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Departments Seeking Candidates With Management, Specialty Skills

Recruitments include unit and section chiefs, principal enterprise architect and solutions development manager.

State departments are recruiting to fill positions calling for technical expertise and leadership skills.

The California Department of Transportation is seeking to fill the position of chief (IT Manager I) of the Storage Engineering and Data Protection Unit, overseeing “a highly complex storage and backup infrastructure” and exercising full management responsibility for standards, processes and procedures for analysis, design, implementation, maintenance, operation, procurement and contracts.

According to the job posting and duty statement, “The incumbent is expected to become proficient in the following competencies,” including “change commitment, risk appetite, self-development/growth, conflict management, relationship building, organizational awareness, communication, strategic perspective and results driven.”

Minimum qualifications include two years of experience as an IT Supervisor I; or one year of experience as an IT Supervisor II; or six years of IT experience performing a variety of progressively responsible technical, analytical or supervisory tasks in support of computer systems or services in one or more of the major six domains or a closely related or emerging IT field. At least two years of experience shall include performance of highly specialized work in a lead capacity on highly complex or specialized IT systems or services, or in a progressively responsible supervisory capacity over highly complex or specialized IT systems or services.

More information is available in the job posting and duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Aug. 30.

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is seeking a chief (IT Manager I) for its Business Consulting Section, “an essential, exciting, highly visible role with regular exposure to senior executives and managers to influence decision-making and drive progress on strategic initiatives,” according to the job posting.

“This position is ideal for those that are collaborative thought leaders with experience managing complex initiatives and driving organizational change,” the posting says. “This position is responsible for a diverse statewide and departmental project portfolio that affects and supports EDD’s strategic goals and operations and leads a team responsible for statewide IT initiatives at EDD.”

Duties of the position include:
  • Leadership and management: Oversee, lead and manage a team of project managers and project analysts.
  • Project management: Provide oversight of all phases of project management to ensure efficient and effective delivery of a unique IT product, service or system.
  • Portfolio management: Oversee and manage department and statewide enterprise project portfolios from initiation to implementation, including direction and guidance over project intake, planning, scheduling, oversight and governance phases.
  • Advise, coach and mentor: Leverage project management standards and best practices for waterfall, agile and hybrid projects, and mature operations supporting IT initiatives for various types of customers.
  • Communication: Build relationships across all leadership levels throughout IT branch and EDD business partners to promote collaboration and transparent communication, resulting in successful project deliveries.

More information about the role is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Sept. 7.

The California Department of Public Health is seeking a principal enterprise architect (IT Specialist III), who will be “focused on business architecture, business capability modeling, road mapping, (and) assisting with architecting large-scale, statewide suite of applications, systems and infrastructure,” according to the job posting.

The principal enterprise architect (PEA) “will assist in the implementation and support of the Enterprise Architecture Program (EAP) to proactively analyze, design, plan and implement enterprise standards, policies and governance to successfully align to and execute business strategies/goals,” the posting says. “The PEA will have opportunities to work with and learn from the state of California’s top architects of various domains, practice modern enterprise architecture functions and have opportunities to grow into higher level of expertise in fields of their own choosing.”

Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • Experience in core enterprise architecture competencies in strategy development, organization competencies development, modeling techniques and road map development.
  • Experience in various domains of architecture, particularly in business architecture and business capability modeling.
  • Experience with architecting, evaluating and the alternative analysis of various enterprise-scale solutions including solutions that work on-premises, PaaS, IaaS or SaaS environments.
  • Experience in traditional System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and DevOps.
  • Experience in products or equivalent such as Sparx Systems Architect, Salesforce, MuleSoft, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Power Platform, Databricks, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, ServiceNow and Microsoft DevOps.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multi-discipline work groups, ideally to include experience with professional customers in health-care settings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and provide architectural consulting to both technical and business audiences.
  • Ability to develop clear, accurate and concise reports, correspondence, memorandums and other types of written communication to document architectural standards, requirements and decisions.

More information about the position can be found in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,700 to $11,659, and the application deadline is Aug. 29.

The California Department of Social Services (DSS) is seeking candidates for two IT Manager I positions.

The solutions development manager is “responsible for the technical management of the implementation and support of IT service management (ITSM) system, ServiceNow and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions using Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce, and web technologies” such as Net framework, according to the job posting.

“The position also manages all new and ongoing cloud initiatives for the department related to assigned projects,” the posting says. “Cloud projects include permutations of infrastructure-as-a-service (laaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), software-as-a-service (SaaS) and CalCloud service offerings and related solutions. The ITM I also manages new and ongoing business intelligence solutions, including but not limited to services such as content management system (CMS), Teams, SharePoint, learning management system (LMS), business intelligence (Bl) and big data analytical solutions.”

The manager directly manages three IT Specialist II and five IT Specialist I positions. The posting adds that the position “is responsible for state staff as well as various contractors and consultants.” Duties of the position include communicating expectations, responding to personnel actions, monitoring and reporting staff performance, taking corrective actions and directing staff work to ensure project success. The incumbent “must possess excellent management, technical, analytical, verbal and written communication skills.”

More details about the role, including desirable qualifications, are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Aug. 24.

DSS is also recruiting for a manager for its Customer Support Bureau, which includes the Service Desk, Telecommunications, Network Deployment Services and Network Client Services.

“The ITM I will oversee the ongoing daily operations of the Customer Support Bureau,” the job posting says. “The incumbent exercises full management responsibility and accountability for subordinate supervisors, staff and workload associated with the operation of the bureau The ITM I works closely with ISD management and IT staff in support of the most complex/high-level IT needs including new IT projects, maintenance and support of existing systems, and remediation of technical issues.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Strong management, interpersonal, communication and analytical skills, and must be highly motivated.
  • Knowledge and experience with ServiceNow’s ITSM and asset management platforms, endpoint protection technology, mobile device management systems and VPN technology.
  • An established history performing IT supervisor functions, familiarity with ITIL and project management principles, and the ability to effectively work with all levels of management.
  • Supervisory and management skills.

More details are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 and $11,512, and the application deadline is Aug. 23.
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.