Oakland County, MI (pop. 1,274,395) County Seat: Pontiac/Waterford. Oakland County is located in southeast Michigan, immediately north of Detroit. With a population of 1.2 million and covering over 900 square miles, Oakland County offers cosmopolitan urban centers, lakefront living, historic town centers, and natural country settings within close proximity of an array of employment opportunities. Providing the diversity of choice vital to attracting and retaining a skilled workforce and high quality of life: 38,000 businesses, 1,100 foreign-owned firms from 39 countries, call Oakland County home. The county blends the State’s most robust economy with an unmatched quality of life. This diversity makes Oakland County unique and competitive. Oakland County’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) is $100 billion, which represents 23% of the state of Michigan’s total GDP.
The County is governed by an elected County Executive, David Coulter, and a 19–member Board of Commissioners who are elected by district for a two-year term of office. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is an appointed position and serves at the pleasure of the County Executive. The CIO is responsible for setting objectives and strategies for the IT Department; selecting and implementing suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefit.
Reporting to a Deputy County Executive and serving as a member of the County Executive’s senior leadership team, the CIO leads and works collaboratively with County internal departments partners to elevate effectiveness and implement best practices related to selecting, designing, and customizing technological systems and platforms to improve (internal and external) customer experience. The CIO will directly assist on all strategic, policy, and tactical matters as they relate to Oakland County’s IT performance, department supervision, budgeting, control, and financial performance.
The CIO oversees all technology related functions of the $1 billion County operation. This highly responsible leadership position directly manages 235 IT professionals and an $80 million annual Information Technology Department operational budget.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the County and the customer experience of its employees, citizens, and stakeholders. In their role, the CIO must serve as a confident consensus builder committed to the tenets of transparency, collaboration, and inclusive excellence as they lead the County’s information technology work and teams.
The County is seeking applications from individuals who are strategic, innovative, and visionary leaders with proven experience in leading organizational-wide technology services. The County welcomes candidates with public or private sector experience who have a successful record of advancing implementation strategies that demonstrate a culture and capacity for innovation and transformation in support of key organizational goals.
- Organizational Transformation – Constantly transform and evolve the IT organization and service delivery models to fully align and support the County’s key goals, strategies and KPIs.
- Innovation – Be recognized as a strategic partner and trusted advisor by delivering innovative, flexible solutions and technologies that meet business needs.
- Service – Provide exceptional service, support, and technology solutions to our customers, driven by their business needs and goals.
- Stable and Secure – Provide a stable, secure infrastructure that is reliable, available, protects data confidentiality and data integrity, and minimizes vulnerabilities.
- Workplace – Attract, engage, support and retain a diverse, high-performing technology workforce.
Preferred Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business Administration, or closely related field.
- Eight (8) years of full-time work experience in Senior Leadership IT positions.
- Considerable knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and leadership techniques.
- Considerable familiarity with current technology trends, professional trends, personal computers, software, and activities of professional and technical associations.
- Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
- Considerable ability to lead in a proactive, strategic, and solution-oriented method.
- Commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
- Proven success with growing and developing a strong leadership team across various divisions and/or units.
Starting salary is $215,000+; DOQE.
Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with resume, cover letter, contact information and three (3) professional references. Oakland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity, equity and inclusion and seeks candidates who represent a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Questions regarding the position may be directed to the attention of Jaymes Vettraino, Vice President, GovHR USA, Tel: 847-380-3240
Candidates will be reviewed upon receipt of application, with preliminary reviews to be completed by January 5, 2023.
Application Deadline: January 5, 2023