Chief Information Officer

Wake County
June 3, 2022
300 S Salisbury St Ste 2900, Raleigh, NC
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Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as one of the best places to live, work and play — and it’s no surprise.

Wake County operates under a commission-manager form of government featuring a seven-member Board of Commissioners. Wake County Information Services is located in the heart of Raleigh’s booming downtown, which is part of the Research Triangle, a premier technology hub. The County’s team of smart, dedicated people is well-respected within the organization, and recognized as leaders in the use of technology by the prestigious Center for Digital Government, including ranking second in the nation in 2020 among counties with a population of 1 million or more. If you’re a tech guru, this is the place to be.

The County seeks a strong, collaborative technology leader skilled in building relationships and fostering innovation to serve as the new Chief Information Officer. The right person for this role is experienced, solutions-oriented, and open-minded, with a resume that includes large-scale implementations and work with Enterprise Data Governance programs. The position has complete ownership of and accountability for the establishment and execution of the enterprise-wide technology needs, operations, and strategy and ensures its alignment with Wake County’s organizational strategy and the delivery of capabilities required to achieve organizational and community success.

First round applicant reviews begin June 30, 2022.

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For more information on this position, contact:

Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President

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Wake County is offering a starting salary range of $131,170 to $236,110 for this position, dependent on experience and qualifications.


This position requires a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, or a related field and eight years of experience in information services, including three of supervisory experience. Experience leading information services for a government organization is preferred, and the successful candidate will be expected to complete a Certified Government Chief Information Officer program within three years if they have not already. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the position’s responsibilities may be considered.