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Board Opens Recruitment for Chief Information Officer

The CIO “has responsibility for providing a framework for making departmental IT decisions, and ensure IT delivers results that programs, customers and stakeholders value,” the job posting states. The CIO will work closely with other department executives in developing and implementing IT and security policies and complex IT and telecommunications projects and systems.

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has begun recruiting for a chief information officer (CIO).

The CIO (Career Executive Assignment) “has full leadership and management responsibility” for the board’s Office of Information Services. The IT leader “provides oversight, influence and customer advocacy” for CARB’s IT policy for CARB and is responsible for all strategic planning, guidelines development, IT security, telecommunication, infrastructural projects and goal-setting to ensure an efficient and effective OIS that supports the enterprisewide operations of CARB’s programs,” the job posting says.

“The incumbent has responsibility for providing a framework for making departmental IT decisions, and ensure IT delivers results that programs, customers and stakeholders value,” the posting states. The CIO will work closely with other department executives in developing and implementing IT and security policies and complex IT and telecommunications projects and systems.

Desirable qualifications for the position include:

  • Knowledge of the organization and functions of California state government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the executive branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem-solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; personnel management techniques; the department's or agency's equal employment opportunity objectives; and a manager’s role in the equal employment opportunity program.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze IT policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top-level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the legislative and executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department's or agency’s equal employment opportunity objectives.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and to design and deliver concise and effective oral and written presentations to the executive-level leadership.
  • Ability to recognize and value the importance of a customer-centric organization that values the role of all internal and external customers, and ability to recognize risks, anticipate potential threats or opportunities and plan accordingly by developing mitigation strategies and ongoing risk monitoring and evaluation.

The CIO position for CARB was most recently held by Steve Grogan.

The position has a monthly salary range of $10,831 to $12,903, and the application deadline is Oct. 12.
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