The California Policy Lab creates data-driven insights for the public good. Our mission is to partner with California's state and local governments to generate scientific evidence that solves California's most urgent issues, including homelessness, poverty, criminal justice reform, and education inequality. We facilitate close partnerships between policymakers and researchers at the University of California to help evaluate and improve public programs through empirical research and technical assistance. CPL's UCLA site sits within CCPR and is a dynamic and growing organization with 20 full-time employees, a half dozen graduate student researchers, and numerous faculty affiliates. CPL is extramurally funded by over 20 different federal and foundation grants supporting over 60 major research projects.
CPL is seeking an Information Technology Manager ("IT Manager"). The IT Manager is a senior role in charge of all computing and technology related issues for a service-oriented and forward thinking technology and research environment. This includes designing and maintaining a secure computing infrastructure, monitoring and optimizing performance of the Lab's computing environment, supporting users of the data infrastructure, and interacting with and potentially advising government agencies that have data sharing partnerships with CPL. This role is a blend of IT systems design and administration; managing, budgeting and procuring IT resources; and developing and implementing IT security and compliance policies.
The IT Manager is responsible for the architecture, implementation, configuration, optimization and ongoing technical support for research computing services for faculty, staff and students at the CPL. The CPL is a unique and specialized computing environment where a wide variety of highly sensitive administrative data will be stored, cleaned, and possibly linked.
The IT infrastructure and data security policies developed by the CPL IT Manager will provide a model for the UCLA campus and researchers who want to engage in similar work. To accomplish those tasks, The IT Manager will develop, implement, and monitor the use of network and data security policies and practices in accordance with UCLA's, HIPAA's, NIST 800-53's, and other legal requirements
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