• Full Time
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • 138,171 - 186,237 USD / Year

Website CityofMenloPark City of Menlo Park

Menlo Park is a city of beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods and active commercial districts. Located conveniently between the major metropolitan areas of San Francisco and San Jose, Menlo Park is home to approximately 32,000 residents in its 19 square miles. The stunning natural surroundings of the city afford views of the San Francisco Bay to the east and the Pacific Coastal Range to the west.

The City is supported by approximately 293 full-time equivalent employees, has a $76.1 million General Fund budget, $100 million Capital Improvement budget, and an all-funds budget of approximately $231.6 million. As evidence of the City’s sound fiscal stewardship and solid financial standing, Menlo Park is one of the few cities in California that consistently maintains an AAA bond rating. City departments include Administrative Services, the City Manager’s Office, Community Development, Library and Community Services, Police, and Public Works. Fire protection and sanitary services are provided by separate special districts.

The Information Technology Manager is a key management position at the City. This individual will lead and promote the technological growth, innovation, and cybersecurity of the entire organization. The Information Technology Manager is responsible for managing the operations of the City’s information technology activities, while delivering excellent customer service and administering comprehensive information technology initiatives to accomplish City goals and technological needs. The Information Technology Manager leads a staff of 8, currently comprised of a Network Administrator, Systems Administrator, Enterprise Applications Administrator, Junior Network and Systems Administrator, GIS Analyst II, Enterprise Applications Support Specialist II, and 2 Information Technology Specialist IIs.

The selected candidate will get to work on the following critical projects in the upcoming months:

  • Develop and implement the next five-year Information Technology Master Plan
  • Migrate to and implement Microsoft 365 citywide
  • Replace the City’s telephone system
  • Lead development of the information systems disaster recovery and business continuity plans and procedures as part of a larger citywide planning process

The ideal candidate will be a servant leader who is able to model humility, high customer service and a passion for public service along with a flexible and adaptive mindset. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively, develop collaboration with the City management team and provide leadership for the Information Technology Division. In addition, the candidate will possess superior knowledge, skill and ability by demonstrating:

  • A proven track record in information technology services and organizational expertise preferably with a government agency;
  • The ability to identify information technology strategies that align with and support City goals;
  • A unique blend of technical knowledge and leadership qualities to be an effective problem-solver and strategic thinker;
  • The ability to work successfully with a wide range of people including elected officials, all levels of City staff, as well as members of the community;
  • Knowledge of Network and PC operating systems, including programming, back-up, cloud computing, virtualization, telecommunication equipment and cybersecurity;
  • Experience with current network hardware, protocols and standards, including Cisco, Nutanix, Office 365, Active Directory, and Telephony; application support for GIS systems; IT infrastructure planning and development; applicable data privacy practices and laws; pertinent Federal, State and local laws, rules, and regulations related to Information Technology;
  • Knowledge of specialized law enforcement computer systems and technological needs, including compliance with Department of Justice requirements are desirable;
  • Knowledge of project management, budgeting, procurement and policy administration; and,
  • Experience managing in a unionized work environment.

Apply by Monday, June 17! Interviews anticipated the week of June 24 and July 1.

For questions, please contact Human Resources at 650-330-6697 or jobs@menlopark.gov.

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