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City of Modesto
  • Position Number: 4961894
  • Location: Modesto, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Information Systems and Technology

The City of Modesto, California (population 217,880) is conducting a national search for a Chief Information Officer (CIO). With a proven track record of success as an organization's key technology advisor and hands-on manager, the selected candidate will quickly add value to this progressive and award-winning organization, including the top 10 Digital Cities Award, #1 in CA, #3 in the nation (Population category size 125,000 – 249,000), and Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) Excellence Award in Technology Practices.

With a top-notch team, the new CIO will continue to drive innovation and forward-thinking initiatives. This pragmatic CIO will have a varied background strong in supporting operations complemented by a collaborative approach to problem-solving. Tasked with identifying and driving efficiencies on a city-wide basis, the CIO will promote and highlight the need for improved and enhanced systems, including supporting City-wide technology initiatives. The CIO will also need to identify and implement short- and long-term technology strategies for the City. The CIO is an at-will management-level position reporting to the Deputy City Manager of Support. As the Department Director, the CIO oversees 36 staff members with a budget of $10.3 million.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, business administration, mathematics, engineering, or a closely related field.

  • Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible professional-level experience in information technology involving information systems design and implementation in a centralized information technology environment, including three years of administrative and management responsibility.

The City offers a competitive executive salary range of $157,227 - $196,539 (DOQ), which is negotiable and commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications and experience.

The first review of resumes will take place February 26, 2024. This recruitment may close at any time once a strong pool of candidates is received. To apply email compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and 6 professional references to Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at