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Departments’ Recruitments Include Chief Deputy, Product Support Manager, Partner Integration Planner

The positions are in the Office of Legislative Counsel and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

Two state agencies are recruiting for key leadership positions.

The Office of Legislative Counsel is seeking a chief deputy director (Career Executive Assignment) to oversee the Legislative Data Center (LDC) and other functions within the Customer Services Branch, which serves state lawmakers and their staffs, among others.

“The chief deputy director of Customer Services is responsible for the full range of (IT) customer services, developing policy regarding service levels, new project prioritization and funding, setting technology use policy and practice in consultation with the Legislative Counsel and Legislature, customer relationship management, project initiation and management, product management, service support and problem resolution, web services, asset management, and administrative business processes as they relate to (IT) procurement and contract,” the job posting says. “The Legislative Counsel and the leadership of the Legislature, Legislative Analyst Office, Bureau of State Audits, Little Hoover Commission, and other clients look to this position as the expert in recommending and setting sound business and technology policies, priorities, and protocols that influence the entire enterprise.” The chief deputy director serves as the principal adviser to the Legislative Counsel and the Legislature on IT support and the project portfolio.

These functions make up about 60 percent of the position’s responsibilities, according to the duty statement. Other key duties include:
  • Meet with legislators and high-level legislative staff to provide policy consultation, identify priorities, and resolve critical IT-related issues.
  • Prepare written reports and recommendations on LDC policy issues, organization issues, branch and division policies and procedures, and projects for the Legislative Counsel.
  • Evaluate the performance of subordinates and directly and indirectly supervise deputy directors, data processing managers, information systems managers and supervisors, high-level software specialists, and various professional and IT staff.

  • The position has a monthly salary range of $9,471 to $19,557, and the application deadline is Dec. 27.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is recruiting for two positions.

The office is seeking a product support manager (IT Specialist III), who will work within the California Cybersecurity Integration Center (Cal-CSIC) and with Cal OES partner agencies to manage the support functions required to field and maintain the readiness and operational capability of systems and components. “The incumbent will enforce compliance with policies and requirements and implement security and privacy controls across multiple information technology disciplines,” the job posting says. The incumbent “will stay up to date on emerging technologies and information to effectively respond and adapt to Cal OES’ increasing business needs and technical requirements.” Additional details about the role are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,700 to $11,659, and the application deadline is Jan. 3.

Cal OES is also seeking a partner integration planner (IT Specialist III) who will “enforce compliance with policies and requirements and implement security and privacy controls across multiple (IT) disciplines,” the job posting says. The planner “demonstrates strategic technical leadership, influence, and expertise that drive the organization’s use of technology toward constant improvements. Incumbents may have extensive decision-making authority and direct the most critical/complex projects where the consequence of error may have a seriously detrimental effect on the operating efficiency of the organization.”

According to the job posting and duty statement, responsibilities of the role include:
  • Integration oversight and administration (40 percent)
  • Information and cyber threat intelligence sharing (35 percent)
  • Research, resources and continuing education (20 percent)
  • Other duties

The monthly salary range for this role is $8,700 to $11,659, and the application deadline is Jan. 3.
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.