Adjacent to the Nation’s capital, Montgomery County is a progressive community that is at the forefront of innovative practices in local government. The County’s Department of Technology and Enterprise Business Solutions (TEBS) with 166.25 FTEs and an operating budget of more than $44.6 million.
Under the leadership of the Chief Information Officer, the Department of Technology and Enterprise Business Solutions (TEBS) is responsible for enabling employees to provide quality services to our citizens and businesses, delivering information and services to citizens at work, at home, and in the community, and increasing the productivity of government and citizens.
The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is responsible for ensuring that the enterprise's business strategy is optimal, given current and emerging digital realities, opportunities and threats. This is an appointed, non-merit full-time position in the County Government reporting to the Director/CIO of Technology and Enterprise Business Solutions (TEBS). The Chief Digital Officer will be a visionary leader with strong Information Technology (IT) focused skills and sound knowledge of the County’s internal and external business environments (demographics, partners), services and processes.
The incumbent advises the Director/CIO of Department of Technology and Enterprise Business Solutions (TEBS) on digital business opportunities that leverage technology to drive cross-organizational synergies, partnerships, and integration to meet the County’s priority objectives; enhance stakeholder value; lower the overall cost of service delivery and monitors trends in digital government practices and strategies; leverages experience in enterprise technology management business transformation and IT driven innovation ideas; organizational management; and provides knowledge of information privacy and security risk management to advise the County on IT governance and digital risk management.
The successful candidate for this role shall be a highly experienced and knowledgeable professional with a deep understanding of the evolving digital world on both the demand side of how governments are using technology and emerging technologies. It is imperative that the new leader in this role possesses exceptional oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain digital concepts and technologies to business leaders, as well as business concepts to technologists, and political bodies. Candidates shall have the ability to effectively drive people, process, and technology change in a dynamic and complex operating environment. Experience in digital transformation, digital service delivery management, as well as experience with HIPAA, PCI and CJIS compliance is preferred.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. An equivalent combination of education or experience may be substituted. Graduate degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Computer Science, Digital Business Management, or related field. Ten (10) years of relevant work experience, in digital business management, enterprise information systems management, or related role with at least five (5) or more years of progressive leadership experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide programs.