Bob Hall and Associates
Located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area of Southern California (often referred to as the Inland-Empire), the City of San Bernardino serves as the county seat of San Bernardino County. It spans 62 square miles and has a diverse population of over 213,000.
In 2016, the citizens voted to change the City Charter, choosing to be Governed by a Council-Manager form of government. Today, the governance structure is comprised of an at-large, elected Mayor and seven Council Members elected by constituents in a specific ward. Each elected official serves a four-year term. The Mayor and Council appoints the City Manager, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer overseeing all departments, including Community and Economic Development, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Parks, Recreation & Community Service, Police, and Public Works Departments. The City’s FY 2020/21 General Fund budget is $130.6 million with a Capital Improvement Program budget of $19.6 million and it employs 570 full-time employees. Fire Services are provided through a contract with the County Fire Protection District. The city also operates a Water Department and Library which, by charter, is governed by a separate oversight Board.
Under general policy direction, plans, organizes, directs, and manages the activities and operations of the Information Technology Department; provides expert professional assistance and guidance to the City Manager and departments on technology strategy, long-term technology initiatives and investments and uses of technology to solve operational needs and problems; and performs related duties as assigned.
Director of Information Technology is responsible for managing, directing and integrating the functions, programs and activities of the Information Technology Department, which provides broad, comprehensive City-wide information systems and technology programs and services for City departments, including business and public safety applications, technical systems, networking and data communications systems and technology, data management, specialized GIS systems and centralized customer support services. The incumbent is also responsible for managing the City’s telecommunications services. The incumbent exercises leadership in formulating technology strategy and establishing long-term technology direction for the City. Assignments are broad in scope and allow for a high degree of administrative discretion in their execution.
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in management information systems, computer science, business administration, or a closely related field; and at least 10 years of progressively responsible information technology experience, at least five of which were in a management capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in a governmental setting is preferred.
The ideal candidate has a strong administrative background and an extensive knowledge of information technology systems. They can create a vision for the department including an IT Masterplan and have a track record of delivering significant projects in a timely manner.
There is an immediate need to make significant progress on the completion of scheduled IT projects. The ideal candidate is a collaborator; engaging with department heads to support service delivery. They are an effective communicator and will has the ability to break down internal silos in the IT department while encouraging creativity, collaboration, and developing a team of strong IT professionals with a shared vision.
The City is looking to implement a new Cloud-Based Enterprise Resource System (ERP). The ideal candidate will have experience in both identification/selection as well as implementation of an ERP. In addition to the software expertise, they also have experience delivering increased bandwidth throughout the city’s facilities.
The Salary Range is $143,244.00 – $174,108.00 annually depending on qualifications. The City also offers a generous benefits package.
To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send a compelling cover letter and your detailed resume electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow this link for the Director of Information Technology brochure. Please contact Bob Hall at (714) 309-9104 if you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process.