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Waukesha, WI - Director of Information Services

Director of Information Services – City of Waukesha, Wisconsin (71,324).  An award-winning, growing, and historic community located adjacent to Milwaukee in southeast Wisconsin, Waukesha has experienced considerable residential, commercial and employment growth. Nationally recognized as one of the “100 Best Places to Live” in the U.S., Waukesha’s downtown includes a thriving arts district, new restaurants, a lively concert scene, a popular farmers’ market, and a river walk featuring views of the scenic Fox River.

The City is seeking a Director of Information Services with strong leadership and collaboration skills in addition to technical expertise. The Director is responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising the data and information technology operations of the City. The position supervises about 11 full-time personnel, several outsourced service contracts, and develops and maintains an IT structure that supports the needs of the City.

Reporting directly to the City Administrator, the Director supports and collaborates with the Mayor and Common Council and the City’s department directors to advance a strategic direction for the City’s use of information technology. The Director also works with an IT advisory board. The City has approximately 530 employees; the IT department maintains over 300 applications and 124 Servers. The Director oversees a $2.7 million operating budget, and a five-year IT capital equipment plan of more than $2.5 million.

The position requires extensive knowledge of information technology operations and general practices, including current developments and innovations relevant to municipal government. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills and significant career success in building collaborative, effective relationships across departments. Additional experience in strategic planning, project management and complex problem solving with the ability to work effectively in a wide variety of governmental disciplines is important.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, business management, or related field, and seven years of progressively responsible experience in information technology including two years experience in managing technical personnel. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for a degree.

Starting salary (midpoint): $110,500 +/- plus excellent benefits. Candidates should apply by March 22, 2017 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:  847-380-3240.

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