The departments work in the areas of insurance, purchasing, technology and taxes.
The departments seeking candidates are the Department of Insurance, the Gambling Control Commission and the Franchise Tax Board.
The new executive is a 10-year veteran of the department and has more than 20 years in state service. He was also a consumer of the department’s services for the disabled.
The California Public Utilities Commission and the Franchise Tax Board have opened recruitments for these key IT positions.
“It’s really a marriage made for both of us,” he told Industry Insider — California. “My background was ideal for what Informatica was looking for, and I couldn’t be more excited with the products that they offer.”
Entities with key jobs in recruitment include the California Employment Development Department, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the state Franchise Tax Board, as well as the Los Angeles County Internal Services Department.
In a new invitation for bid, the California Franchise Tax Board wants to hear from IT companies that can assist it with procuring various software subscriptions and application support services.
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.”
New capabilities to find and fix process inefficiencies will extend Pega’s AI-powered decisioning and workflow automation capabilities.
One entity is recruiting for a senior vice president of policy. Other open roles include assistant chief security officer and data architect.
Patrick Dennis, a veteran of state IT leadership, has been deputy director and chief information officer for the California Department of Parks and Recreation since 2018. He oversees technology and IT policy for the department, which has an annual budget of about $900 million.
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.
The California Franchise Tax Board is working with Pegasystems, among other vendors, on part of its Enterprise Data to Revenue project, a key component of a 30-year modernization effort to capture revenue that’s owed to the state.
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?
Data curated by the state Department of General Services shows that agencies as a whole spent more on IT goods and services last November than in any other month since then.
One of the positions is in information security, and the other is in business technology and project management.
Nadean Shavor, who began her career with the state as a programmer in 1996 while in college, has been named CIO for the State Franchise Tax Board.
The state’s chief information security officer, Vitaliy Panych, offers his support for a new state funding model that ensures a better cybersecurity posture in the future.