Job Title

Chief Information Officer


$48.20 - $60.36 Hourly
$100,256.00 - $125,550.00 Annually

Job Type



Governmental Center - 301 N Olive Avenue 9th Fl, West Palm Beach, Florida


Executive Offices

Under executive direction, the purpose of this position is to provide vision and executive leadership for all information technology areas to include technical systems, infrastructure, records management and Information Technology Support Services for the Clerk & Comptroller. Incumbent is responsible for the development of strategies and initiatives which align with the mission and goals of the Clerk & Comptroller. This position is accountable for directing the timeliness, security, and integrity of enterprise information and data. Position functions as a professional and technical resource to the Clerk & Comptroller, executive team and agency employees. This position operates in an office setting Monday through Friday; however, occasional evening, holiday and weekend hours are required for critical system support and for technical emergencies. This will require reporting to the office or accessing the systems remotely depending on business need. 

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The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Leads and manages the IT Division through the implementation and reinforcement of performance based metrics
Creates and reinforces a culture of accountability through effective oversight of work quality and delivery to business operations
Designs and directs long-term division operations and tactical strategies with respect to development projects, hardware and software acquisitions, and resource management
Establishes the IT Division's priorities, goals, and objectives through collaboration and consultation with the Clerk & Comptroller and the Executive Team; evaluates staffing levels and organizational structure for effective work performance and efficient resource allocation
Provides review and recommendations concerning all aspects of the Clerk & Comptroller's information technology areas' operational needs, including all contracts, project plans, policies and procedures, proposals (RFI/RFP/ITN) and vendor selection
Provides review and advisement concerning the Clerk & Comptroller's information technology systems and applications i.e., ShowCase, CIVIS, Child Support Enforcement, County Finance, County Payroll, Clerk & Comptroller's Payroll and Financial systems applications
Develops and manages effective external vendor relationships and deliverables
Forecasts project hardware and software acquisition needs; evaluates new technologies for application to existing and pending plans/projects of the Clerk & Comptroller's office
Performs personnel management duties, i.e., supervising, training, hiring, disciplinary action, counseling, performance evaluations, recommending transfer, promotion, and employment separation
Conducts and/or participates in various meetings concerning the Clerk & Comptroller's information technology, i.e., status discussions, JIS Management Committee and Policy Board, ISS Policy Board, FACC and Florida Courts E-filing Authority
Prepares and manages department's annual operating, capital and supplemental budgets; monitors activity to ensure proper use and allocation
Provides guidance to organization on IT capabilities and "out of the box" solutions
Facilitates communication between staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within the organization
Conducts regular staff meetings with IT leadership and prepares and delivers reports to the Executive Committee
Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in the field of state-of-the-art information technologies and services for application to functions under charge
Performs work outside and beyond normal working hours during times of critical deadlines, projects, or other time-sensitive duties. Non-exempt positions will be compensated for any hours worked over 40 in compliance with our overtime and compensatory time policies and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Maintains established organizational/departmental productivity standards
Monitors all organizational/department-related performance and productivity standards for compliance
Safely and successfully performs essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards
Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, other federal, state and local standards and the organization's attendance policies and procedures
Comes to work and works the regular schedule and shift for the position
Complies with all personnel policies and procedures

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Management Information Services, Computer Science or related field, supplemented by ten (10) years of recent and relevant senior-level experience in a large IT focused organization with a 24/7 support operation, as well as performing personnel management duties (i.e. supervising, training, hiring, disciplinary action, counseling, performance evaluations, recommending transfer, promotion, separation). Proven experience in a large public agency or highly regulated service driven industry with a minimum of five hundred (500) employees required. Exceptional recent, relevant, and related work experience and/or education may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements, on a year for year basis.




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