Research Technologist (IT Specialist III), California Privacy Protection Agency, Telework/Office if needed

The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA)’s mission is to protect Californians’ consumer privacy. The CPPA implements and enforces the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Its responsibilities include: 1) rulemaking in a highly complicated, technical, sometimes contested, and nuanced area; 2) supporting awareness across California’s diverse population on issues related to privacy and data security, including the new rights provided to them by the law; and 3) conducting administrative enforcement of those rights. Please visit our website for more information about us at


  • Serves as an expert advisor to enforcement staff regarding technology and privacy. Designs research methods, validation procedures, and execution plans to evaluate functionality of privacy technologies.
  • Provides consultation and expertise in multiple IT domains to ensure compliance with privacy laws. Advises enforcement staff on a broad range of technology issues pertaining to privacy and security.
  • Conducts presentations or briefings on aspects of project(s) to the Enforcement Division.
  • Strengthens and support the CPPA’s investigatory responsibilities by monitoring current and next-generation privacy practices involving a range of technology-related issues.


Must reside in California at time of appointment. Telework is available for this position; however, changes to the telework program are at the Agency’s discretion. Remote-centered employees may be required to report in person to one of the agency's multiple reporting locations, as determined by management, and may be required to utilize a shared workspace or “hotel” when working in the office.

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