The city of Watertown seeks a highly qualified and dynamic professional as the Chief Information Officer (CIO). Appointed by the City Manager and supported by the Assistant City Manager for Finance, the CIO will be a key member of the city’s management team and responsible for maintaining all enterprise-wide municipal computer applications, the city website, and managing the fiber optic network that links all city locations.

The individual selected for this position will manage the vision of the city’s IT organization to foster a customer-focused, value-added culture and mindset. Will lead the development and oversee the city’s IT strategy. The successful candidate must possess the management and interpersonal skills to effectively lead an established and vital department and a proven success in managing IT.

Required qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology and systems, management information science, or a related field required; master’s degree can substitute for years of experience; 10 years of direct responsible experience, preferably in a municipal setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience in IT strategic planning, organizational development, and project management.

Salary: starting salary for this position is $142,886. Hiring above Step 1 is dependent on qualifications and experience. Work week is 37.5 hours (M, W, Th 8:30-5 p.m., Tu 8:30-7 p.m. and Fri 8:30 to 12:30 p.m.).

Benefits: health insurance (80% employer paid) through the Group Insurance Commission (GIC), dental/vision coverage, three weeks’ paid vacation, personal and sick time, pension plan enrollment, flexible spending account, and deferred compensation plans. This position is eligible for flexible work hours and one day of remote work.

To apply: please submit a cover letter and resume, along with the city of Watertown application (found here) to