Job Posting: Deputy Director, Information Technology Division CIO

Department of Parks & Recreation

JC-319715
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Deputy Director, Information Technology Division CIO
C. E. A.

$10,831.00 - $12,903.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/15/2022

Job Description and Duties

Under the broad direction of the Chief Deputy Director, the CEA B  position serves as the Department of Parks and Recreation's (DPRs) Chief Information Officer (CIO), which has overall responsibility for the information technology (IT) activities that support DPR's critical lines of business, which includes: IT Project and Portfolio Management; Network and Client Services; Web and Application Development; IT Procurement and Contracting; and IT Infrastructure, Security & Privacy Services, and Fiscal Operations.

 

The CIO is the highest-level of IT authority within DPR and has broad authorization for formulating and implementing IT policies and practices which have significant impact on DPR Programs. The CIO is responsible for the development of departmental IT strategic direction, technology operations, and technology recovery plans and programs that support and align with the business goals and objectives of the DPR.

 

All employees are responsible for contributing to an inclusive, safe, and secure work environment that values diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences, and is free from discrimination.

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Additional Documents

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    JC-319715
    Position #(s):
    549-073-7500-001
    Working Title:
    Deputy Director, Information Technology Division CIO
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $10,831.00 - $12,903.00 B
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Special Requirements

    1. Possession of organizational and functional knowledge of California State Government; ability to work in a multidisciplinary team of professional and administrative staff; ability to develop good working relationships with all levels of the Department, private  stakeholders, and partners; and the ability to analyze complex problems, policies and procedures and recommend effective courses of action.  Familiarity of the Department’s mission, policies, statutes, regulations and a general knowledge of general plans and other park operational guidelines.
    2. Ability to communicate effectively; practicing tactfulness and diplomacy.
    3. Travel will be required.

    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: 8/15/2022

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 Parks & Recreation
    Attn: Mike Sexton, Exam Manager
    P.O. Box 942896
    Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Department of Parks & Recreation
    Mike Sexton, Exam Manager
    715 P Street, (1st Floor) - Security Reception Desk
    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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) describes your experience, education, training, knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the desirable qualifications identified in this announcement.  The desirable qualifications MUST be numbered and addressed in the same order listed. The Statement of Qualifications serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.  The SOQ should be typed and no longer than 2 pages in length, with standard margins and 12 point font size.
    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.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    • Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    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:
    1. Experience formulating, implementing, and evaluating IT initiatives and policies.
    2. Experience at the managerial level in strategic planning, performance management, including experience with performance management, bench-marking and organizational development.
    3. Strong leadership and management team experience demonstrating an ability to create a clear vision, set goals and expectations, motivate initiatives at all levels, and exercise sound judgment in developing and managing IT systems in support of departmental mission, vision, and goals.  
    4. Demonstrated extensive IT Governance experience including knowledge of project management and IT portfolio management practices.
    5. Experience at the managerial level in establishing collaborative relationships internally and externally, resolving disagreements between and/or among multiple stakeholders at various levels.

    Examination Information

    The examination will consist of an application screening process conducted by a designated screening committee. Using predetermined evaluation criteria based on the minimum and desirable qualifications included within this examination bulletin, applicants will be competitively ranked according to their personal qualifications and experience as stated on their application, resume, and Statement of Qualifications. Therefore, it is imperative that applicants complete their application thoroughly and include specific details that address the minimum qualifications and desirable qualifications of this position.

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

    Benefits

    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 application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

    Department Website: http://www.parks.ca.gov
    Human Resources Contact:
    Mike Sexton
    (916) 645-3735
    mike.sexton@parks.ca.gov
    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Will Schaafsma
    (916) 653-0528
    will.schaafsma@parks.ca.gov

    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:
    Sharon Comas - Human Rights Office
    (916) 653-8148
    sharon.comas@parks.ca.gov
    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.

    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.