California State Chief Information Officer (CIO) Job Announcement
The mission of the California Department of Technology (CDT) is to partner with state, local government and educational entities to deliver digital services, develop innovative and responsive solutions, and provide quality assurance for state government information technology projects and services.
As one of the largest suppliers of technology services to government entities, CDT has broad responsibility and authority over all aspects of technology operations throughout California. With 894 employees and a total budget over $3.7 billion dollars, CDT is dedicated to providing secure, effective, and innovative technology services to the people of California.
CDT provides a number of services statewide through the following offices:
Office of Technology Services - CDT provides infrastructure services for government customers, and manages the State’s data center.
Office of Enterprise Technology - On-demand software development and delivery for web, geospatial, and data services.
Office of Enterprise Architecture - Business transformation and technology modernization consulting, and architectural oversight services.
Office of Statewide Project Delivery - Oversight of statewide IT strategic planning, project delivery, procurement.
Office of Information Security - Secure statewide information assets through oversight and infrastructure services.
Office of Professional Development - Training and career development opportunities statewide.
Office of Administrative Services - Department support services for accounting, budgeting, human resources, procurement, among other administrative operations.
Office of Governmental Affairs - Advise the Governor and legislature on the strategic management and direction of the state’s IT resources and policies.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at CDT
CDT is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as a core value. We are committed to the belief that diversity inspires better ideas and more innovative thinking. Feeling included nurtures a shared sense of community and prepares us to take on challenging problems. Prioritizing equity ensures that in everything we do, we focus on those who are overlooked as we seek to build solutions.
California is looking for a technology leader to take CDT and the State into a future where technology is used as a strategic asset. The State CIO is responsible for creating California’s statewide technology plan and will lead the overall effort to transform the way we think about and use technology throughout government.
The State CIO reports to the Secretary of the Government Operations Agency (GovOps) which oversees technology, procurement, and hiring entities for the state along with 11 other departments and programs. GovOps is seeking a reform minded leader to manage department operations and help in the overall effort to transform state government operations.
To succeed, the State CIO will need to demonstrate the following traits:
Leadership - A strong attachment towards collaboration and transparency in the development of a statewide vision for technology. The State CIO must see their role as empowering others to achieve strategic goals.
Management - A focus on organizational management and developing staff to reach their potential. Experience working in a large organization is essential.
Modernization - Experience working with legacy technologies and modernizing operations at scale.
Service Delivery - Dedication to delivering services at the highest level. This includes surfacing opportunities to create and deliver the next generation of government services, to both internal and external customers.
Governance and Oversight - A practiced understanding of how to leverage governance and oversight to add value and mature overall operations.
The State of California provides the State CIO a large canvas to redefine the government operations and services. Serving nearly 40 million residents, California’s state government plays a key role in delivering health and human services to millions, maintains one of the largest transportation networks in the country, and leads the country in environmental protections to name just a few of the many services provided. The opportunities to make government more responsive and impactful are vast.
This is a tremendous opportunity to build a movement, and transform how government serves California.
Government Operations Agency (GovOps) - The mission of GovOps is to improve management and accountability of government programs, increase efficiency, and promote better and more coordinated operational decisions. Under their direction are 11 departments, including the Department of Human Resources (CalHR), Department of Government Services (DGS), and Department of Technology (CDT). GovOps Website
Office of Digital Innovation - California’s Office of Digital Innovation (ODI) is the lead office responsible for designing government services to be more accessible and easy to use, at scale. We redesign how services are delivered to residents in California by using research and data to bring people into the design process. ODI Website
CalData - The mission of the Office of the Chief Data Officer is to empower use of data by ensuring the state has the infrastructure, processes, and people to manage, access, and use data efficiently, effectively, securely, and responsibly. Data Strategy 2020
Department of General Services (DGS) - DGS provides state departments with innovative and sustainable contracting solutions and tools contributing to state government’s ability to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of the citizens of California. DGS Website
CalHR - The Mission of CalHR is to provide exceptional human resources leadership and services with integrity, respect and accountability to state departments and all current and prospective employees. CalHR is responsible for all issues related to employee salaries and benefits, job classifications, civil rights, training, exams, recruitment and retention. CalHR Website
Department of Finance - Serving as the Governor's chief fiscal policy advisor, the Department of Finance’s mission is to promote long-term economic sustainability and responsible resource allocation through the state's annual financial plan. DoF Website
Benefits and Compensation
$15,015.53 - $17,233.13 (monthly)
A comprehensive benefits package is also offered which includes:
Medical - Your choice of medical plans for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and your dependents, the cost of which is paid by the department up to predesignated Consolidated Benefits (CoBEN) limits.
Dental - Your choice of dental plans for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and your dependents; exempt employees are eligible for enhanced dental coverage.
Vision - Basic and premier vision services plans for you, your spouse, and your dependents.
Leave – Department Directors do not accrue leave time and are therefore not required to use leave time for time off.
Flexible work schedule - including ability to telework.
Optional Benefits - Deferred compensation/ Savings Plus 401 k and 457 Plans, Scholarshare 529 College Savings Plan, Group Legal Services. Long Term Disability Insurance, Cal PERS Long-term Care insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance
CDT’s headquarters are located in Sacramento in beautiful West Sacramento, just over the river from Downtown Sacramento. The position consists of both in-office and telework with a large portion of the department working remotely. The State CIO will need to be in Sacramento as needed to meet with Department Directors, partners, legislative members, staff, and to attend events.
Sacramento is known for being a safe and affordable place to raise a family, its downtown streets, beautiful mountains, and friendly people making it a great place to call home. Sacramento is centrally located and a short drive away from San Francisco, Napa, Lake Tahoe and other beautiful cities in California.
CDT is an equal employment opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a work environment free of discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, denial of family and medical care leave, physical or mental disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military and veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. We will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure employment opportunities and that public services remain accessible.