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State Emergency Medical Services Authority Recruiting for CIO

Responsibilities of the position include overseeing all phases of the application development life cycle; developing and implementing programming activities; and developing metrics to measure the success of technological projects and processes.

The state Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), one of more than a dozen departments within the California Health and Human Services Agency, is recruiting for a chief information officer.

The CIO will report to EMSA’s chief deputy director and will be responsible for strategic planning, IT policy development, information security, goal setting, management, ongoing support, operation and enhancement of EMSA’s IT system. “The CIO implements departmental, California Health and Human Services Agency, and statewide IT and security policies and procedures throughout the department to ensure EMSA’s compliance with security requirements,” the job posting says.

Essential functions of the position, according to the duty statement, include:
  • Manage all EMSA IT activities by planning, assigning, reviewing and supervising the workload of staff in order to direct IT functions; enterprise and data architecture; software development and release; and governance.
  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of technological projects for EMSA by collaborating with internal and external stakeholders. Oversee all phases of the application development life cycle; develop and implement programming activities; and develop metrics to measure the success of technological projects and processes.
  • Develop and implement IT policies and procedures by researching emerging technologies and their applications to business processes for current standards, trends, best practices and risk management processes in the IT industry. Stay up-to-date on laws, legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure the protection of the system’s IT assets and integrity.

The EMSA CIO role has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is June 8.

EMSA’s former CIO, Keson Khieu, left that role in October after more than three years, and he’s now chief of the Business Intelligence unit for the state Department of Health Care Services. Khieu was featured in an Industry Insider California “One-on-One” interview in October 2020.
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.