Position summary: The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the City’s most senior IT leader, and is responsible for deploying technology across an array of departments and services to improve government operations and positively impact quality of life for Boston residents.
Reports to: Mayor Martin J. Walsh
The Chief information Officer (CIO) is a cabinet-level position appointed by the Mayor which oversees the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), the City’s primary IT organization. With approximately 150 employees and an annual budget of ~$50M (operating and capital), DoIT provides an effective foundation of technology that serves more than 40 departments and millions of direct constituent interactions. Boston is considered a global leader in municipal technology. The CIO will effectively drive process and technology change in a dynamic and complex operating environment.
The CIO provides IT solutions to assist departments in achieving organizational goals. The CIO ensures appropriate technologies are used to support and advance the priorities of the Mayor’s Office, Cabinet Chiefs, Department Heads, and other City leadership.
The CIO sets the strategic direction for DoIT, and supervises and leads diverse staff in the five main divisions of DoIT to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
In addition, the CIO and the administrative team are responsible for DoIT’s daily operations including procurement, personnel management, budgeting, recruiting, and staff development.
The CIO is an important part of the City’s leadership team. In collaboration with other City departments, the CIO implements the Mayor’s strategic goals and increases organizational performance with relation to technology. The CIO is expected to plan and execute an ambitious agenda to support the City’s policy and operational priorities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Education and Experience:
This leadership role requires strong analytical and technical abilities and demands fast, but carefully thought-out decisions. The job centers around developing new ideas, systems and technology, and also analyzing and improving established ones. A high level of expertise is expected. Successful candidate will have a style that is purposeful and directed at getting things done quickly.
Boston Residency is Required.
*Salary range adjustment currently under consideration by City Compensation Advisory Committee.