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Chief Information Security Officer Among State Jobs in Recruitment

Candidates for the CISO role and other positions are sought by the California State Lottery, the California Department of Public Health and the California Secretary of State’s Office.

Three departments in state government are seeking candidates for leadership positions in technology.

The California State Lottery is recruiting for a chief information security and privacy officer (IT Manager I) to serve as “an expert specialist, consultant, or manager on the most complex systems and software projects,” according to the job posting. The incumbent, according to the posting and the duty statement, “provides the highest level of managerial expertise and advice in the implementation of current laws, policies, and best practice standards” in information security and technology.

“This responsibility includes the practices on data security, confidentiality, privacy, and the integrity, auditing, evaluation and management of the Lottery’s Information Security Management System (ISMS),” the posting adds. Key areas of responsibility in the role include information security and privacy program management; risk management; security incident management; and planning and architecture.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is March 8.

The California Department of Public Health’s Enterprise Data and Analytics Services Unit is seeking a chief (IT Manager I) to support CDPH’s mission and strategic plan of “optimizing data and technology by promoting an ecosystem of data sharing and leveraging technology to enhance the services that CDPH provides.”

The chief will lead a team of data and analytics experts, work with the CDPH chief data officer and “take steps to lead the organization into a future where Data and Analytics Services forms the core of services that CDPH provides,” according to the job posting.

The duties of the chief and the team include:
  • Data governance oversight (top down from the business, bottom up from the technology perspective).
  • Formulate and develop the Enterprise Data Strategy for CDPH.
  • Educate, train, and support a group of data owners, data stewards, and data analysts/engineers.
  • Identify, research, and recommend technology and tools for the future of data and analytics.

More information about the position is available in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is March 15.

The California Secretary of State’s Office is seeking a Software Engineering Section chief (IT Manager I) to be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the ongoing operational activities of three autonomous teams consisting of cloud and solution engineers and application developers.

“These teams are responsible for providing technical support to the various programs … that include Elections, Business Entities, Notary Public, and the State Archives,” the job posting says. The chief will work closely with technologists from Software Engineering Section 1, System Engineering, the Office of Risk Management, the Project Management Office, product vendors, service providers and the California Department of Technology.

Desirable qualifications for the role include:
  • Knowledge and experience in project management.
  • Strong proficiency in the software development life cycle (SDLC), and familiarity with either agile or waterfall methodologies.
  • Demonstrate advanced leadership skills and experience in staff development and career development opportunities.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills with the ability to convey highly technical information in an understandable manner.
  • Knowledge or experience in cloud technologies.
  • Knowledge or experience in state contracting, procurement, and the budget process.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is March 8.
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.