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Job Posting: Section Manager, IT Contracts and Procurement

Department of Justice

Section Manager, IT Contracts and Procurement

$8,381.00 - $11,231.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/22/2021

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the California Justice Information Services (CJIS), Enterprise Services Bureau (ESB), Project Management & Procurement Branch (PMPB) Assistant Bureau Director, the Information Technology Manager I (ITM I) is the IT Procurement Official for the DOJ, responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, and managing the IT Contracts & Procurement Unit (ITCPU) operations, initiatives, and all IT acquisitions; including complex and major information technology equipment, systems, services, and supplies through lease, rental or purchase within Department of Justice’s (DOJ) delegated purchasing authority. This position will manage directly, or through subordinate managers, procurement and technical specialists in ITCPU and IT Software & Centralized IT Purchase Review Unit. The ITM I will provide a wide variety of leadership, managerial, oversight, representative, consultative, and analytical support related to the planning, budgeting, personnel development and management, and program administration of the ITCPU. The incumbent must develop and maintain communication and working relationships within the ITCPU, CJIS Division, DOJ Divisions, as well as with external governmental agencies at all levels.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Modular work station in a smoke-free environment.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Section Manager, IT Contracts and Procurement
$8,381.00 - $11,231.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

This position is located in the California Justice Information Services Division, Enterprise Services Bureau, Project Management & Procurement Branch, IT Contracts & Procurement Section.


Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.


For more information about the department, please visit the Attorney General’s website at

Special Requirements

A fingerprint check is required.


Clearly indicate JC – 267630 in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your State Application.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically is highly encouraged. 

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: 10/22/2021

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 Packages

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

Department of Justice
Attn: Sean (Joseph) Soria JC - 267630
PO Box 160608
Sacramento, CA 95816-0608

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Justice
Sean (Joseph) Soria JC - 267630
4949 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820
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.
  • Other - Cover Letter - One page in length.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Please see below under "Additional Information on Application Filing" for additional information about the required Statement of Qualifications.
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:


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:
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise business/technical documentation (e.g., writing policies, procedures, standards, documentation, concept papers, feasibility studies, statements of work, operations manuals, disaster recovery procedures, operational recovery plans, etc.).
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and the ability to partner with various business customers. 
  • Ability to develop/identify innovative solutions to critical business problems. 
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of industry standard best practices and the principles of systematic problem solving.
  • IT and Non-IT Procurement and Contract experience.
  • Knowledge of personal computer software and hardware.
  • Knowledge of IT and Non-IT procurement and contracting policies and guidelines such as Government Codes and Regulations, Public Contract Codes, State Administrative Manual, State Contracting Manual, State Information Management Manual, Technology Letters, Purchase Authority Manual, Management memos, Executive Orders.
  • Broad knowledge of the policy and procurement process for the DOJ.
  • Knowledge of the structure, organization, and function of a variety of technology disciplines, as well as data centers and IT contracting programs.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate on behalf of the DOJ.
  • Ability to adapt easily to changing priorities, plan, and project workload and allocate staff resources to meet work demands.


Benefit Information - Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California -

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Sean Soria
(916) 210-5365

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) 210-7580
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.

Additional Information on Application Filing

The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. Your responses should be no more than two (2) pages in length, standard sized paper (8.5" x 11"), formatted with a font of 11 point; Arial. Each line should be single spaced, and the margins on the top, bottom and sides of the page 1 inch. The SOQ must include your name with Statement of Qualifications and the Job Code #XXX in the page header, and the header contents should be centered.

Each qualification must be addressed one at a time (i.e.: first provide a complete and independent response to Qualification #1, then a complete and independent response to Qualification #2, etc.). Additionally, each response must be numbered prior to each individual response to clearly indicate which Qualification you are responding to. Candidates who do not follow the filing instructions will be disqualified from consideration.


Below are the questions:

  1. Describe your experience in overseeing and directing an IT procurement and contract management team to ensure adherence to Procurement Code, Government Code, and establishing department wide policies and procedures.
  2. Describe your leadership skills and provide examples of your ability to think strategically and function effectively as a member of an executive management team.

     3. Describe a situation when you had to present complex information which included technical concepts and terminology. How did you ensure that the audience                       understood? What was the result?

Additional Information on Application Filing

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

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