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State, County Governments Recruiting for IT Expertise, Leadership

Entities with key jobs in recruitment include the California Employment Development Department, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the state Franchise Tax Board, as well as the Los Angeles County Internal Services Department.

Three state agencies and a California county are recruiting for tech expertise for a variety of positions.

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is seeking a data solution developer (IT specialist I), which the job posting describes as “a fast-paced and challenging position that will provide you with extremely valuable data warehouse, data infrastructure, and analytics experience, extensive variety, and frequent exposure to managers and staff in the Information Technology Branch.”

The developer will work as a data conversion analyst for EDD’s Business Intelligence (BI) Data Warehousing Group, representing EDD’s program customers, department goals and IT Branch directives in developing new business intelligence capabilities. Desirable qualifications include:
  • BI solutions development in collaboration with business customers and other technical domain experts using Microsoft or other reporting and analysis software.
  • Microsoft SQL Server database administration.
  • Database design and modeling.
  • Experience building APIs and/or API gateways.
  • Experience developing in various cloud environments (public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud).
  • Microsoft SQL Server databases, capacity planning, performance tuning, backup/restore, troubleshooting, and maintaining high availability in complex environments and mission critical applications.
  • Microsoft SQL Server DBA hands-on skills in supporting a production database in all operations, such as troubleshooting daily operational issues.
  • Complex data analysis and integration using Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

More information about the role is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $5,815 to $9,408, and the application deadline is July 21.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is recruiting for a database administrator unit manager (IT manager I) experienced in leading projects involving system architecture, overseeing all phases of the system development life cycle and advising management on IT strategy, policy and innovation.

“This position will have the opportunity to manage and/or lead modernization of DMV data services, which include cloud and SaaS services,” the job posting says. The incumbent “acts as the group manager responsible for resource-level support for DMV’s mission-critical database and data virtualization services” and directs the Database Administration (DBA) Groups, encompassing Mainframe DBA and Client and Server (mid-tier) DBA units.

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Ability to manage and lead technical staff responsible for complex IT services that require high online availability and performance.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge of modern technologies including data fabric, AWS, PostgreSQL, Snowflake and as-a-service products.
  • Knowledge of services related to design, implementation and management of legacy and modern database technologies.

This role has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is July 15. More information can be found in the duty statement.

The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is seeking an information security oversight manager (IT manager I) to ensure the security of enterprise information through the determination of security requirements, planning, implementing and oversight of testing security systems.

“The incumbent also is responsible for multi-disciplinary research, planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and controlling of highly sensitive and critical direction of security compliance” by FTB, the job posting says. Desirable qualifications include:
  • Extensive knowledge of information security risk management strategies and programs.
  • Effective organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) and how it relates to information security.
  • Strong technical knowledge of operating systems, application development, and infrastructure.
  • Strong technical knowledge of California and federal laws, policies and regulations and procedures applicable to data confidentiality, security and privacy (specifically NIST 800-53, SAM 5300).
  • Strong knowledge of the organization and operations of the department’s programs and how they relate and support other programs within the department.
  • Ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment with constantly changing priorities.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification a plus.

More details about the role can be found in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is July 18.

Los Angeles County’s Internal Services Department (ISD) is recruiting for a general manager for its Information Technology Service (ITS), a key leadership with responsibilities that include overseeing and providing strategic direction in the delivery of technology and communication services throughout county government.

The GM is responsible for managing the provision of services to a workforce of more than 100,000 employees in more than 37 departments, according to the job posting. The posting notes that ITS “safeguards and supports mission-critical systems, networks and data.” Fourteen county departments are fully hosted (receiving desktop support), 33 departments receive enterprise productivity and collaboration suite support, 24 departments receive identity management support, and 29 departments receive cloud services.

The GM role “requires a strong background in IT systems leadership, with the technical know-how to lead other technology experts and optimize systems,” the posting says. “The GM will be an organizational development expert, lead with a collaborative nature, and be influential and decisive. They will find effective ways of doing business that incorporate today’s best practices and set ISD/ITS up for fast-paced technology advancements for the future. The GM is part of ISD’s executive team and reports to the chief deputy director and oversees approximately 1,500 employees and consultants and a budget of approximately $320 million.”

Key areas of oversight include:
  • Cybersecurity and risk management
  • Identity and access management
  • Broadband and wireless connectivity
  • Cloud services
  • Legacy system modernization
  • Digital government and services

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Public-sector experience at the federal, state, or local level in the capacity of a chief information officer, chief technology officer or its equivalent in a medium to large public- or private-sector organization.
  • A master’s degree in IT/systems, computer science, information, business or public administration, or a closely related field.

The position has an annual salary range of $181,144 to $281,716, and applicants must apply by July 19.
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.