Minimum Qualifications PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of the I/DD community and data needs of OPWDD stakeholders is encouraged.
Ten years of progressively responsible experience in information technology, five years of which must have been in a management capacity. Experience must be in a customer focused health and / or human service agency or organization responsible for enterprise level information technology and infrastructure that includes the planning, development and deployment of large information technology systems.
The preferred candidate would possess exceptional leadership, management and communication skills; project management and strategic planning experience for large information technology projects or in a large information technology organization is preferred; the ability to be a strong strategic thinker, project planner and manager, problem solver and solution driven; experience managing contracts with IT hardware, software and telecommunication vendors; a high commitment to serving human service programs and users, and strive for a high standard of customer service to meeting the business expectation; the ability to deal with multiple and changing demands in a fast-paced environment; the ability to work under pressure and handle sensitive and confidential matters; strong crisis and change management skills; and excellent oral and written communications skills, with the ability to translate technology complexity to ease use for the business.
Possession of a Master’s Degree in a mental hygiene discipline (e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, speech pathology and audiology, psychology, recreation, rehabilitation counseling, education or nursing),hospital administration, business or public administration or other area specifically related to health care, behavioral or social science, statistics or quantitative research; OR a valid license to practice medicine in New York State or Canada; AND three years of progressively responsible administrative, management or supervisory experience in a mental hygiene or health/human services setting or comparable setting, delivering individualized and customized services. Experience must be at a leadership level, with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.
A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the disciplines listed above and five years of progressively responsible administrative, management or supervisory experience in a mental hygiene or health/human services setting, or comparable setting, delivering individualized and customized services. Experience must be at a leadership level, with broad policy influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.
Ten years of progressively responsible administrative, management or supervisory experience in a setting whose
purpose is to serve the needs of a developmentally disabled population by delivering individualized and customized services. Five years of this experience must be at a leadership level with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.
Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Reporting directly to the Executive Deputy Commissioner, the Chief Information Officer will improve agency information technology, cybersecurity, and privacy. The CIO, in concert with project managers and business systems analysts, will plan and manage the execution of the agency’s IT strategy, including an agencywide inventory of existing systems, security and privacy practices and monitoring risk of the OPWDD IT systems. The CIO will advise the senior leadership on all information technology and information security initiatives and issues.
OPWDD has planned IT projects and several new initiatives aimed at enhancing existing systems and replacing others. This position will facilitate the implementation of security and privacy controls within these projects/system changes. This position will work to ensure OPWDD stakeholders have the tools and data systems needed to support an understanding of the target OPWDD population, define/refine the available data, identify and prioritize opportunities, collaborate with clinicians to identify changes in care delivery, and collaborate on payment transformation.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The position of Chief Information Officer will lead and develop agency-wide information technology inventory review and strategic planning, initiatives and the governance process, investments, and technology standards. In addition, it will shape target state OPWDD technology/data and analytics function. Also, lead the development and enforcement of IT cyber security policies and procedures to ensure the security, integrity, and privacy of information and the protection of IT assets across the agency.
The CIO will be responsible for: cross-agency coordination with the New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), including oversight and monitoring of OPWDD’s existing IT portfolio; reviewing, approving, prioritizing, and scheduling IT systems projects; and business analysis and requirements specification for enhancement to existing systems. In collaboration with ITS, the CIO will also support bidding and procurement of new IT systems (both cloud-based and on-premise), monitoring compliance with federal and state privacy and security requirements, and long-term (strategic) planning and system architecture for OPWDD’s IT systems.
Duties shall include but are not limited to:
• Oversee and manage OPWDD’s Information Technology program and resources
• Collaborate closely with the Office of Information Technology Services and other OPWDD Offices to maintain and manage a reliable and dependable computing environment for business continuity and IT resilience, IT services and resources, including IT project management in alignment with the agency’s business functions, goals and priorities
• Develop, maintain, and assure information security and risk management, and compliance with policies, standards, protocols, and best practices
• Create and facilitate cyber security risk assessment processes across OPWDD.
• Provide financial strategic planning that supports various IT initiatives as well as seeking funding opportunities
• Oversee agency IT vendor management; improve new and existing IT contracts and purchase agreements for the agency
• Innovatively use technology to help reengineer business processes re-engineering and improve operations to fulfill our mission and obligations
Additional Comments Please note:
•Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.