Director of Information Technology (Chief Information Officer)

City of Greenville, NC - Greenville, NC

The City of Greenville is seeking a dynamic and highly qualified individual to be its next Director of Information Technology. Greenville is North Carolina's tenth largest city (population 91,495) and a diverse community that is home to East Carolina University, one of the largest universities in the state. Greenville is one of the fastest growing large cities in the state and is also the major industrial and economic center for eastern North Carolina.

The purpose of this position is to oversee and direct the activities of the City's Information Technology Department and align IT objectives and programs to enterprise objectives and strategies. This is accomplished by creating and organizing technology strategies, designing and implementing policies and procedures for the department, developing and submitting plans and budgets to City management, reviewing and advising on IT related purchases, and negotiating vendor contracts.

The CIO will be proficient in establishing the IT services framework and IT security policies; visionary and pragmatic; and instill and display a sense of optimism, integrity, and teamwork.

Applications accepted until filled. First review of applications will begin on July 5, 2019. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply on or before July 5, 2019 for first consideration.

Hiring salary range: $109,179.20-$136,427.20, depending on qualifications
Full salary range: $109,179.20-$163,716.80

Examples of Duties
Reporting to an Assistant City Manager, the Director of Information Technology is responsible for creating and supporting a wide variety of technology programs and strategies in the Information Technology Department. Responsibilities of the position are broad in scope and highly impactive on the growth and development of the City of Greenville. For a detailed job description for the Director of Information Technology, please click here.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
A bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university (Master's degree preferred); and
A minimum of seven years of experience managing IT operations of multiple disciplines concurrently, including progressively responsible managerial, supervisory, and administrative experience.
Position also requires exceptional leadership, management, oral/written communication and interpersonal skills; a demonstrated history of administering comprehensive information technology plans; and a proven record of building strong relationships with officials, staff, state and federal agencies and private-sector partners, and the community.

Ideal Candidate Attributes:
History of mentoring staff and effectively cultivating successful long-term and short-term information technology programs and projects.
A demonstrated track record of accomplishment and experience in developing information technology strategies.
A strong focus on customer service.
Progressively responsible information technology administration experience in a department of comparable size.
Ability to solve complex problems.

business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
technology equipment, computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Skilled in:
using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking questions as appropriate.
communicating effectively orally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Ability to:
perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others.
operate assigned equipment, including computer equipment and various software packages.
work cooperatively with City officials, other employees, and the general public.
meet the physical and mental demands of the position.
work more than 40 hours in a workweek without additional compensation to perform assigned duties, including evenings and other times as required.
Special Requirements
A valid North Carolina driver's license or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire and an acceptable driving record.
Must establish residency in city limits within six (6) months following completion of probationary period.