IE11 Not Supported

For optimal browsing, we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

Departments Recruiting for Leadership, Technical Skills

The State Treasurer’s Office and the Employment Development Department seek candidates with management skills and technological expertise.

This story is limited to Industry Insider — California members.
This story is limited to Industry Insider — California members. Login below to read this story or learn about membership.
Two departments in state government are recruiting for positions — one in IT leadership, and one requiring technological expertise.

The State Treasurer’s Office (STO) has an ongoing recruitment for a director of IT (Career Executive Assignment), who will report to the chief deputy treasurer. The director will have “broad authority and a high degree of independence” and will provide leadership and policy direction for all IT and related activities for STO.

“The position is responsible for IT strategic planning, policy development, goal setting and the development, operation, enhancement and ongoing support of the IT systems that support the operation and management of the STO and the boards, commissions and financing authorities,” according to the job posting and duty statement. “The position also serves as the key IT policy strategist, developer and adviser to the STO and the boards, commissions and financing authorities and represents the STO and the boards, commissions and financing authorities with state control/oversight agencies for IT-related matters.”

The posting notes: “The State Treasurer’s Office is a small department located in the historical Unruh Building at 915 Capitol Mall, close to the State Capitol, public transportation and with parking garage options nearby.”

The position has a monthly salary range of $11,102 to $13,226, and the recruitment will continue until the position is filled, with applications being reviewed on the fifth of every month.

The Employment Development Department is recruiting for an IT Specialist I or IT associate.

“If you love challenges, working with the latest technologies, and want to put your critical thinking, technical and problem solving skills to work, this could be the position for you,” the job posting says.

Desirable qualifications for this role include:
  • Experience in design, development, testing and supporting systems such as data capture applications, content management systems and custom applications.
  • Knowledge and experience with enterprise report writing tools such as Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Working knowledge of agile development.
  • Work independently developing technology solutions and resolve technical problems quickly and tactfully.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and implement solutions.
  • Good customer relationship skills and able to facilitate and lead projects.

The essential functions of the position include:
  • Design, code, system test and implement application changes using Microsoft Software development environment tools such as the .NET Framework (Visual Basic.Net, C#), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Representational State Transfer (RESTful) Web Services, Team Foundation Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Internet Information Server, HTML5, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software and modified off-the-shelf (MOTS) software.
  • Design and implement technical solutions to support business functions using business requirements, system requirements and system specifications.
  • Maintain and/or modify the most complex programs to meet current and/or changing business needs.
  • Troubleshoot most complex new and existing IT systems and applications to rectify and eliminate existing and potential system failures, outages and downtime.

More information about the position is available in the duty statement. The monthly salary range is $5,815 to $9,408, and the application deadline is Sept. 24.
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.