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Information Security Chief, Manager, Chief Roles in Recruitment

The positions are in the California Department of Education, the California State Lottery and the California Department of Transportation.

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State government is recruiting for a variety of tech leadership positions.

The California Department of Education (CDE) is seeking a chief information security officer (IT Manager I) to ensure compliance with departmental and state security policies, identify and remediate security gaps, and coordinate incident response and disaster recovery.

Duties of the role, according to the job posting, include:
  • Personnel-related duties such as staff recruitment, performance, evaluation, training, and corrective actions.
  • Lead the coordination for implementing CDE’s information security program, including the selection and operation of security-related products and services.
  • Ensure the Information Security and Privacy Office (ISPO) is proactively monitoring information security-related products and services for signs of potential suspicious or malicious activity at CDE headquarters and remote sites and take appropriate remediation steps if necessary.
  • Ensure CDE’s information security program follows state security and privacy standards, policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the primary CDE contact for security and privacy program audits and assessments conducted by state oversight agencies and third-party contractors. Review findings and develop corrective action plans to address any non-compliance issues documented in the reports.

More details about the role are available in the duty statement. The monthly salary range for the position is $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Jan. 27.

The California State Lottery is recruiting for a network engineering manager (IT Manager I) to plan, organize and direct the activities of staff in supporting the Lottery’s networking infrastructure, which includes its Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN).

Additional duties of the role, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Set IT processes and standards
  • Formulate future long-range vision and objectives
  • Align, review implementation, and ensure conformance of the unit with organizational policies and objectives
The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Jan. 20.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking a chief (IT Manager I) for IT business management to be responsible for management and oversight of Caltrans’ Contract and Performance Management, which encompasses IT acquisitions, certifications and contracts; IT Technology Business and Financial Management Operations; and IT Administrative Operations.

“The incumbent is primarily responsible for developing, planning, organizing, and managing the functions of the subordinate groups,” the job posting says. “The incumbent must be able to gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others and act with flexibility and tact to achieve the goals of the division, department and chief information officer.” The incumbent also works as a liaison in the processing of procurement packages and collaborates on the adoption of common procurement practices and shared services.

More details about the role are available in the duty statement. The monthly salary range is $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Jan. 27.
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.