City of Ventura
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Job Description

The Assistant Chief Technology Officer leads multiple divisions within the newly formed IT Department including Business Intelligence/GIS, Business Applications, and Project Management. This 12-member team is responsible for aligning functions and services to best support the organization. This leader is committed to developing an integrated, collaborative, service focused organization dedicated to staff development and continuous improvement. The Assistant Chief Technology Officer will incorporate service industry best practices in carrying out the City of Ventura 5-Year Information Technology Strategic Plan.

This position is designated as “at will.” At will employees serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and are subject to discharge without cause and without appeal. 

What You’ll Do

The Assistant Chief Technology Officer will lead the following divisions which include these specific services:

  • Business Intelligence/GIS: Develops, implements, integrates, operates, and maintains the City’s analytic reports, geographic information system, and dashboards.
  • Business Applications: Maintains the City’s enterprise systems and business application portfolio, which includes the City’s Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) as well as all core operational business applications. Manages the integrations, data, and workflows tied to all systems. 
  • Project Management: Oversees the planning, execution, and delivery of IT projects within specified timelines, budgets, and quality standards.

This position will be responsible for continuous improvement of services, as well as collaboration and integration of all activities within their managed divisions. This leader will administer a $2.8 million-dollar annual budget, in addition to having oversight of the budgets for two capital improvement projects which include the ERP and customer relationship management (CRM) system. The primary role of this position is to make decisions leveraging technology and resources to maintain high customer service levels while implementing strategies and guiding principles which align with the business needs.

Who You Are

As the Assistant Chief Technology Officer, you will relate well to a variety of personalities within an organization and view organizational politics as a necessary part of business life, maneuvering through complex situations effectively. You must come with a level supervisory/management experience which allows you to quickly read talent and effectively and equitably manage the creative process in others. You will be required to display your intellectual horsepower to meet the challenges in a newly formed organization while continuing to drive for results.  You must be able to present the candid facts in an appropriate and helpful manner acting in line with the core values of the organization in both good and bad times.


For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City’s Career Page at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs or by clicking here ASSISTANT CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER.  

Position Qualifications

A combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, mathematics, or a related field; 

and Six years of progressively responsible enterprise-level experience in programming and systems analysis including two years of supervisory responsibility. 

Experience in a public agency is preferred.

License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver license.

Salary and Benefits

The City offers a compensation package that includes both a generous salary and excellent benefits! 

SALARY: $152,041.34 - $203,735.58 Annually DOQ (effective July 6, 2024)

BENEFITSRefer to the benefits tab on the job posting for specific information on City benefits. 

How to Apply

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline, Monday, July 15, 2024, 5:30 pm.

If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov.  

salary plus 6 Medical options, CalPers Retirement, Dental, Vision, FSA, 457