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The City of Durham’s nationally recognized, award-winning
Technology Solutions Department builds and aligns the City’s
information technology infrastructure so that departments can
deliver a superior level of public service. Our team is recognized
nationally by the Public Technology Institute, ICMA Center for
Performance Measurement and Digital Cities Survey. If you can offer
the skills to innovate and the passion to serve, bring your talent
City of Durham Technology Solutions Department is seeking a
Chief Data Officer/Assistant Director to be responsible for
assisting the CIO in developing and governing our data and
information strategy in order to drive the City of Durham business
decisions and delivery of services to residents. The CDO will
develop data procedures and policies, and work closely with various
City departments to collect, prepare, organize, protect and analyze
data assets while ensuring that the City meets industry best
practices. Other duties will include supervising the TS
applications support division mangers, leading City
inter-disciplinary teams, improving and streamlining data systems
within the City, and driving innovation.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in data
management, leadership and information technology systems and
tools. A strong background in IT, municipal government operations
and data analytics is advantageous.
Duties/Responsibilities Thorough understanding of the municipal
government operations and data strategy.
Designing and implementing data strategies and systems.
Lead, motivate and manage IT division managers and IT technical
Overseeing the collection, storage, management, quality and
protection of data.
Implementing data privacy policies and complying with data
Determine efficiencies and effectiveness of delivery of services
based on insights derived from data.
Effectively communicate the status, value, and importance of
data collection to CIO, executive members and staff.
Knowledge of relevant innovation solutions that will increase
business value, performance and compliance value.
Manages the implementation of internal operations for an
assigned division; plans, coordinates, administers, and evaluates
programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards,
and/or services; integrates operations and coordinates service
areas; and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws,
regulations, codes, and/or standards.
Develops, implements, and evaluates policies, procedures,
strategies and goals; maintains, updates, and ensures procedural
compliance; researches, analyzes, and makes recommendations for
business process improvements and cost effectiveness; and designs,
administers, and evaluates department programs and services.
Manages and participates in the preparation of department
operating and/or capital improvement budgets; monitors expenditures
and revenues; researches and analyzes financial and operational
data; prepares financial forecasts; and approves and makes budget
and purchasing recommendations.
Coordinates with, and serves as a liaison to the City Council,
general public, City departments, and/or external agencies; serves
on internal and external committees; represents the department at
meetings, proceedings, and conferences; provides consultation in
area of expertise; and responds to high-visibility and complex
Coordinates the preparation of, and prepares and reviews
complex, technical, financial, and other reports, plans, and
documents; coordinates operations data collection and analysis;
develops, makes and/or approves recommendations; and reviews the
work of others to ensure accuracy and completeness.
Minimum Qualifications & Experience Bachelor’s degree in
Information Technology, Public Administration or a directly
Nine years of progressively responsible
Professional experience must includes significant
management and supervisory experience.
Management experience with strong leadership and communication
Project management skills.
Additional Preferred Skills Master's Degree