City of Long Beach



Located on the Pacific Ocean south of Los Angeles and just west of Orange County, Long Beach is the sixth-largest city in California. Offering all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city, coupled with its strong sense of community and pride, Long Beach is one of the most vibrant communities in the country. The City is also committed to using technology to help deliver the best possible services and has been named among the Top 10 “Digital City” in America for 11 consecutive years. With its ideal location, year-round comfortable climate, healthy business environment, and far-ranging cultural pursuits, the City is alive with activity.

The Cyber Security Officer (CSO) will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing of the Cyber Risk Division. The CSO will report directly to the Director of Technology & Innovation. Its primary role is to safeguard the City’s technology and data from security breaches. Also vital is the need to ensure that public safety systems are highly secure but accessible at all times. This position also ensures that the City remains compliant with its regulatory obligations. Under the direction of the Director, the CSO operates independently to stay focused on overseeing all aspects of cyber risk and security. The CSO proactively works with departments and ecosystem partners to implement practices that meet agreed-on policies and standards for information security. This position proactively establishes all necessary security controls in a well thought out, orderly manner to ensure all existing and future configurations are appropriately secure.

The position requires a minimum of five years of recent increasingly responsible experience in technology management, cyber security applications and infrastructure, and business process improvement fields in a technology environment similar in size, scope and complexity to the City of Long Beach. A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, Public/Business Administration or a related field is required. Experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis for a total of nine years experience (four years to substitute for the degree plus the five years recent experience as explained above). The salary range is $140,000 to $170,000 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by May 20, 2022.

Paul Kimura or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
16 Lyndon Ave., Suite 200
Los Gatos, CA 95030

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