Chief Information Officer
Information powers our business. We are looking for a strong technology leader who will protect our data, contribute to its accuracy and support business innovations.
The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System provides retirement and other benefits to most Kansas public employees. Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common – serving Kansas. We put the interest of our members first and are committed to providing them the best possible service.
We are governed by a Board of Trustees that makes technology resources a high priority. KPERS needs a dynamic Chief Information Officer who can tackle major projects on the horizon, such as cyber security enhancements, cloud migration and updating the pension administration system. This is an executive level position participating in all major decisions affecting the System.
KPERS offers competitive benefits and salary range of $122,530 to $183,795, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until filled.
The Chief Information Officer's duties encompass all information technology functions of the Retirement System, including application and data management, cybersecurity and operations support. KPERS’ system includes a Windows server environment with a web-based enterprise application, personal computers, various networks linked to external data sources, and a records imaging system.
- Provides leadership and direction in the development of annual short- and long-range information technology plans. Identifies and evaluates emerging and innovative information technologies to ascertain their potential value.
- Develops and maintains an organizational framework that promotes system operations, system maintenance, and new systems development, to supply both end-user computing needs and information resources in a way that maximizes return on investment for the Retirement System.
- Manages and supervises assigned personnel to achieve department goals; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; oversees training, motivation, and evaluation of assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed; oversees and manages a diverse group of information technology staff members; maintains harmony among staff members and resolves grievances.
- Develops standards and guidelines for the Retirement System's compliance with policies and procedures and ensures proper documentation and communication of necessary controls.
- Direct the implementation of security procedures and security devices to protect the KPERS network. Directs the implementation and maintenance of the Retirement System's data and voice communication systems. Provides support for the worldwide web site and related Internet and Intranet sites and services.
- Formulates Information Technology departmental budget in cooperation with other agency officials and department heads. Ensures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned areas to ensure sound fiscal control; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
- Oversees special projects; confers with senior staff members involved in proposed projects to insure cooperation and further define nature of project; prepares periodic progress reports to inform management of project status and any deviation from goals.
- Evaluates all contracts for computer and communication technology hardware, software, and services. Interact with contractors utilized by KPERS to assist in the work effort.
For a detailed position description, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].
- Health, Dental, & Life Insurance
- Paid Holidays & Leave
- Professional Development
- Paid Parental Leave
- Tuition Assistance
- Infants at Work
- Covered Parking
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in information technology, management information services, computer science or a closely related field. Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible related experience, including significant management and supervisory experience. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
Skills and Abilities
- Extensive knowledge of information technology and data and voice communications systems.
- Considerable knowledge of the following: modern electronic data processing theory, principles, and practices; management information systems; enterprise relational database, object oriented n-tiered applications; and local area/wide area networks (LAN/WAN).
- Ability to quickly assess situations and proposals for benefit, liability and risk.
- Ability to understand, interpret and comply with State of Kansas regulations, policies, statutes, and legislative directives that apply to KPERS.
- Understanding of the ways in which information technology can be applied within the agency and should demonstrate initiative
- Strong problem solving and creative skills, the ability to exercise sound judgment, and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
- Ability to provide division leadership and effectively supervise staff
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization
- Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships throughout the agency and foster a team environment
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- High level of integrity and dependability, a strong sense of urgency and results-oriented outlook
- Ability to direct a variety of projects and to efficiently and effectively manage time and resources.
- Commitment to excellent internal and external customer service.
- In compliance with federal law, must be able to provide documentation verifying eligibility to work in the United States.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All required documents must be submitted for your application to be complete.
- Step 1: Complete the online application in the State of Kansas Employment Center.
- Step 2: Verify all required documents have been uploaded
- Cover Letter
- Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate (must not be expired)
Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate
Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process. KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.