Agencies Recruiting Architect/Designer and Portfolio Manager

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The State services are recruiting a project and portfolio manager and an architect/designer UI/UX.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is looking for a project and portfolio manager (IT Manager I), a primary role to provide corporate oversight and management of enterprise-wide strategic IT projects for the DMV.

“The incumbent manages projects to ensure tasks and schedules are prioritized in order of criticality,” the job posting states. “In addition, the incumbent works with senior management to identify business goals and priorities; provides facilitation and leadership in the implementation of the most complex technology solutions with tight time constraints, multiple interfaces with existing systems, and proficient experience required with technology architectures to meet strategic business needs; and contributes to the formulation of strategies and policies for enterprise-wide IT projects.

Additionally, according to the job posting and statement of duties, “the incumbent provides project management activities, including cost and/or benefit analysis of project proposals; ensures methodologies are aligned with the CA-PMF, Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and DMV’s strategic business and information technology plans; and manages a team of senior project managers and a project management unit.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231 and the application deadline is April 28.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is hiring for a UI/UX architect/designer (IT Specialist III) to play “a key role in aligning Cal OES’ strategic goals and objectives with decisions regarding IT products and services, partners and vendors, capabilities, and major business and IT initiatives.”

The incumbent will “build user interface designs and develop visual dashboards for wildfire and other hazard forecasting, weather information, threat intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination”, indicates the job offer. “You will focus on delivering a next-generation, customer-centric, elegant, and data-driven mission-critical solutions experience for Cal OES business programs, reimagining the way they do business and helping them to operate more efficiently.”

Additionally, according to the job posting and job statement, “You will work closely with business stakeholders, end users, solution engineers, developers, and project teams to define and deliver a shared vision by articulating complex concepts through prototypes, interaction screens, flows and graphical architecture, media and new experiences.The incumbent will work with architects, engineers and GIS analysts to deliver dashboards of Threat intelligence and visualizations to help predict wildfires or similar incidents.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375 and the application deadline is May 13.

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