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State Entities Recruiting for Management, Executive Roles

The California departments of Finance and Veterans Affairs, and the new California Privacy Protection Agency are seeking to hire IT managers and a deputy director.

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Three state entities, including one that was recently created by statute, are seeking to fill IT manager jobs and an executive position with significance to the tech community.

The California departments of Finance and Veterans Affairs are each looking to hire an Information Technology Manager I. The successful IT Manager I candidate at the Department of Finance will work under the direction of the chief information officer and have “significant responsibilities for formulating or administering organizational (IT) policies and programs” as well as “organizing and directing the work of one or more information technology programs” according to the job listing, posted Thursday. The person hired will work “independently and principally” in the domains of “business technology management, information security engineering, information technology project management, enterprise architecture, and client services,” in the following roles:

  • Administrative Manager, managing “the daily activities of 13 direct reports, with duties ranging from systems analysis and software programming to database administration.”
  • Project Manager, managing “scope, schedule, cost, risk and quality assurance for as many as eight concurrent software development projects from initiation through deployment and project closure.”
  • Database Administration, providing “administrative consultation on the use of Microsoft SQL Server to maintain and secure the department’s data assets in both online transitional processing (OTLP) and Star Schema data warehouses.”
Desirable qualifications include:

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to coach, mentor and train a diverse team working remotely.
  • Knowledge of information technology governance principles and guidelines.
  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to pay attention to detail when reviewing the work of subordinates.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience resolving complex problems.
The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the final filing date is Sept. 30.

The successful IT Manager I candidate at the Department of Veterans Affairs will work in the department’s Information Services Division (ISD) at its Sacramento headquarters. Successfully passing an IT Manager I examination is required “to establish list eligibility” before a job offer, according to the job listing, posted Thursday. The person selected will work under the “general direction and supervision” of the department’s chief technology officer, as the application and development services (ADS) section manager, and be “responsible for managing, planning, organizing and directing the work of the Information Services Division Application and Development Services section” and staff supervision. The job oversees and provides direction and leadership around development and support of CalVet’s commercial off-the-shelf and custom applications and platforms, according to the duty statement, which is accessible via the job listing.

Essential functions include 35 percent managing the work of direct reports through system development – IT supervisor IIs and IT specialist IIs, and coordinating with other ISD and agency staff on integrating “the business and IT strategies into a single technology plan”; 25 percent coordinating with business units and executive staff “to initiate project approval documents upon identified business strategic requirements and business drivers”; and 15 percent preparing and managing the ADS budget and “routinely (reporting) budget expenditures for technology assets and personnel salaries to the CTO.”

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the final filing date is Sept. 26.

The new California Privacy Protection Agency is seeking its inaugural chief deputy director of administration, a career executive assignment. The agency was voted into law by residents in November when they approved the California Privacy Rights Act ¯ amending the California Consumer Privacy Act from 2018. The agency is directed by the California Privacy Protection Agency Board to protect “the fundamental privacy rights of natural persons with respect to the use of their personal information by implementing the CCPA.” The agency also handles “rulemaking, enforcement, public education and other activities” to stand up and enforce the CCPA, “with the goal of strengthening consumer privacy, while giving attention to the impact on business and innovation,” according to the duty statement, accessible via the job listing.

The successful applicant will serve as the agency’s “principal administrative officer” and work with the executive director “to develop and oversee all of the administrative and operational policies and functions of the new agency.” The new deputy director will be a board appointee and have “primary responsibility for the agency’s day-to-day administrative operations and activities,” according to the job listing, posted Wednesday. Specific duties include:

  • Developing and “managing the day-to-day administrative operations and activities of the agency to ensure that the agency’s responsibilities, goals and objectives are accomplished.”
  • Delivering “policy oversight and general direction of the day-to-day administrative operations and activities of the agency”; developing, managing, administering and executing the agency’s “administrative functions in support of the agency’s statutory responsibilities, including organizing work elements, providing staffing and staff training, and directing and executing administrative activities.”
  • Planning, organizing and directing the agency’s “administrative functions ... including ... information technology services; human resources; staff training and development; budgeting; accounting; and business services.”
The position has a monthly salary range of $10,831 to $12,903, and the final filing date is Oct. 6.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Techwire.