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Ventura County – Information Technology Services Department - Full Time – Ventura, CA


Full Time

Experience: 8 years

Degree: 4 Year Degree

$118,173.50 - $165,457.33 /year

Executive Management – Information Technology- Administration

Job Description

The Location

Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara.  Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees.  The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home."
Ventura County is a "general law" county, governed by a five-member, elected–by-district Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors appoint a County Executive Officer (CEO) to oversee the County budget, day-to-day operations, as well as to advise, assist and act as an agent for the Board of Supervisors in all matters under the Board's jurisdiction. 
County operations have an operating budget of approximately $2.3 billion with a staffing allocation of 8,900. The County has excellent financial standing with its AAA rating, the highest possible long-term bond rating, from Moody's and Standard & Poor's. The County excels in its financial and business operations which are based in continuous process improvement and was just ranked as the second best large County in the United States for its use of technology to improve services and boost efficiencies for the public.

The Department
The information Technology Services Department provides support in the operation of enterprise and departmental information technology systems; development and maintenance of application systems and technical networks; operation and maintenance of radio, microwave, telephone and data communications systems in support of the County's more than approximately 8,900 employees.

The Position
Under the administrative direction of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) of Customer Engagement and Strategic Initiatives will oversee and manage key functions of the Information Technology Services Department (IT Services) administration and fiscal divisions including, budget development for all divisions of IT services; rate development for an Internal Service Fund (ISF) environment; coordinating strategic plan development for the rest of the agency; managing large-scale regional projects; negotiating contracts that have county-wide impact for IT solutions; provide a wide variety of support to customers without embedded IT Services staff; and directly managing approximately 10 technical and non-technical staff.
The DCIO also assists the CIO/ACIO in the strategic management and direction of all IT programs and policies for the County.

The ideal candidate will have experience in both the public and private sector including managing a functional area supporting multiple customers and stakeholders with diverse information technology business solutions. Such experience would include budget and rate development, managing administrative and technical staff, project management, input into strategic plans and implementation of policies, procedures and processes in support of strategic plans and customer initiatives.
The Deputy Chief Information Officer is an at-will classification which is exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance.  

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Job Requirements

Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or other closely related field and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in information systems management which includes experience in a variety of IT disciplines to include accountability for strategic and fiscal planning.

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver license.
  • Significant experience:
    • Managing technology teams and concurrent technology projects, including the complete upgrade lifecycle, and overseeing new technology implementations;
    • Maintaining effective working relationships and communication with IT professionals as well as customers and stakeholders
  • Extensive experience with some combination of the following:
    • Developing and managing program and/or operation budget, contract procurement and administration;
    • Contributing to strategic plan development;
    • Leading process improvement initiatives;
    • Making presentations to groups, organizations, and at professional meetings;
    • Delivering essential information, written and orally, to all levels of an organization, external stakeholders and customers.

The following are highly desirable:

  • Possession of a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in computer science, information systems, business administration or a closely related study discipline
  • Experience with rate development for internal service funds
  • Work experience in both the public and private sectors.
  • Management experience with both technical and non-technical staff.
  • Lean Six Sigma

Project Management (PMP) or Project Leadership Academy PLA) certification

Filing Deadline: Open until filled


To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume and a cover letter which illustrates examples of your experience with all the following:

  • Programs you developed and/or managed include the operation budget, any contract procurement and administration, and scope of the work;
  • Your contribution to strategic plan development;
  • Any process improvement initiatives you lead and the outcome;
  • Making presentations to groups, organizations, and at professional meetings;
  • Your ability to manage technology teams and concurrent technology projects, including the complete upgrade life-cycle, and overseeing new technology implementations;
  • Managing non-technical staff; and
  • Rate development for departmental services.   

You may do one of the following:

  1. E-mail your current resume and cover letter to Email blocked - click to apply
  2. Mail a hard copy resume and cover letter to:

Karen Gill, Recruitment Analyst
County of Ventura, Human Resources Division
800 S. Victoria Ave. L-#1970, Ventura, CA 93009
Submit an online application at URL blocked - click to apply and attach your current resume and cover letter.


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