Job Posting: Enterprise Architect

Department of Business Oversight

Enterprise Architect

$7,014.00 - $9,399.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 1/24/2020

Job Description and Duties

The Department of Business Oversight is recruiting for one permanent, full-time Information Technology Specialist II position in the Information Technology Unit. Position to be located in the Sacramento office. This recruitment may be used to fill subsequent vacancies of these positions in DBO within the next 180 days. 

Under the general direction of the Information Technology Manager I (Chief Enterprise Architect), the Information Technology Specialist II (Enterprise Architect) is responsible for developing, maintaining, and evolving the enterprise architecture, which comprises business, data/information, technical, and solution architecture viewpoints, for the Department of Business Oversight (DBO). The duties for this position are focused in the Business Technology Management and Software Engineering domains; however, work may be assigned in other domains as needed.

Enterprise Architecture Project Assurance
• Develops, maintains, and matures the EA Assurance Processes.
• Lead analyst for architectural aspects of development, design and production of projects, initiatives and work efforts to ensure they align with enterprise architecture policies, principles, standards, frameworks, reference architectures, and requirements.
• Develops business and architectural models, drawings or other visual aids with enough specificity and detail needed to make decisions and guide implementation teams.
• Defines and designs business capabilities, functions, processes, and organizational structures.
• Performs technical assessments and assists in the development and review of Project Approval Lifecycle (PAL) documentation and other IT business and technical documentation.
• Works in conjunction with business to develop solutions that adhere to modular development and enterprise service model. This includes doing product research, demos, and analysis with the DBO program areas.
• Performs as the lead architect in the assessment of a project’s architecture feasibility, as well as implementation benefits and risks to ensure DBO’s target architecture maturity.
• Maintains knowledge of all the different aspects of enterprise solutions and a robust knowledge of the department’s Business Processes, Current State (As-Is) and Future State (To-Be) architectures.

Enterprise Architecture Service Maturity
• Works with the EA chief to develop and mature the department’s Enterprise Architecture unit.
• Performs the most complex analyses, documentation and resolution of enterprise level business issues, processes, mandates and requirements to resolve enterprise service issues.
• Facilitates the alignment and adoption of DBO’s EA unit and principles.
• Communicates EA principles and works with executives, project members, development staff and stakeholders.
• Maintains professional relationships with business partners to identify and access IT business needs.

Supports Enterprise Architecture Unit
• Promotes the growth and maturity of the EAU program to deliver business value and insure program stainability.
• Participates in Department, Agency and State workgroups, communities of interest and governance bodies to help advance architecture principles, standards and frameworks.
• Maintains knowledge of the State’s direction in project development and Enterprise Architecture.
• Maintains expert knowledge of industry best practices and trends for emerging technologies, IT application development methodologies, programming languages and infrastructures.

Working Conditions

The Sacramento office is currently located in a convenient midtown location within walking distance to light rail, restaurants, Capitol Park, and the Golden 1 Center. DBO anticipates moving their Sacramento office to the north Natomas area within the next 5 months. 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Enterprise Architect
$7,014.00 - $9,399.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) protects consumers and oversees financial service providers and products. The DBO supervises the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions and money transmitters. Additionally, the DBO licenses and regulates a variety of financial service providers, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers, payday lenders and other consumer finance lenders. The DBO offers benefit packages, competitive salary, a robust training program and opportunities for advancement.  

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Application (Std. 678) must be completed in detail to demonstrate the quality and breadth of work experience necessary to meet the minimum qualifications for this classification. Failure to complete the Std. 678 in its entirety may result in disqualification,  (i.e., Resume does not replace and cannot be substituted for the duties performed section of the Employment History portion of the application). 

If education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications, please submit a copy of your transcripts/degree. Foreign Degrees must provide Degree Evaluation to verify U.S. equivalency.

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: 1/24/2020

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 Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Business Oversight
Attn: Julie Nickles
Human Resources Office
1515 K Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Julie Nickles
Human Resources Office
1515 K Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
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 Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a required document for this job posting. See the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION section below for details regarding your SOQ response. Resumes and cover letters do not take the place of the SOQ. 
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:
• 3 years’ experience as an Enterprise Architect
• Experience developing and implementing Enterprise Architecture Framework
• Experience performing technical product reviews to assess and recommend alternative IT solutions
• 3 years’ experience developing Enterprise Architecture models, diagrams, and visuals
• Experience developing IT policies and procedures
• Experience with Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
• 2 years’ experience in Stakeholder Management
• 2 years’ experience in Organizational Change Management (OCM)
• Ability to create and deliver presentation materials to technical and non-technical staff, management and stakeholders
• Experience performing analysis, development or testing of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions
• Knowledge of California Department of Technology and the California Enterprise Architecture Community


State employees may be eligible for health, dental, vision and leave benefits, as well as retirement programs and other benefits.  Benefit eligibility may depend on length of service and may be subject to collective bargaining agreements, which are contracts negotiated between the State of California and employee organizations that define employees’ wages, hours and conditions of employment.  Other possible benefits include:

  • Alternate Work Schedules
  • Telework
  • Reimbursement Accounts

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STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (SOQ) is a required document for this job posting.  Failure to submit a SOQ response will disqualify you from continuing to the interview phase of the hiring process.


Your SOQ response should be in 12 pt. Arial font, single spaced and clearly labeled to include your first and last name in the upper left-hand corner. Left, right, top and bottom margins must be 1” and should be no more than two typewritten pages.  


Please respond to the following in your SOQ response:


  1. Describe your Information Technology (IT) education and experience that has prepared you for an  Enterprise Analyst position.
  2. Describe your experience developing, implementing, and/or working as a member of an Enterprise Architecture unit or as an individual Enterprise Architect.
  3. Describe your Enterprise Architecture experience with IT projects  and organizational change management.


Resumes and cover letters do not take the place of a SOQ.  



• You are encouraged to apply electronically through your CalCareers account.
• If applying with a hard copy application, please reference “JC-187170 - RPA# 19-ITO0009 in the Job Title section of your State application in order to be considered for this vacancy.
• Applications not received or postmarked by 5:00 pm on the final filing date will not be accepted.
• Emailed and faxed applications will not be accepted.

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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail