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Job Standard for Deputy CIO

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Deputy CIO Overview

  • Person Group: Non-Classified/Professional
  • Job Code: 75744
  • Pay Grade: P16
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Director
  • Family: Information Technology
  • Function: IT Administration


Position is responsible for best practices, procedures and policies to maximize the internal efficiency and effectiveness of Technical Operations, Development and the PMO in the Office of Information Technology. Provide leadership, direction and management of staff, processes, projects and budget.

Level Scope

Oversees through subordinate Managers a large, complex organization with multiple functional disciplines/occupations, OR manages a program, regardless of size, that has critical impact upon the campus. Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs, manages significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a very high degree of autonomy. Frequently influences business decisions made by senior leadership. Oversees through subordinate Managers the accountability and stewardship of campus resources and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or Computer Science plus 8 years work experience in the same type of work and 5 years supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, direct and supervise development, technical operations and project teams responsible for the central mission critical technical systems and applications of a University.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large and small projects on time and on budget.
  • The ability to recruit, train, supervise and evaluate qualified staff and staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • A broad knowledge of the current information technology systems industry.
  • Experience with vendor relationships and contract negotiations.
  • Experience developing, managing and reporting project and organizational operating budgets.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in developing, applying and interpreting policies.
  • Project Manager Professional (PMP) Certification.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60 % of Time Deputy CIO will:

  • Manage and direct the departments. Supervise personnel in the departments either directly or through other supervising personnel.
  • Hire, develop, direct, manage and evaluate personnel resources.
  • Commit resources – personnel, equipment, funds – to support projects and the operations of the departments.
  • Develop, analyze, manage and report on project and organizational operating budgets for the departments.
  • Review and manage the fiscal operations of the departments and chair the OIT Fiscal Operations committee.
  • Keep up to date on technical issues which could have an impact on or benefit to the University.
  • Resolve service issues/complaints from students, faculty and staff.
  • Builds strong relationships and manages and cultivates partnerships with Colleges and internal departments.
  • Serve on University committees representing OIT.
  • Budgetary Responsibility; development of the budget and allocation for services to the campus.

35% of Time Deputy CIO:

  • Can be determined by department needs

5% of Time Deputy CIO:

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

General Office – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. General office work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

Travel Requirement

May be required to travel with overnight stays.

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.