Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Rhode Island Airport Corporation
October 10, 2018
$103,000 - $140,000
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Job Title:Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Reports To: Senior Vice President and Chief Infrastructure Officer Status:Non-union; Exempt
Summary: The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for defining the overall technical strategies and IT related policies and procedures for the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) and in turn the state airport system. The CIO provides technical vision, planning, review, and oversight of projects to ensure each are executed in accordance with established and accepted best practices for the IT industry. The CIO also serves as the resident technology expert on all matters relevant to RIAC business and works towards the education of users within the RIAC community in order to promote and further the use and prudent development of the IT infrastructure. The CIO leads an internal group of customer service focused technicians providing support to all departments within the airport corporation.
Supervisory Responsibilities: As the head of the Information Technology division the CIO acts as supervisor and mentor for the technology staff and as primary technical liaison for outside vendors and contractors. The candidate should have a proven ability to apply excellent leadership and management skills in a complex organization. The CIO also acts as IT inspection and approval authority for contractors and ensures their compliance with written contracts, corporate policy, and applicable electrical and telecommunications codes as they relate to technology projects. The CIO approves requests for the IT staff members, such as equipment, software, travel, etc., as well as serving as initial reviewer for performance evaluations and any disciplinary actions involving the IT staff.
General Qualifications: The position requires a bachelor’s degree in a computer science related field and at least five years of experience as a department head or senior supervisor in a similarly sized and structured company. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to the RIAC mission; demonstrate a collaborative and inclusive management style; and demonstrated leadership and success in areas of job responsibility. Additional coursework in Software Piracy laws such as taught by the Software Publishers Association (SPA) and/or Business Software Alliance (BSA) is extremely helpful. Candidates will also need to have excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, strong, oral and written communication skills, the ability to plan and execute projects within time and budget constraints and an Integral knowledge of CyberSecurity and related best practices.
Technical Experience: In addition to the general qualifications, the candidate must also possess at least four years of verifiable hands-on technician level experience with any combination of technologies currently in use at RIAC. Candidates having both verifiable experience and/or vendor level certifications (as applicable) in the areas listed below will receive preference.
Microsoft Server Operating Systems with an MCSE 2012 or newer certification.
VMware Virtualization with an active VCP5-DCV or greater certification.
VMware Virtualization with an active VCP5-DT or greater certification.
Cisco CCNA (Datacenter, Routing & Switching, or Security) or greater certification
Fortinet Firewalls, Load Balancers, and Internet filters with an NSE-5 or greater certification.
HP Lefthand storage systems and HP ATP – Storage Solutions or greater certification.
HP Procurve Networks with HP ASE – Networking or greater certification.
Airport specific knowledge for public parking and common use systems
Mental Requirements: Ability to reason logically; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; effectively interacts with people in a positive manner; Ability to apply technical knowledge; Ability to apply information in stressful situations; Ability to deal simultaneously with several problems; Ability to comprehend complex problems and reach reasonable conclusions; Ability to use mental skills to recall, analyze, and organize information and make complex decisions.
Physical Requirements: Some lifting of equipment, including overhead heights, may be necessary on an occasional basis; Must be able to travel across campus and access various types of buildings; Must possess speech, visual, and hearing abilities that are sufficient to read and view written materials and effectively communicate and interact with other staff, contractors, tenants, and the public—both in person and over the telephone; Must be able to utilize a keyboard to input information on a computer; Must be able to use of ladders to climb onto rooftops and catwalks to perform inspections and maintenance; Must possess normal color vision and reasonable acuity in order to identify individual colors and strands of fiber and Ethernet wiring.
Other Requirements: The candidate must have a valid driver’s license, pass an annual locally administered airfield driving test, and be able to successfully clear a background check.
Work Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most of the work is performed in an office environment but interactions in other employee workplaces are periodically necessary. This may be indoors or outside in any weather condition. The normal office environment can be noisy due to proximity to the airfield. Frequent exposure to high voltage and high amperage circuits exists throughout any IT infrastructure. Working with Fiber Optic systems pose special hazards such as potential retina damage and skin penetration hazards.
MAIL: Rhode Island Airport Corporation ATTN: Human Resources 2000 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886
About Rhode Island Airport Corporation
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation was formed on December 9, 1992 as a semi-autonomous subsidiary of the then Rhode Island Port Authority, now the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to operate and maintain the state's airport system. The powers of the corporation are vested in its seven-member board of directors, all of whom are appointed by the governor.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the six state-owned airports; and the supervision of all civil airports, landing areas, navigation facilities, air schools and flying clubs.
In addition to T. F. Green Airport, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation is responsible for five general aviation airports throughout the state: Block Island, Newport, North Central, Quonset and Westerly.