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Departments Recruiting for Assistant Bureau Director, Manager Roles

The Franchise Tax Board, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and Covered California have key IT positions to fill.

State departments dealing with retirement, health care and taxes are seeking candidates for three key technology positions.

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is recruiting candidates for assistant bureau director (IT Manager II) to serve in a senior management role, advising the bureau director on formulating enterprise-wide IT direction and policies; strategic plans, establishing and meeting strategic goals; formulating and implementing long-range bureau objectives; and reviewing implementation and performance of IT programs with organizational policies and objectives.

Duties of the position, as outlined in the job posting and the duty statement, include:
  • Formulate and implement long-range bureau objectives.
  • Oversee critical IT programs that support enterprise operations, including the development and documentation of all solution assessments and system requirements for the IT systems that support FTB’s business and automated processes.
  • Collaborate with the bureau director to review the efficiency of the Analysis Bureau to identify problems, if any, and to develop appropriate follow-up optimization and remediation strategies as required. Evaluate and analyze the health of the organization and identify opportunities to produce improved results and outcomes.
  • Serve as a member of FTB’s governance process and senior management team, providing recommendations to the bureau director and other FTB senior managers including policy recommendations in support of Security Information Management (SIM) and Software Asset Management (SAM) directives.
  • Oversee the development of performance measures which include costs, revenues and volumes, and direct the monitoring and evaluating of these elements in an effort to reduce overhead and increase revenue.

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

Covered California, which seeks to ensure Californians’ access to affordable, high-quality health care, is seeking an information security architecture and engineering manager (IT Manager I).

“You will thrive in the role if you are a collaborative leader with strong experience in security architecture and engineering and a history of success in managing security solutions,” the job posting says. “You are a lifelong learner and a demonstrated problem solver. In addition, you have attained a reputable industry-related certification such as CISSP, CISA or CCSP, or you can offer hands-on security engineering experience in lieu of the certifications.”

Desirable qualifications for the position, according to the posting and duty statement, include:
  • Experience in managing all activities associated with information security engineering.
  • Experience leading, managing and evaluating technical teams.
  • Experience in adoption of and adherence to information security policies, procedures and standards.
  • Advanced knowledge of information security controls, and emerging threats.
  • Working experience managing information security risk programs including mitigation, assessments and audits.
  • Experience developing and executing information security testing.
  • Attained a reputable industry-related certification such as CISSP, CISA or CCSP, or hands-on security engineering experience in lieu of the certifications.
  • Familiar with cloud security principles.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,951 to $11,512, and the application deadline is May 25.

The Information Security Division of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation’s largest public pension fund, is seeking a governance, risk and compliance manager (IT Manager I) to guide and support others through the complex GRC and cybersecurity processes.

“Cybersecurity threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated and prevalent, making it essential for organizations to have robust cybersecurity programs in place to protect their assets,” the job posting says. “As the GRC manager, you would play a key role in designing and implementing these programs. This would involve identifying potential threats, assessing risks, and developing strategies to mitigate them.”

Duties of the manager include:
  • Implementing an overall CalPERS data protection framework including developing, reviewing and updating IT and information security policies, standards, guidelines and baseline to protect CalPERS data and systems.
  • Develop and manage an information security risk management program including the development, evaluation of and adherence to multiple areas of practice. Develop a risk strategy that identifies and classifies risks, defines appropriate tolerances, prioritizes mitigation activities and measures risk levels using the CMMI Cyber Maturity/NIST CSF Framework.
  • Oversee all one-time and ongoing activities related to the development, implementation and maintenance of the CalPERS health information and privacy program, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
  • Develop, monitor, maintain, evolve and drive delivery of CalPERS’ Third-Party Risk Management program, coordinating activities across multiple divisions. Define and establish program governance structures to support successful delivery and manage TRPM program risks.

More details about the role are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is May 25.
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.