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Departments Recruiting for Section Chief, Risk Manager, Architects

Candidates are sought by the California Employment Development Department, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the California Department of Public Health, the state Department of Justice and the California Department of Technology.

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State government agencies are recruiting for significant technology positions in specialty areas.

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is seeking a cybersecurity risk manager (IT Manager I) whose responsibilities include planning the group’s training, hardware and software needs and budget; building staff capacity, planning future projects and directing current projects; assigning resources; completing special studies to support EDD cybersecurity needs; managing consultants hired to augment state staff; and completing required personnel activities.

“The work performed by the analysts includes risk management, information security, security awareness training, privacy, technology recovery, data disclosure, and incident reporting,” according to the job posting and duty statement. “The incumbent coordinates and oversees … project management tasks to ensure security-related items are met for the department’s IT projects and audits.”

The role has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Oct. 29.

EDD is also recruiting for a chief (IT Manager I) of the Operations Support Section, a role that “offers an extensive variety of tasks and projects, with frequent interaction across IT and departmental managers,” according to the job posting and duty statement. “The ideal candidate should have a passion for customer service, continuous process improvement and promoting compliance with established best practices.”

According to the job posting and duty statement, desirable qualifications for this position include:
  • Experience with planning, distributing and evaluating work of others.
  • Practical experience in providing innovative solutions to make an organizational improvement.
  • Practical experience identifying and responding to current and future customer needs.
  • Experience in developing a new product, program or service.
  • Ability to work under pressure due to deadlines, changes in staff or budget resources, or organizational changes.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Nov. 4.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is recruiting for two specialty architect roles.

The security architect (IT Specialist III) will have primary responsibility for directing the review of the current system’s security measures and recommending and implementing enhancements for DMV’s Digital Experience Platform (DXP).

“The incumbent serves as security lead anticipating possible security threats, identifying areas of weakness in a network system, and establishing protocols to respond promptly and effectively to possible breaches of security,” the job posting says. “The incumbent is responsible for recommending and implementing security enhancements, conducting regular system tests, ensuring continuous monitoring of network security, developing project timelines for system upgrades, establishing disaster recovery procedures, conducting breach of security drills, as well as cultivating a culture of security awareness and educating personnel to ensure security policies are always adhered to.”

Desirable qualifications, according to the posting and the duty statement, include:
  • Demonstrated ability to design, build, implement and support enterprise-class security systems, aligning organizational security strategy and infrastructure with overall business and technology strategy.
  • Extensive experience in information security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance and reliability.
  • Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorization and security.
  • Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience implementing security solutions.
  • Experience implementing multifactor authentication, single sign-on, identity management or related technologies.
  • Possess strong analytical creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

This position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Nov. 3.

DMV is also seeking a senior enterprise application architect (IT Specialist III) to provide “strategic and technical leadership and mastery-level expertise to drive continuous improvement of the DMV’s Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and other modernization project’s use of technology,” the job posting says. “The incumbent advises management on the formulation of IT strategy, policy, and governance for the modernization project and enterprisewide to link strategic goals and innovation.”

Desirable qualifications, according to the posting and the duty statement, include:
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, plan and organize application architecture solutions to bridge strategic intent and practical application across multiple domains.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the design and development of business infrastructure solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage application implementation activities across all technology domains to ensure the successful operation of technology solutions.
  • Extensive experience in architecting, designing, implementing and maintaining system architecture across multiple platforms to best align technology solutions with business strategies.
  • Possess strong analytical creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

The role has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Nov. 3.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is recruiting for an enterprise data architect (IT Specialist III) to enhance “critical access to accurate and timely public health data,” according to the job posting, and to be “responsible for creating, guiding the implementation, and managing the organization’s data architecture; modernizing and transforming the data ecosystem to improve consistent business-centric access to critical data; and supporting strategic initiatives to ensure that the organization is adherent to data standards, data security and data management best practices.”

The architect will also “be responsible for aligning the future state enterprise information architecture with the organization’s strategy; defining an enterprise information analytics strategic plan; and creating a vision for information analytics, objectives and goals, strategies,” the posting says.

“The ITS III will exercise a high degree of independence and proficiency when architecting CDPH information analytics infrastructure; developing approaches and strategies for maturing areas of consolidation of systems, and methods for improving information processing, sharing and access; and assisting executives, program managers, business analysts, and end users across all functional areas in identifying long-term, strategic, and tactical information analytics, enterprise reporting, data sharing and data integration needs for CDPH,” the posting says.

More information about the role is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Nov. 2.

The California Department of Justice is recruiting for an IT Specialist III to “provide strategic technical engineering leadership at the Expert Adviser level for the most complex cloud (VMware On-Premise, Amazon Web Services, Azure, etc.) and virtualization (VMware, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), etc.) systems implementations,” according to the job posting.

“The incumbent demonstrates technical leadership, influence and expertise that drive the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) use of technology towards constant improvement,” the posting says. “The incumbent represents the highest level of cloud and virtualization system engineering expertise available in state service and develops the enterprise information technology architecture direction for the DOJ, and advises management and executive-level staff on governance and policy that support forward movement. The incumbent (has) extensive decision-making authority and will direct the most critical/complex cloud and virtualization projects where the consequence of error may have a serious detrimental effect on the operating efficiency of the organization.”

More details about the position can be found in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Nov. 2.

The California Department of Technology (CDT) is recruiting for a procurement manager (IT Manager I) who has a “thorough understanding of principles, practices and trends related to nondelegated IT and telecom acquisitions,” and experience with various IT and telecom project procurement methodologies and fundamentals, according to the job posting and the duty statement.

In addition, desirable qualifications include:
  • Thorough knowledge of business/systems analysis and requirements development best practices and methodologies.
  • Thorough knowledge of project, contract and vendor management methodologies and best practices.
  • Extensive experience with state-level policies and procedures relating to the acquisition of statewide IT and telecom goods and services.
  • Extensive experience with the state’s administrative processes, including budget change proposals, human resources functions, legislative bill analysis and program management.
The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Nov. 8.
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.