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Departments Recruiting for Specialty Roles in Tech, Leadership

State government entities are seeking a deputy director, a senior network architect, a product architect and a senior product manager.

Several state departments are recruiting for specialty and leadership positions in technology.

The Office of Data and Innovation, part of the California Government Operations Agency, is seeking a deputy director for operations (Career Executive Assignment). Functions of the position include fiscal management, facilities, human resources, technology, procurement and contracts in addition to overseeing all executive support staff for the department. “You will play a significant role in the planning, decision-making and development of priorities, policies and practices pertaining to projects, strategic planning, technical direction, resource management, procurement management and program delivery,” the job posting says.

“We build tools and products, create and enhance digital services, conduct research, identify data solutions and offer training,” the posting says. Desirable qualifications, according to the posting and duty statement, include:
  • Experience in developing operational policies, procedures, initiatives and best practices that support an organization’s mission, vision and strategic goals.
  • Experience in managing administrative functions such as procurement, contracts, facilities and fiscal management.
  • Experience in leading IT programs and human resource programs that include recruitment, equal employment, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

The position has a monthly salary range of $11,435 to $13,623, and the application deadline is Feb. 16.

The California Department of General Services (DGS), which serves as the business manager for state government, is seeking candidates for senior network architect (IT Specialist III).

The incumbent will serve as the strategic technical leader and subject matter expert on the architecture, design and development of the department’s physical and cloud network infrastructure and will have access to sensitive information and will work as part of the Enterprise Architecture team to develop technology road maps and enterprise solutions.

Applicants are required to undergo a background check and provide a statement of qualifications, according to the job posting. More details about the role can be found in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,961 to $12,009, and the application deadline is Feb. 27.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking a product architect (IT Specialist III) to work in the Vehicle Registration Product Section, serving as solutions and application architect and development lead.

“The incumbent is the highest expert in all things of development and is responsible for architecture, design, application development, documentation, managing backlogs and releases for IT projects and efforts impacting the section,” the job posting says. The incumbent’s responsibilities include “the development of enterprise product architecture, providing strategic and tactical directions, and cross-domain expertise at a deep technical level.”

More information is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,961 to $12,009, and the application deadline is Feb. 21.

DMV is also seeking a senior product manager (IT Specialist II) to provide oversight and management of DMV’s technology modernization projects. The incumbent oversees project management activities including cost and/or benefit analysis of project proposals and ensures that methodologies align with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and DMV’s strategic business and IT plans.

Desirable qualifications, according to the job posting, include:
  • Demonstrated proficient project management skills and at least four years’ experience managing large, complex projects.
  • Experience in System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and agile and waterfall methodologies.
  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, management information systems, computer science or equivalent engineering field.
  • Scrum Master, Project Management Professional, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
  • Experience in managing large enterprise-wide projects of high risk and visibility.

More details can be found in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,130 to $11,221, and the application deadline is Feb. 21.
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.