Alliance Resource Consulting

Chief Information Officer

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission - San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC’s) mission is foundational to the well-being of the Bay Area. Its utility services and programs support not only the public health but also the economic, environmental, and social development of much of the region. Its 2,300 employees provide reliable, 24/7 utility services including, the delivery of high quality drinking water to 2.7 million residents in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda counties; the collection and treatment of wastewater and storm water for customers in San Francisco and San Mateo counties; and the generation, procurement and delivery of renewable energy to customers in San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

SFPUC offers an exceptional opportunity for an enriching career built upon:

  • Challenging, rewarding, and flexible work
  • A meaningful mission centered around providing essential, life-enhancing services
  • The ability to contribute on a large scale due to the fact that SFPUC has operations centers in seven northern California counties
  • A commitment to environmental stewardship
  • A strong emphasis on leveraging existing and emerging technologies to support current business needs and improve operations on a continuous basis

 Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer/Assistant General Manager, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the highest Information and Technology (IT) leadership role at the SFPUC and partners directly with the organization’s executive team. The CIO is responsible for developing and executing an IT strategy tied to the SFPUC’s business objectives, and ensuring the secure and efficient operation of network infrastructure, enterprise systems and applications, operational technology, communications systems, and the cybersecurity environment.

The ideal candidate is a results-oriented Chief Information Officer who possess a current knowledge and a future vision for leveraging information and operational technology to support operations, enhance performance, and facilitate service improvements. They are a servant leader with high emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal, listening, conflict resolution skills. They are skilled in defining and articulating an organization-wide IT vision and strategy and effective at gaining buy-in for its implementation. They have strong communication, collaboration, political, and advocacy skills and relate well to people at all levels. They understand the challenges of being part of a complex structure and aware of the opportunities that come with the complexity.

With respect to leadership skills, the ideal candidate has an educator mentality and a coaching mindset. They are skilled at setting the vision for their team and focusing staff to meet it. They foster employee engagement and an inclusive, psychologically safe work environment. They practice proactive workforce management; know how to attract and retain the best talent; and are skilled at developing people, particularly inspiring leaders.

Qualifying Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible informational and/or operational technology experience
  • Five years of senior leadership responsibility
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

    Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous responsibility for leading large, complex and/or transformational initiatives in a dynamic environment
  • Five or more years of experience in a utility or public organization
  • Experience with strategic planning, business planning and execution, and organizational design and development
  • Experience managing industrial control systems, programmable logic controllers, discreet process control systems, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and/or radio telecommunication systems
  • A master’s degree

Salary: $201,552 to $312,624 per year, DOQ, plus an excellent benefits package.

Apply on-line by September 24, 2021, at For questions and inquiries, please contact: Sherrill Uyeda at or 562-901-0769 or Cindy Krebs at or 562-901-0769.

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