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Departments Seek to Fill Executive, Management, Specialty Positions

The recruitments are being conducted by the Department of Health Care Services and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

Departments in state government are recruiting for executive, management and specialty positions in technology.

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is seeking a chief (Career Executive Assignment) to oversee the Health Information Management Division within Enterprise Data and Information Management.

According to the job posting, the chief “collaborates and coordinates with DHCS program partners and external stakeholders such as federal and state health care officials, legislative staff, provider and patient advocacy groups, and other departments.” The chief “is responsible for the development of policies and programs with respect to health system interoperability and the use of clinical data originating from electronic health records,” the posting says. The chief also represents the department on various agency, state and federal committees and work groups, and serves as the policy adviser to the DHCS directorate.

More specifics are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $11,435 to $13,623, and the application deadline is March 26.

DHCS is also seeking a full stack web developer (IT Specialist II) to serve on a team “that will build a modern, cloud native web application utilizing open-source technologies on the AWS platform.”

The job posting states: “You will work and collaborate within a high-performing team utilizing the Agile Scrum methodology. As part of the team, you’ll implement software utilizing a DevOps CI/CD pipeline and a GitOps approach. The incumbent works independently with complex business, technology, software and system requirements of the department and manages complex projects to acquire, implement, secure and maintain enterprise client services to support the mission and strategic goals of DHCS.”

Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • Understanding the business process and requirements of DHCS program areas.
  • Developing, promoting and deploying front-end and back-end applications.
  • Monitoring the health of the underlying DHCS Information Technology infrastructure that support SaaS and CI/CD solutions.
  • Onboarding and administering users for solutions including securing systems using enterprise identity providers and native system roles.
  • Working independently as well as closely with vendors to plan, develop and implement changes and upgrades to applications and resolve bugs and issues.

More details can be found in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,130 to $10,893, and the application deadline is March 28.

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is seeking a benefit domain manager (IT Manager I) to lead “a multidisciplinary team to translate business needs into solutions.”

The manager is “responsible for supervising, managing, organizing and directing technical staff to ensure the needs of the CalPERS Business Divisions (customers) who use MCP (My CalPERS) are identified and managed appropriately,” the job posting says. The manager “works both independently to assign and cooperatively with others to carry out assignments using considerable judgment to achieve objectives while following established time frames and performance standards."

Desirable qualifications for the role include:
  • Excellent supervisory, managerial and leadership skills.
  • Ability to analyze information and situations, reason logically and creatively, identify problems, draw valid conclusions, and develop effective solutions.
  • Knowledge of CalPERS business and IT programs.
  • Experience with strategic analysis and planning to establish both short-term and long-term operational staffing objectives and goals.
  • Ability to recognize and apply technology trends and industry best practices; foster a team environment through leadership and conflict management; and manage a multidisciplinary team.

More details are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,849 to $11,857, and the application deadline is March 17.
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.