Job Posting: Data Architect

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Data Architect

$8,488.00 - $11,375.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Are you looking for an exciting and fast-paced career? Join the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and be part of an organization that serves as a leader in emergency management and homeland security through dedicated service to all.  We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. If you are interested in a challenging opportunity in a high-energy, team-oriented environment, you are encouraged to apply.

Under administrative direction of the Security, Data, and Geospatial Branch Chief, the IT Specialist III Data Architect defines and leads the implementation of Cal OES's data architecture. This position provides leadership to the Data and Geospatial Services Unit and works with system and software engineers in delivering technical solutions and support to internal Cal OES partners. The incumbent will have experience in partner-facing roles and success in operating within enterprise-scale system environments. The incumbent serves as a specialized advisor providing expertise and strategic technical direction in developing architectural platforms, data performance, and systems aligned with current and future organizational needs. 

The IT Specialist III requires expert-level knowledge and hands-on experience in designing efficient and complex data designs for transaction processing, data analytics, and data warehousing.  The incumbent utilizes master-level expertise and skills in future technology trends, technical components, interfaces, protocols, and architectures to advise management on formulating a data management strategy, policy, and governance. 

This position will deal with California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) and secure information; as such, a background check via Cal DOJ Live Scan and need for a FEMA/DHS security clearance will be required to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. 

Conflict of Interest
This position is designated under the Conflict-of-Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment. Failure to comply with the Conflict-of-Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

Application Release Dates:

  • December 30th, 2022
  • January 30th, 2023
  • February 28th, 2023

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

Working Conditions

Please see attached Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Data Architect
$8,488.00 - $11,375.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is an emergency response, homeland security, and disaster recovery agency and as a result, is a dynamic and exciting place to work in a team-oriented environment. Cal OES provides training to enhance the understanding of emergency and incident management to all employees.

More information regarding the Office of Policy & Administration/Information Technology/Data & Geospatial Unit may be found here:

In the event of an emergency, employees may be contacted and requested to report to work in the event of an emergency. This contact may be outside of your normal working hours (evenings/nights, weekends, and holidays). This service may require irregular work hours, work locations other than the official duty location, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and you may be required to relocate to emergency sites.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
**This is a re-advertisement. Candidates who previously applied to JC 305889 do not need to re-apply.**

How to apply: To have your application considered for this job opportunity, please indicate the JC #305889 and Position #163-167-1415-001 in the “EXAMINATION(S) OR JOB TITLE(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING” section on the State Application, STD. 678.


Please identify how you are eligible (list, transfer, reinstatement, etc.). You must list your most current employment history first in the “EMPLOYMENT HISTORY” section on the State Application providing the “From” and “To” dates with the month, day and year, the “Hours Per Week” that you worked and the Total Worked (Years/Months).  You must complete the “DUTIES PERFORMED” on the State Application (do not note “see attached resume” in this section).

NOTE: Failure to comply with the filing instructions and incomplete applications received, may not be considered. Resumes do not take the place of the completed State Application STD 678. Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. A candidate pool may be established for any subsequent vacancies.

Please note, applications received via fax or e-mail will
NOT be accepted. If you would like confirmation of receipt, please send certified mail.

Applicants are encouraged to apply electronically.
All hires may be subject to a criminal background check.


Per California Code of Regulations § 249.3 - This Recruitment may be utilized for a candidate pool to be established for any subsequent vacancies within the unit, in the next 180 calendar days.

Application Instructions

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: Until Filled

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:

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Attn: CHR - Building E
Human Resources Recruitment
10370 Peter A McCuen Boulevard
Mather, CA 95655

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Human Resources Recruitment
10370 Peter A McCuen Boulevard
Mather, CA 95655
Building E. Second Floor. This does not include weekends and holidays.
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.
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:
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective and beneficial relationships on behalf of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services with state, local, and Federal governments, and the vendor community, as it relates to information technology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others as demonstrated by strong written and verbal communication skills, strong negotiating skills, and particularly the ability to represent the Governor's Office of Emergency Services effectively with the other agencies, key customers, stakeholders, and internal staff.
  • Experience in obtaining buy-in and providing leadership to a large group of multi-disciplinary team members that do not report directly to the incumbent.
  • Knowledge of the structure, organization, and function of a variety of technology disciplines to include:
  • Expert in SQL and proficient in Python and/or R a plus
  • Designing data-centric solutions on Microsoft Azure a plus
  • Tableau, Power BI, Mulesoft, Salesforce experience a plus
  • Data warehousing design experience, BI reporting, and dashboard development a plus
  • Strong understanding and experience building ELT/ETL solutions for structured and unstructured data sets
  • Experience leveraging cloud technologies
  • Extensive data governance knowledge and ability to anticipate and manage complex issues affecting many organizations, including the ability to develop policy and integrate all aspects of a data governance strategy.
  • Ability to obtain consensus on the direction that will ensure the continuation of the development portion of projects and help ensure successful completion.
  • Knowledge of state and federal control agency requirements for project approval and oversight.


Cal OES offers FREE PARKING and is conveniently located off of the Highway 50 Corridor and near many local eateries, financial institutions, and Mather Sports Facility Complex.

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Jennifer Coursey
(916) 328-7556

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) 845-8527
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.

Examination Information

To obtain list eligibility please click on the link for the Information Technology Specialist III examination bulletin:

Background Investigation:
Candidates are required to submit to a background investigation process, including but not limited to Live Scan fingerprinting to obtain Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigations clearances.

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