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Departments Seeking Candidates for CIO, Data Engineer

The recruitments are being done by the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the Financial Information System for California, and the Employment Development Department.

Two departments in state government are recruiting for chief information officers, and a third is seeking an API/data engineer.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) seeks candidates for the chief information officer (Career Executive Assignment) role to provide overall direction in planning, organizing and leading the Information Technology Branch (ITB).

“The CIO is responsible for all strategic planning, policy development, IT security, projects, and goal setting,” the job posting says, “and ensures successful operation of the technology systems that support the operations of HCD. The CIO implements departmental and statewide IT and security policies, as well as the most complex information technology and telecommunication projects and systems.”

Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • Experience in preparing for, developing, and implementing an enterprise-wide IT project solution, including facing obstacles and overcoming them, and managing project cost and timeliness of delivery.
  • Experience managing IT professionals, including creating a high functioning, productive, and customer service-oriented IT office.
  • Experience working directly with executive staff, including managing expectations and implementing change.
  • Experience with enterprise technical implementations either as a technologist or a technical thought leader that brings value to the organization.
  • Experience with cybersecurity and the evolution of an enterprise security posture.

More information about the position is available in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $11,102 to $13,226, and the application deadline is Jan. 17.

The Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) is recruiting for a CIO/deputy director to undertake “substantial information technology leadership and policy responsibilities” of “significant scope, complexity and sensitivity.”

According to the job posting and duty statement, the CIO will be responsible for IT strategic planning, policy development, goal setting, management of enterprise architecture, information security, application services, technology and infrastructure services, and department legacy system interfaces.

“As CIO, the incumbent implements FI$Cal’s information technology policies throughout the statewide systems, and in collaboration with other government organizations, state agencies’ CIOs, Office of the Chief Information Officer, and California Office of Information Security on statewide information technology policies and plans,” the posting says.

Desirable qualifications for the role include:
  • Demonstrated well-developed project management and software development life cycle knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Experience and understanding of the application and principles of project management for large and complex IT projects.
  • Experience in directing the effort to acquire, implement, operate and maintain IT infrastructure, including the data and telecommunications network for projects/departments of significant size and scope.
  • Experience in collaborating with control agencies, departments, oversight entities including Independent Verification and Validation, IT Project Oversight Consultant, Legislative Analyst’s Office, California State Auditor and other stakeholders (i.e., CIOs and ISOs).
  • Experience implementing cloud technologies, robotic process automation and artificial intelligence.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources including the manager’s role in the coaching, mentoring and progressive discipline processes.

The role has a monthly salary range of $9,471 to $19,557, and the application deadline is Sunday.

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is seeking an API/data engineer (IT Specialist II) who’s seeking “a fast-paced and challenging position that will provide you with extremely valuable data warehousing, data infrastructure, and analytics experience, extensive variety, and frequent exposure to managers and staff” in the IT Branch.

EDD, according to the job posting, “is looking for a highly motivated and qualified individual to work in the Business Intelligence Data Warehousing Group … as a lead API/data engineer in the development and maintenance of scalable data pipelines and buildout of new API integrations.”

Duties will include developing data strategies, data analysis, and research in the use of data warehousing tools, establishing business intelligence standards and practices, and defining appropriate API governance standards, policies and frameworks.

More details about the position can be found in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $7,893 to $10,576, and the application deadline is Jan. 13.
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.