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Departments Seeking Leadership Skills, Development Expertise

Notable positions in recruitment include chief roles as well as several in the area of application development.

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State departments are recruiting for two chief positions and three specialty roles.

The California Department of Conservation (DOC) is seeking an application developer, an application development lead and a lead systems administrator for the WellSTAR program, the Well Statewide Tracking and Reporting System of DOC’s Geologic Energy Management Division. DOC oversees the operations of land conservation, mining, earthquakes, and oil and gas regulations for the state.

The WellSTAR lead systems administrator position (IT specialist II) “is the Systems Matter Expert for all aspects of the administration and management” of WellSTAR, including server, storage and cloud computing environments. “These responsibilities include the planning, design, procurement, installation, configuration, operations and administration of all critical network hardware, software, and security systems,” the job posting and duty statement note.

The position has a monthly salary range of $7,893 to $10,576, and the application deadline is Aug. 22.

DOC is also recruiting for an application development lead (IT specialist II) to serve as the lead for data architecture, development and technical data administration for the department. Responsibilities of the position, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Provides expertise in advanced business analysis, application development and project management.
  • Maintains mastery of various programming languages, databases, operating systems, and a variety of mobile, web development and GIS tools.
  • Leads technical experts, business process experts and external consultants to architect, design and implement the most complex and mission-critical statewide systems for DOC.
  • Provides expert advice on emerging technologies and how these may impact or advance critical DOC systems.

More information is available in the job posting and duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $7,893 to $10,576, and the application deadline is Aug. 22.

DOC’s third recruitment is for an application developer (IT specialist I) who will be responsible for advanced analysis, design and programming for complex applications in DOC’s California Geological Survey Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP).

The developer “maintains expertise in various hardware, software, services, and various programming languages including but not limited to Python, Perl, C#, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and a variety of application development tools,” the job posting says. The developer “provides technical advice on emerging technical developments and how these might impact the critical Strong-Motion Automated Recovery and Analysis (SARA) system, CSMIP Center for Engineering Strong Motion Data (CESMD) and CGS ShakeMap operations.”

The position has a monthly salary range of $5,960 to $9,643 and the application deadline is Aug. 19.

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is seeking a Cloud Business Solutions Branch chief (IT manager II), who will work in the Business Operations Technology Services (BOTSD) Division.

The chief “manages, directs, and oversees the highly complex and technical operations of four sections: Vendor Application Support Section, Cloud Business Application Section, Network Infrastructure Section and Health Plan Information Processing Section,” the job posting says.

The chief, according to the posting and duty statement, “provides statewide support to the Medi-Cal information systems of all 58 California counties, Medi-Cal partners, Medi-Cal providers, and Medi-Cal eligibility workers” and is “responsible for the implementation of all aspects of IT policies, planning and management of the department’s IT infrastructure and enterprise services.”

Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • Managerial experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully apply organizational leadership, communicate clearly, facilitate decision-making, promote teamwork, and define and achieve success across multi-disciplinary stakeholder interests.
  • Experience developing and maintaining effective working relationships with executives, managers, and staff from diverse program areas that include representatives from all levels.
  • Experience with application life cycle management principles and practices.
  • Applied knowledge of principles and practices related to the design, implementation, and operation of information technology systems and services.
  • Applied knowledge of IT Service Management best practices including IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework.
  • Ability to understand and align technology proposals with business needs.
  • Experience in managing all activities associated with the operations of complex large-scale IT services, emerging technology solutions, mission-critical systems, and infrastructure.
  • Experience in recommending, developing, and implementing policies and procedures and taking effective action.
  • Demonstrated capacity to make critical and timely decisions on a variety of challenges in a fast-paced and changing environment.

The monthly salary range for the position is $10,421 to $12,668, and the application deadline is Aug. 23.

The Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) is recruiting for a chief (IT manager I) of the Data and Systems Management (DSM) Section, within the Enterprise Security Services Office of the Information Technology Division (ITD).

The chief “serves as an information security subject matter expert in a management role and is responsible for reviewing and implementing the activities related to the regulatory compliance and risk management that are required to protect data confidentiality and privacy rights and ensure the integrity and availability of these information systems,” the job posting says.

The chief “has full management responsibility for organizing, planning and directing all activities associated within the DSM Section,” according to the posting and the duty statement. “The incumbent will be responsible for security system plan development and maintenance, access management, privacy coordination, security policies, disaster recovery planning and testing.”

“This position requires the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and may require excess hours to be worked,” the posting notes. “The incumbent should be available to travel as needed and is expected to perform functions and duties under the guidance of the Department of FI$Cal’s core values. The incumbent provides backup, as necessary, to ensure continuity of departmental activities.”

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Aug. 24.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.