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State Job Recruitments Focused on Leadership, Tech Expertise

Positions at three essential state entities related to health care and criminal justice include a senior network cloud engineer, a full-stack software developer and an IT manager.

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State government departments are recruiting for a variety of positions involving leadership as well as technical expertise.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is seeking an IT Manager I to assume overall responsibility for the ongoing operations of the SAP enterprise resource planning solution for the Business Information System (BIS) Program, including the UKG Workforce Telestaff system.

“The ITM I provides leadership, guidance and direction to the BIS Program,” the job posting notes. “The ITM I has extensive knowledge of technology concepts, practices and methods including the phases of business analysis and software development life cycles. The program currently includes technical solutions and support for the business functions of finance, human capital management, supply chain, employee health and a myriad of other subfunctions, as well as management and support in the entire technical system, application, data, interfaces and platform infrastructure. The position is also responsible for the administrative side of the BIS program, including budgeting, accounting, portfolio and project management, procurement, contract/vendor management, staff development, policy, and compliance.”

More information is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Aug. 18.

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is recruiting for a senior network cloud engineer (IT Specialist II) to exercise leadership and master-level expertise in managing, supporting and administering complex network and cloud enterprise infrastructure, working in the domains of system engineering, information security and IT project management.

The engineer is responsible for enterprise network services operations including firewalls, core, distribution and access switches, Wi-Fi, network access control (NAC), network monitoring tools, intrusion detection and prevention systems, virtual private networks (VPN), client VPN, network security systems and cabling, the job posting says. “The ITS II performs in a lead capacity on complex network infrastructure projects, network feasibility studies, procurements, design and implementations. The ITS II is responsible for system engineering, architecture, design, configuration and administration of all network and cloud infrastructure for DHCS. The ITS II provides networking expertise to technical staff and consultants who manage, support, maintain, secure and optimize the DHCS network and cloud infrastructure,” which includes on-premises network, Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud hosting, Microsoft Azure cloud services, public cloud infrastructure and software-as-a-service (SaaS) architecture.

The ITS II also provides policy recommendations to DHCS management regarding network architecture modifications and enhancements that will optimize functionality, availability, security and cost efficiency, according to the posting and the duty statement. “The ITS II leads and manages large-scale and highly complex infrastructure projects, feasibility studies, procurements, designs and improvements to optimize the architecture and security of the DHCS network infrastructure,” the posting says. “The ITS II provides oversight and technical expertise to other technicians in identifying, isolating, troubleshooting and resolving the most complex technical issues.”

The position has a monthly salary range of $7,700 to $10,318, and the application deadline is Aug. 25.

The California Highway Patrol is seeking a full-stack software developer (IT Specialist I) with a high level of expertise in analyzing technical requirements to design software architecture and write custom software code using methodologies such as Microsoft ASP.NET, C#, Structure Query Language (SQL) and Model-View-Controller framework, in addition to other tools as relevant to CHP’s Software Development Group.

The developer “is required to have a working knowledge of server, networking and other hosting environments,” the job posting says. “Together with the project team, the (developer) will interface with business analysts, testers, end users and management to design, code, test and deploy systems across a variety of platforms.”

Desirable qualifications include experience analyzing business requirements, writing unit tests and utilizing principles of user interface/experience. Applicants “must have demonstrable experience of delivering results in a fast-moving agile software development framework, while incorporating continuous integration and continuous delivery models,” the posting says. More details are available in the duty statement.

The position has a monthly salary range of $5,815 to $9,408, and the application deadline is Aug. 16.
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