The City of Long Beach is seeking a strategic thinker who brings high levels of vision and innovation and the proven ability to operate in a fast-paced, fluid, and dynamic operational environment to serve as Director of Technology & Innovation. This person will have a team-oriented, collaborative leadership style; the skill to effectively navigate and address a myriad of complex organizational considerations with positive energy and a sense of enthusiasm; experience with industry benchmarking and best practice implementation; the ability to effectively manage and communicate the balance between customer expectations and operational capacity; and extensive project management experience.
The Department of Technology and Innovation (TI) plans and develops the technology infrastructure for the City and acts as a service agency to all city departments. The Department provides highly centralized information services through its 143 FTEs and oversees numerous technology consultants while operating an annual budget of nearly $44 million. TI is organized into four bureaus: Business Information Services, Infrastructure Services, Customer Services and Administrative Services. The Department also provides mailroom and graphics & reproduction services. The Department is currently working on a number of significant technology initiatives.
Requires a BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university, 7+ years professional experience, with 4+ years at an executive or senior management role with overall responsibility for budget management and personnel administration. Highly desired qualifications include a Master’s degree and leadership experience in overseeing major information technology projects and/or operations in the public sector.
Salary Range:$195,000 to $218,000 per year.