Chief Information Officer





$74,193.59 - $140,004.80 Annually


Sanford, FL

Job Type

Full Time Employment


Information Services


8/12/2018 11:59 PM Eastern


The Chief Information Officer reports directly to the County Manager and serves on the Executive Management Team.  The CIO provides leadership and strategic direction to the County's Information Services Department ensuring that its priorities are aligned with the overall goals of the County and its Departments. Collaborates, coordinates and communicates with the County's senior management the business needs and emerging technology expectations. Facilitates the decision-making processes and prioritization of business projects amongst County departments.  Develops enterprise-wide strategic and multiyear action plans.


Essential Functions

NoteThese are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Performs highly responsible executive, administrative and professional work managing the direction and coordination of the activities and programs of the Information Services Department.

Develops, recommends and implements operating policies, procedures, and programs to the County Manager to promote the efficient and effective operations of Seminole County and the Information Services Department.

Serves as technical advisor to the County Manager and executive management team regarding technology management issues; proposes short-term and long-term solutions to technology management needs/issues relating to systems, equipment or services.

Develops and implements policies for the procurement and use of technology management hardware, software, services, and telecommunications equipment.

Provides direction for strategic and operational plans for management information programs and services; supervises department managers.

Plans, organizes, motivates and directs effectively the operation of a department. 

Communicates effectively both orally and in writing. 

Develops working relationships with other County staff, contractors, elected officials, and the public.  Carries out management direction.

Represents the County and Information Services Department to vendors, professional organizations, other governmental agencies, consultants, media and any other entities necessary.

Identifies and implements collaborative initiatives with other agencies to promote strategic business endeavors.

Provides direction to and supervises the activities of all divisions within the department which includes Information Services, Telecommunications, and Geographic Information Services.

Exercises final authority regarding hiring, performance evaluations, termination, discipline and/or commendatory actions for members of the Information Services Department.

Prepares and presents the Department's annual budget and assures continued compliance with the parameters of the adopted budget.

Performs statistical analysis of the department activities.  Develops immediate and long-range goals and activities to meet the needs of the department and Seminole County.  Develops, tracks and communicates system-wide Information Services performance measures.

Acts as liaison between Seminole County and any provider of information technologies, geographic information, cable technology, or television access.  Responsible for managing any information technologies contracts with these providers.

Additional Duties:

Performs other duties as assigned or as may be necessary.

In the event of an emergency, all employees are considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems Technology, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field and seven (7) years professional experience with a proven track record of success in the field of information technology, of which two (2) years must have been in a management position.
Preferred qualifications are a Master's Degree in a related course of study which may substitute for required experience.
A comparable amount of education, training, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.


Additional Requirements

Considerable knowledge of the areas of information technology, communications, telecommunications, and contract administration. 

Department Specific trainings per position may be required. 

This position reports directly to the County Manager.

This position is a Senior Management position within the Florida Retirement System (FRS).