Arlington County, Virginia
$142,251.20 - $273,644.80 Annually
Apr 28, 2022
Jun 02, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time
Position Information
Arlington County's Department of Technology Services (DTS) is seeking an experienced and forward-thinking leader to join our executive leadership team as the Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for providing vision and leadership to the County's information technology (IT) services and operations. Reporting to the County Manager, the CIO provides strategic direction and oversight for the design, development, operation, and support of IT systems and programs, that fulfill the needs of Arlington County. The CIO pursues current and future technology needs and implements strategies to drive business and transformation that models and achieves a supportive, open, and empowered culture to sustain Arlington County's operational service excellence.

Responsibilities include:
  • Directing the design and implementation of a technology operating model, organizational structure, governance process, and providing cost-effective solutions to achieve business goals;
  • Collaborating and advising executive leaders, members of their teams and stakeholders on the impact of trends and issues in technology;
  • Supervising and overseeing a team of managers focused on enterprise architecture management, application management, security and risk management, and infrastructure and operations support;
  • Maintaining current knowledge of new technologies and platforms and providing direction on what emerging technologies should be assimilated, integrated, and introduced to ensure technology capabilities fit the organization's digital needs;
  • Serving on enterprise planning and policymaking committees to drive the development of enterprise technology standards and ensures DTS delivers value to its customers and stakeholders;
  • Managing and foreseeing risks through the effective design, delivery and management of DTS capabilities;
  • Collaborating with the Department of Management and Finance to analyze the cost, risk and value of IT to advise and make recommendations;
  • Promoting and overseeing strategic relationships between internal resources and external entities, including government, vendors, and partner organizations; and
  • Managing strategic relationships with municipal, regional and state peers; as well as customers and key product and service providers.
The ideal candidate is a strategic, proactive, decisive, and pragmatic leader, with openness to new perspectives, finding universal solutions, and influencing change. This leader demonstrates a passion for innovative technology trends with the ability to communicate a shared vision for how change may enhance the County's future needs. This individual possesses:

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills energetically pursue current and future state of technology needs and their application;
  • A proven successful track record in developing and leading high performing teams;
  • Knowledge, skills, and executive level IT and management experiences;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure; and
  • Ability to lead, inspire, motivate, evaluate and counsel subordinate staff and delegate responsibility as appropriate.
About Arlington County and DTS
Arlington County Government continues to be awarded as one of the top digital Counties in the nation for its best technology practices in the areas of open government, transparency, citizen engagement, cyber security and operation by the Center for Digital Government and National Association of Counties. To learn more about Arlington County and its Department of Technology Services, please visit DTS.

Continuously experiencing remarkable growth in the adoption of technology requiring a transformative approach to the design and operation of core technology infrastructure and support services. This infrastructure is a hybrid environment with services supporting multiple lines of business throughout the County on a 24/7 basis through both premised and cloud-based resources.

An urban county of 26 square miles located directly across the Potomac River from Washington DC, has a population of over 200,000 and is among the most densely populated jurisdictions in the country. Arlington's central location in the Washington DC metropolitan area, its ease of access by car and public transportation, and its highly skilled labor force have attracted an increasingly varied residential and commercial property mix.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: A combination of education and relevant experience that demonstrates a record of accomplishment managing IT Operations and evidence of successful navigation in a political or highly participatory community environment. Typically, these skills and abilities would be demonstrated through a combination of education and experience that includes an advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or a related field plus significant experience in Information Technology operations and leading teams in digital innovations and solutions, enterprise systems and support, and/or technology infrastructure and managed services.

Special Requirements
A complete application includes a resume and cover letter addressing how your education, experience and training meets the requirements described under position information and selection criteria highlighting your accomplishments in these areas. Please include your experience developing and leading high performing teams, managing digital innovations and solutions, enterprise systems and support, and technology infrastructure and managed services.

Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.

Covid-19: Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.