The chief information officer for the state of Minnesota is resigning her post, and the Dayton administration said Tuesday it would accept applications for the job. 

Carolyn Parnell is the state's chief information officer and commissioner of MN.IT, the agency that manages the technology systems for over 70 agencies, boards and commissions within the executive branch of government. Under her watch, the state consolidated much of its technology infrastructure.

"This consolidation improved agencies' efficiencies and saved Minnesota taxpayers nearly $28 million," Dayton said in a news release. 

Prior to joining Dayton's administration in 2011, Parnell had led technology offices at a number of Twin Cities-based organizations and businesses including MnSCU. Dayton's office said applicants interested in the job could submit a resume.