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State Departments Recruiting for Specialty Tech Positions

The roles that need to be filled are chief technology officer, strategy and product manager, and procurement and contract manager.

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Departments in state government are recruiting for specialty positions, including chief technology officer, strategy and product manager, and procurement and contract manager.

The Employment Development Department is seeking a manager (IT Manager II) to oversee the Enterprise Strategies and Project Management Office, “a highly visible role with routine exposure to senior executives and managers to influence decision-making and drive progress on strategic initiatives,” according to the job posting. “This position is ideal for those that are collaborative thought leaders with experience managing complex initiatives and driving organizational change.”

Duties of the position include:
  • Provide oversight of the Portfolio Management and Oversight Group, the Project Delivery Group, and the Enterprise Architecture Office.
  • Build relationships across all leadership levels to promote collaboration and transparent communication resulting in successful enterprise strategies and project deliveries.
  • Oversee and manage department and statewide enterprise project portfolios from initiation to implementation: includes direction and guidance over project intake, planning, scheduling, oversight, and governance phases.
  • Leverage project management standards and best practices for waterfall, agile and hybrid projects, and demonstrate the ability to mature operations supporting IT initiatives for various types of customers.
  • Oversee and manage the Enterprise Architecture efforts in support of the department’s mission-critical, high-profile projects in one of the most complex technical environments.

More information can be found in the duty statement. The job has a monthly salary range of $10,421 to $12,668, and the application deadline is June 16.

The California Student Aid Commission is recruiting for a chief technology officer (IT Manager I) to serve as the Operations Branch chief. The CTO is a hands-on technology professional responsible for the direction, oversight, and operation of the commission’s operations services.

“The incumbent must have a working knowledge of project management best practices and methodologies as well as project management experience,” the job posting notes. “Experience includes the management of projects, supporting process development and management, estimation techniques, requirements management, system/applications/software analysis and design, testing and implementation. The incumbent supervises technical staff at the senior, staff, and associate specialist levels.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • You approach IT solutions from a security-first perspective.
  • You have experience with cloud services, Office365, JIRA, GitHub, SharePoint and ServiceNow.
  • You have experience with enterprise service support (help desk).
  • You have knowledge of server administration.
  • You have experience with managing contracts and vendors.
  • You have experience in infrastructure support and network management.
  • You have a basic understanding and experience with project management.
  • You have knowledge and experience in process development.

More information about the role is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is June 15.

The California Department of Justice is seeking a procurement and solution contract manager (IT Manager I) for the Firearms IT Systems Modernization (FITSM) project.

The manager “will be responsible to lead the FITSM project team on the planning and implementation of activities required to develop the solution procurement statement of work, requirements deliverables, procurement templates, evaluation methodology and criteria, evaluation team and schedule,” the job posting says. The manager “will develop and implement contract management processes and tools that will support effective management of the various components within the awarded contract.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Thorough understanding of principles, practices, and trends related to non-delegated IT and telecom acquisitions.
  • Thorough understanding of and experience with various IT and telecom project procurement methodologies and fundamentals.
  • Thorough knowledge of business/systems analysis and requirements development best practices and methodologies.
  • Thorough knowledge of project, contract, and vendor management methodologies and best practices.
  • Extensive experience with state-level policies and procedures relating to the acquisition of statewide IT and telecom goods and services.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and beneficial relationships with all levels of government, control agencies, Legislature, key customers, stakeholders, internal staff, and vendors/suppliers.

More information about the role, including special requirements for applicants, 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 June 30.
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.