Job Posting: Public Engagement Manager- CEA Level A

State Teachers' Retirement System

JC-134576
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Public Engagement Manager- CEA Level A
C. E. A.

$7,190.00 - $10,334.00

Final Filing Date: 12/17/2018

Job Description and Duties

The CalSTRS Investments Branch is seeking a motivated individual to work as the Public Engagement Manager (CEA-Level A).

The Investments Branch manages the investment portfolio for the nation’s second largest public pension fund; providing retirement, disability and survivor benefits to California’s more than 914,000 K-12 teachers, plus community college educators and their families. This branch is responsible for managing all investment activities to ensure performance objectives are met. The branch consists of the following units: Corporate Governance, Fixed Income, Global Equity, Inflation Sensitive, Risk Mitigating Strategies, Innovation and Risk, Investment Operations, Private Equity, Real Estate, and Administration.

The Corporate Governance Division was established in 1978 to protect assets through good governance and operational accountability. Provides proxy voting, portfolio company engagements, securities litigation support and portfolio management.  Leads the Green Initiative Task Force, which is an internally staffed team that incorporates all asset classes of the Investment Office. The task force's goal is to manage the risks and capture the opportunities associated with climate change and other environmental issues by identifying environmentally focus investments and risk mitigation strategies intended to enhance the risk-adjusted returns of the overall CalSTRS portfolio.

In 2017, the CalSTRS Investment Branch was named in Pensions & Investments magazine’s “Best Places to Work in Money Management” list for the third time since 2013.

Under the general direction of the Investment Director of Corporate Governance, the Public Engagement Manager will provide leadership in the formulation, development and implementation of comprehensive and proactive public policy engagement plans and advocacy strategies on sensitive and highly controversial Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues outlined in the Investment Committee's Corporate Governance Engagement Plan and identified issues as set by the Teachers' Retirement Board (board). Of immediate and critical importance is the establishment of a high profile public engagement plan and the development of advocacy strategies to address the potential material reputational and investment risks of the Fund created from assault weapons/firearm retailers and manufacturers.  

Does this opportunity seem right for you? If so, see the Application Instructions section below and apply now.

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-134576
    Position #(s):
    815-350-7500-001
    Working Title:
    Public Engagement Manager- CEA Level A
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $7,190.00 - $10,334.00 A
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Yolo County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) is the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. CalSTRS proudly provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits to California’s 933,000 public school educators and their families.

    We encourage you to join our world-class financial services institution and state agency. Our headquarters and member service centers located across the state feature sustainable construction, plenty of natural lighting and functionally-designed work spaces. At our LEED Platinum headquarters in West Sacramento, enjoy the full service cafe, covered parking garage, free onsite fitness center, bicycle library and walks along the Sacramento River. In addition to state-of-the-art amenities, we offer thriving wellness and sustainability programs, an award-winning employee recognition program, and ongoing learning and development opportunities.

    Special Requirements

    Background Investigation

    Prior to employment with CalSTRS, a background investigation (BI) will be conducted. The BI consists of a Personal History Statement and fingerprinting through the Department of Justice. The BI will check criminal and civil records and, if applicable, verify education and check driving records.

    The position may be subject to the disclosure and disqualification requirements concerning economic conflict of interest in government work, pursuant to the CalSTRS Conflict of Interest Code and the Political Reform Act.

    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: 12/17/2018

    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:

    State Teachers' Retirement System
    Attn: Recruitment
    P.O. Box 15275, MS 31
    Sacramento, CA 95851-0275

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    CalSTRS, Attn: Recruitment
    100 Waterfront Place
    West Sacramento, CA 95605
    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.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    • Statement of Qualifications - Please see the "Statement of Qualifications" section of this Job Posting for requirements
    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.

    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:
    1. Describe your firsthand experience to develop and execute a campaign to advocate for a particular issue across an industry, the public, or media.  Also note your experience in building a coalition with other government entities and non-governmental entities.

    2. Describe your experience in planning, organizing, and managing a comprehensive communications and engagement effort with a high degree of public, media, corporate, and legislative interest.

    3. Describe your direct experience presenting sensitive, complex, or controversial information to Boards, Corporate board of Directors, or Executives.  Also note past experience presenting at conference, constituent groups, and dealing with the press on sensitive or controversial issues.

    4. Describe your experience with providing guidance and facilitation in the formation of strategies, communication and messaging in highly sensitive and controversial issues.

    Examination Information

    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.

    Benefits

    Learn about all of the benefits of being a CalSTRS employee by visiting CalSTRS.com/Careers and clicking on the About Us tab.

    Contact Information

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

    Human Resources Contact:
    Sophia Phillips
    (916) 414-4990
    sphillips@calstrs.com

    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 Officer
    (916) 414-4933
    adacoordinator@calstrs.com
    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.

    STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

    As noted in the "Required Application Package Documents", a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted with your application. The SOQ must specifically address each item listed in the "Desirable Qualifications" above and must not exceed two pages, double-spaced with 12 point arial font. Failure to follow this format and the "Application Instructions" above will result in disqualification. The SOQ serves as the examination for this position. Please make sure your answers are as detailed as possible.

    ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    • Electronic applications through your CalCareer account are highly recommended. If you are unable to apply electronically through your CalCareer account, please mail or drop off a hard copy of your application packet. Please provide the following information on your application: 815-350-7500-001, RPA #3324, JC #134576
    • If education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications, please submit a copy of your transcripts/degree.
    • Candidate may be selected by application packet review only.

    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