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Departments Recruiting for Specialty Management Roles

The Employment Development Department is seeking “a highly motivated and qualified” manager, and the Office of the Inspector General is seeking an information security officer.

Departments in state government are seeking to fill managerial positions in technology.

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is looking for “a highly motivated and qualified” IT Manager I to lead the Distributed Applications (DA) and Workforce Services Branch (WSB) Support Section,” with responsibility for supporting critical EDD applications and services.

The incumbent “will lead the DA and WSB Support groups within the section in support of EDD’s CalJOBS system, Labor Market Information system, and other critical applications used by the department,” the job posting says. “This position involves overseeing projects and activities supported by [the] section including modernizing legacy applications and guiding EDD when adopting new tools and technologies. The incumbent will provide oversight and guidance to section staff to ensure that staff properly execute their duties and are aligned with EDD’s business vision and objectives.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to connect with a culturally diverse team.
  • Direct experience leading IT projects, either as a project manager, director role or other key role.
  • Knowledge of standard Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), agile and hybrid-agile methodologies.
  • A broad knowledge of IT procurement processes.
  • Experience in automating manual processes or overseeing the implementation/upgrade/replacement of mission-critical systems or applications.

More details about the role can be found in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Nov. 18.

The state Office of the Inspector General, which monitors, reports and recommends improvements to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, is recruiting for an information security officer (IT Manager I).

The information security officer (ISO) will lead the Information Security Engineering Team and “be entrusted with the responsibility of safeguarding devices, software, facilities and infrastructure,” according to the job posting. In addition, the ISO will “oversee the implementation, continuous monitoring and maintenance essential for ensuring a comprehensive cybersecurity framework. Furthermore, the ISO engages in collaborative efforts with IT and Security Operations, Security Engineering Teams, and Compliance to ensure the prompt management of patches and the reinforcement of system security.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • High degree of experience and knowledge in the practices, principles and techniques of cybersecurity operations, implementation, and security incident response, and demonstrated experience in collaboratively implementing IT security best practices.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with industry standard cybersecurity compliance requirements, especially the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Section 800-53. Expertise across a range of security technologies, including intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems, vulnerability scanning tools, encryption solutions, email security, etc.
  • Possess one or more of the following desired certifications: Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO) or other similar credentials.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to mentor, lead, guide, train, nurture, monitor and motivate staff.
  • Ability to think strategically, plan for the future, and guide the team towards the long-term goals of the organization.

More details are available in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Nov. 27.
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.