Hiring Range: $8,746 – $9,654 per month
A 3.5% pay increase will take effect April 2020

Provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives. Direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the activities and operations of the Information Technology Division, design, develop, implement and maintain new or revised information technology systems throughout the City.  Oversee information technology support and systems for geographic information systems (GIS), infrastructure and security, application development, public safety, and business operations and customer support. Direct and coordinate all information technology systems with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; and provide highly responsible and complex support to the Finance Director.

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Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate is a well-rounded problem solver who is flexible, adaptable, and resilient with the ability to lead subject matter experts (IT Supervisors) as well as a diverse and highly technical team, make strategic decisions, and advise a non-IT Finance Director.  The successful candidate would also have a good business and professional acumen as the Chief Technology Officer will be making and recommending IT business decisions impacting the entire organization and needs to have excellent interpersonal skills as well as presentation skills and the ability to explain complex topics in a general way.  Experience serving a full service government organization, preferably municipality, is ideal. 

Our Community:
Situated halfway between Denver and Salt Lake City, Grand Junction provides easy access to a plethora of natural resources and stunning outdoor amenities.  Grand Junction serves is a regional hub for eastern Utah and western Colorado.  With a population of over 150,000 in Mesa County (65,000 within the City limits) we have many of the big town amenities without the big town stresses such as traffic congestion.  

Grand Junction is set in awe-inspiring natural beauty and the dramatic red rock landscape of the Colorado National Monument.  Outdoor adventures include hiking, camping or skiing on the Grand Mesa; hundreds of miles of world-class mountain biking trails such as the Kokopelli Trail, 18 Road system and Lunch Loops; incredible whitewater rafting on the Colorado River; and stunning golf courses whose green fairways are set against the craggy Redland desert.  The area remains one of Colorado's largest food producers, including peaches, pears, cherries and corn. In the late 1970s and early 1980s the first grape vines were planted, and now is home to more than 20 wineries and is known as Colorado's Wine Country.  World class mountain biking with a 10 minute bike ride or 5 minute drive of our office at the Lunch Loop Trailhead.

If you are a well rounded Information Technology professional who wants to work with departments ranging from Public Safety to Parks and Recreation all while getting to live in such a great place, we encourage you to apply.

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What You'll Do:

  • Serve as chief technology advisor to the Finance Director and City Manager's Office. 
  • Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Information Technology Division including the design, development, procurement, implementa­tion, maintenance, leasing and licensing of city-wide information technology systems including communications, software, hardware, data management, internal and external websites, GIS, network, and security.
  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of information technology initiatives, policies, and procedures in support of the City's Strategic Plan.
  • Participate in the preparation, maintenance, and implementation of a City-wide information technology systems plan including continuity of operations; develop and implement improvement strategies; maintain information technology standards in the development of new systems; coordinate with City management staff to set project goals and priorities; develop and enforce consistent policies for technology use.
  • Evaluate and recommend proposals for new or enhanced software, equipment, and new technology; perform system analysis and design studies for new requested systems and programs; plan and supervise implementation of new or modified software and hardware systems.
  • Works with City Manager's Office, legal counsel, and departments to interpret and comply with regulatory guidelines regarding information privacy, transparency, and retention.
  • Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the division's annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments
  • Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for information technology supervisors; assign work activities, projects and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with supervisors to identify and resolve problems.
  • Serve as the liaison for the Information Technology Division with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
  • Maintains critical, sensitive and confidential communication.
What We're Looking For:

Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services and activities of modern information technology systems including: GIS, communications, security, networks, internet, intranet, network infrastructure, data management
  • Principles and practices of information technology program development, administration, and project management
  • Current and evolving trends in information technology.
  • Concepts, methods and techniques of developing and implementing new information technology systems.
  • Operating characteristics of technology equipment, hardware, software and peripherals.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
Ability to:
  • Supervise, plan and direct a comprehensive information technology systems program including systems, infrastructure, security, network and telecommunication services.
  • Analyze highly complex data and develop logical solutions to problems.
  • Design and implement complex information technology projects.
  • Develop, recommend and implement new information technology programs.
  • Evaluate and prioritize hardware and software requests and recommend purchases.
  • Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff.
  • Prepare and administer large program budgets.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Training Guidelines


Five years of increasingly responsible information technology systems administration experience including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.


Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, information technology systems or a related field.
Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

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