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State, Municipal Entities Recruiting for Tech Leadership, Expertise

The state Franchise Tax Board is seeking an assistant bureau director; the California Workforce Development Board is seeking a business intelligence developer; and San Francisco Digital Services is recruiting for a technical director to lead the engineering team.

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Two state government departments and the city/county of San Francisco are recruiting for technology-related positions requiring leadership and technical expertise.

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB), the entity that collects state personal income tax and corporate income tax, is seeking an assistant bureau director (IT manager II) to serve as a senior leader of FTB’s Technology Services Division. The board is seeking “a leader who is an effective communicator, is skilled at leading change, and builds strong and cohesive teams,” according to the job posting.

Serving as the Quality Assurance assistant bureau director in the Technology Services Division, the incumbent will hold a senior management role and will advise the bureau director on enterprise-wide IT direction and policies; establish and fulfill strategic plans and goals; formulate and implement long-range bureau objectives; and review implementation and conformance of IT programs with organizational policies and objectives. The assistant director works in multiple IT domains including software engineering, IT project management and information security.

More details about the position are available in the duty statement. The job has a monthly salary range of $10,167 to $12,359.

The California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) is seeking a business intelligence developer (IT specialist II) to be responsible for all aspects of data analysis, database design, coding, testing and implementing the database processes on the AWS Cloud.

CWDB is “the governor’s agent for the development, oversight, and continuous improvement of the state’s workforce investment system and the alignment of the education and workforce investment systems.”

The duties of the position, according to the job posting, include “gathering data requirements and creating data specifications for extraction, transformation and loading of the data throughout the Software Development Life Cycle.” In addition, the developer works on technological solutions that are essential for all database applications in Data Management and Administration (DMA).

According to the duty statement, “the incumbent employs initiative and resourcefulness in researching and developing interactive dashboards using Tableau software, importing of data using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), developing static and dynamic reports using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), deploying the code to the cloud infrastructure, and is well-versed with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.”

The three main functions of this position are to oversee business intelligence development, database engineering and technology management, and database monitoring, maintenance and management.

The position has a monthly salary range of $7,700 to $10,318, and the application deadline is March 31.

The San Francisco Digital Services division is recruiting for a technical director to lead the engineering team, which the job posting describes as “a crucial role that needs an experienced technologist with a passion for better public services.”

“DataSF, the city’s strategic data team, has recently moved into Digital Services, and this gives an opportunity to bring the city’s data practices closer to its digital services,” the posting explains. “The vision is to create a seamless data life cycle between transactions, data aggregation, reporting, and decision-making. … From defining the technical stack to setting citywide technical standards, you will be a huge influence on the technical direction the city takes when developing digital services.”

Desirable qualifications for this position include:
  • Experience communicating and working with engineering and product teams.
  • Experience in decommissioning legacy systems in line with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Experience with developing software products within or for government use.
  • Experience managing engineers across multiple projects.
  • Experience with iterative, user-centered product development.
  • Experience as part of cross-disciplinary teams.

“Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience,” the posting notes. “Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the agency will be invited to participate in the selection process.”

The recruitment will continue through at least April 4. The annual salary range for this position is $144,352 to $184,184.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.