Deputy Chief Innovation & Data Officer

Qualified City employees are invited to apply for the following job vacancy. Application and/or resume should be submitted to Wendy Murphy @ no later than March 3, 2021.

***EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Women and Minority Applicants are encouraged to Apply***


Deputy Chief Innovation & Data Officer
Grade: Executive
Salary based on experience

Minimum Qualifications:

Promotion: 4+ years relevant experience in government, business, data, technology, or the non-profit sector.

Open Competitive: Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university of one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees in urban planning, public policy, design, economics, business, law, computer science, data science, engineering, management information systems, statistics, analytics, etc and two (2) years of full time, or its part time equivalent, professional-level work experience for a municipal government agency in creating and implementing new process from study, research, data and analysis, technology and writing new compliance/innovation standards.

Supervises and leads; large scale transformations that involve multiple stakeholders, constituencies, and/or agencies.

Assist the Chief Innovation & Data Officer in championing the Mayor’s innovation and performance management vision for all City Departments & constituencies.

Assist the Chief Innovation & Data Officer in identifying internal priorities, goals and metrics to measure the success of the Accountability Performance Innovation (API) team.

Oversee the implementation of the city-wide performance management strategy

Provide guidance, mentorship, assistance and feedback to subordinates members at api.

Oversee the continuous expansion of the city’s data infrastructure

Use data analyses and innovation tools to tackle hard-to-solve public challenges in collaboration with City divisions and external innovators.

Develop an internal and external communication plan to highlight api’s portfolio while considering multiple audiences.

Engage with departments in the city, other public sector agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector companies in establishing collaborations and offering support to solve policy challenges that are relevant to the City.

Assist the development and implementation of Syracuse’s Smart City strategy.

Work with the city’s administration to develop policies related to releasing city data to the public and data privacy and surveillance.

Engage city departments and other internal stakeholders to convey the strategic importance of sharing data, both internally and externally – and using data to make decisions.

Promote and embed design-based innovation and other innovation approaches to problem solving within city government.

Look outside of the City and build relationships, building a network with other cities and learn how others accomplish & implemented changes.

Achieve defined targets of impact by monitoring performance and strategic planning to achieve the course of innovated/data driven projects.

The Affirmative Action Policy of the City of Syracuse is to provide equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age (18 and over), marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity or gender expression, sexual or affectional preference or orientation, or any other classified group within the protected class.  The City also complies with 31 CFR part 51.  If you have a disability for which you wish special accommodation to be made, contact the Department of Personnel at City Hall, Rm 312 at 315-448-8780.

The City of Syracuse may conduct a criminal background check with regard to the employment sought.