Three IT executive or leadership positions are open in California state and local government. Application deadline for the first position is today.

The city of San Jose is recruiting for a web administrator who’ll also serve as digital content lead for the City Manager’s Office.

“The Web Administrator/Digital Content Lead is a key member of the city’s Digital Communication Channels Team and serves as the webmaster for the City of San Jose website and intranet, updating information using the content management system, ensuring compliance and providing Web program oversight and training of the department web publishers and editors,” says the job posting. “The role oversees access permissions and publishing privileges within the Web Content Management System to ensure compliance with City web standards, and provides front-line support to content contributors, publishers, and editors in the city’s website. They set strategies for maximizing information findability through effective content, metadata, and site search configuration practices to ensure users can easily find information on city websites, and conducts audits to ensure alignment with writing, branding, and web content standards.”

The posting includes desirable qualifications, including:

  • Job Expertise: Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
  • Communication Skills: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
  • Initiative: Exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes job performance.
  • Analytical Thinking: Approaching a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
  • Leadership: Leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational supports and direction.
  • Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills: develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.

The annual salary range is $82,515.90 to $126,055.13. For more information about the position, contact Danielle Torralba at (408) 535-8112, or by e-mail.

The state Department of Social Services (DSS) is recruiting for an IT Manager II to manage operations of the Innovative Technology Solutions Branch, which includes the Enterprise Systems Support Bureau, the Web Innovations Bureau, the Development Resource Bureau, and Cloud and Business Intelligence Bureau. 

The manager will have “full management responsibility and accountability for subordinate supervisors, staff and workload associated with the operation of these bureaus. Duties include providing a high-level administrative oversight of the complex and critical projects and activities for the branch. Lead the development and operation of all CDSS assigned IT systems and applications. Provide technical leadership in the development, support and operation of all system applications. Define and approve standards, policies and procedures, functions and directs bureau chiefs, managers and staff in the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives.”

The position’s requirements include the following:

  • Possess an extensive IT background including IT procurement, applications development and operations.
  • Possess senior management skills and experience.
  • Knowledge of policy governing the administration of IT programs in the Information Systems Division.
  • Knowledge of project management practices.
  • Experience in IT policy development and implementation.
  • Knowledge of state budgetary, personnel, contracting, and departmental administrative practices.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities. 
  • Effective communication skills.

The monthly salary range for this position is $8,949 to $10,877, and the application deadline is July 21. More details are available on the online job posting, which also has an application link.

And the state Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is recruiting for an Application Developer (IT Specialist I) to serve as “a dynamic member of a progressive development unit that is enthusiastic and excited about implementing cutting-edge software. As a member of an agile delivery team, you will code system enhancements in support of California's Child Support Program. If you're looking to work in a department that values their employees, is forward thinking and inventive, come join our team!”

The list of desirable skills for this position is long: “Proficient in developing Java objects and JEE components using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), preferably Rational Application Developer (RAD). Proficient in SQL, including ETL technologies and experience with database frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Knowledge or experience in mobile application development. Experience with and/or knowledge of web development framework technologies such as REST and SOAP, User Interface (UI) development and other web based technologies such as HTML5, XML, JSP, and Struts framework. Knowledge of document development using tools such as Adobe ES3, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and Oracle Hyperion. Experience with and/or knowledge of AngularJS, Bootstrap, Git, .Net and SQL Server. Knowledge of batch processing and experience with batch monitoring tools such as Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS). Experience with CA Technologies tools such as Agile Central (formerly Rally) and DevTest Services Virtualization. Knowledge and experience with California's Child Support Enforcement (CSE) application. Experience with working on a large IT project/application involving complex system(s) and business and technical processes utilizing the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC); particularly using Agile methodologies and frameworks. Experience with writing system documentation. Familiarity with current IT technologies, tools, best practices, and methodologies (e.g. Agile). Experience with and/or knowledge of the child support program principles.”

The monthly salary range for this position is $5,118 to $8,280, and the application deadline is July 21. More information about the position and an application link are available online.