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Departments Seek Applicants for Management, Specialty Roles

The recruitments are being conducted by the California State Lottery, the Employment Development Department and the California Department of Human Resources.

Three state agencies are recruiting to fill specialty positions in technology.

The California State Lottery is seeking a senior project manager (IT Specialist II) “with a collaborative attitude and passion for determining a path forward to aid in the successful delivery of enterprise projects directly supporting our business and strategic goals.”

Responsibilities of the position, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Lead and manage complex enterprise projects in the Lottery’s project portfolio; drive projects to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Actively manage your developed project schedule, while identifying risks, issues,= and ensuring timely decision-making; and providing regular project communications to stakeholders.
  • In alignment with PMI best practices, ensure continuous improvement of project management standards, guidelines, processes, procedures, methodologies, templates and other supporting materials.
  • Provide enterprise project management thinking and expertise to assigned projects, while lending support to divisional project leads, sponsors and other stakeholders

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,130 to $10,893, and the application deadline is March 25.

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is seeking an SQL server database specialist (IT Specialist I) to perform “engineer-level technical tasks to produce a robust SQL server environment.”

According to the job posting: “In addition to performing maintenance, operations and enhancement tasks in the SQL environment, the database administrator works collaboratively with … support teams to ensure the successful integration of SQL databases with applications, troubleshoots SQL database-related application issues, tests new patches and new releases, and assists in resolving critical production failures.”

Among the desirable qualifications are these:
  • Knowledge and skills with SQL server database administration.
  • Proven ability to maintain regular, consistent, predictable attendance, and occasionally work beyond scheduled work hours.
  • Ability to communicate with highly technical and business-oriented customers.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance to others.

More information about the role can be found in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $6,139 to $9,932, and the application deadline is April 1.

The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is seeking a project portfolio and business analyst manager (IT Manager I) to coordinate with peers “to ensure new initiatives and projects are at the appropriate scope, requirements are clearly documented, adequate schedules and budgets are in place, and efforts are appropriately resourced.”

The manager, according to the job posting, will support the chief information officer “by directing the work of assigned staff to plan, execute, control, transition and close out projects both internal to CalHR and the State Personnel Board and implemented in coordination with external entities that may include other state departments, agencies, local government entities, legislative groups and vendors.”

Desirable qualifications for this position include:
  • Knowledge in Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or Certified Scrum Master or equivalent certifications.
  • Knowledge of state government procurement processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of California Department of Technology’s Project Approval Life Cycle (PAL).
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to evaluate, manage and prioritize a constantly changing workload that must align with mission-critical business needs.

More details about the role can be found in the duty statement. The monthly salary range is $8,849 to $11,857, and the application deadline is March 25.
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.