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County, City Seek Information Security Chief, Assistant CIO

Both positions call for leadership skills and technical and policy expertise as the jurisdictions expand their IT operations.

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A Northern California county and a Southern California city are recruiting for a chief information security officer and an assistant chief information officer, respectively.

Just east of Sacramento, El Dorado County seeks a chief information security officer (CISO) to provide general oversight for security-related matters related to countywide technology systems and to serve as county government’s point of contact for IT-related security incidents. In addition, according to the job posting, the CISO is responsible for developing and maintaining countywide IT security policies and practices.

The county Department of Information Technologies has a $12 million annual budget and a staff of about 45, professional and technical. “The department is in the throes of exciting yet complex initiatives that the new CISO will help lead,” including moving to more cloud-based systems, master data management and data governance, according to the job posting.

The position has an annual salary of up to $149,178, with signing and relocation bonuses available. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Jan. 24. More information can be found in the job posting.

The city of Burbank is recruiting for an assistant chief information officer (CIO) who has a “strong understanding of business principles and technologies for law enforcement, enterprise resource planning, human capital management, enterprise asset management, financial planning and budgeting, government technology platforms, community services, customer relationship management and library management.”

The incumbent will “lead a major division with the Information Technology Department; plan, coordinate, direct, and design operational activities of the Information Technology Department; develop and execute technology vision and strategy; provide direction and support for technology solutions; and perform related work as required,” the job posting says. “Knowledge of CAD/RMS, Oracle EBS, Oracle HRMS, Oracle Hyperion, Oracle WAM, Civic Plus, Ventiv Claims Enterprise, and Mobile Apps are a plus.”

The posting continues: “The assistant CIO will also be responsible for technology solutions for multiple value streams within the city’s operations and will champion the city’s Agile Release Train.”

The position has an annual salary range of $140,404 to $184,632, and the application deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 27.
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.