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State of Montana Chief Information Officer (66100) in Helena, Montana

[Building a Stronger Montana]

Are you ready to lead as our CIO?

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) serves as the Division Administrator of the Technology Services Division and is also a member of the department’s Senior Leadership Team. As a part of the senior leadership team, the position works collaboratively to set goals and objectives for IT services. The position provides leadership, vision, direction, and management for the department’s IT systems, programs, and services. The Division’s services include the full spectrum of technology support including project management, software development, data infrastructure, database management, and service desk operations.

How would this position make an impact in your community?

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is looking for a proven, innovative leader to oversee our Technology Services Division. If you are looking for an opportunity to manage change, empower staff, and rethink the way government provides services to the public, then we want to talk to you!

Why should you come to work for the Department of Labor & Industry?

For the chance to be part of something bigger than yourself. For the chance to help make a small part of the world better. For the chance to uphold the rights and responsibilities of Montana’s workers, employers and citizens. At DLI we have the chance to make a difference in our communities every day, and we take that opportunity seriously. We operate with passion and without bias in a open, team-based, supportive and collaborative work environment. Learn more about DLI here .

Why should you live here?

Helena Montana is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and sits halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. Helena offers an abundance of recreational opportunities including; camping, fishing, hunting, as well as world class mountain biking and hiking. Learn more about Helena here .

What other benefits can you expect from this opportunity?

Look here for a summary of our outstanding benefits. You’ll love what you see! Our benefits include:

  • Work/life Balance

  • Health Coverage

  • Retirement Plans

  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays (a combination of up to 38 per year!)

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify.

What will your job entail?

Our Administrators work as a team to identify common priorities, solve common problems, and reach common goals. They create and implement the mission of the agency through collaboration, creative thinking, and long-range planning.

As a CIO you will:

  • Advise the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and Senior Leadership Team on issues relating to Information Technology and the impact on the business operations of the Department.

  • Foster an environment of collaboration, teamwork, customer-service, and continuous improvement amongst the Technology Services Division staff.

  • Work in conjunction with the IT Steering Committee and applicable divisions, manage the department’s IT software and solutions acquisition and development process. This includes effective project management, budget management, resource allocation, and timeline management.

  • Identify trends in IT technology and advise management about the implications of those changes to the department’s delivery of services and management’s programmatic planning efforts.

  • Oversee the formation and implementation of both short-term and long-term IT Strategic Plans as well as a technology roadmap for the department. Translate this strategic vision into an achievable implementation plan.

  • Ensure compliance with IT Governance and Project Intake processes that facilitate the alignment of IT investments with DLI’s mission and objectives.

What makes you the right person for this opportunity?

Your preparation for this opportunity may include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences with additional education in business or public administration;

  • Five years progressively responsible work experience in high level management of an information technology staff

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

*This position may be covered by a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA)

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of information technology management;

  • The changing demands of an information technology program in a large organization with numerous programs, goals, objectives and priorities.

Skills in:

  • Assigning and evaluating the work of others.

  • Interpreting and formulating rules, regulations and policies.

Ability to:

  • Effectively communicate with program and technology staff;

  • Leverage technology to address business needs;

  • Quickly understand problems and identify underlying causes;

  • Be open to new ideas and approaches;

  • Collaborate with others in solving problems;

  • Strategically focus on business and technology; and

  • Understand and communicate with constituents and customers with widely diverse opinions and viewpoints.

How would you let us know that you’re the right person?

Submit a cover letter and resume.

In order to be considered for this position you must address the following questions in your cover letter:

  1. Why do you want to join the Montana Department of Labor & Industry team?

  2. Does the listed salary in the job posting, $86,083 to $106,987 fit within your salary requirements?

In your resume, include all work experience that qualifies for this position, including duties and dates of employment. Pay is based on relevant education and experience. Pay is set based on what you submit at time of application.

A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the cover letter and resume will result in an incomplete application.

All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.

Job: *Information Technology/Computer Science

Title: Chief Information Officer (66100)

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 20142147