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Job Title: Chief Information Officer      (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)   
Req. No:189177
Agency:Corporation Commission
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through: 
Job Description:

We are looking for a Chief Information Officer (CIO) to oversee the Information Technology Division (IT). Reporting directly to the Commission, this is a full-time, executive level position with competitive benefits and starting salary of $90,000.00 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Kansas Corporation Commission is a multi-faceted agency responsible for regulating public utilities including electric, natural gas, telecommunication and water companies as well as motor carriers, oil and gas pipelines and oil and gas natural production. The Commission’s headquarters is in Topeka with the central Conservation office in Wichita and four Conservation district offices located in Chanute, Dodge City, Hays and Wichita.

The CIO manages a staff of 12 employees with responsibility for network administration, application development, security and technology support. The Department operates in a Windows and Linux environment with Oracle and SQL servers. The agency utilizes a number of internally developed industry-specific programs plus a customized docket management system. The Department manages the data and voice communications systems of six office locations and coordinates live broadcasts of public hearings and other events.

Duties of the Position
The CIO is responsible for the overall development and maintenance of the Commission's technology and information resources. The CIO performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and management functions in directing the information technology needs of the Commission. The CIO’s duties encompass all information technology functions, including information processing, software, electronic records, mobile devices, networking and security. This position serves as a member of the management team, participating in major decisions. Responsibilities include:
  • Providing the leadership and vision for IT strategic and tactical planning, prioritize initiatives, and managing all IT systems and resources to assure continued high-quality services.
  • Providing the technical leadership necessary for the successful completion of software development projects;
  • Producing internal and external reports on IT operations and projects in a timely manner;
  • Coordinating IT activities with other KCC departments and state agencies as needed;
  • Developing standards and guidelines to ensure the Commission's compliance with statewide information technology requirements;
  • Acquiring, implementing, managing and operating all computer hardware, software, and networking systems;
  • Current knowledge of IT trends, issues, technologies and pricing;
  • Effectively managing all IT staff;
  • Ensuring the security of all IT hardware and software, web based systems, data networking, and voice communication systems.
  • Formulating the IT budget in cooperation with other agency officials and department heads; ensuring assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget.
  • Negotiating and evaluating all contracts for computer and communication technology hardware, software, and services.
Education Required
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.
Experience Required
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.
Required Skills and Abilities
Extensive and senior leadership in IT with increasingly responsible experience in information technology including significant success at the department head or senior management level;
  • Vision, transformational change management experience, a continuous improvement philosophy, and customer service orientation;
  • Demonstrated success in envisioning, planning, executing, and managing complex technology projects. A track record of sophisticated, ethical judgment and decision-making skills in complex, results-oriented environments;
  • Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with executive and managerial leadership including effective interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills. Emphasis on communicating complex technical and policy information;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of system design and development principles, project management methodologies, service management principles and technology architectures;
  • Demonstrated success in building teams with an ability to motivate and lead in a collaborative environment;
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and quickly assess situations and proposals for benefit, liability or threat;
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses;
  • Ability to understand, interpret and comply with State of Kansas regulations, policies, statutes, and legislative directives Understanding of the ways in which information technology can be applied within the agency and should demonstrate initiative;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and the general public;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to simultaneously direct a variety of projects;
  • High level of integrity and dependability;
  • A strong sense of urgency and a results-oriented approach to problem solving.

HOW TO APPLY The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at and submit to the Corporation Commission

STEP 3: Email these additional required documents to Sandra Rak at . Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Three Professional References
Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at 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. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. Applicants are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.
Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Sandra Rak
Phone: 785-271-3136
FAX: 785-271-3219
NOTE: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work
Find out more about us at our website

Class/Uncl: U    Full/Part Time: F    Grade 001    Hiring Rate: $0.00    Pay Frequency: Biweekly   

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