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Chief Technology Officer, Government of the District of Columbia

Washington, DC, USA | Vault

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
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Job Description:
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The Bowser Administration seeks a qualified applicants to lead the District Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO). NOTE: This position is an executive service appointment and requires residency in the District of Columbia within 180 days of hire. Any applicant submitting credentials for consideration must agree to meet this requirement.


The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) shall provide directions and coordinate the District government's acquisition, management, and use of information and telecommunication technology, including the D.C. Wide Area Network. Provides for uniformity and consistency in policies and standards for acquisition, management, and use of information processing and telecommunications equipment, including government-wide approval of contracts. Provides for requisite system planning, including developing or updating strategic documents for District government information resources systems and telecommunications systems. Such relevant functions and staff that may currently exist with the District government should be consolidated directly under the direction of the Chief Technology Officer. Frequently, the CTO is recognized as a technical authority and expert in the development and interpretation of the guidelines.


POSITION CONTROL


The CTO has responsibility for planning, designing, and carrying out programs, special projects, studies, or other assignments independently. 


Has full authority for the development of most information resources related functions (such as IRM planning, policy, standards, data processing services, telecommunications services, etc.) on a city-wide scale.


Results of the work are considered as technically authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change. 


Recommendations for new projects and alteration of objectives are usually evaluated for such considerations as availability of funds and other resources, broad program goals and priorities. 


Guidelines are broadly stated and nonspecific, e. g., the diversity of acquisition, management, information and telecommunication technology, including Wide Area Network, and the regulations that govern these areas require extensive interpretation and knowledge.


Judgment and ingenuity is utilized in interpreting the intent of the guides that do exist and in developing applications to specific areas of work.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


The Chief Technology Officer is responsible for performing the following:


Ensuring that technology becomes and is maintained as a priority contributor as a method and tool for a more efficient and more effective government.


Carrying out the current model for the District of Columbia as a centralized Information Technology organization with system operations, component standards, professional training, disaster recovery and city-wide or enterprise-wide initiatives being performed by the Office of the Chief Technology Officer.


Implementing information infrastructure across the city so that government can better serve the public and so that the city can leverage its resources.


Ensuring citizen access to government as a whole and removing barriers as the result of divisions within city government and between the levels of government.


Guiding the city's technology solutions to business problems, improving technology management, and creating the overall vision of information resources as a utility to the performance of improved customer service.


Initiating planning mechanisms and maintaining financial and resource allocations(s) to keep up the pace with the Mayor's Transformation Plan.


Being a sponsor and architect for change.


Providing accountability to city officials and Information Technology industry for the success of agency mission-critical, city-wide or enterprise projects.


Developing revenue generation and Information Technology resource consolidation opportunities.


Creating an environment of a concise procurement program and improving civil service processes to enhance the capabilities of technology professionals, the end use and management. 


The CTO is also responsible for creating and sustaining a culture of "business" performance in the following areas:


Architecture: the defined structure of orderly arrangement of information systems and telecommunications systems, based on accepted industry standards and guidelines for maximizing the interconnection and efficiency of such systems and the ability of users to share information resources.


Information Systems: the combination of data processing hardware and software and information technology services in the collection, processing and distribution of data to and from the interactive computer-based systems to meet informational, communication, emergency response, citizen access, and financial transaction or monitoring systems.


Agency: each department, board, council, commission, institution or other organizations receiving allocation, appropriation, operating, or capital funding from resources allocated by and for the District of Columbia. 


Enterprise: a grouping of city agencies or major functions that can achieve significant economies of scale in the use of in Information Technology to carry out solutions to common business problems that are similar in one, some or all of the following activity(s): establishment of a common approach for organizing and managing specific sets of date or transactions; a specific standards-based profile for communication of data, images or information; providing a "pilot" environment to test contemporary information technologies and better approaches to application development, the results being employed by more that "pilot" agency or function; incorporating multiple funding resources and business requirements definition; leveraging existing investment in technical or personnel resources to improve organization and management.


Telecommunications Systems: telecommunications services, telephone equipment and transmission facilities, either alone or in combination with information systems, for the electronic distribution of all forms of information, including voice, data, and images.


Government's Information Infrastructure: all government information transmission media (twisted pairs cabling, coaxial cabling, fiber optic, and wireless). This includes, but is not limited to, the Buildings Horizontal Communications (voice, data, video, imaging) Cabling Links beginning at the RJ-45 wall plate in the work space and/or data center and terminates, and including the voice and data patch panels, LAN concentrators, and Routers in the wiring.


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