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Chief Information Officer
City of Dallas, TX

The City of Dallas is looking for a Chief Information Officer to lead the Information & Technology Services Department.  The Chief Information Officer (CIO) has full oversight and management for all departmental services and activities, including IT governance, digital and system security, business area relationships, project management, applications development and support, technology operations, communication systems (telephony, radio, and data networks), and IT business and financials; and recommends and administers policies and procedures.  Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the CIO will provide direction and leadership to the department and will coordinate and align IT services and business solutions with 30+ other City departments, as well as outside agencies.  The Department has 252 employees, and a budget of more than $108 million in operating and $8.9 million in capital funds. 

The ideal candidate is a seasoned, experienced, highly competent information technology professional who has an outstanding track record of accomplishments with mid to large size organizations. The ideal CIO will have proven success in developing and managing a business-like approach to providing services, a demonstrated commitment to both excellent customer service and employee engagement, strong fiscal management skills, the ability  to incorporate leading-edge technology solutions in a growing community and organization, and to stay abreast of industry trends and innovative solutions to rapidly changing information technology needs. 

Candidates shall possess a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or directly related field, from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred.  At least 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in the field of information systems, including 6 years of administrative or supervisory responsibility, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Public sector experience is highly desirable, but not required.   

Candidates selected for a screening interview will be requested to submit a writing sample for review.

To view the classification specification, click here.


Location: Dallas, Texas
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Final filing date: First review of applications: February 7, 2020


Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.