Departmental Chief Information Officer I

County of Los Angeles   •  

Los Angeles, CA

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 30 days ago


Our mission is to ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.


Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP)

This position is subject to the provision of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP). Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments willbe made in accordance with (MAPP) guidelines and regulations.


Under executive direction, is responsible for managing the information technology activities for a medium- to large-sized County department having complex and varied systems; a centralized County department with County-wide system responsibilities; or a large and comprehensive County medical center.

Essential Job Functions

Plans, organizes, assigns, directs, and evaluates the Information Technology (IT) activities of the department.

Defines long-range automated information systems requirements; coordinates departmental input and recommends information system priorities, plans, policies, and procedures to department management.

Establishes and operates information systems governance structures within the department to ensure integrity of information technology architecture, system interoperability, support for critical systems, and alignment of information technology initiatives and resources with the department's strategic plan.

Analyzes and assesses current and proposed plans; oversees and manages the development, design, implementation, and maintenance of automated information systems to ensure achievement of strategic long-range information requirements; and integrates plans into overall strategic departmental plans.

Directs the development and maintenance of enterprise systems architecture and defines standards and protocols for data exchange, communications, software, and interconnection of the department's health care information systems.

Develops and maintains IT policies and standards relating to the acquisition, implementation, and operation of information technology and communication systems to ensure that information integrity, security, and privacy are maintained.

Directs the development and preparation of the departmental automated information systems budget for inclusion into the overall budget and Chief Information Office Business Automation Plan.

Directs the preparation of recommendations and justifications for additional resources including personnel, space, and materials necessary to meet the department's information technology requirements.

Directs feasibility studies for proposed automated information systems, including the research and evaluation of alternatives for the enhancement or re-engineering of existing systems; participates in joint feasibility studies with the Chief Information Office, Chief Executive Office, and other County departments and agencies.

Assesses departmental information systems equipment and/or service requirements and makes recommendations to purchase/lease equipment and/or contracted services.

Monitors vendor performance for contracted automated information system services including system development, implementation, and maintenance.

Consults with department management and users to identify system integration and modification needs requirements and develops appropriate plans in accordance with these requirements.

Confers with senior department management, Chief Information Office, Chief Executive Office, other County departments, and State and Federal officials regarding implementation and maintenance of information systems necessary to meet data collection and reporting mandates.

Plans and supervises the development and delivery of training programs for management and technical personnel on the use and maintenance of automated systems and equipment.

Trains or supervises the training of new employees in the work of the Department.

Advises department management of existing and emerging IT issues and trends and their implications for current and proposed departmental information systems.

Represents the department on County-wide information systems committees and task forces involved in or leading the development of large-scale automated information systems.

Represents the department on committees and in meetings with Federal, State, and County officials and with other local government agencies.

Provides recommendations to policy and procedural development in accordance with local, State and Federal regulatory compliance.




A Bachelor's degree* from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Business Administration, or a discipline related to the core business function of health care services,


$127K - $193K