Agencies are looking for CTO, Senior Cybersecurity Architect

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The State Office of Systems Integration (OSI) is hiring for a chief technology officer (IT manager II) to work in Child Welfare Digital Services, a joint operation of OSI, California Department of Social Services (CDSS), and county and state tribal governments.

The Chief Technology Officer will lead the information technology group for Child Protection Digital Services (CWDS) and is responsible for “the overall technology approach, strategic planning and implementation of the project. CWDS and will ensure alignment with the California Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Technology (CDT), and other key stakeholders,” according to the job posting.

OSI provides project management, oversight, procurement and support services for a multi-billion dollar portfolio of “highly critical projects”, including the delivery of a new comprehensive welfare information system. being of childhood (CCWIS).

The Chief Technology Officer will report to and work closely with the Deputy Director of CWDS “to support CWDS during the development and implementation of CWS-CARES as well as the maintenance and operations of CWS/CMS and CARES- Live,” according to the job posting. and declaration of duty. The Chief Technology Officer will oversee CWDS’ IT portfolio and proposed solutions in the areas of IT platform, security infrastructure, digital services, cloud strategies and policies, and IT project support. of the CWDS.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and be responsible for the technology direction of CWDS with a focus on business results. Know various technologies, architectural styles, design patterns, coding best practices, and development environments and methodologies. Make policy-level decisions about which technologies meet business needs and CWDS performance requirements.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the IT support needs of the CWDS portfolio are met effectively and efficiently. Provide technology guidance and support for project-related work. Develop policies and implement technologies that will optimize the provision of IT systems and services for the CDWS project.
  • Develop operational strategies and adopt technologies to meet project requirements and ensure alignment with oversight agencies, and represent CWDS on state technology forums to ensure program compliance with policy and in state leadership. Develop new policies and procedures in response to changing state technology policy and direction.

This position has a monthly salary range of $10,167 to $12,359 and the application deadline is April 10.

The CDSS is also recruiting for a key position: senior cybersecurity architect (IT Specialist III) within the Enterprise Architecture and Security Branch (EASB).

“We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a passion for information security who is passionate and self-driven and interested in maturing the DCSS information security posture,” the job posting states.

Desirable qualifications for this position include:

  • Information security professional certification, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and IT risk professional certification, such as Certified Information Systems Risk and Compliance Professional (CISRCP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISIS).
  • Working knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, policies and guidelines applicable to the health and human services industry, and the ability to clearly and effectively communicate safety-related concepts to management, staff, customers, suppliers and others.

The responsibilities of the role, according to the Statement of Duty, include:

  • Conceive, design, implement and oversee the overall DCSS security architecture to ensure securely designed systems, applications and solutions. Lead the design and execution of DCSS’s tactical security strategies and cybersecurity operating model.
  • Lead projects and coordinate tasks to ensure appropriate security and privacy controls across on-premises and cloud infrastructure environments to effectively manage IT risks. Assume responsibility for implementation and maintenance activities of IT security solutions, installation of systems, operations, maintenance, repairs and upgrades of IT security devices and infrastructure.
  • Develop and lead the publication of security policies, standards, and controls aligned with state, federal, and DCSS requirements, as well as security industry best practices. Establish IT security policy and IT risk governance models, including security policy admission criteria, alignment with child support oversight agency requirements, prioritization of implementation policy implementation, compliance processes and risk assessment criteria.
  • Develop and document methodologies to assess IT risks in accordance with the IT risk governance framework. Perform security reviews, discover security architecture gaps, and develop a security risk management plan.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375 and the application deadline is April 8.

Denis Noone

Dennis Noone is editor of Techwire. 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 editor of USA Today in Washington, DC He lives in the foothills of Northern California.

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