Department Recruiting for Chief Risk Officer

The position of chief risk officer is a key one, as the office handles sensitive matters including elections and business transactions. The successful candidate will also serve as a member of the SOS Cybersecurity Program.

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The California Secretary of State’s Office has extended its recruitment for a chief risk officer (IT Manager II). The opening was first publicized in February.

The position of chief risk officer (CRO) is a key one, as the office handles sensitive matters including business, elections, lobbying and political campaigns.

“The CRO’s responsibilities include directing the most complex initiatives and initiating key actions on a wide variety of complex risk and security-related tasks,” the job posting notes. “The CRO will assist the CIO in ensuring information assets and associated technology, applications, systems, infrastructure and processes are adequately protected in the digital ecosystem in which it operates. The scope of this role will include extensive risk and information security oversight, reporting, governance, communications, education and consulting. The CRO is a member of the SOS Cybersecurity Program.”

As noted in the February recruitment, “The position’s essential functions are 40 percent risk management office administration, including supporting Department of Homeland Security-designated mission critical infrastructure”; 35 percent information security oversight and consulting, including leading development and updating of information security and risk management policies; 20 percent risk and compliance management; and 5 percent business relationship management, according to the duty statement.

The position has a monthly salary range of $9,725 to $11,821, and the recruitment will continue until the position is filled, with a cutoff date of April 23.

Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire.