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Recruitments Include Information Security Chief, Deputy Director, Manager

The departments seeking candidates are the Department of Insurance, the Gambling Control Commission and the Franchise Tax Board.

State departments are recruiting for a variety of key positions in technology.

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) is recruiting for a chief information security officer (IT Manager I) to oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of enterprise policies, standards, procedures and guidelines to ensure the security, confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy of CDI’s information assets.

The CISO’s responsibilities, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Formulating, implementing and administering a comprehensive information security program to ensure compliance with policies and standards.
  • Providing direct supervision, leadership and policy direction to the information security staff responsible for risk identification, threat detection, analysis, investigation, incident response, security monitoring, security consulting and vulnerability assessments.
  • Serving as the information security expert in CDI governance councils and organization-wide forums, and advising and consulting on matters related to business continuity and the mitigation of business disruption.
  • Desirable qualifications include attainment of one or more recognized certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Professional (CISP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or other relevant certifications.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Jan. 11.

The California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC) is seeking a deputy director (Career Executive Assignment) for the Operations Services Division (OSD), which includes oversight of technology. The incumbent will serve as the chief policymaker, responsible for directly influencing policies, procedures, rules, guidelines and principles formulated specifically for the commission, according to the job posting.

“The incumbent will plan, organize, and have direct decision-making authority of activities associated with the following OSD units and programs: Administrative Services Unit (Human Resources, Budgets, Accounting, Procurement, Contract Management, Business Services, Training), Special Programs Unit (Internal Audits, Special Fund Administration and Tribal-State Compact Compliance, and the Cost and Fee Analysis Program), Information Technology, and the Tribal Nation Grant Fund Program,” the posting says. In addition, the deputy director will participate “as a senior management sponsor, business lead and team member in department-wide projects.”

Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • At least three years’ experience at the managerial or supervisory level in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to specific departmental programs.
  • At least three years’ experience in managing professional and technical staff in a fast-paced environment in order to advance the completion of tasks and activities associated with goals and objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal and mentoring skills.
  • Strong and effective verbal and written communicator with superior leadership skills.

More information can be found in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $9,471 to $11,463, and the application deadline is Jan. 4.

The state Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is seeking a manager (IT Manager I) to oversee the board’s Security Operations Center (SOC).

“You will establish and maintain relationships with business and technical management internal to FTB and external to FTB partners,” the job posting says, including vendors, other state agencies and other states. “You will work with FTB’s Privacy, Security, and Disclosure Bureau (PSDB) leadership to ensure initiatives are successfully implemented and meet PSDB’s strategic vision and goals. … You will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the day-to-day functions and operations of the SOC, including incident response, vulnerability management and threat hunting programs.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Strong technical knowledge of operating systems, application development, and infrastructure
  • Strong technical knowledge of cybersecurity controls and standards
  • Strong technical knowledge of California and federal laws, policies and regulations and procedures applicable to data confidentiality, security and privacy (specifically National Institute of Standards and Technology [NIST] 800-53 and State Administrative Manual [SAM] 5300)
  • Strong knowledge of the organization and operations of the department’s programs and how they relate to and support other programs within the department
  • Experience managing or leading 24/7 operations.

More information can be found in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Jan. 8.
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.