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State Technology, Gaming Entities Recruiting for IT Jobs

The California State Lottery and the California Department of Technology are looking to fill gaming application support supervisor and IT manager I positions, respectively.

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Two key state entities are seeking to fill technology positions – both with supervisorial or managerial duties.

The California State Lottery is seeking a gaming application support supervisor, an IT Supervisor II classification. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Information Technology Service Division’s (ITSD) Gaming Application Support and Quality Management manager. He or she will be charged with “planning, organizing, and directing the work of the California State Lottery Gaming Application Support and Quality Management Unit.” The supervisor will also supervise “lower-level technical staff responsible for capacity planning activities required to support the requirements, development, testing and implementation of ... applications and systems” in the Lottery’s gaming program; and be responsible for maturing the Gaming Application Support and Quality Management program. Position duties are primarily focused in the business technology management and software engineering domain, according to the job posting.

Essential job functions include 35 percent acting as a supervisor and doing a variety of “progressively technical, analytical and/or supervisory tasks and directly supervising lower-level information technology (IT) staff (system requirements analysts)” who in turn handle the capacity planning to support development and implementation of Lottery apps and systems in the gaming program. There’s also monitoring “defined service levels, program metrics, and performance management standards to improve velocity, quality, and agility.” And there’s 25 percent participating in “production problem resolution” and the System Development Life Cycle; 20 percent taking part in “development, review, and/or approval of gaming documenting, business requirements documents, system requirements specifications, (and) functional requirements documents“; and 15 percent acting as release coordinator and managing the release management schedule for gaming program systems, and working with the Change Advisory Board to ensure changes are documented, and driving the gaming release management strategy, according to the duty statement which is accessible via the job posting.

The position has a monthly salary range of $7,263 to $9,731, and the recruitment will continue until the job is filled.

The California Department of Technology is seeking an Information Technology Manager I. This individual will work under the IT Manager II of Mainframe Services – and be “over zSystems infrastructure and O/S support (zIOS),” doing “many different and unrelated processes and methods applied to a broad range of activities or substantial depth of analysis.” The successful candidate’s assignments will require “a level of organizational understanding and support of innovative technical pursuits,” according to the job posting. The work will necessitate “extensive probing and analysis” to understand and resolve problems.

The successful IT Manager I “demonstrates all the necessary qualities of effective project or function leadership” and plays a “key role in the success in the department's use of IT and to the business as a whole.” He or she has “the general and technical competencies needed to train/mentor organization staff and customers in a complex technical area or process” and will manage or direct staff “in the zIOS section that is responsible for the installation, configuration, maintenance, and problem resolution of the z/OS and Enterprise Linux platforms at CDT” for state and public entity customers.

Essential duties include 35 percent day-to-day managerial activities for the zIOS, such as developing “plans to accomplish the team’s goals and objectives in accordance with organizational mission and strategic plans,” developing and updating duty statements, setting performance expectations and doing annual Performance Appraisal Summary reports, and making administrative and personnel management decisions. There’s also 25 percent serving as primary contact for zIOS services – consulting with clients, advising CDT management and customers on “z/OS and Enterprise Linux platform service offerings and industry trends” and developing infrastructure for customers. There’s 20 percent administrative duties, including weekly and monthly project status reports and reconciling “cost center monthly cost center expense/revenue reports to ensure unit is operating in alignment with CDT’s cost recovery financial model”; and 15 percent market unit services including preparing plans and proposals, z/OS and Enterprise Linux services, and developing cost quotes for services, according to the duty statement, accessible via the job posting.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Thursday.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Techwire.