Lake County, IL - Chief Information Officer
DATE OF POSTING: December 14, 2011
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 20, 2012
Lake County, IL (pop. 703,462) Lake County, IL located in northeastern Illinois along the shore of Lake Michigan, seeks progressive executives with strong leadership credentials in Information Technology as candidates for their CIO position.
Lake County is a large, complex organization consisting of more than 30 departments and divisions that provide services including Public Works, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Transportation, Planning and Development and other traditional county functions. The county has 2,800 employees, a $450 million budget and is governed by a 23 member elected Board. The CIO reports to the County Administrator. The successful candidate will lead an IT Department staff of 65 employees with an $11 million budget. The position requires extensive knowledge of information technology operations and general practices, including current developments and innovations relevant to county government. Successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills and significant career success in building collaborative, effective relationships across departments.
Additional experience in strategic planning, complex problem solving with the ability to work effectively in a wide variety of governmental disciplines is important.
CIO is responsible for planning, implementing and directing all activities of the Information Technology Department.
Furthermore, the CIO establishes departmental goals, long-range plans, objectives, policies, directives, regulations and standard operating procedures based on the needs of the County and the IT Department.
Minimum requirements include a bachelorís degree in business, information technology computer science or related field, and 10 years of progressively responsible experience in information technology, including significant experience in a managerial role. Starting salary range is $122,000 - $154,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.
Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by January 20, 2012 to VoorheesAssociates.com/current-positions to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, Voorhees Associates, 500 Lake Cook Road #350 Deerfield, IL 60015 Tel: 847-580-4246.
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