March 9, 2018

Job Announcement - Managing Deputy-Chief Information Officer

Department of Innovation and Technology

The City of Chicago is seeking a Managing Deputy-Chief Information Officer. With limited direction, this role functions as key member of the strategic Information Technology management team overseeing the City's enterprise application portfolio.  The purpose of the position is to provide strategic and tactical direction for the enterprise applications used by the various City departments.  The major strategic goal of this position in the near-term is to define and implement a modern enterprise application management business model that leverages the improved effectiveness and efficiency available through managed services, utility computing and SaaS.  A key aspect of this shift in business model will require developing a new approach to vendor relationships that is grounded in strong vendor performance management. 

Key responsibilities of this position include determining the strategy for various enterprise applications, managing and mentoring multiple program directors, providing input to City-wide RFPs to ensure the proper understanding of the IT need, supporting the development of business processes that align with technology investments while meeting the business need of the department or resident and managing vendors to superior performance for the City.

Duties may include but not limited to:

  • Directs, communicates, integrates and is accountable for the overall success of projects, programs, and/or initiatives ensuring alignment with critical operational priorities across the application portfolio
  • Directs the strategic planning, budgeting, analysis, designing, integration, testing training, deployment and support of the enterprise application portfolio
  • Ensures work efforts achieve the outcome specified within the IT strategy, including appropriate strategic and life cycle management plans
  • Oversees project selection, prioritization, vendor selection and management, budget management, risk management, quality management and resource allocations
  • Manages the work of project managers, technical staff, vendors, consultants, and/or contractors responsible for the coordination, support, maintenance and implementation of various projects, programs and/or initiatives
  • Functions as a senior expert and change agent communicating with senior City leadership, stakeholders, business owners and customers to discuss project strategy, direction and changes
  • Delivers all projects contained in the IT project portfolio on time, within budget and meeting the strategic and business requirements
  • Prepares and directs the preparation of reports to identify long range strategic issues relevant to departmental goals
  • Participates in steering committees by assisting in the development of citywide IT agendas and policies, development of IT strategic plans, and prioritization of major projects, programs and initiatives
  • Performs special projects and directs the implementation of management initiatives, as required
  • Participates in the development of the department's annual budget, as required. 


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems, Business Administration or a directly related field plus five years of information technology experience of which two years is in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  

Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program. 

Residency Requirement: An employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago. Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment. 

If you are disabled and require a reasonable accommodation to file your application, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources at 312.744.4976, TTY: 312.744.5035,  You will be required to provide information regarding your request. 


Please submit your resume to: OR FAX to: DOITHR - 312.747.1497

City of Chicago                                                                      Department of Human Resources

Rahm Emanuel, Mayor                                                                    Soo Choi, Commissioner 

Job Posting

March 6, 2018

Closing Date (Period for Applying) – External

April 6, 2018

Bargaining Unit : 00 

Starting Pay Rate

110,000 to 120,000

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