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Industrial Relations Department Recruiting for Assistant CIO Role

Responsibilities of the role include oversight of IT contracting, procurement and vendor management. The incumbent also manages IT sourcing and procurements and project life cycle, including scope and requirements definition, timeline development, resource allocation, and cost accounting.

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The state Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) is recruiting for an assistant chief information officer (Career Executive Assignment) to oversee the project management portfolio as well as the development and implementation of enterprise architecture, and to exercise oversight of IT operations and telecommunications for the entire department.

“The Assistant CIO (ACIO) provides oversight for IT contracting, procurement, and vendor management in compliance with DIR’s policies and procedures and DIR’s procurement delegation,” the job posting says. “The incumbent manages IT sourcing/procurements, in coordination with the Business Services Office, and project lifecycle including scope and requirements definition, timeline development, resource allocation, and cost accounting.”

In addition, the posting notes: “The assistant CIO assesses and anticipates technology projects, recommending appropriate action and resources by engaging the state’s Project Approval Lifecycle process as appropriate for new projects, provides technological roadmaps that allow the department’s information systems to merge and share information as they are refreshed, upgraded or replaced. The assistant CIO also ensures that Maintenance & Operations plans are in place for all systems in production.”

Desirable qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated experience and ability managing an IT organization with demonstrated management and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability establishing governance processes within Information Technology to manage risks and resources and achieve objectives.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in the formulation, analysis, and implementation and compliance validation of organizational and governmental policy.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability overseeing the operations of an IT organization which include Budgeting, Human Resources, Procurement and Purchasing, and policy review.

The position has a monthly salary range of $7,781 to $13,657, and the application deadline is Sept. 15.
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