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Departments Seeking Candidates for Managerial, Supervisory IT Roles

Positions in recruitment by state government include section chief, business architect, supervisor and manager.

State departments are recruiting for managers, supervisors and specialists in technology.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is seeking a DevOps section chief (IT Manager I) to formulate or administer organizational IT policies and programs and to plan, organize and direct the work of IT programs and staff, potentially through subordinate supervisors.

The manager “provides management and technical oversight for teams that administer systems, manage products, develop applications, and manage enterprise information technology resources that are vital to public health,” the job posting says. The manager “will play a critical role in formulating, executing, and maintaining industry standard DevSecOps practices across various cloud, hybrid and Platform as a Service (PaaS) environments.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Experience in various domains of Enterprise Architecture and System Architecture.
  • Experience with a Project Management Office and its functions.
  • Experience in traditional System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and DevSecOps.
  • Experience in products equivalent to Salesforce, MuleSoft, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Power Platform, Databricks, Tableau, Microsoft PowerBI, ServiceNow, GitHub, Cherwell, DocuSign, O365, and Microsoft DevOps.

More information about the role is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,849 to $11,857, and the application deadline is May 23.

CDPH is also recruiting for a business architect and scrum leader (IT Specialist II) to coordinate and consult with users, administrators and engineers to identify business and technical requirements and to serve as a subject matter expert and primary point of contact for all aspects and stages of the application development life cycle.

“The ideal candidate will conduct research and perform analysis to recommend system upgrades, cost-effective solutions and process improvements in support of CDPH strategic planning and goals,” the job posting says.

Duties of the role also include:
  • Gather acceptance criteria to create user stories for code development.
  • Manage, conduct and participate in application walkthroughs.
  • Organize, present and review proposals to update and amend current software application projects.

Desirable qualifications, according to the posting and duty statement, include:
  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience developing and supporting multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Experience with gathering business requirements

More information is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,130 to $10,893, and the application deadline is May 23.

The California Department of General Services (DGS) is recruiting for a senior network administrator (IT Specialist II) to serve as the team leader and subject matter expert on the enterprise firewalls and network infrastructure for DGS, leading the design, implementation, configuration, maintenance, monitoring and administration of the enterprise Palo Alto Next Generation Firewalls and network infrastructure.

Applicants must submit a statement of qualifications addressing two points:
  • Please share your experience designing, implementing, and managing on-prem and cloud firewall technologies. Provide examples of specific firewall platforms or services you’ve worked with and the challenges you’ve encountered.
  • Please explain how your network experience makes you the best candidate for this role as a Senior Network Administrator specializing in firewall administration.

More details about the position can be found in the job posting and duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,130 to $10,893, and the application deadline is May 23.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) is seeking candidates for an IT Supervisor II position who will be responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, controlling and coordinating activities for the 9-1-1 Branch Technology team.

Desirable qualifications for this position, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and trends of public administration including management, organization, planning, cost/benefit analysis, budgeting, and project management and evaluation; employee supervision, training, development, and personnel management; state-level policies and procedures relating to 9-1-1 and 9-8-8.
  • Logically plan, organize work and adjust to evolving priorities and challenges
  • Use good judgment, make decisions and execute tasks
  • Project management practices and principles and the Project Management Lifecycle
  • Consult with and advise on a variety of subject matter areas, translating technical data processing terms into everyday language

The role has a monthly salary range of $8,016 to $10,741, and the application deadline is June 1.

The California Health and Human Services Agency’s Office of Technology and Solutions Integration (OTSI) is seeking a senior IT project manager (IT Specialist II) to oversee the Child Welfare Services-California Automated Response and Engagement System (CWS-CARES).

The role “may vary from providing project management services of sub-projects that are major dependencies within the overall delivery of CWS-CARES,” the job posting says. “Work performed at this level involves collaboration with both state leadership and vendor teams to ensure decisions are made within the project’s complex governance structure and Decision-Making Framework (DMF). This role represents the state with other government agencies, and it is a critical requirement that the incumbent can establish and maintain relationships with project stakeholders, communicate project needs, and ensure accurate project documentation.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Minimum three years of project management experience for large information technology solutions with major sub-project dependencies with demonstrated experience in agile development.
  • Proven experience managing, leading, communicating effectively, and maintaining relationships in a large, multi-disciplinary matrix team and with critical stakeholders such as end-user organizations, sponsoring agency, state and federal oversight partners, and multiple vendors.
  • Familiarity with the California Department of Technology standards, including California Project Management Framework, Project Approval Life Cycle, and Information Technology Project Oversight Framework.

More details about the position are available in the duty statement. The monthly salary range is $8,130 to $10,893, and the application deadline is May 12.
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.