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California Department of Public Health

Health care and purchasing and procurement are the focuses of the departments seeking to fill vacancies.
The department’s five largest transactions for IT goods during the year’s first and second quarters nearly reached $11 million.
Recruitments are under way by departments dealing with public health, technology and employment.
It’s not an exact foretelling of tech spend but California’s new state budget should empower notable IT work in public health.
Recruitments include unit and section chiefs, principal enterprise architect and solutions development manager.
The new bill is one of several that illustrate how the state may spend money on technology and innovation in coming months.
Candidates are sought for openings in the departments of Human Resources, Employment Development, and Health Care Services, and the Office of Systems Integration.
Veteran technologist and executive John Roussel, who describes himself as an “enterprise change agent,” was promoted this month from chief technology officer and assistant deputy director of the California Department of Public Health.
“As a founder of Innovia Consulting LLC, I am excited to pursue projects directly with the state as well as team with larger consulting firms as a trusted small-business partner,” Scott Cleland told Industry Insider — California. “We are actively working on several proposals and are looking forward to growing our current client base.”
The California Department of Public Health made more than 50 purchases of IT goods last month, including hardware, software and support, and spent in the low six figures on its five top buys.
The California Department of Public Health spent more than $7.5 million in March on its costliest buys of IT goods, which included hardware, software and support.
Departments with significant vacancies include the Department of Health Care Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Transportation, and the Secretary of State’s Office.
The California Department of Public Health’s costliest IT goods purchases in February included expenses for hardware and software, in areas including threat prevention and deception.
The department oversees the licensing, inspection and regulation of cannabis in the state. It was created through a merger of the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division and the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch.
The California Department of Public Health spent millions on IT services in January, much of it for maintenance and slight updates to an online enrollment system.
Six key state departments are seeking managers and specialists for oversight roles. Three of these are branch chief recruitments within one department.
“I just think this is a tragically sad, but beautiful, case study of how tech with great promise doesn’t meet its potential to really do lots of good,” said Richard Carpiano, a sociology and public health professor at the University of California, Riverside.
To make critical information readily available to residents so they can make informed decisions about COVID-19, San Bernardino County’s Dashboard Hub collates and visualizes data as conditions change over time.
“In just over six months, more than 20 percent of the vaccinated population in California have downloaded a digital vaccine record,” writes Rick Klau, the state’s chief technology innovation officer.
The California Department of Public Health spent millions on IT goods in 2021, including purchases of servers and software products.
The position “has full management responsibility for a large, complex, multidisciplined organization and oversees an annual IT budget of approximately $70 million and the large IT Project Portfolio.”
The future of remote state work is taking shape as departments hammer out permanent policies and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration negotiates with unions. But how much will workers be monitored at home?
The California Department of Public Health spent millions on IT goods and services last month, including volume purchases of electronic signature and software products.
State technologists built many new tools in response to the pandemic, often on a tight timeline. Despite some early glitches, experts told CalMatters the state did an overall positive job given the circumstances.
Candidates are sought by the California Employment Development Department, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the California Department of Public Health, the state Department of Justice and the California Department of Technology.
Entities with IT jobs in recruitment include the California Department of Technology, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Employment Development Department, the California Department of Public Health and the Office of Systems Integration.
The Best of California Awards during the California Virtual Digital Government Summit acknowledged high-achieving state IT officials and significant recent IT projects.
State entities dealing with technology and public health are accepting applications for these executive- and senior-level positions.
“I got a text right away with the link to my record. I clicked on it, entered the PIN I had chosen and got my record, just as easily as it had worked for my mom and roommates the first time around. All the information on the record was correct.”
The deputy director will serve as the primary policy adviser on IT-related strategic planning, as well as development and implementation of the department’s technology platforms, applications, systems, operations, support services, enterprise architecture and infrastructure.
Departments with noteworthy tech openings include the departments of Technology, Public Health and Social Services.
Most of the California Department of Public Health’s five most expensive purchases of IT goods through June went to two vendors, accounting for nearly half the cost of those expenditures.
The departments with open recruitments include the California Department of Technology, the State Controller’s Office, the California Department of Public Health and the Department of Health Care Services.
Already, the state has received nearly 70,000 troubleshooting forms submitted online by residents looking to correct or complete their information, according to the California Department of Public Health.