Oakland seeks chief information officer

Oakland (Photo: Luke Fretwell)
Oakland (Photo: Luke Fretwell)

Oakland is looking for its next chief information officer to help position the city “at the forefront of American cities in its use of technology.”

This is an extremely incredible opportunity for anyone who wants to get in on the ground floor in helping to transform the best city in the Bay Area (sorry San Francisco) and help foster a different kind of tech community both inside and outside government. For the government innovator who recognizes potential and is willing to invest in the long game, this is the job of a lifetime.

From the announcement:

The City of Oakland, California is conducting a national search for the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO will join a newly formulated Executive Team committed to innovation and the transformation of local government through leading ideas and practices. Individuals wanting to contribute and position Oakland at the forefront of American cities in its use of technology to support daily operations, the business of delivering services to the community, and engagement with citizens, are strongly encouraged to submit.

The position of CIO will oversee over 70 staff members and be responsible for Customer and Enterprise Services, Information Systems – General and Public Safety, Infrastructure Support including applications development, central computer operations, hardware, software, and peripheral support and maintenance, and telecommunications.

Salary is $125,186.00 to $187,779.00. Application deadline is November 8.

Details here.

About Luke Fretwell

Luke Fretwell is the founder of GovFresh. He is also co-founder and CEO of ProudCity. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn or email at luke@govfresh.com.

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