The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania seeks an experienced technology leader with the demonstrated ability to develop and oversee a strategic technology vision for the organization, including internal operations, interactions with external clients and partners, product marketing and development, and membership guidance on technology matters. The CIO is a member of the Executive Management to help grow CCAP through the use of technological resources. In addition, this individual should have experience in planning and implementing a fiscally responsible business plan for technology programs, as well as a proven track record of cultivating relationships to amplify the impact and influence of the efforts and work of CCAP.
The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) is the voice of Pennsylvania counties. CCAP provides county leaders with information and guidance related to legislation, education, media, insurance, technology and many other issues that help create and maintain crucial services for residents throughout the state. CCAP supports county leadership that is responsive to the needs and circumstances of citizens. CCAP stands firmly against state and federal actions that limit fiscal, administrative or programmatic authority over those developed locally. Founded in 1886, CCAP is an affiliate of the National Association of Counties and employs approximately 85 individuals with a total annual budget around $12 million. The technology department has 22 individuals with a total annual technology budget around $2.5 million.
The CIO has the overall strategic and operational responsibility for advancing the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania’s technology vision and mission by leading the development for technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships. Key areas of responsibility include leading ongoing business planning; staff recruitment, development and retention; program planning and evaluation, fiscal management; policy development and advocacy; legislative relationships, community collaborations and partnerships and communications.
• Establish the CCAP technical vision and lead all aspects of the organization’s technological development, both current and future growth
• Manage the development of annual operating and capital budgets for technology purchasing, staffing and operations
• Effectively communicate and manage to create and lead a high performing staff
• Work in a consultative fashion with other departments on technology matters such as security, contracts, policy and compliance
• Serve on the senior management team
• Direct overall technology standards and practices and ensure adherence
• Keep abreast of new trends and best practices in the technology landscape
• Take the initiative in thought leadership, innovation and creativity
• Work closely with marketing, business development and operations to define and deliver new products and enhancements
• Work with national, state and local technology stakeholders to develop and promote technology programs that further efficiencies in county government
• Participate in nationwide collaboration and education to support the development of case studies on leading edge technologies and makes determinations on the probability of implementation
Skills and Attributes
• An innovative mindset with outstanding organizational and leadership skills
• Ability to actively communicate, inspire and motivate in both technical and non-technical capacities
• Ability to think and act strategically and proactively
• Strong writing and presentation skills
• Strong time management and effectively balance priorities
• Detail oriented
• BS in computer science or related technology and at least 10 years’ technology experience
• In-depth knowledge of cyber security, technology and architecture, vendor partner management, contract review, budget and finance, negotiations and project management
• Government experience preferred
• Experience of organizational governance and general management best practices
• Experience with engaging a Board of Directors in casting a compelling vision for an organization and achieving commitment by all stakeholders
An equivalent combination of education and experience to the criteria above will be considered.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
• The standard office hours are from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
• Frequent travel (including overnights) primarily within the state of Pennsylvania, although representation of CCAP at meetings and events outside the standard hours will be required on a regular basis
• This position may require standing or sitting for extended periods of time and the ability to operate computer equipment essential to the completion of the position's responsibilities
• Driving to work related activities will be required and a valid driver’s license must be maintained
Job Type: Full-time, exempt position
CCAP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
To apply and be considered for the position, please submit your cover letter, resume and professional references to email@example.com
Application deadline is May 28, 2019.