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State Recruitments Include Agency Information Security Officer, Managers, Architect

Departments with open roles include the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Department of General Services, the California Conservation Corps and the California Department of Public Health.

State departments are recruiting to fill several key positions, including security officer, manager and architect.

The Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) is seeking an agency information security officer (IT Manager II) to “provide oversight and participate in the planning, developing and managing efforts of information security incidents and risk management across the LWDA.”

“You will act as an expert and consultant to the LWDA departments on implementation of laws, policies and standards regarding current information on statewide policies, standards and best practices,” the job posting says. According to the posting and the duty statement, desirable qualifications for this position include:
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a combination of risk management, information security and advanced IT work; five of those years must be in a senior IT security leadership role
  • Comprehensive understanding of California state government including the organization and practices of the executive branch and Legislature and the principles, practices and trends of public administration and the state’s budget cycle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills and the ability to communicate information security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences at various hierarchical levels, ranging from department directors to technical specialists
  • Comprehensive knowledge of common information security management frameworks such as NIST 800-53 and Cybersecurity Framework
  • Professional security management certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), CompTIA Security+ or other similar credentials
This position has a monthly salary range of $10,421 to $12,668, and the application deadline is Nov. 11.

The California Department of General Services (DGS) is seeking a data and analytics manager (IT Manager I) to be “responsible for the management and support of the Data & Analytics Services section, overseeing departmental data and analytics services to all DGS programs, offices, divisions and client agencies.”

Essential functions of the position, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Provides direction, guidance and leadership to supervisors and subordinate staff; plans and coordinates daily activities; and establishes policies, standards and procedures for data and analytics services based on best practices (30 percent)
  • Develops unified vision for data and analytics services at DGS; maintains operational direction in support of the vision by identifying the best solution option using industry knowledge services, academic sources, vendors, state technology forums and work groups and other state departments in order to best align solutions in support of DGS’ diverse business needs (30 percent)
  • Establishes and participates in technology strategic planning by managing the business operations of the section through recommendation, development, implementation and enforcement of policy, standards, processes and procedures, and by providing oversight and planning for the section’s budget and contract management (15 percent)
  • Serves as a stakeholder for data and analytics services in order to make decisions and recommendations regarding the technical architecture of solutions in cooperation with other DGS departments to ensure that solutions operate efficiently and meet business needs (10 percent)
  • Reviews feasibility and technical design documents in order to determine soundness and comprehensiveness of analysis, and pertinence of the platform and solution selected to ensure effective delivery of new solutions for DGS customers (10 percent)
The monthly salary range for this position is $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

The California Conservation Corps is seeking an IT infrastructure and operations manager (IT Manager I) to oversee the planning, organizing and directing of all security, server, network, telecommunication and help desk activities.

“The incumbent is responsible for the implementation, maintenance and operation, and security of the department’s statewide information technology systems,” the job posting says. “In addition to managing the staff and workload of the Infrastructure and Operations Unit, the IT Manager I is involved in the direct technical support activities of the unit. The IT Manager I maintains and applies a working knowledge of desktop and infrastructure systems including security, networking, system administration, cloud computing and software-as-a-service.”

The list of desirable qualifications includes:
  • Experience leading, supervising and training technical staff and communicating with executive management on system updates/changes/resolution
  • Experience designing and implementing enterprise security solutions and supporting voice over IP and a variety of modern LAN and WAN technologies
  • Experience administering the Microsoft Office 365 suite, including Exchange Online, OneDrive and Teams, and supporting cloud-hosted systems and applications
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain a strong working relationship with external partners and internal stakeholders
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current technologies, security vulnerabilities and remote support principles
More details about the role can be found in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is Nov. 15.

The California Department of Public Health is seeking an enterprise business architect (IT Specialist II) to focus on business architecture, business capability modeling and road mapping. According to the job posting, the enterprise business architect will also build expertise on specific business domains relevant to CDPH and build long-term relationships with business program leadership.

“The selected candidate will have opportunities to work with and learn from the state of California’s top architects of various domains, practice modern enterprise architecture functions and have opportunities to grow into a higher level of expertise in fields of his/her own choosing,” the job posting says.

Desirable qualifications, according to the posting and the duty statement, include:
  • Experience in core enterprise architecture competencies in strategy development, organization competencies development, modeling techniques and road map development
  • Experience in various domains of architecture, particularly in business architecture and business capability modeling
  • Experience with architecting, evaluating and the alternative analysis of various enterprise-scale solutions including solutions that work on-premises, PaaS, IaaS or SaaS environments
  • Experience in traditional software development life cycle and DevOps
  • Experience in products or equivalent such as Sparx Systems Architect, Salesforce, MuleSoft, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft PowerPlatform, Databricks, Tableau, Microsoft PowerBI, ServiceNow and Microsoft DevOps
The position has a monthly salary range of $7,893 to $10,894, and the application deadline is Nov. 21.
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.