Agencies Recruiting for Tech Leaders, Vendor and Contract Managers

The agencies seeking candidates handle taxes, health care, employment and housing, and motor vehicles.

This story is limited to Techwire Insider members.
This story is limited to Techwire Insider members. Login below to read this story or learn about membership.
A half-dozen noteworthy technology jobs are in recruitment by state agencies.

The state Franchise Tax Board is seeking candidates for an assistant bureau director (IT Manager II) position, a senior management role advising the director on formulating enterprisewide IT direction and policies, strategic plans and goals, formulating and implementing long-range bureau objectives, and reviewing implementation and conformance of IT programs.

“This position provides services which encompass multiple IT domains to include software engineering and project management,” the job posting notes. The responsibilities, according to the posting and the duty statement, include:

  • Formulating and implementing long-range bureau objectives
  • Overseeing critical IT programs that support enterprise operations, including the development and documentation of all solution assessments and system requirements for the IT systems that support FTB’s business and automated processes
  • Reviewing the efficiency of the Analysis Bureau to identify problems, if any, and to develop appropriate follow-up optimization and remediation strategies as required
  • Providing recommendations to the bureau director and other FTB senior managers, including policy recommendations in support of security information management (SIM) and software asset management (SAM) directives.

The position has a monthly salary range of $9,725 to $11,821, and the application deadline is June 20.

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is seeking an enterprise performance and monitoring lead (IT Specialist II) to work as part of a team that provides data and information support for California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiative proposals. According to the job posting and duty statement, the lead “will perform project management for CalAIM and DMB-related DHCS projects, including the larger and more complex projects.”

Other responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the creation of a Medi-Cal county performance dashboard for publication on the California Health and Human Services Agency Open Data Portal
  • Participate in procurement activities including statements of work, requirements, minimum qualifications, proposal evaluation and scoring, and vendor demonstrations

The position has a monthly salary range of $7,365 to $10,165, and the application deadline is June 24.

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is recruiting for an IT Specialist II role to serve as the network engineer over the department’s IT network infrastructure.

“The incumbent is responsible for designing and supporting DFEH’s technology platforms and ensure they interface with external systems,” the job posting says. “The IT Specialist II is also responsible for designing, engineering and implementation of wireless solutions, SD-WAN and cloud network security for the DFEH.”

Among other skills, the engineer should have experience maintaining and managing network infrastructures, network security, server environments and active directory. More detail about the position is available in the duty statement.

The position has a monthly salary range of $7,365 to $9,869, and the application deadline is July 10.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is recruiting for a contract manager analyst (IT Specialist I) with experience in managing contracts and vendors, as well as in budgeting, procurement and customer relations.

Responsibilities of the role, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:

  • Handling contract management and oversight for enterprise projects;
  • Performing, organizing and supporting all aspects of contract development for the Enterprise Modernization Project from initiation to maintenance to closure of each complex hardware, software and IT consulting contract;
  • Working closely with project managers, contract owners and managers.

The position has a monthly salary range of $5,562 to $8,999, and the application deadline is June 24.

DMV is also recruiting for a vendor manager associate (IT Specialist I) to help monitor contractors’ performance and quality of deliverables.

The vendor manager associate will also help with complex vendor management activities; develop statements of work; help monitor vendors’ tasks and services; coordinate and track vendor deliverables; assist in resolving contract issues; monitor vendor compliance with terms and conditions of contracts; and participate in resolution of issues escalated by programs, project managers, contract managers or contractors. More information is available in the job posting and duty statement.

The position has a monthly salary range of $5,562 to $8,999, and the application deadline is June 24.

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is recruiting for a unit manager (Research Data Supervisor I) to oversee the Machine Learning and Case Modeling Unit, “leading a team that models the risks and opportunities from legislative policies or CDSS programs including but not limited to Community Care Licensing, CalFresh and California Work Opportunities and Responsibilities to Kids (CalWORKs),” according to the job posting.

The manager “will partner with CDSS program leadership and the Fiscal Forecasting Branch in order to understand the impact of the department’s historical decisions to inform future decision-making,” the posting says. The supervisor “will guide team exploration of new quantitative methods and opportunities for using artificial intelligence, micro-simulations and machine learning.”

The position has a monthly salary range of $6,124 to $7,608, and the application deadline is June 22.

More information is available in the duty statement.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.