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2 Departments Seek Managers for Projects, Procurement

The California Department of Technology is recruiting for a procurement manager, and the California Department of Human Resources is seeking a project manager.

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Two state departments are recruiting for managers – one for projects and the other for procurement.

The California Department of Technology is seeking a procurement manager (IT Manager I) to be responsible for “formulating the development of innovative procurement approaches and administering policies” related to nondelegated IT and telecom projects. The incumbent will serve as “an integral member of the Statewide Technology Procurement’s (STP) management team,” the job posting notes.

The long list of desirable qualifications, according to the duty statement, includes:
  • Thorough understanding of principles, practices and trends related to nondelegated IT and telecom acquisitions.
  • Thorough understanding of and experience with various IT and telecom project procurement methodologies and fundamentals.
  • Thorough knowledge of business/systems analysis and requirements development best practices and methodologies.
  • Thorough knowledge of project, contract and vendor management methodologies and best practices.
  • Extensive experience with state-level policies and procedures relating to the acquisition of statewide IT and telecom goods and services.
  • Extensive experience with the state’s administrative processes, including budget change proposal development, human resources functions, legislative bill analysis and program management.

Among the functions of the position are the following:
  • Plan, organize and direct the IT staff’s activities within STP, including all activities related to acquisition of IT and telecom goods and services through all phases of the Project Approval Lifecycle process. Manage post-award phases such as maintenance and operations, contract administrative changes, amendments, new system or existing legacy system replacements, and noncompetitive bid.
  • Oversee all staff data input into operational business processes and systems for STP, including Fi$Cal reporting/maintenance, Cal eProcure, SharePoint maintenance, ServiceNow, Solicitation Builder, and service requests.
  • Establish procurement vehicles (e.g., master agreements, challenge-based procurements, etc.) and formulate innovative procurement methodologies (e.g., pre-qualified vendor pool, proof of concept, problem statements) for the acquisition of IT and telecom goods and services.

In addition, the manager serves as an adviser to CDT executives and top management of state agencies/departments, including chief information officers, agency secretaries, directors and other executive levels.

The monthly salary range for this position is $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is March 21.

The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is recruiting for a project manager (IT Manager I) to serve as branch chief for the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) unit. “This is a highly visible role with routine exposure to senior executives and managers to influence decision making and drive progress on strategic initiatives,” the job posting says. “This position is ideal for … collaborative thought leaders with experience managing complex initiatives and driving organizational change.”

Key duties of the position include:
  • Provide oversight of all phases of project management to ensure efficient and effective delivery of a unique IT product, service or system.
  • Build relationships across all leadership levels to promote collaboration and transparent communication resulting in successful project deliveries.
  • Oversee and manage department and statewide enterprise project portfolios from initiation to implementation: includes direction and guidance over project intake, planning, scheduling, oversight and governance phases.
  • Leverage project management standards and best practices for waterfall, agile and hybrid projects, and ability to mature operations supporting IT initiatives for various types of customers.
  • Oversee and manage a team of project managers and business analysts.

The incumbent provides policy guidance and leadership for the department’s IT projects and establishes priorities to ensure that new systems and initiatives align with the strategic plan, are planned and used correctly, and remain optimally operational.

“The branch chief is also responsible for providing direction and guidance on IT enterprise solutions and opportunities which further support CalHR’s programs and goals while also supporting the mission of the department,” according to the job posting and duty statement.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the recruitment will continue until the position is filled.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. 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 Northern California.