State, Silicon Valley County Recruiting for IT Leaders

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An agency of state government is recruiting for a key executive position, and a county government in the heart of Silicon Valley is recruiting for a senior IT manager.

The California Department of Aging is recruiting for a Chief Technology Officer, a position responsible for “the leadership, analysis, programming, processing, technology operations and day-to-day supervision” of IT staff, according to the job posting. The CTO (IT Supervisor II) reports to the chief information officer. Other duties include:

  • Assess, analyze, and identify information technology policy needs; formulate and recommend IT policies and procedures to the CIO.
  • Apply federal, state, department, and organizational policies and procedures to state IT operations.
  • Consider the business implications of the technology to the current and future business environment.
  • Collaborate closely with technical subject matter experts such as database administrators, network engineers, and server administrators to ensure systems are secure and meet compliance requirements.  
The position has a monthly salary range of $6,917 to $9,268, and the application deadline is Dec. 26.  

Santa Clara County is recruiting for a Senior IT Manager to “manage, plan and coordinate the daily activities of one or more IT processes; to analyze trends in technology, assessing the impact of emerging technologies on the environment, providing solutions to address technology and business issues; and managing people and financial resources while ensuring the development of high-quality technology solutions.”

The position requires at least 10 years’ experience in IT and/or business. The responsibilities, according to the job listing, include:

  • Ensures work, information, ideas, and technology flow freely among the team/section and ensures collaboration with other teams;
  • Meets regularly with team members to gather work status, discuss work progress and obstacles;
  • Provides advice, guidance, encouragement and constructive feedback;
  • Ensures staff have the resources and skills needed to support all work initiatives;
  • Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business goals;
  • Documents and presents performance assessments and collaborates with staff to create individual development plans;
  • Implements organizational practices for staffing, EEO, diversity, performance management, development, reward and recognition, and retention;
  • Identifies skills and knowledge deficits;
  • Generates appropriate communication, process and educational plans for mitigating the disruption of change;
  • Ensures internal Software Licensing Agreements are met;
  • Discusses work progress and obstacles and removes obstacles to change;
  • Manages the delivery of one or more IT services to support the IT strategy;
  • Contributes to the development of their organization's budget and monitors budget performance of subordinate managers. 
Santa Clara County’s CIO is Ann Dunkin, and the county posts its IT three-year plan online. The position has an annual salary range of $177,382 to $215,545, and the application deadline is Jan 3.

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.