Job Posting: Deputy Director of Administration

Department of Fair Employment & Housing

Deputy Director of Administration
C. E. A.

$7,190.00 - $16,679.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT. Applicants who previously applied via the Job Bulletin posted on July 13, 2018 (JC# 118199) need not reapply.

It is important to read this advertisement in its entirety.  You are required to submit a Statement of Qualification (SOQ) as this is an examination.  You may access the examination bulletin at or the SOQ by reviewing the Special Requirements section below.  Applications received without an SOQ, as instructed, will be disqualified.

Under the general direction of the Director and the Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Deputy Director of Administration is responsible for leading the Department’s Administrative Services Division (Division).  This includes overseeing the performance of the division and making changes to processes, policies, and systems in order to ensure excellent customer service and adherence to applicable laws and statewide policies, establishing and maintaining the performance standards, tools, training and practices needed to foster high levels of staff engagement and accountability, and creating/supporting a work environment consistent with the Department’s core values. The Deputy Director of Administration exercises broad responsibility over the Division and serves as a member of the Department’s Executive Team.

The Administrative Services Division within DFEH provides administrative support to the entire Department within the context of applicable laws and statewide policies.  Specific functions include human resources, budgeting and accounting, contracting and procurement, and facilities. 

Set the strategic direction and goals for the Division based on customer needs and input, applicable laws and statewide policies, and active monitoring of performance metrics. Identify and oversee the implementation of specific projects and activities to meet strategic objectives and performance targets, including changes to policies, processes, practices, and systems.  

Provide management oversight of the Division, including providing management and guidance to the Business Services Office Manager, Human Resources Manager, and the Fiscal Services Manager; monitor the overall quality and efficiency of administrative functions and ensure that customer needs are met consistent with applicable laws and statewide policies. 

Serve as a member of the DFEH Executive Team and collaborate with fellow executives in the formulation and implementation of the Department’s strategic plan, annual action plan, policies and cross-divisional projects. 

Handle complex and sensitive issues relating to all aspects of divisional operations with CalHR, the State Personnel Board, the Department of Finance, the Department of General Services, the State Controller’s Office, the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency and other external stakeholders; represent the Department in public forums.

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 #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Deputy Director of Administration
    C. E. A.
    $7,190.00 - $16,679.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Work Shift:
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Work Week:
    Monday through Friday

    Department Information

    The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence and human trafficking.