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Agencies Recruiting for Tech Specialists, Administrators

The departments seeking IT expertise deal with the delivery of services related to taxes and health care.

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State government departments are recruiting for several high-impact IT positions.

The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is seeking a database and systems administrator (IT specialist II) to “optimize and apply best practices for database tuning, server performance and cloud solutions for the benefit of the organization and the Health Payments Data System,” the job posting states. “The incumbent plays a major role in advising management or formulating information technology strategy and policy.”

Additional responsibilities of this role — which fall under the domains of cloud, system engineering, and IT project management — are detailed in the duty statement. The monthly salary range is $7,365 to $10,165, and the application deadline is July 12.

The Department of Health Care Services is recruiting for a Jira administrator (IT specialist II) to serve as technical owner of Jira, a core application used in DHCS’ Medi-Cal Enterprise Systems Modernization Division (MESMD).

“The Jira administrator will be responsible for ensuring that Jira is running and performing optimally, at all times,” the job posting says. “You will be a key partner and subject matter expert working with the Project Management, Product and Engineering teams to align Jira to our systems development lifecycle and best practices for running Agile. You will also be working with various users of the system on front-end configurations and support.” Additional details are available through the duty statement.

The position has a monthly salary range of $7,365 to $9,869, and the application deadline is July 20.

The state Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is recruiting for a collection analysis unit supervisor (IT supervisor II) to provide day-to-day supervision and oversight of the System Analysis technical team in the Software Engineering domain.

“The IT Supervisor II works independently to plan, organize and provide administrative and technical direction to IT professionals who design, maintain, and implement the most difficult or sensitive analysis services for FTB’s Account Receivable Collection System,” the job posting says. “The incumbent has in-depth comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques involved in systems analysis. As a supervisor, the incumbent will monitor unit workloads with input from the Analysis Leads, assuring timely delivery of analysis services. The incumbent creates cross-training opportunities to meet workforce planning objectives and ensure adequate workload coverage.”

Additional responsibilities are outlined in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $7,263 to $9,731, and the application deadline is July 8.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is seeking an IT specialist I “with a strong background in project management, business analysis, and quality assurance (testing)” to join the application support team. Candidates should have the ability “to provide clear and concise documentation and communication for technical staff, subject matter express, business users, and customers (offenders and their families),” the job posting notes.

Additional details about the role are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $5,562 to $8,999, and the application deadline is July 13.

California Correctional Health Care Services is recruiting for an SQL database administrator (IT specialist I) “to perform a wide variety of tasks requiring regular innovative problem-solving In support of the Business Application Management (BAM), Technical Services, Integration Services Unit,” the job posting says.

“The incumbent is responsible for supporting enterprise application development efforts which may include planning, analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and troubleshooting,” the posting says. “The incumbent must maintain confidentiality of information acquired while performing job duties, demonstrate ethical behavior and work cooperatively with others.”

Additional detail about the role is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $5,562 to $8,999, and the application deadline is July 25.
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.