City of Milpitas
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Deputy Director of Information Technology
IT Department 
City of Milpitas, California 
Annual Salary: $162,180 - $207,692 DOE/DOQ


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The City of Milpitas is seeking a Deputy Director of Information Technology to lead the IT Department in spearheading innovation, growth, and exceptional customer service! The Deputy Director will assist the Director in overseeing 14 staff and an approximate budget of $5.5 million. The ideal candidate for this position will have strong leadership skills and will be a mentor and motivator, recognizing staff and developing them in their roles. They will be a hands-on working manager with a desire to work collaboratively, not just administratively – with a genuine enthusiasm for solving technical problems and advancing technology city-wide. They will also communicate and collaborate with other departments, executive leadership, and the City Council. The Deputy Director will streamline technical processes across departments to improve efficiency, reduce redundancies, and enhance synergy. Technically, they will have a strong understanding of management information systems, network design, telecommunication, hardware and software implementation, and information security and effectively evaluate and improve service delivery. The Department is leading several innovative projects for the City of Milpitas – including NEW public safety mobile computers, cybersecurity upgrades, new AV equipment design and installation, and ERP and HRIS technology updates. Join us and work at the forefront of public sector IT innovation and apply today!

The ideal candidate will be an engaging yet easy-going leader with a strong technical background and passion for technology and innovation. They will be able to keep calm in times of stress and provide mentorship during major project implementation. The successful candidate will have a process improvement mindset, continuously seeking new ways to refine processes and enhance the user experience. They will also be a strategic thinker, looking for opportunities to track progress and communicate project effectiveness to the Director and the supportive and highly engaged City Council. The ideal candidate will be a technically experienced IT professional – with an understanding of industry standards, such as ITIL, NIST, and ISO; emerging technologies in the public sector space; and the principles of managing an IT team effectively. Public safety support experience is ideal.