Located in California’s great Central Valley, Stockton has grown from a community with rich agricultural roots to an urban destination with a rich arts and culture scene, fine dining, shopping, sports, recreation, and family activities. With a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population of nearly 320,000 residents, Stockton is the 11th largest city in California. It is centrally located 60 miles east of the San Francisco Bay Area and 45 miles south of Sacramento, offering an easy and scenic drive to numerous world-famous attractions such as Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, and the California Coast. The Director of Information Technology plans, organizes, and administers the operation of the City’s data processing system, including systems analysis, application systems design, and programming and computer operation. This position requires a strong leader and mentor, as they will be responsible for morale, productivity, and discipline of department staff. The ideal candidate offers excellent leadership qualities and has a track record of building and maintaining working relationships. The ability to plan, organize, administer, review, and evaluate systems development, programming, and computer operation activities is essential. Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in computer science, information systems, business or public administration, or a closely related field; and six (6) years of management, supervisory, or administrative experience. Experience in a public agency setting and in information systems design, implementation and operations in a centralized mainframe operating environment is desirable. A Master’s degree in computer science, information systems, business, public administration, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of non-supervisory experience. Extensive experience in Information Systems Management may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
The annual salary range for the Director of Information Technology is $157,159.68 to $200,551.44; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience. The City of Stockton also provides an excellent benefits package.