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Departments Recruiting in Cybersecurity, Procurement, Corrections

The positions in recruitment include cybersecurity and fraud architect, procurement and contracts manager, and manager of communications and applications.

Three state agencies are seeking candidates for tech openings in cybersecurity, procurement and contracts, and corrections.

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is seeking a cybersecurity and fraud architect (IT Specialist III) to apply “a master level of technical IT expertise” in connecting strategic intent and practical technical application in the development of a full range of fraud threat reduction tools.

According to the job posting, the incumbent will work on “vulnerability reduction, deterrence, incident response, resiliency, recovery policies, fraud detection standards, analytics and concepts governing methods for data storage to support fraud detection.”

Functions of the position include:
  • Collaborate with other divisions and business units in the planning, designing, testing and implementing of a fraud threat detection and mitigation architecture.
  • Develop prerequisites for networks, firewalls, routers and other network devices.
  • Perform vulnerability and fraud assessments, security testing, and risk analysis.
  • Continuously research and implement updated fraud security standards and best practices in compliance with applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Recognize the criticality of understanding human behavior and its role in creating possible fraud threat vulnerabilities and address it in the fraud architecture framework.

Desirable qualifications for this role, according to the duty statement, include:

  • Experience with the configuration and deployment of cloud solutions.
  • Experience with large-scale enterprise deployments.
  • Experience with enterprise logging solutions.
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning.
  • Experience with information security audits.
  • Experience working on large-scale IT projects.
  • Understanding of security protocols, authentication and authorization.
  • Working knowledge of cybersecurity controls and standards.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in information technology, computer science, or a related field of study.

This position has a monthly salary range of $8,700 to $11,659, and the application deadline is Aug. 23.

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking a procurement and solution contract manager (IT Manager I) to work on the Firearms IT Systems Modernization (FITSM) Project.

The manager will be responsible for coordination and collaboration with DOJ and the California Department of Technology’s statewide technology procurement managers to establish the FITSM Project Procurement Management processes, templates and tools for the procurement approach and solicitation methodologies appropriate for the project. The manager will also perform contract and vendor management to ensure contract requirements are met and will address and process all contract change requests, invoice disputes, and/or corrective actions, among other duties, according to the job posting.

The manager will oversee procurement and contracting (40 percent), leadership and management (30 percent), vendor management (20 percent) and other functions (10 percent).

More details about the role are available in the duty statement. This position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Sept. 5.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is seeking a manager (IT Manager I) to be responsible for the Communication and Applications Support teams within the department’s Incarcerated Population and Community Solutions Section.

“This unit provides critical communication technology and computer applications to support incarcerated population communications, visitation and rehabilitative programs critical to the reintegration of CDCR offenders into society,” the job posting says.

According to the duty statement, the responsibilities of this role include:
  • Directing and managing the workload of staff and subordinate supervisors (45 percent)
  • Oversee project management practices (30 percent)
  • Mentor and serve as a consultant on department initiatives (15 percent)
  • Evaluate staff performance and outcomes (10 percent)

This position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Aug. 16.
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.