Job Details

Chief Innovation Officer
City of Oklahoma City, OK
Job Description

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To apply for this position, please submit an online application and a resume. Additionally, please submit a brief summary of projects that best demonstrates your qualifications for this position. The summary should be no more than two pages.

Applications/resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications/resumes received by November 14, 2019.

The Chief Innovation Officer is appointed by the City Manager and reports to an Assistant City Manager. This is a new position and start-up opportunity. The Chief Innovation Officer will work with internal partners on behalf of the City Manager to develop, test, and encourage best practices in local government with the goal of fostering a culture of data use, innovation and continuous improvement throughout the organization. Both technological and operational solutions will be pursued to provide effective and efficient services to residents.

The Chief Innovation Officer will work with internal and external partners to develop and coordinate Oklahoma City's smart city strategy. As part of this effort the Chief Innovation Officer will be responsible for developing partnerships with local community groups, companies, universities and school systems that can support the research and development of innovative solutions.

The Chief Innovation Officer will serve as a leader in cross-department efforts for policy analysis, process improvement and problem solving. The ideal candidate is a visionary leader, creative thinker, experienced project manager, coalition/team builder, problem solver, and has exceptional interpersonal skills.

Essential job functions include: Generating new ideas by reaching out to and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders; analyzing and evaluating existing systems, policies, procedures, processes and practices for efficiency and effectiveness; making data-driven recommendations for improvement and facilitating change management; consulting with Information Technology staff and other stakeholders regarding systems functionality; developing short and long-range improvement strategies using an inclusive process; tracking progress and monitoring performance; communicating progress and results to relevant stakeholders by preparing and delivering reports and presentations; researching trends, assessing needs, monitoring best practices, and keeping current with trends in innovation and technology; evaluating, and making recommendations on technological improvements; and facilitating and fostering a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and technological advancement throughout all levels of the City organization.

Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces who are not currently employed full-time by the City of Oklahoma City shall receive five (5) points added to the passing score on an initial selection process. Qualified applicants must upload or submit a copy of their DD Form 214 indicating discharge type/character of service at the time of application.


• Possession of a bachelor's degree.
• Minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in organizational performance review, change management, creative leadership, human resources planning, and statistical analysis, preferably in municipal government.
• Experience with innovation methods and tools.
• Experience with quantitative data analysis.
• Experience in managing multiple complex projects.
• Experience in change management and implementing new processes, technology, or structures.
• Knowledge of and skill in applying best practices in governmental administration and management.
• Knowledge of and skill in reviewing current policies, practices and processes; gathering and analyzing data; identifying performance gaps; recommending and implementing improvements; and evaluating results.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Skill in the use of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and performance management tools to conduct research, administer surveys, analyze data, create spreadsheets, and prepare professional reports and presentations.
• Ability to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement.
• Ability to lead teams with diverse levels of experience.
• Ability to persuade others and influence decisions.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to travel locally to meetings, seminars, etc.

• Knowledge of process improvement practices to eliminate waste and improve efficiency.
• Skill leading, directing, and supervising multiple employees and high-performance work teams.
• Experience working in an innovation office.

• Inside most of the time.
• Occasionally required to work beyond normal working hours.
• Frequent local travel required; occasional out-of-town travel for seminars, conferences, etc.

• Speech and hearing enough to make presentations and communicate by telephone or in person.
• Near vision enough to read reports/documents and computer screens.
• Arm-hand steadiness and manual finger dexterity enough to write and type on a keyboard.

If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process, please notify one of the Personnel Department Representatives by calling 405-297-2530.

Job Details
Job Function:
Other, Department Head/Director
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Oklahoma City
420 W Main St
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-4435
United States
Population: 650,000
Form of Government: Council-Manager