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Departments Seek Candidates for Data, Technology Leadership Roles

The Department of State Hospitals is recruiting for a chief data officer/deputy director, and the Department of Human Resources is seeking a chief technology officer.

Two state government departments are recruiting for leadership roles.

The Department of State Hospitals is seeking a chief data officer (CDO) for the department who will also serve as deputy director of the Research, Evaluation and Data Insights (REDI) Division. The position is a Career Executive Assignment.

“The CDO/DD serves as the senior executive responsible for creating the strategy and vision for achieving a comprehensive data program that provides data solutions, research and analytics to meet programmatic, clinical and operational needs of the department,” the job posting says. “The CDO/DD collaborates with the Directorate, chief information officer, medical director, hospital and other division executives to oversee DSH’s data strategy, governance, vision and ability to leverage data-driven decision making and to ensure ethical and effective utilization of all DSH data assets.”

Desirable qualifications for this position, according to the posting and duty statement, include:
  • Experience providing program management or leadership for data services such as open data, data policy, data management, data infrastructure, analytics, data governance, data exchange and/or automation and how this experience prepared you to qualify for this position which provides systemwide leadership.
  • Experience presenting ideas, conclusions, and other information effectively, both orally and in writing, and communicating technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences throughout an organization’s executive teams, external partners, vendors and control agencies.
  • Experience working within a health and human services and/or public-sector-related data community with an emphasis on human-centered design, data integration and data equity.
  • Ability to strategically engage, influence and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and effectively lead a large organization through various scales of change.
  • Knowledge of industry advancements and standards for data tools, trends, methods and data use best practices.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with privacy policy and regulations including the implementation of compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

The position has a monthly salary range of $11,102 to $13,226, and the application deadline is Sept. 20.

The California Department of Human Resources is seeking a chief technology officer (IT Manager II) to “define technology strategies, ensure smooth IT operations, select and manage the technology stack, oversee software development lifecycles, manage infrastructure resources, and provide IT support to CalHR and the State Personnel Board,” the job posting says. “The CTO role drives innovation, optimizes efficiency, maintains security and aligns technology initiatives with the organization's goals.”

Desirable qualifications for this role include:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state policies, rules and standards for IT and digital services practices.
  • Experience in setting a culture of learning and growth for all employees, where new challenges are welcomed and the work product improves from a desire to learn and grow new ideas and new projects to support the department.
  • Experience in recommending, developing and implementing policies and procedures and taking effective action.
  • Program administration experience communicating with executive-level management, other state agencies, legislative staff, industry, local governments, etc.
  • Managerial experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully apply organizational leadership, communicate clearly, facilitate decision-making, promote teamwork, and define and achieve success across multidisciplinary stakeholder interests.
  • Experience with forecasting and managing a division’s budget.
  • Ability to provide effective advice on regulatory and administrative matters and policies.

More details about the role are available in the duty statement. The monthly salary range is $10,421 to $12,668, and the application deadline is Sept. 18.
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.