Jun 18, 2019
$10,010 - $11,924 monthly
The Deputy Chief Information Officer - Strategic Initiatives (Deputy CIO) leads the Information Technology Division’s Strategic Initiatives Branch. The Deputy CIO is responsible for updating and implementing Covered California's IT strategic plan, in addition to rendering policy advice to executive leadership and implementing IT policy throughout the organization. Major responsibilities include but are not limited to: serving as the primary California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment, Retention Systems (CalHEERs) liaison, as well as the oversight of the system development life cycle, IT solutions, Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO), and technology innovations, all of which play a critical role in achieving the mission of Covered California. Duties may include access to information systems containing protected enrollee information, including federal tax information, protected health information, and personally identifying information. 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:The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as a documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The SOQ must specifically address the desirable qualifications listed below. When responding to the supplemental items, applicants must follow these guidelines: The SOQ should be numbered in the same order as the desirable qualifications below and should address each desirable individually The SOQ should be typed in 12 point Arial font, single-spaced, on letter sized paper (8.5" x 11"), and limited to one page per item, no more than six pages in length. Identify each page with his/her full name. Responses should be complete, specific, clear, concise, and include examples. Resumes will not be considered a substitute for the SOQ. APPLICATION PACKAGES RECEIVED WITHOUT A STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS RESPONDING TO THE DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED. For each of the statements below, please provide specific examples of your experience in the relevant areas. Include a discussion of pertinent issues, course of action, outcome and measurements of success. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the development and implementation of IT strategic plans and policies spanning multiple years. Strong communication skills (both written and verbal), and ability to lead multiple cross-functional teams including business analysis, data management and analysis, and application development teams. Hands-on experience working in a fast-paced, innovative technology environment utilizing agile methodology for system development and implementation. Demonstrated experience working with external stakeholder groups in a very diverse and sensitive environment, identifying alternative IT solutions, and negotiating agreements or achieving consensus between many diverse parties on goals, objectives, and requirements. The ability to gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and effectively advise them on a wide range of information technology matters, operations and policies. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in administrative functions including planning, personnel management, vendor management, and budget management of budgets up to $15 million. Examination Information The examination process will consist of an evaluation of the candidate's application, resume, and Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) by a designated screening committee. The screening committee will use predetermined evaluation criteria derived from the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and desirable qualifications listed on this announcement; therefore, candidates should ensure they are thorough when describing their experience relative to the areas described. The SOQ may also serve as documentation of the candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing, since this is a critical factor to successful job performance. The SOQ may be the only basis for the candidate's final score and rank on the eligible list. Candidates will be ranked competitively, and each candidate will be notified in writing of their examination results. NOTE: The SOQ is a required application document. APPLICATION PACKAGES RECEIVED WITHOUT A STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS RESPONDING TO THE DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED. 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.
Covered California Sacramento, CA, USA Full time