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Agencies Recruiting for Section Chief, Manager

The Office of Legislative Counsel is seeking a manager whose responsibilities include oversight of the Legislative Data Center. The Department of Health Care Services is seeking a chief of the Contract Services Section.

Two state agencies are seeking candidates for a section chief and a manager position.

The Office of Legislative Counsel, which provides nonpartisan legal services to the Legislature, the governor and other state officers relating to the legislative process, is seeking a manager (IT Manager II).

Responsibilities include overall management of the Enterprise Applications and Enterprise Tools sections, ensuring “the integrity, performance, and reliability of the Legislative Data Center’s information systems maintained by the Enterprise Application Development Sections,” according to the job posting.

“Through subordinate managers, the (manager) oversees the management of products including the Assembly and Senate Daily File System and associated publication; Assembly and Senate History System and associated publications”; and a host of other applications that are mission-critical for the Legislature, the Legislative Data Center and other customers, the posting says. “Duties for project work include providing guidance and oversight of development and maintenance work; best practices of processes and documentation for system features; and coordination with internal LDC (Legislative Data Center) units, Assembly and Senate customers, contracting personnel and external agencies,” according to the posting and duty statement. Oversight responsibilities include budgets, contracts, personnel administration, customer support services, and for ensuring systems are available 24/7/365.

The position has a monthly salary range of $10,421 to $12,668, and the application deadline is April 4.

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is seeking a chief (IT Manager I) to oversee the department’s IT Contract Services Section, being responsible for the procurement and processing of DHCS’ IT contracts and IT interagency agreements including solicitation development, contract administration, contract management and all financials in support of IT contracts.

Desirable qualifications for the position, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, organizational skills and an ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Work collaboratively and independently to identify problems and provide resolution.
  • Ability to demonstrate project management skills.
  • Ability to organize workload to accommodate changing priorities and multiple assignments concurrently.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the California Department of Technology’s Project Approval Lifecycle (PAL).
  • Knowledge of and experience in IT contract procurements.
  • The duties for this position are focused in the Budgeting, Procurement and Purchasing responsibility under the Business Technology Management domain, and in the Procurement and Contract Management responsibility under the IT Project Management domain.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is March 30.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies including USA Today in Washington, D.C.