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CIO, Deputy CIO Among Roles in Recruitment by State Agencies

Entities seeking candidates include the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Secretary of State’s Office, the Department of Child Support Services and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Four state agencies are recruiting to fill key positions in IT leadership.

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is seeking a chief information officer (Career Executive Assignment) to guide and direct the use of technology within the department.

According to the job posting and duty statement, the position includes “complex analysis, design development, and implementation of new computer systems and applications, and/or changes to existing computer systems, planning, network infrastructure, computer operations, data security, hardware and software acquisition, and custom software systems design, development and implementation.”

“The CIO is also responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of the IT Operational Recovery Plan in the event of a disaster or other work disruption; (and) the management and oversight of the department’s Information Security program which includes risk management, assessment and protection of all information assets and compliance of the state information security policies standards and procedures,” the posting says. “The CIO is a member of the executive management team and has an essential role in department-wide strategic planning, including serving as the chair of the IT Executive Steering Committee, which oversees the development of ABC’s IT strategic goals and plans to achieve them.”

Essential functions of the role include:
  • Program management and implementation (30 percent)
  • IT planning and information needs assessment (25 percent)
  • Risk management and incident response plan (20 percent)
  • Application development (10 percent)
  • Supervision (10 percent)
  • Represent ABC in statewide and agency-wide forums such as the state CIO and agency CIO meetings, other departments and agencies, and city/county governments (5 percent)

The position has a monthly salary range of $9,471 to $19,557, and the application deadline is July 20.

The Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is seeking a deputy CIO (Career Executive Assignment) to manage operations to improve the cost effectiveness, service quality and IT operational effectiveness of the Technical Services Division. The deputy CIO will serve as the principal IT officer in the absence of the CIO and assist with ensuring proper oversight and administration of the division, according to the job posting. Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective and positive relationships with executives, stakeholders, and IT vendors.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing multiple IT projects from initial concept through funding or staffing allocation, implementation, and successful customer adoption.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing the day-to-day operations of a complex and fast-paced IT organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with reporting to external oversight entities such as state agencies and federal partners.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and implementing enterprise-wide policies or procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and executing an implementation plan that successfully accomplishes IT strategic goals.

More details are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $9,471 to $11,463, and the application deadline is July 23.

The California Secretary of State’s Office is seeking a chief application officer (IT Manager II) to be responsible for the office’s application portfolio, information architecture, data, and digital services.

The deputy CIO “has full management responsibility for the analysis, design, procurement, implementation, maintenance, and operation of SOS’s enterprise applications,” the job posting says, “including business intelligence solutions, data management solutions, web applications, emerging technologies, cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, and other current and future business applications.”

In addition, according to the posting and the duty statement, the deputy CIO will “provide policy direction and oversee the technical design, development, application operations, and defect repair activities associated with SOS’s enterprise applications.” The deputy will also oversee efforts to plan and implement operational and technical improvements to operate the office’s business applications and will oversee technical design and development of new application implementations and enhancements to existing applications.

Desirable qualifications for the role include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field.
  • At least two years of IT experience as a technical lead or in a supervisory capacity.
  • Experience working with multiple and diverse teams.
  • Strong leadership skills in highly complex environments that have competing priorities and demands.
  • Experience with staff development and providing career development opportunities.
  • Administrative experience managing budgets and IT contract and procurement management.
  • Knowledge or experience with the software development life cycle (SDLC) and cloud technologies.
  • Knowledge and experience in state procurement, budgeting and contracting processes.

The position has a monthly salary range of $10,421 to $12,668, and the application deadline is July 21.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is seeking an IT manager (IT Manager II) to serve as the chief responsible for Unified Communication, Collaboration, and Contraband Interdiction (UCCCI), to help departmental operations and its efforts to enhance the safety and physical security of its facilities using technology.

“The incumbent will be responsible for oversight of the following program areas: Video Surveillance and Scanners, Unified Communications and Enterprise Collaboration, Radio Communications and Managed Access, Perimeter Security and Forensic Tools,” the job posting says. “The incumbent will be committed to adopting the best practices of the information and law enforcement security industry as promulgated by private, state, and federal entities.”

Desirable qualifications, according to the job posting, include:
  • Proficiency in the state’s budgeting process, legislative and administrative procedures, procurement documents and procedures, licensing issues, and the roles and responsibilities of oversight and regulatory agencies.
  • Understanding of project management methodologies and ability to use them effectively.
  • Ability to multi-task and deal with a variety of issues simultaneously.
  • Ability to track multiple issues and deadlines with quick turnaround due dates.
  • Experience translating business needs into technical implementations.
  • Demonstrated experience developing business value road maps and managing project plans, budgets, resources, and stakeholders in a complex organization.
  • Ability to set and manage priorities according to project requirements and time constraints.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative, independence of action, and originality, and demonstrate tact and sound independent judgment.

More details about the role are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $10,421 to $12,668, and the application deadline is July 24.
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.