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State Agencies Recruiting for Manager, Architect Positions

The roles are with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the California High-Speed Rail Authority and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

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Departments in state government are recruiting for a variety of specialty technology positions.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is seeking a manager (IT Manager I) for Project Delivery and Business Operations, which includes three general areas of responsibility: IT Project and Portfolio Management, IT Project Management Office and IT Business Operations. Responsibilities include:
  • Oversee projects from initiation to completion, adhering to Project Management Life Cycle and System Development Life Cycle best practices.
  • Liaise with external oversight agencies to ensure appropriate approvals are obtained, including the Project Approval Life Cycle and budget change proposal processes.
  • Design and/or develop reports for the IT Office, including project portfolio reports and status reports relevant for both internal and external audiences.
  • Develop and manage IT governance processes to ensure IT activities are in alignment with the authority's priorities and objectives.
  • Manage the planning, development and maintenance of the IT Office budget.
  • Participate in the procurement of IT goods and services, including market research, solution analysis and development of solicitation documents.
  • Support the review of contractor deliverables for approval to ensure alignment with requirements, expectations and best practices.

Additional information about the role and requirements are available in the job posting and duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Dec. 17.

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is seeking a chief enterprise solutions architect (IT Specialist III) to provide leadership, direction, training plans and coordination of work activities and resources for the department’s enterprise architecture (EA) team.

The chief is responsible for establishing the department’s IT strategic plan, which ensures that the most complex projects are aligned with the department’s strategic plan. The architect has authority and decision-making responsibility for DTSC’s data center and multicloud environments and will be responsible for architecting enterprisewide solutions and services, according to the job posting.

Other responsibilities of the architect include:
  • Leads, plans, organizes, directs, monitors and controls the activities of the EA team and technical staff.
  • Facilitates the development, management and governance of current and future state enterprise architectures (business, data, service/application and technology) based upon strategic business direction.
  • Assesses near-term needs, using EA processes to establish business priorities.
  • Consults with business and technical subject matter experts (SMEs) and develops alternative solutions.
  • Advises on options, risks, cost-benefits, impacts on other business processes and system priorities.
  • Defines high-level migration plans to address the gaps between the current and future state, ensuring alignment with the IT budgeting or other capital planning processes.
  • Manages the EA communication strategy and communicates and promotes the EA process, outcomes and results to the organization, including the organization executives, managers, projects, staff and other personnel. Provides regular reports to the chief information officer and chief technology officer.

Additional details about the role can be found in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Dec. 16.

And the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has extended its recruitment for a data architect (IT Specialist III) to serve “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,” according to the job posting.

“The IT Specialist III requires expert-level knowledge and hands-on experience in designing efficient and complex data designs for transaction processing, data analytics and data warehousing,” the posting states. “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.”

Additional details about the role are available in the duty statement. This position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the application deadline is Dec. 20.
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.