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State Entities Seek Skilled IT Staff

The California State Lottery and the departments of Health Care Services and Technology are recruiting for IT manager and procurement staffers.

State government entities are recruiting skilled staff in a variety of IT positions.

The California State Lottery is seeking a chief enterprise architect, an IT Manager I-level position. The candidate selected will work under the supervision of the Lottery’s chief innovation officer and have responsibilities including “managing, planning, organizing and directing the work of the California State Lottery Enterprise Architecture Office (EAO),” as well as supervision of staff and “architecture resources,” according to the job posting. Generally, the position helps lead “organizational transformation in a way that maximizes enterprise business value” and the “identification and analysis of enterprise business drivers” to help develop “future state strategies, models and enterprise road maps” and detect any deficiencies. Per the position’s duty statement, essential functions include:

  • 35 percent managing the EAO, supervising “multifunctional IT Specialist II staff” and leading the architecture program to develop, maintain and govern architecture across the enterprise.
  • 30 percent managing Lottery’s tech ecosystem, implementing app solutions to business needs and updating and maintaining key deliverables.
  • 20 percent developing and maturing the Enterprise Architecture Assurance process to ensure enterprise architecture and technology standards in implementation; and chairing the Architecture Review Board to deliver project oversight.
The application deadline is July 22, and officials “may consider a Training and Development assignment.” The position has an annual salary range of $96,192 to $128,904.

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is seeking a contract and vendor management branch chief, an IT Manager II position. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the assistant deputy director for the California Medicaid Management Information System (CA-MMIS) Operations Division, which is responsible for administration and management of DHCS’ “Medi-Cal fiscal intermediary contracts for business operations and information technology maintenance and operations, valued at approximately $1.6 billion,” according to the job posting. Vendor management core functions and activities include “regulatory and corporate compliance requirements” and ensuring vendors meet them; vendor product or service strategies, potentials for acquisition or for IT to leave a market. According to the duty statement, job task divisions include:

  • 30 percent directing establishment and management of CA-MMIS; monitoring development tasks to meet division goals; working cooperatively with managers, vendors and others; and making decisions on “complex operational (day-to-day) problems to deliver staff guidance on project management.
  • 30 percent directing “analysis, maintenance and monitoring of the procurement and vendor management plans” and noting schedule and cost performance variances; and directing “the development and oversight process” to create full and accurate documentation and enforce procurement and vendor management policies and standards.
  • 20 percent representing the Contract Vendor Management Branch at executive-level meetings, delivering status reports and briefings to the deputy director, chief deputy director and other stakeholders.
The application deadline is July 20, and the position has an annual salary range of $116,700 to $141,852.

The California Department of Technology is seeking a procurement operations officer, an IT Specialist I position. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the IT Manager II and be an “integral member of the Statewide Technology Procurement’s (STP) Division Services and Operations team,” according to the job posting. He or she will have responsibility for developing and supporting “management of difficult and sensitive business processes and policies” with a “significant impact on the operation” of CDT procurements; and help organize and direct “operational and business services initiatives in support of STP divisional and procurement operations.” According to the duty statement, specific focuses include:

  • 30 percent participating in developing STP policies and procedures to improve “the nondelegated IT and telecom acquisition process,” offering expertise on the procurement process cycle, department needs and data capture information sought by CDT leadership and other state entities; and processing Public Records Act (PRA) requests for “nondelegated IT and telecommunication acquisitions” and retrieving documents, analyzing their appropriateness and transmitting to “division PRA coordinator and legal counsel.”
  • 30 percent “data collection, research, statistical, analytical and reporting activities for STP,” including overseeing collection and analysis of various information and data; serving as consultant to STP managers and staff, CDT and other entities on matters including “data collection/analysis, research, reporting and quality assurance”; and evaluating, identifying and resolving “discrepancies or variables causing discrepancies that affect data trends.”
  • 30 percent facilitating statewide procurement for “difficult and sensitive IT and telecom acquisitions” by developing solicitation documents and bid specs for “competitive and noncompetitive transactions” per state and federal law; conducting activities related to “acquisition of nondelegated IT and telecom goods and services through all phases of the Project Approval Lifecycle (PAL) process”; and providing feedback in all states of that process.
The application deadline is July 28, and the position has an annual salary range of $66,744 to $107,988.
Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Industry Insider — California.