Wake County, North Carolina is seeking its next Chief Information and Innovation Officer (CIIO) which is equivalent to a Deputy Manager role. Effective acquisition, management, and communication of information are critical for Wake County to fulfill its potential and realize its aspirations. We are not looking for a traditional CIO, CTO, CMO, or PIO. The next CIIO is someone with unique skills and talents whose portfolio surrounds information activities including strategy, security, delivery, and evaluation. The successful candidate will lead efforts in the application of innovation using best practices and technology to achieve the Board of Commissioners’ goals for Wake County by serving as a catalyst to ensure success through process. Reporting to the County Manager, this position serves as the key advisor and strategist to County Management and the Board of Commissioners on all matters of innovation, technology, communications, and performance management. The position also provides executive leadership to the City-County Bureau of Identification (CCBI), Communications Department, Information Services Department, Innovation Office and Performance Management program. The position also represents the County in regional public safety communication efforts and leads the County’s community broadband initiatives. The portfolio of four departments includes 203 FTE employees and a budget of $20M.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s in Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field, and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in public administration management.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field. Progressive experience within one or more of the portfolio departments. Experience with Lean Process Improvement or a similar strategic process improvement model is highly desirable along with a proven track record in succession planning, accountability at all levels, and technology innovation in service delivery. Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible and innovative experience in public administration and at least five (5) years of senior-level management experience at the level of Major Department Head, Deputy/Assistant, or City/County Manager. The successful candidate should have experience working directly with a comparable local government organization.
To apply, please visit http://www.wakegov.com/employment/ciio/Pages/default.aspx. Application review begins February 25, 2021. Finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill assessments on April 8-9, 2021. This requires about 3-4 hours of time, not including preparation. Interviews with the Leadership team will follow at a subsequent time. Applicants are encouraged to hold these dates should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to email@example.com. Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position.
Internal Number: CIIO
About Wake County
Home to the North Carolina’s state capital and part of the Research Triangle, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state, with approximately 1,100,000 residents. The County and its municipalities have received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government functions under a Council / Manager form of government. The County Manager is appointed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.47 billion, employs approximately 4,000 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness (Top 15 Healthiest Employer in the Nation) and technology initiatives (Top 10 Digital County). Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules, and a competitive salary and benefits p...ackage including free access to an Employee Health Center for employees and covered spouses.
Wake County ‘s 4,000 employees enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, generous paid leave, investment in professional development, and a balance of work and family life. We offer a diverse selection of benefits to choose from, allowing employees to customize their benefits package to meet their family’s unique needs. Our comprehensive benefits package and wellness programs are the rewards that go beyond the paycheck, and include:
• Two on-site Employee Health Centers
• Choice of medical, dental and vision plans
• Participation in the Local Government Employees Retirement System (LGERS)
• 5% Employer Contribution to NC 401k
• Life Insurance
• Voluntary Benefits such as accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance
• Employee Assistance Program offering social, emotional, financial and legal support
The County also offers a generous paid leave program that includes sick, annual, community service, parental, military and bereavement leave.
These benefits, along with our award-winning wellness programs, set us apart as an employer of choice and affirm our commitment to supporting employees and their families, both inside and outside of work. Learn more about Wake County Government’s benefit options at wakegov.com/employment/benefits.