Job Posting: CEA B, Deputy Director of Legislation & Finance

CA Transportation Commission

JC-123773
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CEA B, Deputy Director of Legislation & Finance
C. E. A.

$10,010.00 - $11,924.00

Final Filing Date: 10/23/2018

Job Description and Duties

The Deputy Director of Legislation & Finance, under the general direction of the Executive Director and the Chief Deputy Director, is responsible for coordination of legislative and innovative project finance matters of the Commission. This position provides advice and recommendations, develops policy guidance for presentation and adoption by the Commission, serves as a member of the Policy Staff, and participates in high level policy and planning decisions for the Commission. All duties are performed in accordance with State and Commission policies and procedures.

See attached duty statement for additional information. 


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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    JC-123773
    Position #(s):
    696-004-7500-005
    Working Title:
    CEA B, Deputy Director of Legislation & Finance
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $10,010.00 - $11,924.00 B
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Special Requirements

    This is a re-advertisement. Candidates who previously applied for this position do not need to reapply.

    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted along with the State Application (Form 678). The Statement of Qualifications is a narrative discussion of how the candidate’s education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications of the position. Your SOQ will be considered the first interview for this position and applications without an SOQ will not be considered. If your qualifications are competitive, you will be invited to come in for an in-person interview. When completing the SOQ, please include specific examples and explain your responses clearly and thoroughly. Your SOQ should be no more than four (4) pages. In your SOQ please explain why you are the best candidate for this position in the following criteria:

    1. Demonstrated experience working with the state legislature

    2. Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal statutes related to transportation

    3. Demonstrated knowledge of the state budget process and transportation financing

    4. Demonstrated knowledge of the organization and policies of state transportation agencies

    5. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, including, experience in preparing reports and presenting information and answering questions at public meetings

    6. Demonstrated excellent numeracy skills
      

    Application Instructions

    Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 10/23/2018

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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:

    CA Transportation Commission
    Attn: Rose Cortez (18CEA18)
    C/O CA Department of Transportation
    1727 30th Street, MS – 90
    Sacramento, CA 95816

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Rose Cortez (18CEA18)
    C/O CA Department of Transportation
    1727 30th Street, MS – 90
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Please date stamp and drop in the correct box for Examination Unit
    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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.
    • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted along with the State Application (Form 678). The Statement of Qualifications is a narrative discussion of how the candidate’s education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications of the position. Your SOQ will be considered the first interview for this position and applications without an SOQ will not be considered. If your qualifications are competitive, you will be invited to come in for an in-person interview. When completing the SOQ, please include specific examples and explain your responses clearly and thoroughly. Your SOQ should be no more than four (4) pages. 
    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.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    • Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    Examination Information

    The examination will consist of a review of each candidate’s application, resume, and Statement of Qualifications. A Selection Committee will screen applications, resumes, and Statements of Qualifications based on the identified minimum qualifications, the desirable qualifications for the position, and the competitive value of each candidate’s relative knowledge, skills, and experience. A minimum rating of 70% must be attained to obtain list eligibility. Hiring interviews may be conducted with the most qualified candidates. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results. The result of this examination will be used only to fill the position of CEA B, Deputy Director, Legislation and Finance, with the California Transportation Commission. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

    Contact Information

    The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Human Resources Contact:
    Rose Cortez
    (916) 227-4940
    rose.cortez@dot.ca.gov

    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:
    EEO Office
    (844) 869-5738
    Ask.eeo@dot.ca.gov
    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.

    Information to be Included on Application

    Please include the CEA Exam Number (18CEA18) and title of the position applying for on the STD. 678 application form.

    Additional Information

    The official CEA Exam Bulletin for this position, including detailed filing instructions and an overview of the exam process, can be accessed using the following link: http://dot.ca.gov/jobs/exams/cea/ 

    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
    Drop-off