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Job Class Description

Class Code:EA005

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER



General Description

Participates in overall business planning, bringing a current knowledge and future vision of technology and systems as related to the organization.

This class formulates long-range goals for the organization, develops policy and position papers, and negotiates with the chief administrative officer and/or elected officials.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Provides technology vision and direction for the enterprise.

Oversees the development of enterprise technology standards, governance processes and performance metrics to ensure Information Technology (IT) delivers value to the enterprise.

Works with business leadership team, providing in-depth technical expertise in support of enterprise-wide business decisions.

Identifies and implements best practices for optimizing infrastructure and operations costs, improving system performance, and ensuring service-level requirements are met.

Drives development of the technology architecture, infrastructure planning, engineering and deployment.

Provides leadership in planning and managing IT product and service development.

Reviews IT costs and cost structures for IT services and products. Ensures that financial implications of IT projects and activities are communicated to the proper IT and business executives.

Implements IT continuous quality improvement programs within enterprise guidelines.

Stays current with developments in new technologies and platforms.

Develops and manages strategic vendor and partnership relationships.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in computer science, public or business administration or closely related field. 

Requires nine (9) years supervisory experience in a staff or administrative capacity appropriate to the area of assignment; high level administrative and project management or closely related experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

None.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must 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. 

All Broward County employees must 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, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.