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Recruitments Open for Specialty Roles in Data, Information Security

California’s Health and Human Services Agency and the Department of Motor Vehicles are recruiting for roles in IT leadership.

State government entities are recruiting for specialty roles in technology, one in data and two in information security.

The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) is seeking a deputy director/agency deputy data officer (Career Executive Assignment) to be responsible for the Center for Data Insights and Innovation (CDII) and the development and coordination of the agency’s data ecosystem. The incumbent will place “particular emphasis on human-centered design, data integration, health information exchange, interoperability, privacy enforcement and ensuring that all covered state agencies implement and comply with HIPAA,” the job posting says.

Additional responsibilities of the role include:
  • Serve as a senior adviser to the director and to directors of departments and offices within CHHS on the implementation of data initiatives to realize improved health and social services outcomes, identify and target resources to underserved populations, increase data literacy and use enterprise-wide, develop solutions and initiatives that are person-centered rather than program-centered, and drive decision-making based on data analytics.
  • Collaborate agency-wide to enhance the operational use and quality of integrated data for program planning, policy development, research and evaluation as well as increase the state’s ability to create evidence-based programs and maximize federal reimbursements. Responsibilities include overseeing the use of linked data to inform policy- and decision-making in addition to increasing collaboration among university-based researchers and state staff to translate data into knowledge.
  • Foster and contribute to cross-departmental strategic data initiatives and develop partnerships, frameworks and processes to support the CHHS data management vision, in alignment with the agency’s Information Strategic Plan.
  • Create an environment across departments to foster data sharing, collaboration and the delivery of data products and services that meet user needs.
  • Champion the development of data-driven management practices across departments and support the adoption of contemporary data management practices, open data and application programming interfaces and industry and national standards.

More information about the role is available in the duty statement. The monthly salary range is $11,435 to $13,623, and the application deadline is Feb. 21.

CHHS’ Office of Technology and Solutions Integration (OTSI) is seeking a chief information security officer (IT Manager I) to “lead the Information Security Office team to provide oversight and participation in the planning, development, and management of information security and data privacy responsibilities.”

According to the job posting, “The CISO leads the Office of Information Security team in supporting the most complex systems and software projects and provides the highest level of technical expertise and advice in the implementation of laws, policies, and standards regarding current information security and computer industry technology. This responsibility includes the practices on data security, confidentiality, privacy and risk, integrity, accountability, evaluation, installation, maintenance, and control of information systems and software, as well as business continuity, disaster recovery, and audits/investigations.”

Among the many desirable qualifications listed in the posting are these:
  • Understanding and application of security and privacy technologies and current best practices.
  • Understanding and application of cybersecurity, risk management, and control frameworks such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, NIST Risk Management Framework, and NIST 800-53 controls.
  • Developing strategies for secure, cloud-based services.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Leading a high-performance, results-oriented team to implement organizational goals while balancing competing needs and objectives.

More information about the position can be found in the duty statement. The monthly salary range is $8,849 to $11,857, and the application deadline is Feb. 8.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking a lead security analyst (IT Specialist II) to “play a pivotal role in managing SOC (Security Operations Center) functions and cutting-edge technology tools.”

“The incumbent will report to the security operations manager and be responsible for safeguarding the organization's information assets, systems and infrastructure through expert-level analysis, correlation, investigation, reporting and remediation,” the job posting says. Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Oversee and manage SOC functions and technology tools with a focus on security and efficiency.
  • Monitor the organization’s information assets, systems and infrastructure, proactively identifying and responding to potential threats.
  • Conduct threat-hunting campaigns, incident management, malware and forensics analysis, and information dissemination as required.
  • Provide cyber threat and vulnerability intelligence, offering valuable insights for enhancing security measures.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess website applications’ security vulnerabilities, ensuring their resilience against potential security risks.

More details about this role can be found in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,130 to $11,221, and the application deadline is Feb. 13.
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.