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Chief Information Officer

Company: State of California
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Chief Information Officer
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER II Final Filing Date: 4/19/2021 Application Methods: Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account) By Mail Drop-off Effective July 1, 2020, State employees are subject to a 9.23% salary reduction in exchange for up to 16 hours per month of the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020).
Per CCR 249.3, this job control may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated individual looking for a diverse, challenging, and rewarding position in a highly challenging team-oriented environment? The Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) is seeking a conscientious professional to serve as the IT Operation Manager/Chief Information Officer (CIO). The IT Operation Manager/CIO must have broad experience in IT activities and operations, to include application/systems development and support, IT project management and related CDT processes and oversight, statewide infrastructure operations, IT security and privacy, service desk operations, telecommunications, IT asset management, IT procurement, contracting, and budgetting, and process and staff management, development, and improvement.

Under general direction of the Agency Information Office, the incumbent provides day-to-day supervision, leadership, mentoring, and oversight over all CDFA IT Sections, which includes Applications Development Services Section, Customer Support and services Section, Information Security and Infrastructure Operations Section, the Technology Governance Section, and the Enterprise Architecture Section. Critical to this position, the incumbent must have a broad and deep background and experience in working in all IT domains. An additional key component of this position is that the incumbent must be able to establish relationships with all subordinate managers and supervisors and be highly skilled at building management team relationships between the managers and supervisors; CalHR principles for staff management is a must. The incumbent will have leadership and decision-making authority on IT activities impacting the CDFA statewide as well as the standards and guidelines that affect IT processes within the Department throughout the State. The incumbent will be working across all IT Classification domains.
Candidates may perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement . Working Conditions The duties of this position are primarily conducted indoors in an office environment. The incumbent will have a workstation with modular furniture, an adjustable rolling chair, a computer with various software programs, a telephone with voicemail, and stationary filing drawers and bins. The position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time and operate a personal computer utilizing a mouse and keyboard.

The incumbent must be able to give presentations, participate at meetings, and interact with other staff. They must also be able to: push buttons on a keyboard, calculator, photocopy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone; grasp papers, small objects, and manuals; access upper and lower files and cabinets; and exert up to 15 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently in order to move or position objects.

Travel to various CDFA facilities and sites throughout the state as needed using various means of transportation systems; overnight stays, and weekend and off-shift work may be required.

Regular or recurring telework may occur as part of the incumbent's ongoing regular schedule in accordance with CDFAs Telework Policy. Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER II The Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) is responsible for the oversight and management of all information technology and telecommunications activities including, but not limited to, information technology, information security, and telecommunications personnel, contractors, systems, assets, projects, purchases, and contracts. OITS is tasked with ensuring compliance with state information technology policy and conformance to state information technology and telecommunications policy and enterprise architecture. The range of services that OITS provides encompasses the areas of Technology Governance, Application Development Services, Customer Support and Services, IT Infrastructure Operations, Enterprise Architecture, Procurement, and Information Security. OITS provides IT services to over 2,000 employees in eight major program areas as well as executive and administrative staff distributed over 100 locations throughout the state. Special Requirements A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is REQUIRED. Your response must be no longer than three pages, single-spaced, and not less than 12-point font. Resumes and cover letters do not take the place of the SOQ.

    A Statement of Qualifications is a narrative discussion of how your education, training, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities meet the minimum qualifications for this position. The SOQ must be numbered and completed in the exact order of the following criteria. Note: if the SOQ is not completed as described, your application may result in disqualification due to a low evaluation score.

    1. Describe your Information Technology management, education, and experience that has prepared you to lead, guide, mentor, and provide supervisorial oversight of an IT organization responsible for providing mission critical services statewide.

    2. Describe your work experience with applications development, state project approval and project management, state information security, statewide infrastructure oversight and management, service desk operations, and procurement, contracting, and budgeting.

    3. Describe your work experience and knowledge of staff and team development, especially at the management and supervisory levels and how you established trust relationships and fostered cooperation and support between the managers and supervisors.

    4. Describe your approach to establishing, building, and maintaining a customer service perspective with managers and supervisors for the delivery of all IT products and services and how you embraced customer input, concerns, and opinions on the activities that IT was planning to implement.

    5. Describe your experience in communicating, resolving issues, and building trusted personal relationships with CDT, DOF, LAO, and the legislature. Application Instructions Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application. Final Filing Date: 4/19/2021 Who May Apply Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s). How To Apply Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:
    Address for Mailing Application PackagesYou may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to: Department of Food & Agriculture Attn: Human Resources Branch JC-245678 1220 N Street, Room 242 Sacramento , CA 95814 Address for Drop-Off Application PackagesYou may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at: Department of Food & Agriculture Human Resources Branch JC-245678 1220 N Street, Room 242 Sacramento , CA 95814 ELECTRONIC APPLICATION IS PREFERRED. All mail or drop-off applications must include JC-245678 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Required Application Package Documents The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    • Statement of Qualifications - A completed Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted with your State Application to be considered. The SOQ must follow the specifics as stated in the "Special Requirements" section. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting. Desirable Qualifications In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate: In addition to evaluating each candidates relative ability, as demonstrated by quality, breadth, and depth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluation and scoring of each candidate:

      Knowledge of:

      - Project management and CDT requirements for project management, and the PAL process, including FAWs, market research, and all Stage Gate processes and requirements;

      - Information security and balancing state information security with customer service and interactions;

      - IT procurement, contracting, and delegated authority requirements to ensure alignment with DGS/PD, CDT/STPD, the SCM, and PCC;

      - Budgeting, BCP development, DOF reporting, interfacing with DOF, CDT, and LAO on proposals;

      - Day-to-day applications development activities and maintenance support for legacy applications;

      - Day-to-day infrastructure activities to include and not limited to servers, networks, storage, firewalls, authentication, and cloud;

      - Customer service delivery, from the aspect of working with statewide customers to deliver quality products and services;

      - Management and supervisory team development, trust building, cooperation, and support activities;

      - Interfacing with CDT, DOF, LAO, DGS, legislature and how to develop a trusting, open, and honest relationship with them all;

      Ability to:

      - Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and ability to deal with difficult people;

      - Develop clear, accurate, and concise reports, correspondence, issue papers, memorandums, and other types of written communication to document requirements, status, concerns, and decisions;

      - Communicate effectively with business and technical personnel with various levels of IT knowledge General State Employment Benefits and ProtectionsClick here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees. Contact Information The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process. Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office. EEO Contact:
      EEO Officer
      (916) 654-1005 California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice)TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device. Hard Copy Applications If you are dropping off or mailing in your application, please use the Examination/Employment Application, STD 678 Revised 7/2019 version. Additional Information Please do not include any confidential information such as social security number, marital status, ethnicity, age, salary or disability information on any of the documentation uploaded with your online application.

      If the classification you are applying for has an education requirement, transcripts will be required to verify you meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. Please be sure to redact any confidential information before uploading your transcripts.

      Upon hire you may be required to provide official sealed transcripts or an original degree or certificate.

      Applicants with foreign degrees may be asked to provide an official foreign transcript evaluation which indicates course work is equivalent to a degree from an accredited U.S. College or University.

      This position may require a medical clearance.

      Alternate Classifications and Training and Development assignments may be considered. Equal Opportunity Employer The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants. System Maintenance - CalCareers: Online examinations will be offline for maintenance between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

      We apologize for any inconvenience.

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