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Departments Seeking to Fill Executive, Managerial Roles

The California Employment Development Department, the Department of Health Care Services and the California Earthquake Authority are among the agencies with active recruitments.

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State departments dealing with employment, health care and earthquakes are seeking candidates for key openings.

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is recruiting for a technical manager (IT manager I) to serve as a “visionary and technology guru who will help to craft and implement mission-critical enterprise products,” according to the job posting.

“This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of technology innovations with a strong engineering team to back the potential products,” the posting says. “You will influence and lead the engineering teams with your technical thought leadership and establish an enterprise application blueprint. … The incumbent serves as the technical manager for the EDDNext project, responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing the technical and contract activities throughout the project lifecycle.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Knowledge of IT industry terminology and concepts, and proficient managerial or supervisory skills.
  • Experience in effectively planning, organizing, directing, delegating and supervising complex work of a multidisciplinary staff.
  • Ability to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks to the IT procurement project and/or contract and the organization.
  • Ability to assess and understand complex business processes and customer requirements to ensure new technologies, architectures and security products will meet their needs.
  • Ability to manage multiple IT procurement projects effectively in a fast-paced environment where priorities are constantly changing.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret State Contracting Manual policy, rules and regulations.
  • Experience with developing leveraged procurement solicitation documents.

More information 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. 9.

EDD is also recruiting for an IT supervisor (IT supervisor II) to exercise “day-to-day supervision and oversight of service request fulfillment and service catalog management,” according to the job posting. Other responsibilities include maturing the IT Service Management program; developing staff and subject matter experts; defining and monitoring services and service-level agreements; developing and influencing program metrics; establishing performance management standards to improve velocity, quality and agility; and identifying, documenting and improving processes and procedures.

“The incumbent works cooperatively with business and technical staff in promoting an environment and atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation consistent with the department’s values,” the posting says.

Desirable qualifications include:
  • IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) experience/certification
  • Broad knowledge and experience with IT Service Management Request Fulfillment
  • Experience with development and implementation of IT Service Management programs
  • Experience collaborating across multiple technical teams to facilitate service delivery
  • Ability to communicate effectively to convey technical information to executives and business stakeholders

More details about the role are available in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $7,783 to $10,428, and the application deadline is Sept. 13.

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is seeking a solutions architect (IT specialist III) for the department’s Managed Care portfolio.

“The incumbent will provide the necessary leadership, analysis and design to support the development of technology solutions to ensure the solutions meet Managed Care program needs and align with DHCS architectural governance and standards,” the job posting says. “The incumbent will create deliverables for managing the DHCS Managed Care portfolio of ‘to be’ and ‘as is’ solutions, including systems (applications, processes, information and technology), shared infrastructure services, and shared application services and components to enable and drive targeted business outcomes. … The incumbent will work closely with their peers to ensure continuity, communication and a shared architectural strategy.”

The posting lists three key qualifications for the role:
  • Ability to obtain consensus on the direction that will ensure the continuation of the development portion of projects and help ensure successful completion.
  • Ability to bridge the strategic intent and practical application across multiple domains.
  • Experience in balancing the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term implications of individual decisions and organization goals.

Additional information is available in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $8,700 to $11,659, and the application deadline is Sept. 20.

The California Earthquake Authority is recruiting for a chief administrative officer (Career Executive Assignment) to be responsible “for providing general direction to the chief information officer/IT program, and the director of Centralized Policy and Processing,” the job posting says. “The CAO participates in the development and implementation of the CEA’s Strategic Plan and is responsible for initiating, implementing, and managing HR principles and practices.”

The CAO will have oversight of areas including strategic business management; IT, workforce and succession planning; classification and consultation; performance management; training and development; change management; business continuity; project management; and risk management.

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 Sept. 28.
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.