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Systems Integration Office, DMV Recruiting for Leadership Roles

Both positions call for the ability to manage a team and to demonstrate a variety of technical and professional skills.

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Two state entities — the Office of Systems Integration (OSI) and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) — are recruiting for leadership roles.

OSI is seeking a chief (IT Manager I) for the Operational Readiness Unit to manage and oversee functions of operational readiness including communication, planning, management and support activities as the state works to implement solutions for the California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment, and Retention System (CalHEERS). The automated system supports eligibility, enrollment, and retention functions for the California Health Benefit Exchange (also known as Covered California), Medi-Cal, and Healthy Families.

“The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the CalHEERS system integrator implementation efforts and provides general leadership and supervision to the CalHEERS Operational Readiness Unit, consisting of state IT staff and consultants,” the job posting says. “Duties may include access to information systems containing protected enrollee information, including federal tax information, protected health information, and personally identifying information.”

Desirable qualifications for the role, according to the posting and the duty statement, include:
  • Knowledge of state security requirements and how those requirements are addressed within IT infrastructure;
  • Training, mentoring, establishing processes and procedures, and leading technical teams;
  • Project management methodologies in support of IT projects;
  • Formal governance and change control processes.

Candidates should have the following skills and knowledge:
  • Perform cost and time estimations using structured methodologies;
  • Plan, budget, communicate, initiate, manage and oversee the technical team’s work;
  • Ability to lead and direct team members, review their work and ensure best practices and standards are followed;
  • Identify team performance issues, provide necessary mentoring and coaching, and address if issues cannot be resolved;
  • Maintain effectiveness in varying responsibilities and changing priorities within a fast-paced environment;
  • Communicate effectively internally with other section chiefs and externally with customers and control agencies.

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

DMV is seeking a manager (IT Manager I) for Server and Active Directory Messaging to manage and lead all DMV server, storage, virtualization, COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) application and cloud technologies, and to manage IT professionals, according to the job posting.

“The incumbent will have leadership responsibility overseeing the operation of several mission-critical systems involving multi-cloud subscriptions and on-premise services,” the posting says. “The incumbent will act as a technical project manager on other IT initiatives including the server refresh, new application deployment, and integration with other DMV systems.

“The incumbent’s responsibilities also span multiple technological disciplines involving different technical hybrid and/or multi-cloud architectures and technology project management,” the posting and duty statement say. “The incumbent will provide strategic direction and oversight for the design, development, operation and support of IT systems including software engineering, operations and support. The incumbent should be competent in VMWare, Windows Server, Active Directory, Group Policy Management, EMC SAN, EMC Isilon, Brocade Switches, Rubrik Backup, Office 365 administration, and AWS cloud infrastructure.”

The incumbent must “demonstrate leadership experience in managing highly technical groups, contract management, project management, budgeting, human resources and customer relations,” the duty statement says.

More details about the position are available in the duty statement. The position is eligible for telework, but applicants must live in California. The monthly salary range for this role is $8,591 to $11,512, and the application deadline is May 11.
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.