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DMV Extends Search, Bumps Up Pay Range for Deputy Director/CIO

Key responsibilities of the position include policy development and implementation, internal program management, IT governance, executive interaction and external program management, according to the job posting and duty statement.

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles has extended its recruitment — and bumped up the salary range — for a new deputy director/chief information officer to oversee technology for the agency.

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DMV Director Steve Gordon
DMV Director Steve Gordon posted this announcement Thursday morning on LinkedIn: “Are you a C-level technology leader and looking for a way to serve your community? If so, please join me and the DMV executive team as our CIO. We’re accepting applications through Dec 1. Get in on the ground floor as we are just kicking off our systems modernization program. Are you ready to serve?”

As Techwire reported last month, the outgoing deputy director/CIO, Rico Rubiono, is moving to the California Department of Transportation, where he’ll be the chief of the Application Development and Support Division.

The position, which is a career executive assignment (CEA), has a monthly salary range of $12,028 to $14,500. When the recruitment announcement was initially posted on CalCareers.ca.gov, the top of the range was $13,657. The application deadline is Dec. 1.

Key responsibilities of the DMV position include policy development and implementation, internal program management, IT governance, executive interaction and external program management, according to the job posting and duty statement.

The deputy director/CIO directly supervises four CEA appointees and one assistant division chief/program manager and indirectly supervises more than 500 employees through subordinate DMV managers. The deputy director also oversees the DMV Modernization Program, the Digital eXperience Platform (DXP), and mission-critical suppliers providing managed services including solutions from AWS, Salesforce, Microsoft and Comcast.

DMV handles registration for about 36 million vehicles statewide and takes in more than $11 billion per year in revenue.
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.