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115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:E8053

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly responsible management and administrative work in planning and directing the activities of the Office of Information Technology.

Work involves responsibility for the administration and direction of a large centralized computer center, development acquisition and maintenance of application systems and telecommunications. Position incumbent is responsible to ensure cost efficient and effective data processing and telecommunications support to all organizations within the County and to provide strategic planning to promote County operations. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements. Work is performed independently with general supervision by the County Administrator. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports and results.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Directs and supervises the operation of a large centralized computer center through subordinate executives and supervisors, providing efficient and effective data processing and office automation services to County organizations.

Develops policies for the use of automation and telecommunications for the County; reviews existing policies and modifies, updates and revises as necessary; attends meetings and conferences with various County officials to resolve a variety of management problems.

Authorizes feasibility studies and economic analyses designed to improve effectiveness and efficiency of automation and telecommunications activities; reviews and approves results.

Develops, presents and supports budget, estimates and financial plans concerning acquisition of automation and telecommunication equipment along with any necessary software acquisitions or developmental costs.

Plans for and assures the acquisition, installation and operation of automated data processing and telecommunications equipment for County departments and offices.

Makes decisions regarding hiring, discipline and promotion of subordinates; reviews performance reports prepared by subordinates and rates employee performance; exercises authority for office personnel actions consistent with collective

bargaining agreements, County personnel rules and all other applicable rules and regulations.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the principles of public and business administration.

Thorough knowledge of current developments in the field of automated data processing and telecommunications technology.

Thorough knowledge of applicable County, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to departmental operations.

Ability to plan, organize and supervise, through various levels of executives and supervisors, the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, computer science, industrial engineering or related field; six (6) years experience in a large and complex data processing and telecommunications organization, including four (4) years high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: Yes
Work Locations: Office of Information Technology
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E2/91 R7/99


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