Chief Information Officer

The Mercer Group, Inc.
March 8, 2019
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This is an exceptional opportunity for a high quality information technology professional to provide leadership and management to an IT department undergoing strategic transformation. This position essentially replaces an IT Director who recently retired after serving 30 years with Madison County.


Madison County is seeking a respected leader and manager who is well-versed in the latest versions of information technology and will work effectively and hand-in-hand with the County Commission, top County officials and elected Constitutional Officers. The selected individual should be strong, consistent and be willing to act as a change agent for IT for the County.


The CIO is required to possess a bachelor’s degree in business/public administration, computer science or related field. A graduate degree is desirable. Previous experience managing a comparable IT organization or department is desired. Previous experience working in a local government setting is desirable. Ten years of progressively responsible information systems experience, including management of medium to large IT systems is highly desirable.


The CIO is selected by and reports to the Board of County Commissioners. The CIO works with a sense of urgency to evaluate existing County technologies and processes and advises County leadership on the best ways to move forward with cost-effective and competitive solutions.


The governing body of Madison County, an elected board, was developed from an administrative court established by law in 1821, shortly after Alabama’s admission into the Union (1819). Since 1988, the County Commission has been composed of seven members.


Madison County has 45 departments under the direct control of the County Commission. There are also five separate elected officials which are constitutional officers. The IT Department serves all offices of Madison County.


The IT Department currently has four FTE employees and one part-time employee. The FY 2019 annual budget for the IT Department is $823,395.00. For additional information on Madison County go to:


The starting salary will be market competitive, DOQ/E plus a benefit package and reasonable relocation expenses.


For additional information on this outstanding opportunity, please contact James L. Mercer, President/CEO, The Mercer Group, Inc. at 505-660-7725 cell phone; E-Mail:


Confidential cover letters, resumes and salary history should be sent to James Mercer, The Mercer Group, Inc., 1000 Cordova Place, #726, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Voice: 505-466-9500; Fax: 505-466-1274; Cell: 505-660-7725. E-Mail:; Website:


First review of candidates will occur on April 5, 2019. Following a process, resumes will be screened by The Mercer Group and interviews with candidates of interest are expected to be held in Madison County in late April. EOE

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