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Agency Chief Information Officer (EMS Band 4) | Washington State Department of Ecology | Flexible/Hybrid, Thurston County – Lacey, WA

What you will be doing:

Director of the Information Technology Services Office (ITSO)

The Chief Information Officer is responsible for 110+ full-time employees and has six (6) direct reports, the highest of which are Senior IT Managers overseeing business services, architecture design, infrastructure, operations, and project management and planning. This position is the appointing authority for all new hires, approves all personnel actions and oversees the performance management direction. This position is responsible for the:

  • Development of biennial spending plans based on strategic priorities.
  • Development of a cost allocation biennial budget based on spending plans and strategic priorities.
  • $33 million biennial operating budget.

In addition, the CIO has significant responsibilities in purchasing and contracts through delegated authority up to $500,000 on Information Technology contracts, purchases, maintenance agreements, telephone equipment purchases, WaTech and Department of Enterprise Services IT related Service Level Agreements.

Serves as the Chief Technology / Information Officer

This position has the responsibility for IT governance, leadership, development and implementation of the agency’s information technology direction, plans, policies and standards. Specifically, this position is responsible for:

  • Policy and direction for IT related services.
  • Ensuring agency IT work is done according to policies, standards, and best practices.
  • Assuring agency and program applications and related investments receive architecture reviews to facilitate cross-media data integration, consistency and reuse of application components thereby ensuring application investments align with agency and state strategic priorities.
  • Ensuring agency IT staff are developing applications using a consistent methodology, standards and best practices.
  • Measuring and evaluating the performance of computer and network systems, including the design and implementation of new methods, policies and procedures for the best use of resources (people, software, and hardware).

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