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Departments Seek Bureau Director, Information Security Officer, Lead Platform Engineer

The recruitments are being done by the California Department of Justice, the California Highway Patrol and the Office of Data and Innovation.

Departments in state government are recruiting candidates for key roles in technology.

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking a bureau director (Career Executive Assignment) for the Technology Support Bureau (TSB), responsible for overseeing the Strategic Transport and Technology Services Branch and the Production and Network Services Branch.

The bureau provides infrastructure services to the DOJ, the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS), the Criminal Justice Information System control software, and the computer operating systems and their environments, according to the job posting.

“The bureau director is responsible for advocating legislative solutions and representing the TSB and DOJ before the Legislature, governmental agencies, and public and private organizations,” the posting says. “As a member of the executive staff, the position plays an active role in long-range planning and provides much of the technical direction in establishing policies and procedures related to the software systems.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Experience managing and supervising a large, highly technical, and interdisciplinary staff.
  • Experience with the development and implementation of policy related to the areas of data processing and the criminal justice system.
  • Experience in the areas of network, hardware, storage, software, and communications systems.
  • Experience serving as a liaison between a large governmental agency and other state and federal agencies, professional law enforcement, and other associations.
  • Experience with technology assessment, evaluation, and modernization.

More details about the role can be found in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary of $14,242, according to the posting, and the application deadline is June 25.

The California Highway Patrol is seeking an information security officer (IT Specialist III) to serve as the top project leader for designing, planning, developing, documenting, and maintaining CHP’s Information Security Program. The information security officer (ISO) “provides mastery-level expertise in assessing and recommending information security practices, policies, and methodologies for statewide operations and represents the department when interacting” with the California Department of Technology’s Office of Information Security (OIS), according to the job posting.

The ISO exercises extensive decision-making authority and directs the most sensitive critical/complex information security projects including but not limited to coordinating the development and review of technology recovery plans and departmentwide risk assessments; coordinating, developing, conducting, and documenting information security awareness training for all 11,000-plus departmental employees on an annual basis; reporting security metrics; and participating in activities coordinated by the OIS to better understand and address security incidents and critical cybersecurity threats to the state.

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Experience as an ISO for a state government department or a large multinational corporation.
  • Experience in information security, risk management, network security, incident response, and data privacy.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity policies and industry best practices such as National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) special publications.
  • Certification in one or more areas of information security and experience identifying, analyzing, and responding to information security risk factors.

More details can be found in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,961 to $12,009, and the application deadline is June 21.

The Office of Data and Innovation (ODI), part of the California Government Operations Agency, is recruiting for a lead platform engineer (IT Manager II) to join the Data Services and Engineering team.

“ODI works across all departments in the state, with data that touches all Californians,” the job posting says. “You will work closely with the team to identify elegant patterns and architectures to support better use of data for decision making.”

Duties of the role include:
  • Be responsible for establishing the blueprint of ODI’s modern data stack.
  • Bring a user orientation to your work.
  • Complement the Data Services and Engineering team skill sets with your depth of experience in architecting data platforms in the cloud, developing infrastructure as code, and setting up effective workflows for analytics.
  • Help identify and vet tools that meet the architectural blueprint.
  • Adopt a platform mindset avoiding bespoke solutions in favor of cloud-first, sustainable, and scalable solutions that address common needs across many projects and clients.

More information can be found in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $10,734 to $13,048, and the application deadline is June 24.
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.