1 In summary, the successful candidate will have the ability to lead HOW TO APPLY. and manage a large, complex technology organization in an open, approachable, honest, and forthright manner. This is a confidential process and will be handled accordingly throughout the various stages of the process. References will not QUALIFYING EDUCATION AND be contacted until mutual interest has been established. The closing date for submittal of interest is March 31, 2016. Resumes will be EXPERIENCE reviewed upon receipt. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Evaluation of Education and Experience A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. An advanced degree To be considered, candidates must submit a: is a plus. The ideal candidate will have five years of senior-level management experience (preferably with a utility or within a large, Compelling cover letter.)
2 Complex public or private organization) in directing the operation Comprehensive resume;. and maintenance of complex Information systems. Listing of technological accomplishments;. In addition, the ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial Salary history; and management style, a strong focus on customer service, a Five professional references. demonstrated ability to build consensus and lead a complex organization, and a proven track record of achieving technological Electronic submittals should be sent to: advances. Initial evaluation of submitted materials will be conducted by Ralph Andersen & Associates to determine the best overall match with The LADWP Chief Operating Officer , working in concert with Ralph Andersen & Associates, reserves the right to determine the best the established criteria as outlined in this recruitment profile.
3 The Recruitment Brochure for combination of education and experience required for the CIO. evaluation and selection process may consist of a supplemental questionnaire and/or written exercise(s) to further evaluate relevant experience and overall suitability for this position. Candidates will also be introduced to others in leadership positions throughout LADWP at a later stage of the screening process. Only the most qualified candidates, as determined by the screening process, will Chief Information Officer be invited to an interview. Ideally, the Chief Information Officer will join the organization in May/June, or at a mutually agreed upon date. Candidates will be required to sign a release form to authorize The Los Angeles Department preliminary reference calls and verifications to be conducted. Employment history, degrees obtained, and other certifications/.
4 Accomplishments will also be verified. This position will require of Water and Power a detailed background investigation, including on-site visits to substantiate and verify accomplishments. Questions regarding this position or the recruitment process should be addressed to Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Confidential inquiries are welcomed. LADWP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. COMPENSATION. The salary for this position is within an established annual range of $208,131 to $258,598, and will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. In addition, LADWP offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package. LADWP may offer relocation assistance. equipment and infrastructure (fiber optics, copper cable, wireless, Complete remaining conversion aspects of the customer etc.)
5 Responsibilities include system and infrastructure development, Information system;. operation, and maintenance. Integration of all components of enterprise related systems, The 2015-2016 total operating budget for the ITS Division is $220 minimizing duplicate data entry and maintenance needs;. million ($120M capital equipment and projects; $100M operating). Integration/consolidation of water and power applications with The specific allocation of funds for investment and expansion in future similar functionalities;. technology improvements and enhancements will be directly tied Managing highly skilled and technical support staff in a civil to the Strategic Technology Plan and the implementation schedule. service environment; and An organization chart of the ITS Division is available at Conversion from a legacy financial system (including Human Resources) to a new system.
6 THE POSITION THE IDEAL CANDIDATE. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is an at-will executive level position The CIO must have outstanding leadership qualities that will bring (Assistant General Manager) reporting directly to an executive level strength, stability, and credibility to the position and programs. Top manager, with the full authority to lead and manage at the highest candidates for consideration will have prior senior management levels in order to introduce improved efficiencies throughout the experience in an organization that promotes best practices and have organization. The CIO will have responsibility to transition LADWP to a proven track record of moving an organization forward through a more integrated, contemporary, and state-of-the-art organization effective change management. with significantly improved technology applications to support all We're Working for LA!
7 Aspects of the organization's administrative (finance, personnel, The ideal candidate for CIO will have a unique blend of people skills Water for Life, Power to LA customer billing, and customer service) and operational needs. and technological expertise. The success of the CIO will require a The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, the nation's largest municipal utility, serving the The CIO's significant contribution to the organization will include combination of outstanding technological vision and the ability to water and electricity needs of the City of Los hours a day, 365 days a year. formulating a vision for technology, setting a tone that embraces build consensus among managers, including providing Information best practices, and serving as the catalyst and facilitator for the necessary to facilitate managers taking risk on technological development and implementation of a new Strategic Technology Plan approaches that may have been previously unsuccessful but would to assist and improve LADWP operations.
8 This Strategic Technology currently best achieve LADWP's operational needs and goals. THE CITY ORGANIZATION Commission. Ms. Marcie L. Edwards, General Manager, provides Plan will be the foundation that the CIO and LADWP needs in order Successful candidates will have the ability to identify differing leadership to a staff of 9,500 and a combined annual budget of $ The City of Los Angeles is the second largest City in the United States to support and transition the organization to a more responsive, user needs; recognize and address areas of bias; discern desired billion. LADWP operations are financed solely by the sale of water and has a multi-ethnic population of approximately million. efficient, and cost-effective utility. functionality and requirements; and fashion innovative technological and electric services. Capital investments are funded through a Los Angeles is one of the largest businesses, financial entities, and and procedural solutions to problems.
9 A bottom-line business combination of revenues from operations and the sale of tax-exempt Based upon the Strategic Technology Plan, the CIO will be responsible trade centers in the country. It is truly a world-class City that offers a approach, combined with interpersonal skills and technological bonds. for developing and implementing an IT management strategy diversified economy and an unparalleled quality of life. Los Angeles understanding, is required. LADWP is the largest municipal electric utility in the nation: servicing and organizing resources to successfully implement short-term continues to maintain its position as an economic powerhouse, The successful CIO candidate must have demonstrated and verifiable an area of over 460 square miles, providing domestic water service improvements, while managing such tasks to achieve the long-term the entertainment capital of the world, and a major trendsetter in experience in successfully completing projects of importance to nearly 700,000 connections, and maintaining in excess of IT vision.
10 The CIO will also be responsible for developing a strategy virtually every field of human endeavor. that require in-depth evaluation and consensus building within million electric customers. The LADWP maintains more than 7,100 to utilize LADWP's communications and systems infrastructure, Los Angeles is a charter city, governed by the Mayor and the City such as the LADWP's fiber optic backbone, to facilitate economic administrative and operational environments. miles of water pipelines and 100 water reservoirs, imports 50% of Council. Mayor Eric Garcetti was elected in July 2013. The City Council its water from the Eastern Sierra region of California, obtains 15% of development and generate revenue to minimize overall costs of Additionally, the selected candidate will have the senior management serves full time and has fifteen members that are elected by district.