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Large County CIO’s Office Seeks Senior IT Consultant

The position is a broad one, with responsibilities including procurement, project management, strategy, policy and infrastructure. In addition to advising the chief information officer, the senior consultant will also work with other IT leaders across county government.

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Los Angeles County is recruiting for a senior IT consultant to advise the chief information officer (CIO).

The position is a broad one, with responsibilities including procurement, project management, strategy, policy and infrastructure. In addition to advising the CIO, the senior consultant will also work with other IT leaders across county government.

Bill Kehoe, the county’s CIO since November 2017, starts a new role next week as Washington’s state CIO. A new county CIO has not been named.

The IT consultant position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Evaluates major technology purchases (hardware, software, telecommunications, etc.) to determine their effect on the environment and their compatibility with the future strategic direction of the enterprise and the county as a whole.
  • Reviews all assigned departments’ contracts for capital equipment and consultant services, and provides advice as to countywide standards, best practices and best business sense in relation to the departments’ IT strategic plans.
  • Ensures IT budgets’ adherence to the department’s business plan.
  • Acts as a hardware, software and IT strategic planning consultant to project teams and user management.
  • Determines project feasibility and reviews proposed Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Quotations (RFQs), Requests for Information (RFI), etc., for outside vendor purchases and advises departments as to countywide consistency, best prices and feasibility.
  • Acts as project manager for large, complex and sensitive IT projects.
  • Manages all aspects of information privacy for the county and oversees compliance with privacy policies and procedures.

The job posting is specific in its requirements for qualifications, including academic background and professional experience, and the screening process includes a two-part test in which candidates must score at least 70 percent to earn consideration.

The position has an annual salary range of $135,642 to $210,951, and the recruitment, which began Tuesday, will continue until the position is filled.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.