DEPUTY CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (CIO) - INFRASTRUCTURE (PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications accepted from:All Persons Interested

Posting Number: #19257

Division:
Public Safety Communications
Workdays & Hours:Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The purpose of this position is to manage the technology strategy and operational performance of the Houston IT Services Department Public Safety Communications Division. Responsible for citywide Public Safety Communications infrastructure platforms, including one of the nation's largest P25 mobile and base-station radio systems as well as 911 Computer Aided Dispatch and related public safety applications and systems. Develops plans for platform evolution, system expansion, upgrade, operation and maintenance. Identifies changes and trends in wireless communications and public safety technologies, and interprets their meaning to business stakeholders. Drives innovation and strategic solutions by providing value propositions to business stakeholders.

Functions as IT Advocate to align enterprise technology strategy to support business objectives for all Public Safety line business departments, including Houston Police Department, Houston Fire Department, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Emergency Management, and others. Proactively seeks grant funding, and manages grant-funded public safety technology initiatives.

Often serves on local, state, and national committees in pursuit and support of interoperability and advanced technologies designed to improve the lives of citizens and effectiveness of first responders.

WORKING CONDITIONS
This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment. Operates a motor vehicle. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions. Ability to pass and maintain federal security clearances.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management and Information Systems (MIS) or a closely related field.

A Master's degree in Computer Science, Management and Information Systems (MIS), Engineering, or a closely related field may be substituted for up two (2) years of the experience requirement.

EXPERIENCE
At least twelve (12) years of experience of progressively responsible management roles for a department or enterprise IT environment that includes five (5) years managing a technology team.

LICENSE
A valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES

Preference will be granted to applicants with:

  • A strong background in public safety communications.
  • Experience with managing diverse technical teams in a public safety communications and Land Mobile Radio.
  • Experience in an IT environmentwith a Police/Fire/EMS organization.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION / SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
Department may administer skills assessment test

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION YES
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

PAY GRADE: 36

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov .

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm . For application status inquiries please contact(832) 393-6069.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information. If you need special services or accommodations call TTY 7-1-1.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


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