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Chief Information Officer

Recruitment #21-005485-0002


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


Baltimore City:

6776 Reisterstown Rd. Baltimore, MD 21215



This position is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The position is responsible for leadership and strategic direction of the Department's sizable and growing information technology and telecommunications needs. The position functions as senior-level management, with cross-functional areas and indirect responsibility for systems and business units indirectly supervised by this position. This position manages the business relationship among the programs of the Department, external stakeholders, and IT service delivery.

The CIO is responsible for:
  • Developing a Departmental information technology plan that is consistent with the statewide IT strategic plan
  • Formulating an IT policy and standards for internal operations
  • Overseeing major IT projects
  • Training and knowledge transfer initiatives
  • Instituting monitoring procedures
  • Interfacing the Department's IT program with the Department's business processes;
  • Developing partnerships with other departments to address common IT needs and goals
  • Managing the IT budget, personnel, and fiscal resources
  • Overseeing all IT procurements, including Requests-for-Proposals (RFPs) and Invitations-for-Bids (IFBs)
  • Evaluation and transfer of technology
  • Developing current technology architecture
  • Serving as the liaison for the Department and the State regarding criminal justice information and integration  
  • Overseeing plans for reinvestment in technology 
  • Providing strategic planning, leadership and organizational advisement and direction
  • The executive oversight of the Central Repository and (Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS)
  • Overseeing the Department’s network and computing infrastructure, including the data center operations
  • Managing the contracts for all IT-related systems, equipment, etc.
  • Directing the planning, development, deployment and maintenance of DPSCS ITT infrastructure



Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered. Please read all of the requirements listed below before applying.

- 5 years of project management experience
- 5 years of experience using or managing CJIS while working for a public safety entity  
- 5 years of experience as an IT Director  
- 3 years of experience with IT procurement and contract management in the public sector


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualifications. Please include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

- Possession of a certificate as a Project Management Professional (PMP)
- 5 years of experience managing a 24/7 environment  
- 5 years as a service delivery manager 
- 3 years of experience with IT procurement and contract management in Maryland State government
- Experience with deployment and support of equipment for a large teleworking force
- Experience successfully transitioning an organization from paper to digital files


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. 



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact Jacob Rolon at or 410-339-3695.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment & Examination at 410-339-4200, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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