City of Burleson, TX - Chief Technology Officer
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About Burleson, TX
Located on the southern edge of the flourishing Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the City of Burleson has an estimated population of 48,950 residents in a land mass of 28 square miles. Burleson has been progressive in attracting businesses for economic development to diversify its tax base, as well as establishing development agreements within its extraterritorial jurisdiction to manage growth strategically outside its current borders. The City of Burleson's family-oriented environment, outstanding schools, plentiful and affordable land, and rolling hills have made it a desirable community to live, work, and play.
Burleson residents have placed a high value on nature and recreation with over twenty parks encompassing over 550 acres. The school districts serving Burleson consistently outperform state and national averages in college entrance exam scores, and its quality of life is further enhanced by a very low crime rate.
The City of Burleson operates under a council-city manager form of government. Citizens are represented on the City Council by the mayor and 6 council members, all elected at large to serve 3-year terms without limits. The Council is responsible for policy making and general oversight and appoints the City Manager to conduct daily operations through a professional staff in accordance with the law and appropriate procedures. The City Council also appoints a City Attorney, a City Secretary, and a Municipal Judge.
The City Manager leads the provision of a full slate of municipal services delivered through 12 municipal departments.
The Chief Technology Officer reports to the Deputy City Manager and is responsible for providing sound technical leadership in all aspects of city operations by communicating with internal and external customers to ensure the City’s technologies are used appropriately. This position manages all the City’s technology programs and information systems by planning, coordinating, implementing, managing, and monitoring all information systems, telecommunications, and radio communications services within the City.
Some upcoming projects in the Technology Department include:
Knowledge & Skills
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be a proactive, solutions-oriented leader with experience in strategic planning. This individual will be well-versed in current technological trends and familiar with a variety of business concepts. The ideal candidate will have the ability to formulate policies and procedures, analyze, evaluate, and recommend changes for the City's information systems.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the City Council, City Management Office, Department Directors, stakeholders, and community organizations. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who inspires the staff to achieve excellence and encourages professional development. Effective communication along with strong collaboration and team building skills will be necessary for this individual to be successful; advanced written and oral communication skills are imperative.
This individual must be able to adhere to the highest ethical and moral standards and be able to display transparency.
Education and Experience
Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Computer Science, Programming, Business Administration, or a closely related field, in addition to ten (10) years of increasing responsible experience in all phases of systems analysis, programming, computer operations, communications, telecommunications, and networking in LAN/WAN environment, at least six years of experience must include supervision and project management responsibilities for a major system implementations. Previous experience as a CTO is desired; municipal experience is highly preferred. A Master’s degree is preferred; a combination of education, experience and credentials will be considered.
Candidates must be able to pass CJIS background check.
The City of Burleson is offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Relocation assistance will also be available for the successful out-of-area candidate.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to:
PO Box 794
Hershey, PA 17033
*The deadline to receive resumes is December 13, 2021*
The City of Burleson is an equal opportunity employer. This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. In accordance with public disclosure/open record laws, information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interested parties.