CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

CITY OF PHOENIX, ARIZONA

This is an opportunity to lead and manage the Information Technology Services Department in a dynamic city government that values innovation, efficiency, and top-quality management.

The City of Phoenix is seeking a CIO who is a recognized leader and manager with a strong executive presence and who is well versed on industry standard technology applicable to a city government the size and complexity of Phoenix. This individual must also be able to lead organizational change to meet the business and customer service needs of the City of Phoenix. Experience can be drawn from either a government or private sector entity.

The CIO reports to a Deputy City Manager and is a vital member of the City’s management team. The Director is responsible for managing an essential internal service department in the City of Phoenix with a current annual operating budget of $37.1 million and with 179 employees.

Phoenix is Arizona’s capital and the sixth largest city in the United States with more than 1.4 million residents within 519 square miles. Phoenix was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt the council-manager form of government in 1913 through a public vote approving a new City Charter.  Phoenix is also the largest city in the country with the council-manager form of government.

Throughout its rapid growth, the City has had a long history of political and organizational stability, with three City Managers during the last 34 years.

The City of Phoenix is seeking a CIO who is a recognized leader and manager with a strong executive presence and who is well versed on industry standard technology applicable to a city government the size and complexity of Phoenix.

Minimum qualifications for the position include at least five years of experience in the information technology field, including three years of management experience directing a large IT operation or program, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Computer Science, or a related field. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered. Only the top candidates will be invited to participate in the interview process. City of Phoenix residency will be required within 24 months following appointment.

The City is placing emphasis on an individual that successfully balances managerial experience and competence with technical skills. Top candidates should have working knowledge of technologies and management experience of the information systems used by the City of Phoenix (e.g., SAP, PeopleSoft, Utility Billing Systems, Enterprise networking, security, etc.).

The salary range for the CIO position is $125,174 - $197,059, pending City Council approval, with the starting salary negotiable depending on the selected individual’s qualifications and match with the desired attributes sought by the City. The City offers an outstanding fringe benefit package. The City will pay reasonable and customary relocation expenses for the next CIO who will be required to live within the City of Phoenix within 24 months after the date of hire and must maintain residency.

This position will remain open until filled. First review of applications will occur on February 22, 2013. In order to be considered for this position, please send your confidential resume and cover letter with current salary to jmercer@mercergroupinc.com. For further information on this important opportunity, please contact:

James L. Mercer, President/CEO, The Mercer Group, Inc.,      1000 Cordova Place, #726, Santa Fe, NM 87505.             Voice: 505-466-9500; Fax: 505-466-1274. E-Mail: jmercer@mercergroupinc.com; Website: www.mercergroupinc.com

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