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Department Seeks Section Chief for Projects, Procurement

The chief “will serve as an enterprise-wide liaison with management and direct a matrix organization of technical and business subject matter experts to develop and lead engineering efforts for all enterprise IT initiatives,” the job posting says.

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The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is recruiting for an IT Projects and Procurement Section chief (IT manager I) to serve as the technical manager for all enterprise IT projects within the department.

The chief “will serve as an enterprise-wide liaison with management and direct a matrix organization of technical and business subject matter experts to develop and lead engineering efforts for all enterprise IT initiatives,” the job posting says. The chief “will oversee the Project/Portfolio Management Office (PMO) that guides enterprise projects through the process of business analysis, project proposal initiation, and guide large enterprise project proposals through the state’s Project Approval Lifecycle.”

The posting continues: “The incumbent ensures departmental IT practices and procedures comply with state IT policies. The ITM I pragmatically leverages the latest technologies to provide a cost-effective delivery of ITSD’s technology capability to departmental business programs.”

The chief “works cooperatively with the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) and (DPR) business owners and process users to deliver the department’s technology strategic vision.” The chief also has full management responsibility for the following sections of the ITSD:

  • Administrative Services (purchasing, contracts, budgeting, mobile telecom and inventory)
  • Applications Development and Support
  • Project Management/Portfolio Management Office (PMO)
  • Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Program

More details about the responsibilities of the position are available in the duty statement. The job has a monthly salary range of $8,016 to $10,742, and the application deadline is July 2.
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.