State Recruiting for Key IT Positions

The roles being advertised include an Applications Manager, a Systems Engineering Architect and an IT Supervisor II.

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State government is recruiting for a handful of key roles across several high-profile departments.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is “seeking an innovative individual” to manage one of two Application Development Groups. The position, Applications Manager 1 (IT Manager I), is responsible for workforce and succession planning, IT budgeting and procurement, and strategic planning. The manager and his or her staff are responsible for compiling the business requirements needed to design systems; developing technical specifications; and programming, testing and implementing new systems or enhancements to existing systems. The Applications Manager will also serve as technical manager for various projects. The position calls for “experience in effectively planning, organizing, directing, delegating and supervising complex work of a multidisciplinary staff. Experience in project management and SDLC methodologies. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to organize workload to accommodate changing priorities. Ability to analyze information and make decisions in a competent and timely manner.”

The monthly salary range for this position is $7,634 to $10,230, according to the job listing, and the application deadline is Jan. 16.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is recruiting for two positions: a Customer Service Manager (IT Manager I), and a Systems Engineering Architect (IT Specialist II).

The Customer Service Manager “serves as the Chief of the Customer Services Section, which provides customer service for over 4,500 desktops and laptops, over 200 Data Center applications, and the enterprise email messaging system that supports over 4500 employees,” the job posting says. “The ITM I manages, supervises and supports the Provider Management Services Unit, the Production Data Guidance Unit, and the Service Desk consisting of over 25 staff. These units are responsible for providing customer support through the CDPH and Office of Technology Services (OTech) Help Desk Systems as well as responding to technical support phone requests on a 24/7 schedule. The ITM I will perform duties in the Client Services and Business Technology Management domains.”

The monthly salary range for this position is $7,634 to $10,230, and the application deadline is Jan. 17.

The Systems Engineering Architect is responsible for “optimizing data and technology by promoting an ecosystem of data sharing and leveraging technology to enhance the services that CDPH provides to the residents of California.” The incumbent works under general direction of the Information Technology Manager I of the System Architect Services Section (SASS), according to the job posting. The job’s responsibilities include “enterprise architecture standards and planning, system engineering services for new and upgraded applications, shared enterprise services, establishing charge-back rate structures for centralized IT services, and maintenance and support for application hosting locations. The ITS II supports VMware virtualization platforms, support for other server and operating systems, and support for the Statewide Federated Enterprise Architecture Reference Model (FEA).”

The monthly salary range for this position, according to the job posting, is $7,014 to $9,399, and the application deadline is Feb. 3.

The California Department of Business Oversight is recruiting for an Enterprise Architect (IT Specialist II) to be responsible for “developing, maintaining and evolving the enterprise architecture, which comprises business, data/information, technical, and solution architecture viewpoints” for the department. The responsibilities include EA Project Assurance, EA Service Maturity and support for the EA unit. Desirable skills and experience include:

  • Three years’ experience as an Enterprise Architect
  • Experience developing and implementing Enterprise Architecture Framework
  • Experience performing technical product reviews to assess and recommend alternative IT solutions
  • Experience developing IT policies and procedures
  • Experience with Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Two years’ experience in Stakeholder Management
  • Two years’ experience in Organizational Change Management (OCM)
The salary range for this position is $7,014 to $9,399, and the application deadline is Jan. 24.

The California Department of Social Services is recruiting for an IT Supervisor II to be responsible for information security, risk management, data disclosure, incident reporting, and security and privacy awareness training.
The IT Sup. II directs the Information Security and Privacy Bureau (ISPB) staff who provide policy development, contract review, incident management, evidence collection and system access.

Duties include planning, directing, and supervising work activities of the CDSS Information Security and Privacy Bureau (ISPB) staff; managing high-level technical security tasks for ISPB; documenting information security and privacy risk assessments; performing security assessments; supporting audits; providing analytical and technical reviews to ensure all IT security policies and standards are adhered to; and supervising, coordinating and participating in confidential investigations. The incumbent “may communicate directly with Deputy Directors and Executive Staff regarding security and privacy risks and issues, and may also serve as backup to the Information Security and Privacy Officer,” the job posting notes.

The monthly salary range for this position is $6,917 to $9,268, and the application deadline is Jan. 13.

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.