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Positions in Security, Project Management Among State Recruitments

The Department of Toxic Substances Control and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services are seeking specialists for key roles.

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State agencies are recruiting for some key security and project management positions.

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is seeking a chief (IT Manager II) for the Enterprise Security Services Unit to lead and manage the security branch of the Office of Environmental Information Management and to manage complex IT security projects, according to the job posting.

The chief has four main areas of responsibility:
  • Information Security Office operations and management
  • Risk and compliance management and privacy program oversight
  • The security program and policy management
  • Personnel management

The chief reports directly to and receives most assignments from the chief information officer, according to the duty statement, but direction and assignments may also come from the chief deputy director or director.

The position has a monthly salary range of $10,167 to $12,359, and the application deadline is Oct. 14.

The other key position in recruitment by DTSC is senior information security engineer (IT Specialist III), who will manage functions that support and improve DTSC’s security posture.

According to the job posting, the senior engineer “participates in the security operations planning with the security services manager and the information security officer (and) acts as the Security Operation Center team lead.”

Desirable qualifications, according to the duty statement and the posting, include:
  • Experience leading incident response teams.
  • Working knowledge of, and experience in, a security operation center (SOC) environment.
  • Experience with mitigating risks and threats within an enterprise environment.
  • Ability to apply a wide variety of security controls to information systems and processes.
  • Ability to develop clear, accurate and concise reports; issue papers, correspondence and other types of written communication to document security reports, requirements, concerns and decisions.
  • Effective prioritization of tasks and responsibilities.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Oct. 14.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is seeking a senior project manager (IT Specialist III) to take a leadership role in ensuring that Cal OES’ most complex projects meet their schedule, scope and budget objectives, according to the job posting. The senior project manager plans and directs the identification, prioritization, design, development or procurement, and deployment of information technology solutions.

“The incumbent must be a project management expert and facilitate large meetings and workshops with staff, management and executives,” the posting says, and will lead a team to complete complex related tasks and activities on aggressive timelines. More information is available in the duty statement.

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