Chief Information Officer

$128,814 - $187,283 yearly
  • City of Scottsdale
  • Work is performed in a normal City office environment and/or works remotely.
  • Feb 22, 2021
Full time Executive Government Information Technology

Job Description


Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east.  Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process, and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state “See resume” in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.  
About the Position
Contributes to the goals of the City through the use of technology, including understanding of organizational issues at the policy level; strategic planning; budgeting; organizing and leading the direction of all aspects of the city's technology programs and operations. Responsibilities include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Application Development & Support, Financial Technology, Business Intelligence, Database, Desktop, Helpdesk, Server, Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure, Cyber Security, Voice/Data Communications, Web Services, Graphic Design, Project Management, Hardware/Software Procurement and Public Safety Radio functions, as well as other emerging technologies.

Selection Process:
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include a panel interview and an assessment exercise.  Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Criminal Background screening for the past 7 years

The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution in Business Administration, Public Administration, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems or related field.
  • Seven years of progressively responsible Information Technology management experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job- related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.
  • Preferred:  Master's Degree in Business or Public Administration or related field.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements

  • Preferred:  Information Technology Information Library (ITIL), and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.



Essential Functions

Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned department which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:

  • Supervises employees and coordinates personnel-related activities to include, but not limited to: establishing performance goals, writing performance evaluations, coaching and counseling, recommending/approving personnel actions, training, and approving work schedules.
  • Challenges existing processes to discover opportunities for service improvement.
  • Promotes the use of technology as a means for improved productivity and customer service.
  • Develops strategic plans; makes decisions regarding complex technical and administrative problems.
  • Accomplishes objectives through innovative management techniques.
  • Works with operating departments in establishing strategic goals and direction to improve their business operations.
  • Fosters employee stewardship in the individual management of operating departments as it relates to establishing policies, procedures, services, technical standards and department budgets.
  • Directs and evaluates the work of teams, directors and managers.
  • Contributes to meeting the City's performance goals and plans by taking personal responsibility for overall team results.
  • Develops, implements and maintains information technologies, telecommunications, computer equipment and integrating emerging technologies.
  • Personifies leadership by actively participating in meetings of professional societies and speaking before professional and civic organizations on activities.
  • Works in close cooperation with other City officials to further the objectives of the City's information technologies; supports peers and City senior executives.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position or that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is performed in a normal City office environment and/or works remotely.
  • Travel to/from meetings and various locations.
  • Attend evening meetings, as necessary.

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When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.