which has led to the acquisition of the required
knowledge, skills, and abilities. Examples of qualifying education
and experience are:
A bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems,
business administration, or other closely related field; and
Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in
information systems which included five (5) years of experience in
a senior management or administrative capacity, with accountability
for planning, organizing and implementing information and
telecommunication systems and associated staff for a large
organization with diverse line operations.
Significant experience in private and/or public-sector in a
large agency comprised of diverse departments including, but not
limited to: law enforcement, health care, and social services;
managing large technology teams; ability to present both technical
and business topics to large audiences; ability to write clearly
and to various levels of customers.
A graduate degree in MBA, MPA, Information Systems or closely
related field; PMP accreditation, and Six Sigma Green Belt
accreditation are highly desired.
Must possess a valid CA driver license.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity you may click on
this online brochure:
To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a
resume, cover letter and answers to the supplemental questions.
Submit an on-line application and attachments (resume and cover
letter) at www.ventura.org/jobs.
Resumes, cover letters and responses to the supplemental
questions will be screened based on the criteria outlined in this
For further information about this recruitment and to apply
online, visit our website at http://www.ventura.org/jobs. For
additional inquiries, contact Jessica Ruiz by e-mail at
Jessica.Ruiz@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2419.
First Review of Resumes: Monday, August 10, 2020
FILING DEADLINE: This recruitment accepts resumes on a
continuous basis until sufficient qualified resumes are received to
meet business needs. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply
as soon as possible.
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