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Recruitments Underway for IT Roles in GIS, Information Security, Data Architecture

State entities seeking candidates include those related to technology, cannabis control, emergency operations and fire prevention.

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A variety of specialty positions are in recruitment by state government departments, including those that oversee emergency operations, cannabis and technology.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is recruiting for a data architect (IT specialist III) to lead the Data and Geospatial Services Unit and work with system and software engineers in delivering technical solutions and support to internal Cal OES partners.

“The incumbent will have experience in partner-facing roles and success in operating within enterprise-scale system environments,” the job posting says. “The incumbent serves as a specialized adviser providing expertise and strategic technical direction in developing architectural platforms, data performance and systems aligned with current and future organizational needs.”

In addition, the posting notes, the data architect role “requires expert-level knowledge and hands-on experience in designing efficient and complex data designs for transaction processing, data analytics, and data warehousing. The incumbent utilizes master-level expertise and skills in future technology trends, technical components, interfaces, protocols and architectures to advise management on formulating a data management strategy, policy and governance.”

More information about this opening is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Feb. 7. As this is a reposting of the recruitment, previous applicants need not reapply.

Cal OES is also recruiting for a senior geospatial analyst (IT specialist II) to collaborate with external agencies on “data sharing and integration, distribution and sourcing of authoritative data services” and to be “responsible for researching, assessing and preparing geospatial services for the Cal OES Common Operational Picture (COP), Concept of Operations for major disasters, and other operational products as necessary,” according to the job posting. “The incumbent demonstrates leadership competencies as a technical authority to work independently, initiate communications, resolve issues and make decisions on geospatial initiatives that align with response and recovery operational goals and objectives.”

Desirable qualifications to the position, according to the posting and the duty statement, include:
  • Knowledge of state, county, or local government emergency operations and services.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and discussions with management and executive leadership.
  • Experience integrating GIS data with enterprise business systems.
  • Experience with Safe Feature Manipulation Engine (FME), Mulesoft or similar Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) tools.
  • Ability to translate business needs into tangible requirements.

The position has a monthly salary range of $7,700 to $10,318, and the application deadline is Jan. 19.

The California Department of Community Services and Development is recruiting for an information security officer (IT supervisor II) to investigate, resolve and report through appropriate channels all information security incidents; monitor vulnerabilities, threats and incidents; perform departmental risk assessments; and conduct and document information security awareness training for all employees on an annual basis, according to the job posting.

Responsibilities of the position include:
  • Providing input and participating in the planning, development and management of efforts of information security incident responsibilities.
  • Develop and implement policies and operational standards addressing information security breaches.
  • Provide advice and technical assistance to management on information security-related issues.
  • Co-lead projects to determine the potential risk of exposure of all information assets.
  • Serve as a consultant on implementation of laws, policies and standards regarding current information security.
  • Serve as the liaison to all control agencies in communicating the department’s security policies, incident responses and action plans.

More details about the role are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $7,593 to $10,174, and the application deadline is Jan. 15.

The California Department of Technology (CDT) is recruiting for a manager (IT manager I) to oversee CDT’s Data Center Computer Room Management team. The manager is responsible for a team of professionals who handle all Data Center Computer Room functions at the state’s Gold Camp and Vacaville facilities, according to the job posting.

The manager “oversees the Computer Room Support (CRS) and Tenant Managed Services (TMS) Teams with direct responsibility for the planning, maintenance and coordination of facility-related systems including racks, electrical and cabling components as well as customer relations and capacity planning for the Office of Technology (OTech) Gold Camp Campus and Vacaville data centers and its tenants,” the posting says. Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • Experience overseeing 24x7x365 data center computer rooms spanning multiple sites.
  • Knowledge of data center computer room operations standards and best practices including TIA/EIA, BICSI, and ASHRAE.
  • Knowledge and experience with data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of IT infrastructure components and platforms and their interoperability.
  • Experience with capacity planning.

The manager position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Jan. 18. More information is available in the duty statement.

The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is recruiting for a section chief (IT manager I) to plan, organize and direct activities associated with the development, implementation and support for DCC’s Infrastructure and Enterprise Section (IES).

“As part of the management team, the section chief is responsible for coordinating the activities of multiple complex IT functions” across multiple disciplines and involving different technical environments, the job posting says. Desirable qualifications for the position, according to the posting and the duty statement, include:
  • Experience with designing architectures and deploying reliable data systems and data quality management systems.
  • Experience with eliciting, reviewing and validating data system requirements including data integration, metadata and modeling.
  • Communicating verbally and in writing with all levels of stakeholders including businesses, end users, peers, managers, executives and vendors.
  • Advanced knowledge of project management, and resource planning, including agile methodologies.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Unix/Linux Systems, Windows administration and PowerShell Scripting, Active Directory, databases and SQL.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Jan. 28.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CAL FIRE) is recruiting for a senior analyst/developer (IT specialist III) to “provide technical leadership to perform complex, strategic work including the application of knowledge, techniques and technologies to new situations and environments,” according to the job posting and duty statement.

“The incumbent possesses a high degree of independence and good judgment for assigned projects and for guidance for web solutions that streamline government processes.” Additional responsibilities, according to the posting and the duty statement, include:
  • Lead and provide advanced specialist-level technical skills and knowledge to support Data Center Services web-based services, code templates, libraries and Application Programming Interfaces (API) in support of department-wide web application development efforts.
  • Provide expert guidance in data analytics development functions including design, development, scripting (coding), implementation, configuration, code maintenance, documentation, testing, troubleshooting and support of assigned services and technologies.
  • Provide technical and development consultation by advising the Technology Division executive team in the development, maintenance and organization of the state’s IT development technologies and methodologies and associated policies, standards and governance methods. These responsibilities also include “productization and implementation” of resulting development innovations.
  • Lead and advise IT development and architecture teams to effectively develop technology innovation solutions that strategically align to its business vision.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Jan. 18.
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.