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State Departments Seek Candidates for Manager Positions

Recruitments are underway at the state departments of Motor Vehicles and Health Care Services, the California Public Utilities Commission and the California State Lottery.

State government departments have key jobs in recruitment, including four with the IT Manager I job classification and a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512.

The Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking “an innovative individual” to serve as Identity Support Group manager and take responsibility for workforce and succession planning, IT budgeting and procurement, and strategic planning.

“Through subordinate staff, the incumbent’s group is responsible for gathering business requirements to design systems, develop technical specifications, program, and test and implement new applications and/or services and enhancements to existing systems,” the job posting says. “The incumbent will serve as a technical manager and contract manager.”

Desirable qualifications for this position include:
  • Proficient managerial or supervisory skills.
  • Experience in effectively planning, organizing, directing, delegating and supervising complex work of a multidisciplinary staff.
  • Experience in project management and SDLC methodologies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize workload to accommodate changing priorities.
  • Ability to analyze information and make decisions in a competent and timely manner.
  • Positive attitude and highly motivated.
  • Experience in managing development teams supporting 24/7 applications that use Java, Salesforce, MuleSoft, Talend, and AWS technologies SaaS-based applications.

Applicants must submit a Statement of Qualifications, which should answer four questions:
  • Describe your experience in managing a team of multidisciplinary IT professionals on a highly visible enterprise software development project.
  • Describe your experience with the design, development, implementation and maintenance and operation of IT projects. What methodologies did you utilize to effectively implement best practices throughout the product life cycle?
  • Describe your experience in providing technical expertise to an enterprise project that modernized business services through technology transformation. What was the project? What was your role? What was the outcome?
  • Describe your experience in assisting with IT training and project presentations to executives, managers, peers and business customers.

More information about the position is available in the duty statement. The application deadline is May 10.

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), part of the California Health and Human Services Agency, is seeking a chief for the Data Quality Planning and Reporting Section. “Duties will include providing data that is timely, accurate, usable, and easily accessible in order to support analyses and decision-making,” the job posting says.

The position is within DHCS’ Health Information Management Division, whose mission is to establish, perform and monitor the management of data throughout its entire life cycle to ensure that it can be used to meet business objectives and drive decision-making.

Responsibilities of the role, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Serve as the point of contact for data quality and oversee DHCS’ data planning and reporting support efforts. Work with programs and data systems to aid in DHCS’ efforts to comply with data standards and data quality.
  • Participate in procurement activities including oversight of statements of work, requirements, minimum qualifications, proposal evaluation, and scoring vendor demonstrations.
  • Consult with DHCS management and expert consultant staff on specific program objectives with respect to data quality planning and reporting to ensure that priorities and schedules remain consistent with management priorities and department policies, aligning with state, federal and national regulations.

The application deadline is May 5.

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is seeking an enterprise infrastructure manager to serve as the section chief over enterprise infrastructure, which oversees the architectural design, build, test, implementation and support for the most complex, diverse and mission-critical enterprise systems and applications.

The PUC regulates privately owned electric, natural gas, telecommunications, water, railroad, rail transit, and passenger transportation companies.

The chief, according to the job posting and duty statement, coordinates with other technical teams in PUC’s IT Services Division, as well as with oversight agencies, vendors and other stakeholders, “to deliver and maintain scalable and highly available solutions” and to provide “supervision and a high level of technical leadership that ensures enterprise services and applications are delivered timely and securely.”

Desirable qualifications for the role include:
  • Five-plus years’ experience performing highly specialized work in a lead or in a progressively responsible supervisory capacity on highly complex or specialized IT systems or services.
  • Ten-plus years of IT experience performing a variety of progressively responsible technical, analytical or supervisory tasks in support of computer systems or services in one or more of the major six domains or a closely related or emerging IT field, preferably in system engineering.
  • Experience in the development of policies, standards, strategic and tactical planning activities in support of your department’s delivery of IT projects, products and services.
  • Experience planning, designing and implementing enterprise-grade solutions, including server infrastructure, IT automation, Active Directory, storage, virtualization, security and cloud-based services.

The application deadline for this position is May 15.

The California State Lottery is seeking a unit manager to take responsibility for planning, organizing and directing the work of the Lottery’s Gaming Vendor Management Unit. The manager, reporting to the department’s chief innovation officer, will be responsible for setting and implementing IT processes and standards; formulating and executing long-range vision and objectives; and aligning, reviewing implementation, and conforming the unit with organizational policies and objectives.

Responsibilities of the role, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Provide strategic direction, guidance, technical expertise, decision-making, mentoring and support to build and supervise high-performing teams.
  • Develop organizational structure and functional roles and responsibilities for gaming vendor management and oversight.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders including IT and business resources to develop best practices for gaming vendor management, gaming services, and technical oversight.
  • Serve as the point of contact for incident management and customer support between external vendor, Lottery management and stakeholders consuming gaming services and solutions.
  • Collaborate with other managers within the IT Services Division, management resources within the division, business partners and vendors to advance the goals and objectives of the Lottery’s IT strategic plan to achieve business value and outcomes.
  • Manage relationships between gaming system vendors and Lottery’s business areas.

The application deadline for this position is May 9.
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.