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Departments Seek Deputy Director, Senior Procurement Officer, Manager

The positions are in recruitment by the Office of Legislative Counsel, the Department of Technology and the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Departments in state government dealing with technology, transportation and legislation are seeking candidates for key leadership positions.

The state Office of Legislative Counsel, which provides the California Legislature and other state offices with responsive legal and technology expertise, is seeking a deputy director (Career Executive Assignment) for its Architected Services Division. The deputy director will report to the chief deputy director of the Legislative Technology Branch (LTB) of the Legislative Data Center (LDC), which provides IT services to the Legislature, Legislative Counsel Bureau, Legislative Analyst’s Office, and the Little Hoover Commission on a 24/7 basis.

The deputy will be responsible “for the delivery and quality of critical systems for the OLC and the Legislature, application development lifecycle methodology, development tools, data services, reporting services, publishing services, and project management of our most critical systems development projects,” the job posting says. The role includes interfacing with top management and legislators and high-level legislative staff to provide information, identify priorities, and resolve IT strategies, policy issues, and problems, as well as establishing policies and procedures. In addition, the deputy will conduct inter-divisional meetings to resolve operational problems or to implement strategic policies; participate in all policy and strategic planning activities and act as an adviser to the Legislative Counsel, chief deputy directors and customers of the LDC on technology product and services issues; prepare special reports as requested by the Legislative Counsel and chief deputy directors; and evaluate needs and develop, modify and implement policies and procedures to meet legislative mandates and directives.

More details about the position can be found in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $9,471 to $19,557, and the application deadline is Feb. 3.

The California Department of Technology is recruiting for a senior procurement officer (IT Supervisor II) to assume responsibility for the oversight of “complex acquisitions related to non-delegated IT and telecom projects” in compliance with the state’s Project Approval Lifecycle (PAL) Framework. The list of desirable qualifications, contained in the job posting, include:
  • A strong understanding of IT and telecom project procurement methodologies and fundamentals and experience with state policies and procedures relating to the acquisition of IT and telecom goods and services.
  • A clear sense of project, contract, and vendor management methodologies and best practices.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate alternatives, make decisions, and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to consult and advise interested parties on a variety of subject-matter areas, effectively translating IT and telecom technical terms into everyday language.
  • Must be familiar with Excel and Visio software and have a working knowledge of PeopleSoft ERP and Fi$Cal/Cal eProcure, ServiceNow, Adobe products and SharePoint, as they will be used regularly.
  • Familiarity with industry standard communication tools and methodologies such as Microsoft Teams, Skype, WebEx and Zoom.

Additional details about the position are in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $7,783 to $10,428, and the application deadline is Jan. 31.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking an “innovative” IT manager (IT Manager I) to support internal and inter-departmental projects that interface with its core business applications. The incumbent is responsible for workforce and succession planning, IT budgeting and procurement, and strategic planning.

The incumbent is also charged with gathering business requirements to design systems; develop technical specifications; and program, test and implement new applications and/or services and enhancements to existing systems. The incumbent will serve as a technical manager and contract manager. Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • Proficient managerial or supervisory skills.
  • Experience in effectively planning, organizing, directing, delegating and supervising complex work of a multidisciplinary staff.
  • Experience in project management and SDLC (software development life cycle) methodologies including agile, waterfall, spiral, DevOps, iterative and others.
  • Ability to organize workload to accommodate changing priorities.
  • Ability to analyze information and make decisions in a competent and timely manner.
  • Experience managing development teams supporting 24x7 applications that use Java, Salesforce, MuleSoft, Talend, and AWS technologies SaaS-based applications.

All eligible applicants may apply, the job posting notes, and a training and development assignment may be considered. More details can be found in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Feb. 6.
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. He lives in Northern California.