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Agencies Recruiting for Deputy Director, Section Chief, Architecture Lead

The departments with recruitments include the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Department of Health Care Services, and the Department of Technology.

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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is recruiting for a deputy director, one of several key IT job openings in state government.

CDCR seeks a deputy director (Career Executive Assignment) for Operations and Support, who will represent the Division of Enterprise Information Services (EIS) by “communicating the EIS vision, setting and measuring goals, and strategic planning,” according to the job posting.

The application deadline for this position is Thursday.

“The deputy director provides direct and indirect supervision for all information technology staff throughout CDCR and is responsible for the management, operations, enhancement and continuous system improvements of the statewide technology systems in support of the operations and management of CDCR,” the job posting notes.

Duties of the position include:
  • Responsible for the formulation, implementation and evaluation of departmental policies and programs relating to enterprise technology operations. Ensures existing and future state chief information officer IT policies are deployed statewide throughout CDCR, including compliance with all guidelines and directives. Interprets legislation and advises and represents CDCR and the EIS director in the deployment of IT policy.
  • Oversees the operations and production support for the largest, most critical systems and the infrastructure they run on. EIS oversees over 90 applications in support of CDCR’s mission, some of which are linked to other state, county and local systems. Oversees the application operations, enterprise network, end user devices, data information collection, integration, analysis, and dissemination, and the IT operations processes within CDCR’s adult institutions, Division of Juvenile Justice facilities, and Parole.
  • Maintains executive management responsibility for planning, coordinating, directing and overseeing the operations of services within EIS, and works collaboratively with stakeholders to improve technology-based services within CDCR as well as statewide. Provides leadership and perspective to transform processes, information, application systems and technologies into an efficient and integrated environment that supports execution of EIS’ business strategy as well as CDCR’s mission.

More details about the role are available in the duty statement. The monthly salary range is $12,028 to $13,657.

The California Department of Technology (CDT) is recruiting for a master-level infrastructure architecture lead (IT specialist III) to work with CDT’s IT leaders and personnel responsible for managing the department’s Risk Assessment and Stabilization Program projects.

The architecture lead will “be responsible for having a deep and thorough understanding of IT services, software, hardware and technology stacks that cross many vendors to support the stabilization of critical IT services within the state,” according to the job posting. “Responsibilities of this position will perform triage diagnostics on critical IT services, recommend stability-based corrective actions, and deliver triage consulting services.”

Desirable qualifications for this position include:
  • Extensive project experience architecting, documenting, migrating, and deploying IT solutions.
  • Hands-on, technical subject matter expert with the ability to propose, present and influence architectural design ideas to executives and technical management and work with customers’ developers, architects, and technical management.
  • Identify key trends and emerging technologies that can enhance or impact the solution architecture to maximize the value of the state’s infrastructure, cloud and hybrid offerings.
  • Extensive knowledge and practical application experience working in advanced software-defined network concepts, cloud computing, and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) methodology.
  • Strong creative ability demonstrated with an exceptional track record of innovation and hybrid cloud strategy generation.
  • Experience with networking principles and technologies (DNS, Load Balancers, Reverse Proxies).
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery principles, patterns, and usage.
  • Ability to adapt the role of architect to a modern DevOps environment with both pre- and post-development engagements.

This position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is March 19. More details are available in the duty statement.

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is recruiting for a section chief (IT manager I) to manage all of the functions, projects and responsibilities of the Medi-Cal Dental Contract Oversight Section, within the Integration, Service Management, and Dental Branch (ISMDB).

The section chief “has responsibility for the overall management of all IT aspects of CD-MMIS (California Medicaid Management Information Systems) maintenance, operations and system change projects as well as building and maintaining strong relationships with our program and policy partners,” the job posting says. “Responsibility includes direction to state and contract staff procured to develop, manage and implement system changes through existing service and project management frameworks.”

Desirable qualifications for this position include:
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management and state IT reporting requirements.
  • Certified Project Management Professional preferred.
  • ITIL V4 Foundation certification preferred.
  • Very strong business relationship management skills, and an ability to work with all levels of management including executive leadership staff.
  • Strong experience working with vendors and large IT contracts.

More information about this role is available in the duty statement. The monthly salary range is $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is March 21.
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.