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Agencies Recruiting for Information Security Chief, Programmer Analyst, UX Specialist

The California Civil Rights Department, the Employment Development Department and the California Department of Technology are looking to hire IT and cybersecurity staffers.

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State agencies are recruiting for a variety of roles including chief information security officer (CISO), senior programmer analyst, and user experience specialist.

The California Civil Rights Department, part of the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, is seeking a chief information security officer (IT Specialist II) to be “responsible for establishing and maintaining all departmental information security policies and plans and ensuring that they align with all federal and state security regulations,” according to the job posting. The CISO serves as a member of the department’s Infrastructure and Operations team to ensure that security policy is appropriately implemented in all IT systems and assets. The department uses “cutting-edge technology operating in an agile framework.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Experience in leading and managing concurrent complex infrastructure projects.
  • Experience in creating information security policies and procedures and maintaining and managing security solutions.
  • Experience in the management of Microsoft Server environments, including Active Directory, Azure, SCCM, Intune and Office/Microsoft 365.
  • Knowledgeable in scripting languages such as PowerShell or Python.
  • Experience in managing and configuring security solutions such as Nessus Professional software and PEN testing applications.
  • Experience with security information and event management (SIEM) solutions such as Splunk ES, Microsoft Sentinel, etc.
  • Experience in managing and supporting endpoint protection platforms, such as Defender.

More details about the position can be found in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $7,893 to $10,576, and the application deadline is March 24.

The Employment Development Department is seeking a senior programmer analyst (IT Specialist II) to work in the Mainframe Benefit Services Section of the Application Services Division.

“The IT Specialist II provides technical leadership to the team that processes Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, Benefit Accounting and Employer Reporting,” the job posting says. “The IT Specialist II combines the necessary qualities of effective project leadership, technical knowledge, and competence needed to train and mentor the EDD’s staff and customers in a complex technical area or process.”

Essential functions of the position include:
  • Serves as project manager on large projects and develops work plans, documentation, project schedules and assignments. Negotiates business priorities with customers.
  • Serves in a lead capacity and as the subject matter expert for the required development, support and maintenance of large and complex applications in a team environment of both technical and customer staff.
  • Monitors, mentors and trains staff. Delegates work assignments to the appropriate level of responsibility. Independently develops and reviews more complex programming and analysis work in the group.
More details are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $7,893 to $10,576, and the application deadline is March 17.

The California Department of Technology is recruiting for a user experience specialist (IT Specialist I) to work with web designers and developers and “facilitate, create and deliver digital UX design products and processes including digital interfaces to provide an accessible and easy to use experience for end users.”

Desirable qualifications, according to the job posting, include:
  • Professional experience in UX design and a strong understanding of user-centered design principles and methodologies.
  • Experience in using design tools such as Figma or Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience with a variety of research methods and tools, such as usability testing, surveys, interviews, workshops and data analysis.
  • Familiarity with accessibility and inclusive design principles.

More details about the position are available in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $5,960 to $9,643, and the application deadline is March 30.
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.