Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Organization: Peoria County , IL
Salary: Highly competitive beginning salary negotiable DOQs plus excellent benefits.
Close Date: March 4, 2013

Job Description:

Peoria County is located in central Illinois about 165 miles southwest of Chicago. From every important measure, Peoria County is an exceptional quality of life and very affordable community. The County government is politically, administratively and financially strong and stable.

The County is governed by an 18-member County Board (Board) with members elected, by district, to four-year staggered terms. The Chairperson is elected by the Board. The Board appoints a County Administrator who has responsibility for the administration of the Countyís financial systems as well as for the preparation and administration of the Countywide budget. She has full management responsibility for all functions which fall under the County Board. Peoria County has 910 employees (342 under the Board) and functions with a FY 2012 total budget of $134,614,931. The CIO is appointed by the County Administrator to manage the Countyís Information Technology Department and Office Services functions. Assigned resources include 20 FTEs and a budget of $3.2 million. This is a key position in the County Administrator's cabinet accountable to manage and supervise the delivery of cost effective, reliable, timely, high quality technology and telecommunications systems and information services in support of the information needs of the County. Recent discussions have led to a renewed interest in intergovernmental cooperation related to IT functions. As a senior management employee, the CIO may be assigned other Countywide projects not directly related to the Information Systems Departmentís responsibilities. Projects may include but are not limited to strategic planning and process improvement.

Requires a Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university in Data Processing, Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field (Masterís degree preferred) combined with at least five years of progressively responsible experience in high-level project management, information technology, public administration, or related field including at least three years of supervision. Prefer local government experience with county experience strongly preferred. Must have thorough knowledge of computer systems capabilities, applications, and operations including database design and system development methodology.

The CIO must have excellent verbal and written skills; must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, departments, outside agencies, and the public; must have demonstrated successful experience in negotiating with vendors, contractors and others; must have demonstrated experience in successful interagency collaboration; must know project management and budgeting and be able to analyze complex and/or difficult problems and must be able to adopt a course of action to install new and revised administrative methods and procedures.

Please mail, fax or e-mail your confidential resume with cover letter and current salary by March 4, 2013 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656; Fax: (770) 416-0848


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