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Chief Information Officer

City of Powder Springs

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Position Description

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

Job Title:                    Chief Information Officer

Department:               IT

Pay Grade:                 121

FLSA Status:             Exempt                                  Salary Range: $86,283.77 – $132,230.81



This position is responsible for providing vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the City’s technology program, in addition to oversight, coordination, management, administration and support of all technical systems utilized by the city. Additionally, this position should ensure all technology systems in use align with the business objectives and strategic goals of the City. The CIO will work closely with senior leadership in all city departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the City. Work is performed under the general supervision of the City Manager.



  • Strategic Technology Planning: The CIO will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive technology strategy aligned with the city's goals and objectives. This includes identifying technological needs, evaluating emerging trends, and planning for future growth and innovation. Leads, trains and maintains an awareness of new products, technologies, trends, and advances in the profession, including the use of AI where beneficial and appropriate in achieving City mission and operational efficiencies.  
  • Cybersecurity and Data Protection: With the rise of cyber threats targeting government entities, the CIO will dedicate time to cybersecurity and oversee the implementation of robust cybersecurity measures, data protection policies, and incident response plans to safeguard sensitive city data and infrastructure. Ensures that the city’s data is secure and compliant with governing regulations.
  • Cost Savings and Resource Optimization: The CIO will be responsible for optimizing IT spending by identifying cost-saving opportunities, negotiating favorable contracts with vendors, implementing efficient technology solutions, leveraging economies of scale for IT infrastructure and services and ensuring optimal use of resources.
  • Digital Transformation and Innovation: The CIO will drive digital transformation initiatives, leveraging technology to enhance citizen services, improve accessibility and transparency, and foster innovation in areas such as smart city solutions, data analytics, and digital platforms.
  • Enhanced Decision-Making: By providing reliable data, analytics, and insights, the CIO will enable data-informed decision-making processes at all levels of city governance, promoting transparency, accountability, and informed policymaking. The position participates in strategic and operational governance processes of the City as a member of the senior management team and will identify emerging technologies and trends that can drive innovation and enhance operations.
  • Compliance and Regulatory Requirements: With various regulatory requirements affecting data management, privacy, accessibility, and security, the CIO will be responsible for ensuring the city's compliance with relevant laws, standards, and best practices, reducing legal risks and liabilities.
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Planning and implementing robust disaster recovery and business continuity plans are vital responsibilities of the CIO, ensuring that the city can recover quickly from IT disruptions, natural disasters, or emergencies without compromising essential services.
  • Administrative:  As a working leader and manager, the CIO will provide daily direct and indirect supervision of varying levels of professional or administrative staff as well as the City IT vendor; prepare Request For Proposals (“RFP”), as required, for technology software and hardware solutions and operational efficiencies with use of technology; and perform other related duties as needed or as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Management Information Systems or closely related field; Master’s degree preferred; supplemented by five years of progressively responsible experience in managing large-scale information technology operations to include lead or supervisory experience and ten years of experience in the field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The CIO will have at a minimum the following exceptional knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Principles, theories, and methods of technology management.
  • Principles, theories, and methods of cyber security and disaster recovery management.
  • IT best practices, policies and regulations
  • IT governance, ethics, compliance, project management and risk management
  • Management and implementation of emerging technologies
  • Independent judgment and discretion
  • Prioritizing, scheduling and delegating assignments
  • Cooperative and effective working relationships
  • Analytical and verbal and written communication
  • Driver of performance and change


Work is typically performed with the employee sitting, standing, bending, crouching, crawling, or kneeling.  The employee must occasionally lift light and heavy objects and use tools that require a high degree of dexterity.


Work is typically performed in an office environment.

All applicants must complete a City of Powder Springs employment application. Applications may be downloaded and printed from the website at or visit 1114 Richard D. Sailors Parkway, Powder Springs, GA 30127 8:30am-4:00pm M-F to receive an application.


Please submit letter of interest and resume along with a City of Powder Springs employment application to:

Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director City of Powder Springs

P.O. Box 46 Powder Springs, GA 30127


Closing Date: 6/24/2024

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