Help Wanted: Minneapolis Chief Information Officer

A great opportunity for the right person – Minneapolis CIO

The Chief Information Officer defines the vision for the City’s Information and Telecommunications Services and
provides strategic leadership to implement various infrastructure tools needed to establish IT standards and architecture across the City, including design, development and integration of software, hardware, e-government
and enterprise wide applications to City departments.
Major responsibilities include:
• Provides overall oversight and management of department operations.
• Prepares and presents the annual operating budget.
• Provides leadership for the Strategic Information Systems Plan (SISP) and develops and maintains an investment strategy for technology projects.
• Oversees an ongoing process to measure benefits, value and costs of all technology projects.
• Directs and oversees the development and management of the overall information architecture that defines
technology applications, data and information management processes and how each component works together to meet City goals.
• Partners with department heads and aligns information technology with the business needs of the departments in support of the Strategic Plan.
• Oversees the development of enterprise systems for multiple businesses.
• Oversees the development of standards and guidelines for the acquisition, installation and use of computers,
local area networks, application systems and communication and telecommunication systems.
• Develops a citywide vision for electronic access to information and government services and oversees the development of strategies for Internet, Intranet and e-government business applications.
• Partners with outside vendors for specific technical services as a critical aspect of the strategy for information
management and exercises responsibility to select contractors, determine budget, negotiate contracts and
monitor contractor performance.
• Attends public hearings, meetings, and legislative subcommittees as needed to advise on information technology matters.
• Participates on internal and external committees, boards, and task forces as appropriate.
Major Areas of Focus
• Lead change management initiatives emphasizing process over the tool.
• Collaborate with appointed and elected leaders on issues of enterprise-wide importance.
• Work with department heads to identify and develop opportunities for data integration and process improvements across business units.
• Review outsourced services with the intent of reestablishing internal service delivery in the City’s Information
Technology Department.
• Participate in the information technology governance process working with others to make technology funding decisions
• Expand communication with stakeholders on strategic technology issues
• Develop the City’s ability for employees to work remotely

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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