Assistant Chief Information Officer

County of Ventura
Until Filled

$140,030.46 - $196,061.87 Annually, plus benefits

Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74 degrees. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home."’
The Information Technology Services Department provides support in the operation of enterprise and departmental information technology systems; development and maintenance of application systems and technical networks; operation and maintenance of radio, microwave, telephone, and data communication systems in support of the County's more than approximately 8,900 employees.

Under the general direction of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Assistant Chief Information Officer (ACIO) is responsible for daily operations of the County's central Information Technology Services Department; assisting the CIO in formulating Countywide information technology policies, and performing related work as required. The incumbent serves at the discretion of the CIO and is extensively involved in the oversight of computer operations; development and maintenance of radio, microwave, telephone, and data communication systems. The ACIO will advise the CIO on the latest information technology trends and is also responsible for the implementation of a customer-focused, cost-effective central information technology organization.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success that demonstrates knowledge of technology business solutions combined with extensive experience managing diverse technology daily operations. Critical competencies for success include demonstrated ability to create multi-year strategic plans, translate business and customer needs into technology goals, as well as exceptional communication and interpersonal skills that foster and maintain key relationships, and demonstrated unequivocal ethical and integrity.

The successful candidate will also have excellent communication skills with the ability to simply explain modern technology in a business-friendly way. Incumbent will engage in senior level business discussions and need to have a passion for solving difficult business problems with creative application of technology. Finally, the ideal candidate will be a genuine person of integrity who builds business relationships based upon trust.

Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information systems, business administration, or other closely related field


· Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in information systems which includes experience in senior management or administrative capacity with accountability for planning, organizing, and implementing information and telecommunication systems AND

· Significant experience managing large technology teams. 

To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter that illustrates all of the following:

· Your experience with planning, organizing, and implementing information and telecommunication systems in a large organization with a diverse line of operations;

· Your experience with managing an operational budget and the size of the budget;

· Your experience leading and managing staff, including the titles, number, and functions of the staff you have managed;

· Your contribution to leading and evaluating process improvement exercises.

If interested, submit an online application at and attach your current resume and cover letter.

All relevant work experience, training and education need to be included to determine eligibility.

For further information regarding this recruitment, please contact Shannon Antunez by email at or telephone at (805) 654-5014.