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Treasurer, DMV Recruiting for Key IT Specialty Roles

The State Treasurer’s Office is seeking to hire a chief information security officer, and the Department of Motor Vehicles needs a senior data analyst for its Digital eXperience Platform.

Two key technology positions in state government are in recruitment — one in cybersecurity, the other in data analysis.

The State Treasurer’s Office (STO) is seeking a chief information security officer (IT Manager I) to oversee its cybersecurity strategy and ensure the protection of sensitive data and information systems.

The role, according to the job posting, “includes managing security policies, implementing safeguards, conducting risk assessments, responding to security incidents and staying updated on emerging threats and security technologies to maintain a robust cybersecurity posture.” Services offered by STO’s cybersecurity section include “threat detection and analysis, vulnerability assessments, security policy development and enforcement, incident response and recovery, employee training and awareness programs, security technology deployment and management, technology recovery planning and continuous monitoring to identify and mitigate cybersecurity risks, ultimately ensuring the organization's resilience against cyber threats.”

Candidates should have a high degree of experience and knowledge in the practices, principles and techniques of cybersecurity operations, implementation and security incident response, as well as demonstrated experience in collaboratively implementing IT security best practices. Other desirable qualifications include:
  • Technical expertise: Extensive knowledge and experience with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SP 800, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS), NIST Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF) and hands-on experience using security tools (such as Sentinel, Tenable, Cortex XDR, etc.) for SIEM, threat hunting, security reporting, etc.
  • Possess one or more of the following: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO).
  • Strategic thinking: The successful candidate should be able to think strategically, plan for the future and guide the team toward the long-term goals of the organization.
  • Continuous learning: Information security threats and technologies are evolving rapidly, and a successful candidate must have a mindset of continuous learning and a willingness to adapt to changing technologies and trends.
More details about the role are available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $8,591 to $11,512, and the recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is seeking a senior data analyst (IT Specialist III) to “be responsible for enhancing the quality, reliability and access of DMV data” and to act “as a gatekeeper for project data.” The incumbent will be instrumental in interpreting and presenting data to stakeholders, who will use it to make strategic business decisions.

The position is in DMV’s Information Systems Division (ISD), which serves the Digital eXperience Platform (DXP) project in the Modernization Project Branch.

“The incumbent will be responsible for creating value from the DXP efforts’ data assets and from the larger DMV data ecosystem, including the development and implementation of comprehensive tools and strategies that allow raw data to be transformed into business insights that can be used for DMV decision-making and strategic planning,” the job posting says. “The incumbent acts as lead over junior-level staff and will be involved in the more complex data analysis efforts. Additionally, the incumbent identifies and interprets trends or patterns in data, analyzes results using statistical techniques and provides ongoing reports.”

Desirable qualifications, according to the posting and duty statement, include:
  • Experience in complex data analysis projects and demonstrated data analytic skills.
  • Experience in software development life cycle, agile and waterfall methodologies.
  • Ability to organize workload to accommodate changing priorities and manage multiple assignments concurrently.
  • Experience in working on large California state government IT projects.
The position has a monthly salary range of $8,700 to $11,659, and the application deadline is Nov. 20.
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.