State Agency Recruiting for 2 Key IT Positions

One position is for a database administrator; the other has a policy component. Application deadlines for both are imminent.

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Applications are closing soon for two key tech positions in state government — an Oracle database administrator and an IT manager.

Both positions are with the California Department of Technology. 

The database administrator position, which has a job classification of Information Technology specialist II, serves as the lead technical specialist in support of the Oracle Database Management System (DBMS) service offering on Windows and Unix platforms.

The responsibilities “include project management or consultant or adviser, where the implementation of advice or plans proposed have significant impact on the organization’s business success,” according to the job listing. The position is part of a technical team of software specialists who support various implementations of the database systems and related software at the expert specialist level on multiple operating system platforms.

Other requirements of the position are listed in the job posting, which specifies its monthly salary range of $6,777 to $9,081. Application deadline is June 9; more details and application information are available online.

The IT manager II position “performs complex and sensitive tasks related to statewide IT management, oversight and administration,” according to the job listing. The person chosen for the position “will participate in creating the state’s IT strategy and manage a portfolio of existing and new projects. The IT Mgr I oversees the most technically advanced and high-risk IT efforts to enhance IT project implementation success and typically manages a small team of IT professionals at the IT Supervisor II or IT Supervisor I level who are responsible for specific departments, agencies or IT projects."

The manager will be involved in sensitive projects and efforts with department and agency-level executives, the Legislature, Legislative Analyst Office and other control agencies including the Department of Finance, Department of General Services, California Department of Human Resources, and State Personnel Board.

This position has a monthly salary range of $7,376 to $9,884. The application deadline is June 12, and more information can be found here.

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.