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9/3/2013 2:45:00 PM
Chief Information Officer
Open until filled
$81,120.00 - $119,460.00 Annually
Location: Salem, Oregon

OUR MISSION: The Oregon Department of Education fosters excellence for every learner through innovation, collaboration, leadership, and service to our education partners.

OUR VALUES: Equity for Every Student; High Quality Education; Results Focused; Service; Leadership; Teamwork; People Are Our Greatest Asset

The Oregon Department of Education is seeking an experienced, progressive leader to serve as the Chief Information Officer. This is a permanent, full-time management position and is not represented by a union. This position is a member of the leadership cabinet and reports directly to the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply without delay as this announcement will remain open until filled.

About the Oregon Department of Education
The Oregon Department of Education provides statewide leadership for all elementary and secondary students in Oregon’s public school districts and education service districts. Responsibility also extends to public preschool programs, the state School for the Deaf, regional programs for children with disabilities, and education programs in Oregon youth corrections facilities.

The Office of Information Technology collects, validates and reports data for education research, policy-making, and operations. The technical expertise of staff in this unit is available to districts to support business and financial functions. Data is collected from nearly every educational administrative unit.

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) sets strategic direction for the agency's information technology (IT) resources in coordination with the Oregon Education Investment Board and other key partners. This is achieved by understanding the needs of a variety of stakeholder groups, including: the general public, School Districts, Education Service Districts (ESD's), the State Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Chief Education Officer, the U.S. Department of Education, and other governmental agencies with a vested interest in the continuum of education from birth to higher education to workforce.

INTERESTED? Here's what you need.

The successful candidate will at a minimum have:

Four (4) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
a) development of program rules and policies; b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans; c) program evaluation; and d) budget preparation.
Three (3) years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
a) development of program rules and policies; b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans;c) program evaluation; d) budget preparation. AND e) 45-48 quarter hours (30-32 semester hours) of graduate level coursework in management. (Please note - you DO NOT have to submit transcripts.)

We are looking for qualified applicants whose work experience most closely demonstrates the following:
  • Team builder with positive attitude
  • Effective at building relations with peers, subordinates and leadership
  • Solid communicator with all levels of technical expertise including meeting facilitation, oral, written, etc.
  • Strong project management and technical skills
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Critical thinker
  • Does well under pressure
  • Background in K-12

Compensation will consist of a competitive base salary plus the state’s excellent benefits package. Notable benefit features include: comprehensive medical (with vision), dental and basic life insurance; other optional insurance with group-based premiums; flexible spending accounts; membership in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System; an optional deferred compensation retirement program; and generous vacation, personal, and sick leave.
You can view a brief description of the benefits at State of Oregon Employment Benefits PDF.

You can find additional information on our job openings, including applications, by going to our JOBS page at http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=71. Click on EDUC13-0901.
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Contact(s) for this Announcement
  • Cassie Graham Email    (503) 947-5635
    Employee Services - Recruitment Specialist

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Salem, OR 97310-0203

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