Job Posting: Chief, Statewide Technology Policy

Department of Technology

Chief, Statewide Technology Policy

$9,262.00 - $11,258.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the administrative direction of the Chief Deputy Director, the Information Technology Manager II (IT Mgr II) exercises independent responsibility in managing complex, statewide information technology (IT) policy development projects, and develops policies to support and implement IT throughout the State of California.  The IT Mgr II serves as an advisor to executive management and coordinates significant IT policy activities in State government and with external entities.  In addition, the IT Mgr II manages the outreach and education regarding major IT policies and practices, statewide performance management as it relates to the State Information Technology Strategic Plan, the Department of Technology’s portions of the State Administrative Manual (SAM), State Contracting Manual (SCM), and the Statewide Information Management Manual (SIMM) and their respective Web pages. The IT Mgr II also supports the Director, Executive Office and Executive Management Team by performing a variety of special projects involving coordination of program direction between various divisions.

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

Working Conditions

  • Must be proficient with a personal computer with expert knowledge of the full range of Microsoft Office Suite. 

  • Must maintain consistent, predictable attendance within the office.

  • May be required to work outside of normal business hours and carry a mobile phone.

  • Must be able to travel to meetings at various locations within the greater Sacramento area.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Chief, Statewide Technology Policy
$9,262.00 - $11,258.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Week:

Department Information

California Department  of Technology
P. O. Box 1810
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-1810
Inquiries: Becky Delgado, (916) 403-9628
Department Website:

Special Requirements

Do not submit the "Equal Employment Opportunity" questionnaire (page 5) with your completed state application (STD. 678).  This page is for exam use only.

Please do NOT include your Social Security Number on any of the submitted doucments.

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted with your application.  The SOQ should be no more than two pages in length and written in Arial font, point size 12.  The SOQ should contain the following:


  1. Describe your experience developing and implementing statewide policies, standards and guidelines including any experience leading multi-departmental strategic initiatives.

  2. Describe your experience developing and implementing performance management programs including the establishment and monitoring of performance metrics.

  3. Describe your experience presenting complex issues to a wide range of audiences including executive management and a governing board or similar body.

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:

Department of Technology
Attn: Angie E., RPA 19-050/JC 173293
Selection Services Unit
P.O. Box 1810
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Human Resources, Angie E., RPA 19-050/JC 173293
10860 Gold Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Statement of Qualifications- Required.  Please see "Special Requirements" section for further information.
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:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience formulating statewide technology policy, assessing impact and overseeing implementation throughout state government.
  • A strong understanding of information technology policy, methodologies and fundamentals related to .of project management, information security, procurement, and enterprise architecture standards.
  • A very broad but expert knowledge of principles of IT Project Management; approval and oversight processes for IT projects and; System Development Life Cycle.
  • Experience obtaining buy-in and providing leadership to a large group of multi-disciplinary team members that do not report directly to the incumbent. Proven track record of gaining the confidence and trust of individuals in key positions.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and beneficial relationships on behalf of the Department of Technology with state, and Federal governmental agencies and the vendor community, as it relates to information technology policy.
  • A high degree of initiative, independence of action, and originality; demonstrate tact and good independent judgment; communicate effectively; develop and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.

  • Ability to adapt easily to changing priorities and effectively handle stress while working under pressure to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to lead a team of employees and/or working groups.


We provide excellent health benefits, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, exceptional retirement benefits, 11 paid state holidays, and two paid professional development days per year. We value the importance of your work life balance. As a result, many of our positions allow for telework, flextime, or alternate work week schedules. We are committed to growing all of our talented staff.  This position is located in Rancho Cordova with free parking.


Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Becky Delgado
(916) 403-9628

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:
Thomas Willis
(916) 431-5358
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.

The Fine Print

  • When applying for a Job Opening, you must be sure to submit one state application per RPA #. You must indicate the RPA # you are applying for on your application, as well as your eligibility in the Explanations box; otherwise, your application may not be processed.

  • Training and Development Assignment may be considered.  This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies occurring in this unit for this classification within the next 60 days.


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