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State Entities Recruiting for CIO, Information Security Officer

The positions are with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

Two state entities are recruiting for key roles — one for a CIO and another for an information security officer.

The Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC), created in 2004 “to drive transformational change across the state’s mental health system,” is recruiting for a chief information officer (IT Manager I). The commission includes representatives of consumers and their families, service providers, law enforcement, educators, employers and elements of state government, including the California Senate and Assembly.

The CIO has “broad authorization for formulating and implementing IT goals, strategies, policies, and practices,” the job posting says. “The CIO oversees the development and implementation of the architecture for the enterprise, ensuring IT strategies support the commission’s strategic plan. The CIO manages, organizes, and directs the IT Services Department staff and contractor activities.”

IT Services includes project management, network and client services, web application development, IT procurement and contracting, IT infrastructure development and support, and security and privacy services, according to the duty statement.

Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • Knowledge and experience with vendor and contract management.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities effectively.
  • Ability to analyze issues, define problems, and develop and recommend effective solutions.
  • Experience leading, managing and evaluating technical teams.
  • Experience in developing Network Operations Center architecture and standards.
  • Experience in adoption and adherence to information technology policies, procedures and standards.

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

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) is seeking an information security officer (IT Manager I) to exercise “overall responsibility for OPR’s security governance” related to critical lines of business, security, privacy requirements and regulations.

“As a member of management, the ISO provides security leadership experience to manage OPR’s cybersecurity and risk management programs to meet confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its assets,” the job posting states.

OPR formulates long-range goals and policies to address land use, climate change, population growth and distribution, urban expansion, infrastructure development, groundwater sustainability and drought response, and resource protection.

Desirable qualifications for the position include:
  • Experience in information security program management and project management principles and techniques.
  • Experience in IT supply chain security and supply chain risk management policies, requirements and procedures.
  • Experience leading and/or managing critical infrastructure systems with information communication technologies that were designed without system security considerations.
  • Knowledge of current industry methods for evaluating, implementing and disseminating IT security assessment, monitoring, detection and remediation tools and procedures utilizing standards-based concepts and capabilities.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and ethics related to cybersecurity and privacy.

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