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State Departments Seeking Managers, Enterprise Architect

Recruitments are being conducted by the Employment Development Department, the California Department of Technology, the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Child Support Services and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.

Key state agencies are seeking candidates for a variety of leadership, specialty and management roles.

The Employment Development Department is recruiting for a technical manager (IT Manager II) to oversee the architecture team in the EDDNext Transformation Office, supporting the planning, design and delivery of solutions under the EDDNext Project.

EDDNext is a multiyear modernization in which EDD is “updating everything, including online applications, call centers, the claims process, and policies, procedures and forms.”

The manager, according to the job posting and duty statement, “will supervise a team of EDD architects responsible for ensuring that EDDNext solutions align with the Department’s modernization goals and objectives. The IT Manager II will also direct vendor staff responsible for developing a strategy and incremental delivery model for EDDNext solutions including the new Integrated Claims Management System.”

The position has a monthly salary range of $10,421 to $12,668, and the application deadline is Sept. 30.

The California Department of Technology (CDT) is seeking an IT Manager I to help create the state’s IT strategy and manage a portfolio of existing and new projects and to oversee “the most technically advanced and high-risk IT efforts to enhance IT project implementation success.”

According to the job posting and duty statement, the manager “will be involved in sensitive projects and efforts with department and agency level executives, the Legislature, the Legislative Analyst’s Office and other control agencies including the Department of Finance, the Department of General Services, the California Department of Human Resources and the State Personnel Board.”

Desirable qualifications include:
  • Possession of a PMP certification or other formal project management certification
  • Direct experience leading IT projects, either in a project manager or director role or in a key role on large projects
  • Extensive knowledge of state government’s IT policies, processes, practices and direction
  • A strong understanding of project management methodologies and experience in all aspects of project delivery including concept, initiation, planning, execution, closing, maintenance and operations

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Oct. 16.

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is seeking a Fraud Prevention Program manager (IT Manager I) to guide and support others through fraud prevention, mitigation and investigation activities and functions.

“This would involve sharing your expertise, providing training and ensuring that everyone involved in the process understands their roles and responsibilities,” according to the job posting. The manager will “play a key role in designing and implementing these programs.”

The manager will work under the chief information officer for CalPERS, the nation’s largest public pension system, to implement and coordinate fraud prevention, mitigation and investigation activities and functions. This entails identifying high-risk transactions and emerging threats; researching and resolving suspicious activities; performing investigations; implementing appropriate controls; and recovering funds.

Essential functions of the role, according to the duty statement, include:
  • Maintain the overall health of the organization’s fraud prevention program by identifying and mitigating operational and transactional risks by developing and monitoring risk-based programs based on organizational risk appetite (40 percent).
  • Manage and coordinate fraud prevention, mitigation and investigation activities and functions; and resolve suspicious activities, perform investigations, implement appropriate controls and recover funds (30 percent).
  • Ensure adherence to regulatory, organizational and team service-level agreements (30 percent).

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Oct. 12.

The Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is seeking a principal enterprise and technical architect (IT Specialist III) to manage and improve the department’s architecture in on-premises and in-cloud environments.

The architect “provides strategic and technical leadership and mastery-level expertise to lead most complex projects to remediate business problems” in the Enterprise Architecture and Security Branch within the Technology Services Division, according to the job posting.

Functions of the position include enterprise architecture (35 percent), technical architecture (30 percent), communication and project management engagement (20 percent), and system and solution support (10 percent), according to the duty statement.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,700 to $11,659, and the application deadline is Oct. 5.

The California Highway Patrol is seeking an IT Manager I to direct the department’s Software Development Group, which has responsibility for several high-profile and mission-critical projects and systems. The duties of this position fall under the four domains: Business Technology Management, IT Project Management, Client Services, and Software Engineering.

“The incumbent is responsible for initiating new technology projects, including scheduling project phases, allocating resources, tracking project statuses, planning and conducting meetings between users and development staff, conducting staff meetings, preparing management reports and presentations, and preparing project documentation,” the job posting says.

Duties include overseeing software specifications; analyzing data and situations, identifying problems and developing solutions; applying creativity in the design and development of methods of processing information with IT systems; establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships; working under pressure; and coordinating the activities of technical personnel.

More details about the role 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 Oct. 1.
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.