The City of Tacoma is committed to fostering a workplace that is innovative and flexible, and which attracts, supports, and retains a diverse and talented workforce. This position is telework eligible. The successful candidate may apply for and request approval for a Telework Arrangement.
Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) is seeking a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead Tacoma Power's Utility Technology Services section. This role is responsible for effectively managing business activities, including section initiatives, IT projects, and key programs utilizing industry best practices.
The Chief Technology Officer will participate in the planning, development, and execution of TPUs strategies to improve the utilization of current and future technologies. This role you will serve as the enterprise architect and guide the work of the Utility Technology Architecture Board (UTAB) and community of technology solutions architects.
In this role you will serve as a Program Advisor in a consulting capacity to Project Sponsors and Steering Committees. You will represent UTS on various City and industry boards, associations, committees, and panels.
The Chief Technology Officer leads key programs (currently the Advanced Meter Program), the Data Engineering and Integrations Team, and other UTS staff that may periodically report directly to the CTO.
Oversee the operations of TPU’s OT governance structure and ensure visibility into the planning, design, and implementation of TPU’s technology projects.
Conduct long and short-range planning for the deployment of the Utility’s technology services and standards in alignment with and support of TPU Divisional Strategic Plans, Smart Utility Plans, and operational technology needs.
Develop/deliver written materials and give presentations regarding initiatives and projects to staff, management, IT Governance Board, Public Utility Board, and City Council.
Chair and/or attend a variety of information systems and other administrative meetings or committees with TPU stakeholders, staff, and others.
Establish a responsive and productive work culture while maintaining effective working relations with the customers, stakeholders, and the labor force, including unionized staff and their representatives; create a work culture which provides equal opportunity, values diversity and is free of discrimination.
Establish performance measures, including setting expectations, feedback, coaching, training, and discipline. Hold people accountable for achieving measurable results.
Leadership oversight for the delivery of TPU’s key technology programs.
Leadership oversight for the utility cloud computing services capability (cloud brokerage).
Leadership oversight for exploring and implementing new service delivery models such as DevOps.
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
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City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.
Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.
Apply Interested individuals shouldapply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.
Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.
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If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 before 4pm on the closing date
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION):
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business management or a related field AND
Six years of increasingly responsible experience in leading, managing and supervising staff in a large organization
Experience in a utility environment preferred
LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS:
A Washington State driver’s license may be required.