Post Date: 11/19/2018
Close Date: 12/07/2018
Chief Information Officer
Office of Finance and Information Technology
Apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/2263465/chief-information-officer
This recruitment will remain open until filled and the hiring manager may choose to close it at anytime. The first review of applications will occur on Friday, December 7. Therefore, at the agency's discretion, application materials received after December 7 may not receive consideration. Please apply now if interested.
The Oregon Department of Education's passion extends beyond the classroom. We seek to foster equity and excellence for every learner through collaborations with educators, partners, and communities. A career at ODE means collaborating with passionate and talented professionals whose influence reaches teachers, administrators, parents, and most importantly students. Our culture flourishes by embracing diversity and innovation. We strive to remove systemic barriers and define success by providing more equitable opportunities for the children of Oregon.
We are seeking an engaging leader who combines a strategic, big-picture perspective with strong management and administrative skills. The CIO will have experience managing complex information technology projects and day to day service delivery, strong fiscal and business acumen, and excellent project management, communication, and customer orientation skills. You will lead and oversee IT applications, infrastructure, and services for the agency and school districts.
When you join our team as our Chief Information Officer, you will provide essential strategic, leadership, professional, operational, planning and administrative duties in support of the agency's mission, vision, values (Download PDF reader) and goals (Download PDF reader). You will set strategic direction for the agency's information technology resources in coordination with the ODE's Executive Management Team, the State Board of Education and other key partners. This is achieved by understanding the needs of both internal and external stakeholders. This information is gained from a variety of sources including, but not limited too: agency staff; other federal, state, and local agencies; School Districts; Education Service Districts (ESD's); and other non-profit organizations with a vested interest in the continuum of education from birth to higher education to workforce.
The Information Technology Unit includes 44 budgeted permanent and limited-duration positions. The CIO directly supervises one executive support staff and three Directors that are responsible for 39 IT professionals, and oversees the security, confidentiality, and administration of data for millions of current and former K-12 students. The CIO manages a biennial budget of over $13.0 million. This position serves a critical role in establishing technology standards, and collaborating with other governmental agencies to leverage efforts in maximizing information technology opportunities. The CIO is responsible for recognizing the value of individual, generational, and cultural difference, and creating a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion are valued.
What's in it for you?
The opportunity to work with passionate colleagues and impact the lives of children statewide. We offer full medical, vision, and dental (Download PDF reader) benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays (Download PDF reader) a year. If you have strong leadership, planning and personnel management skills, apply today!
Four (4) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies; b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans; c) Program evaluation and d) budget preparation.
Three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies; b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans; c) Program evaluation and d) budget preparation AND 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management.
Extensive knowledge of information technology policies, practices, and processes specifically as it relates to data security, application development, customer support and IT infrastructure management.
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of management, including planning, organizing, directing, motivating, controlling and decision-making.
Extensive knowledge of the principles and process of budgeting as it relates to operational management.
Skill in analyzing general, statistical, and technical reports.
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of employee relations.
General knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational behavior.
Skill in communicating effectively.
Skill in planning, organizing and controlling the use of human, equipment and budgetary resources to achieve department, agency, division, or unit goals and objectives.