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Departments Seeking Managerial, Specialty Expertise

The state Department of Water Resources and the California Employment Development Department are recruiting for these positions.

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Departments of state government are recruiting for several management and specialty positions.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is seeking a deputy IT officer (IT manager II) to oversee management and operations across the departmental enterprise IT areas, which include Enterprise GIS and Open Data, Enterprise Development and Database, Platforms and Digital Solutions, and Enterprise Resource Planning and Systems.

The primary qualifications for this position, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Extensive knowledge in the management of enterprise-level information technology concepts, practices, methods and principles.
  • Ability to manage large-scale technology projects and programs.
  • Knowledge of budget and procurement management, contract/vendor management, and contract negotiations.
  • Knowledge of operational management; IT governance; project management; policy development; solutions development; and customer relationships.
  • Ability to network and interface effectively with business, technical and administration personnel and management.

The position has a monthly salary range of $10,421 to $12,668, and the application deadline is Nov. 14.

DWR is also recruiting for a manager (IT manager I) of the Enterprise Development and Database Office, which provides enterprise custom software solutions, development solutions and database administration for DWR’s various lines of business. “The incumbent also serves as the technical project manager on various enterprise projects to ensure that the department’s ability to utilize technology as a business enabler is effectively addressed,” the job posting says.

Desirable qualifications for this position, according to the posting and duty statement, include:
  • Knowledge and experience in information technology concepts, practices, methods and principles.
  • Knowledge and experience in software development life cycle and database administration.
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to manage technology and business process re-engineering projects.
  • Ability to analyze and formulate policies, procedures and practices.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to interface effectively with business, technical and management personnel.
  • Ability to plan, organize and lead the work of multi-disciplinary professionals.
  • A passion for continuous improvement, problem solving, and customer service.

This role has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Nov. 14.

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is seeking an application architect/senior developer (IT specialist II) to work in the Product Development Division with a multi-disciplinary team of business and technical staff executing both custom-build and vendor-procured software projects.

“The incumbent is responsible for designing, architecting and developing technological solutions to resolve complex business problems,” the job posting says. “The incumbent will work with various stakeholders in the organization to guide the vision for future state technology. The incumbent will develop and enforce coding standards as well as train and mentor technical staff.”

Desirable qualifications for this position, according to the posting and duty statement, include:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication presentation skills for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve using both critical and creative thinking.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience leading software development project teams.
  • Experience working with vendors/contractors to procure and implement software solutions.
  • Experience with coding applications using Azure DevOps, Visual Studio, .NET Framework, C#, SQL and/or similar programming languages.
  • Experience developing technical documentation such as Logical Diagrams, Use Case Diagrams, Sequence Flow Diagrams and other similar system architecture documentation.

The position has a monthly salary range of $7,893 to $10,576, and the application deadline is Nov. 11.
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.