Chief Information Officer
Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to grow your career as an information technology leader? Join the City of Chesapeake, a thriving municipality in southeastern Virginia!
The City of Chesapeake is seeking a forward-thinking individual with strong business acumen and transformative leadership experience to serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the City’s Information Technology Department.
The City of Chesapeake is the third largest populated City in Virginia with over 226,000 residents. Located in the heart of Hampton Roads, Chesapeake is conveniently located within 20 minutes of the Atlantic oceanfront, 15 minutes from downtown Norfolk, and an hour from Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Chesapeake is a full-service City supported by a total operating budget of almost a billion dollars (includes school funding) and a workforce of 3,100+ full-time employees. The City of Chesapeake operates under the council-manager form of government with nine council members including the mayor, all of whom are elected at large.
Visit our website at www.CityofChesapeake.net for a detailed profile of the organization and the City it serves.
Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, the Chief Information Officer (Director of Information Technology) provides strategic leadership for information technology management across the City, aligning information technology initiatives with enterprise goals and objectives. The CIO leads a team of 50+ technology staff in the delivery of technology services and systems to support all facets of City government operations. This position will champion and continue the City’s transition toward digital business, cloud-based computing, bimodal and agile development, and a post-modern ERP IT environment.
Responsibilities of the position include the following:
- shaping the technology vision for the organization;
- leading the City’s efforts to innovate and transform information technology services and business practices for optimum operating efficiency and effectiveness;
- monitoring and researching trends in information technology to help frame the development of strategies to achieve long range goals;
- developing long-term organization-wide strategy for system development and hardware acquisition and integration;
- ensuring information technology strategy is continually aligned with the City’s mission and goals;
- monitoring and overseeing initiatives that support and address information technology issues and objectives, partnering and collaborating with City departments and agencies for effective results; and
- representing the City on boards or committees involved in information systems planning at the regional or state level, providing advice and assistance to City business technology planning efforts.