City of Asheville

$120,000.00 – $144,000.00 Annually
Asheville, NC
Job Type
Full Time
IT Services
Job Number

The City of Asheville is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Information Technology (IT) Services Director (formerly known as Chief Information Officer).  The IT Services Director hired by and reporting to the City Manager (with day to day supervision by an Assistant City Manager), will lead the dedicated staff of the City’s IT Services Department as they continue to provide high-level service to both internal customers and the community.

Our ideal candidate will not only have the technical aptitude required for this position, but will also:

  • Be forward thinking, welcoming of challenges and hard work,
  • Be collaborative, empathetic, and approachable;
  • Bring a passion for excellent customer service;
  • Prioritize enhancements to data accessibility;
  • Serve as an advocate for IT Services staff in decision making and project prioritization;
  • Have a demonstrated ability to see the big picture;
  • Have experience working directly or indirectly with the public sector.

The IT Services Department has a budget of over $4.6 million, an FTE count of 30, and operates under the mission statement of, ‘Empowering Asheville through people, technology and data.’

The department provides a high level of customer service by providing quality technical deliverables with a high level of professionalism and responsiveness. We adhere to principles of technical and fiscal stewardship with an end goal of a high quality of life for employees and citizens.

 For more detailed information regarding this opportunity, see the position profile.

Master’s Degree in Technology Management, Business Administration, or a related field required; supplemented by ten years of progressively responsible experience in managing information technology services and infrastructure, to include lead or supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Hiring range: $120,000 to $144,106 DOQ, plus a very competitive fringe benefits package.

Qualified candidates should apply by November 30, 2022 to be considered in the initial review of applications by completing an application to include a cover letter, resume, and contact information of five references in confidence at:

After November 30, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications are received.

Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions regarding this opportunity, or a recommendation of a colleague, please contact:

Stephanie Craig at or (828) 251-4066.

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