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Departments Seek Candidates for Executive, Managerial, Specialty Roles

Recruitments are under way by departments dealing with public health, technology and employment.

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State government departments are recruiting for executive, managerial and specialty roles.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is seeking an assistant deputy director/chief technology officer (Career Executive Assignment) to be responsible for activities including technology innovation and modernization, technology operations management, security and service management.

The chief technology officer (CTO) directs and oversees the Application Development and Support, Data Center Operations and Services, and Application Technology and Support Branches, as well as other operational and technical areas, according to the job posting.

“This position supports the CDPH’s mission and strategic plan by planning, developing, implementing, managing and supporting the CDPH IT operations and oversees the teams that provide the major enterprise IT services,” the duty statement says. “The incumbent works under the administrative direction of the deputy director and chief information officer, ITSD.”

Desirable qualifications include a demonstrated ability to:
  • Work collaboratively with all levels of management and stakeholders within the department
  • Perform high administrative and policy-influencing functions effectively
  • Plan, organize and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff
  • Think strategically and effectively set and execute a vision
  • Provide excellent customer service, communication and collaboration

The monthly salary range is $11,102 to $13,226, and the application deadline is Sept. 6.

The California Department of Technology (CDT) is recruiting for an IT auditor (IT Manager I) to work in the Office of Information Security/Audit Program in Rancho Cordova as part of a statewide Information Security Audit Program team.

According to the job posting and duty statement, “The incumbent is responsible for timely execution of high-quality information system security audits of state agency technology infrastructure and information security programs, business application systems, and significant projects to validate requisite information security controls are in place and are working as intended.”

Key essential functions of the position include:
  • Plan, schedule and perform preliminary analysis for assigned audit projects.
  • Identify, plan and communicate audit scope, objectives, approach, timing and deliverables with affected parties.
  • Identify, document and map technology processes and internal controls in accordance with scope of the audit projects.
  • Complete audit testing including inquiry, observation and other analysis to verify compliance with the security objectives.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate working papers, which support sound audit conclusions.
  • Prepare and maintain audit time records and monitor performance against approved schedule and budget. Communicate progress and results of audit throughout the audit engagement to audited agencies and management.
  • Develop recommendations to address security objectives and other areas of concern identified during assigned audits.
  • Prepare audit reports and formally present and communicate audit results and related recommendations.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Sept. 7.

CDT is also recruiting for an IT manager (IT Manager I) to be responsible for “a wide range of the systems planning, consulting, application deployment and support activities in Windows Services,” according to the job posting. The manager “is responsible for planning and administrative support of Windows Architecture. The IT Mgr I will provide supervision, leadership, mentoring and guidance of the day-to-day operations of the Windows Architecture. Windows Architecture is responsible for designing, coordinating, implementing and successfully delivering the Office of Technology Service’s (OTech’s) Windows Server platform service offerings.”

Desirable qualifications for this position include:
  • Advanced level of skill and knowledge of current Microsoft Windows Server operating systems and the Microsoft System Center product suite.
  • Experience in the integration, performance tuning and problem resolution of Microsoft Windows Server technologies within a data center and/or multi-tenant environment.
  • Ability to utilize project management methodologies to create project plans, develop work breakdown structures, manage deliverables and communicate with project stakeholders.
  • Ability to multitask and lead/participate on numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

The monthly salary range for the position is $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Sept. 3. More information is available in the duty statement.

The California Employment Development Department is recruiting for an IT supervisor (IT Supervisor II) to “provide strategic direction, guidance, technical expertise, decision-making, mentoring and support to build and develop high-performing teams,” according to the job posting. “The incumbent is responsible for day-to-day supervision and oversight of service request fulfillment and service catalog management; (and) the design, development and implementation of effective request management practices and strategies for the ITB.”

In addition, according to the posting and the duty statement, “Other responsibilities include maturing the Information Technology Service Management program; developing staff and subject matter experts; defining and monitoring services and service level agreements; developing and influencing program metrics; establishing performance management standards to improve velocity, quality and agility; and identifying, documenting and improving processes and procedures.”

The monthly salary range for this role is $7,783 to $10,428, and the application deadline is Sept. 13.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C.