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California Department of Social Services

The future of remote state work is taking shape as departments hammer out permanent policies and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration negotiates with unions. But how much will workers be monitored at home?
State departments with open tech positions include the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the Office of Systems Integration, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Technology and the State Water Resources Control Board.
According to the job posting, the architect “serves as the cloud solutions architecture lead at the mastery level in the evaluation and selection of technology standards/governance processes to ensure cloud solutions are aligned with CDSS strategic goals and objectives.”
Among the IT positions in recruitment by state departments are a chief, a cybersecurity architect, a network architect and a chief information officer.
Responsibilities of the position include setting objectives and goals and establishing workload priorities; securing equipment and training as needed by staff; and establishing performance metrics, workload tracking and other measures to inform the decision-making process.
Prerna Mahajan told Techwire: “I’m super excited about my new role to collaboratively work with multidisciplinary teams across CDSS, control agencies and stakeholders to provide effective project management and deliver innovative solutions to better serve the lives of Californians.”
The senior engineer and release manager for the Office of Systems Integration will work internally and with other entities on a large child-welfare project involving the state, the 58 counties and tribes.
Several bills signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom would provide funding for technology modernization and bring some additional oversight.
Departments with noteworthy tech openings include the departments of Technology, Public Health and Social Services.