State of Massachusetts Chief Information Officer in Boston, Massachusetts

_POSITION DESCRIPTION AND SCOPE_

The role of the Chief Information Officer is to establish the Treasury’s technical vision. This individual directs IT and IT operations staff to meet the strategic integration of Treasury business goals and coordinates activities and planning with business partners, such as the Office of the Comptroller which manages the state’s financial management system, including Treasury Accounting and Cash Management. The Chief Information Officer is responsible for all aspects of prioritizing, developing, implementing, and streamlining information technology systems and initiatives at the Treasury. This individual collaborates with Department Heads to determine their business priorities, to identify and consult on IT issues, recommend and oversee the implementation of business appropriate IT solutions. The Chief Information Officer oversees the Treasury’s Information Technology and Operations departments, including managing staff, contractors, and vendors that support information solutions.

_ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES_

  • Maintain expertise and current knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, regulations, developments and trends related to financial services and products, including protection of personally identifiable information and identity theft.

  • Collaborate with Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) and Internal Auditor to develop risk management guidelines and practices.

  • Partner with agencies whose systems integrate with and Treasury relies on i.e. Office of the State Comptroller, Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS).

  • Oversee IT Operations facility in Chelsea to ensure timely and securely processed data files.

  • Research and recommend software and hardware strategies and purchases to meet the needs of the Treasurer's office.

  • Work with First Deputy Treasurer, Chief of Staff, and other department heads to ensure that business processes and technology initiatives are aligned with organizational strategies and priorities.

  • Coordinate change upgrades to the joint infrastructure, review service level agreements on joint process responsibilities etc.

  • Administer the integration of tasks and solutions across all hardware platforms, including the Local Area network.

  • Manage the Treasury application development process, including:

o Assign roles and responsibilities, including functional ownership for requirements specification;

o Determine appropriate IT staff and contract resources to assign to projects;

o Develop project schedule, including deliverables and milestones;

o Procure required IT resources, if applicable; and

o Coordinate testing of applications by both IT staff/contractors and business/functional owners.

  • Establish, implement, and enforce development standards and best practices to be used in the design, development, and implementation of Treasury applications, including:

o Application development lifecycle (including roles and responsibilities, deliverables, and milestones);

o Software standards (for software used in development);

o Hardware standards (for device configuration, testing, and production);

o Treasury staff training (on the administration and/or use of the applications);

o End-user training (for external users of the applications); and

o Application availability, maintenance, and support of daily back-ups.

  • Establish, implement, and enforce acceptable use and other IT-related policies that govern the use of technology resources by the Treasury’s staff and contractors.

  • Manage the procurement of IT resources in accordance with the Treasury’s procurement policies, including drafting procurements, leading the evaluation of responses, and negotiating and managing vendor contracts and deliverables.

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_OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES_

  • Recommend, develop, and implement relevant policies.

  • Oversee the establishment, implementation, availability, security, and support of the Treasury’s network.

  • Oversee maintenance and support of the Treasury’s technology equipment.

_SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES_

  • Manage members of Treasury IT staff.

  • Assess skills and develop performance plans or transition plan.

  • Manage vendor contracts and relationships.

  • Recruit and hire staff and contractors, as necessary.

_EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS_

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or MIS.

  • MBA or MS or equivalent preferred.

_EXPERIENCE_

·Seven (7) to ten (10) years MIS management, experience in government MIS management preferred.

_SALARY_

·The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.

_KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS_

  • Expertise in aligning business processes and information technology solutions with organizational strategy and priorities and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

  • Systems analysis, problem solving, administration.

  • Expertise in building consensus between management, functional, and technical staff.

  • Expertise in project management, including all phases of application development from conceptualization to implementation.

  • Understanding of and experience with information technology and its corresponding best practices.

  • Understanding of and experience with the development and implementation of web-based applications, including gathering requirements for and testing of applications in conjunction with business/functional leaders.

  • Understanding of and experience with negotiating contracts and in contract management; knowledge of public procurement policies and procedures preferred.

  • Experience with network management.

  • Experience with staff management and development, including setting performance goals and objectives, and conducting staff evaluations.

Job: *Information Systems and Technology

Organization: *Off of State Treas & Rec Genrl

Title: Chief Information Officer

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place

Requisition ID: 190000N9