Director of Corporate IT/Chief Information Officer

<h3><strong>Lansing Board of Water &amp; Light is currently seeking to fill a&nbsp;Director of Corporate IT/Chief Information Officer position located in Lansing, Michigan. Join our team today and help us become the utility of the future!</strong></h3>

Lansing, MI

Lansing Board of Water & Light

<h3><br /><br /><br />The Board of Water &amp; Light is a municipally owned public utility, not a private, investor-owned utility. Our roots go back to 1885, when Lansing citizens approved a $100,000 bond issue to build a water system to provide for drinking water and fire protection. Electricity was added to our list of utility services in 1892, and steam heat in 1919. We sell no stock, pay no dividends, and make no profit.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></h3>

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$139,700 - $209,600 Annually

Overview: <p><strong>General Summary of Duties: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Provides overall leadership, vision, and direction for the IT strategic planning process, ensuring support of the BWL's business objectives and initiatives.</li> <li>Ensures seamless implementation of technology initiatives across the enterprise.</li> <li>Director of Corporate IT/CIO reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Working Conditions:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>Normal office environment with periodic field exposure occasionally requiring the use of personal protective equipment.</li> <li>Some travel required.</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Essential Functions:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>Lead IT strategic and tactical planning to address organizational goals designed to foster innovation, prioritize initiatives, and maintain IT security.</li> <li>Proficiency in establishing IT services framework and IT security policies.</li> <li>Develop plans, policies, and standards for acquiring, implementing, and operating IT systems and other technology assets consistent with BWL policies, relevant state and federal laws and regulations, and industry-identified best practices.</li> <li>Oversee the development of IT security governance strategies that align with business goals and protect confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems and our data.</li> <li>Provide strategic risk guidance and pay-back for IT projects, including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls to support the Operational Technology (OT) organization.</li> <li>Establishes and implements short- and long-range IT goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures</li> <li>Defines, tracks and reports IT metrics/benchmarks based on overall company business needs and objectives.</li> <li>Required to follow BWL Safety Manual and wear all required personal protective equipment; attends all required training for safety awareness.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Job Specifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Required Education</strong>: <ul> <li>Master's degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science/Engineering, Information Systems Management, or related field;</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Required Experience:</strong> <ul> <li>10 years of senior/executive level Information Technology experience, including at least seven years of management experience;</li> <li>Proven track record and experience in establishing IT services framework and information security policies/ procedures, as well as successfully executing programs that meet the objectives of BWL&rsquo;s path to become the Utility of the Future;</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Required Skills: </strong> <ul> <li>Transparent, collaborative, team-oriented leadership style; team builder;</li> <li>Ability to develop solid collaborative relationships across an organization;</li> <li>Poise and ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations;</li> <li>Must be a critical thinker, with strong problem-solving skills;</li> <li>Excellent oral and written communication skills;</li> <li>Strong customer service acumen;</li> <li>Ability to recruit and direct IT staff members;</li> <li>Excellent negotiation skills;</li> <li>Proven project management and budget management skills</li> <li>Ability to convey technically complex information and concepts in accessible terms;</li> <li>Proficiency in a risk management framework and ability to conduct risk assessments in a regulated environment;</li> <li>Valid Michigan driver's license with an acceptable driving record.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Preferred Experience and Credentials:</strong> <ul> <li>Minimum of five years of cyber-security experience;</li> <li>Five years of utility experience;</li> <li>Knowledge of and experience in executing and negotiating RFPs and vendor contracts, service level agreements (SLAs);</li> <li>Knowledge of financial concepts for budget preparation and tracking.</li> <li>Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) <ul> <li>AWS Certified Solutions Architect &ndash; Associate</li> <li>Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)</li> <li>Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <strong>Physical Requirements:&nbsp;</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Occasionally lifts 10-20 pounds.&nbsp; Ability to sit, talk, and listen.&nbsp; Sufficient vision acuity for routine computer use, and moderate to heavy reading and writing responsibilities.</li> </ul>