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Chief Information Officer

  2019-08-09     Idaho Department of Health & Welfare     450 W. State Street     DOE   

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is seeking a Chief Information Officer to provide leadership to the State of Idaho's largest Health and Human Service agency. This position will manage the Division of Information Technology Services (ITSD) and provide enterprise level strategic planning and support to business divisions such as Public Health, Welfare Programs, Child Support, Behavioral Health, Medicaid, and support units. We are searching for an executive with experience in setting objectives and strategies for technology in Human Service programs to streamline work for internal staff and design and select technology solutions that will improve the customer experience.

Strong candidates will demonstrate an ability to oversee the agency's information technology strategies and computer systems to ensure they support the Department's strategic objectives, implement relevant and current technologies, develop systems that will improve customer satisfaction, and manage the information technology department.

Position oversees three primary work units, including network security, computer systems, application development, and Information Technology operations. This position will collaborate with agency divisions, including senior leadership to understand strategic goals of the Department and develop, support, or acquire systems and solutions that will meet the needs of the programs and the customers served by the Department of Health and Welfare.

Qualified candidates must possess excellent strategic planning and communication skills and have the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external customers.

Example of Duties

  • Provide effective leadership to ITSD staff.
  • Communicate with ITSD staff, agency divisions and executive management on ITSD initiatives, projects and how they integrate into the agency goals and strategic plan.
  • Develop goals and strategies to ensure ITSD systems and network operate at optimal performance.
  • Monitor changes in information technology to discover ways ITSD can advance and operate more effectively.
  • Ensure ITSD operations are streamlined by implementing relevant technologies to maintain customer needs.
  • Plan and direct the implementation of new IT systems.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience of ten or more years in information technology (with at least five occurring in the last five years).
  • Experience, of at least five years, in a senior management or executive role in the information technology field.
  • Good knowledge (obtained within the last five years) of modern databases, data management and information system technologies.
  • Bachelor's degree, or higher, in computer science or related field.

Supplemental Information

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare offers a culture that supports and promotes learning organization principles, building community partnerships, and introducing innovative business solutions.

We are nearly 2,850 individuals working statewide to provide Idahoans with health and human services, access to health insurance programs, support to families and children, and hospitalization services for people with mental illness or intellectual disabilities. We have 20 field offices and operate two hospitals and a state lab. Last year, our agency served almost 340,000 people - one out of every four Idahoans. From birth throughout life, we strive to enrich and protect the lives of our state's citizens.

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