Job Posting: Legislation Analyst

Department of Consumer Affairs

Legislation Analyst

$4,975.00 - $6,228.00

Final Filing Date: 12/18/2018

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Staff Services Manager I of the Administration and Policy Unit, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA), independently and at the full journey level performs the most difficult and complex duties related to the tracking and monitoring of legislation, and rulemaking activities associated with the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

Tracks and analyzes proposed legislative changes impacting the Bureau; works with the Chief, Deputy Chief, and all Bureau units to collect information and data to determine the possible effects on Bureau operations; after consultation with the Chief, Deputy Chief or Manager, independently contacts and coordinates meetings with industry if needed to gather information for legislative analyses; collaborates with the Department’s Legal and Legislative and staff to obtain legal opinions or clarifications on legislation; collaborates with the Department’s Budget staff to determine fiscal impact on legislation; consults with Unit Manager to determine if regulations are required due to enacted legislation.

 Interprets changes in law and develops plans for implementation to be presented to all Bureau Unit Managers, the Chief and Deputy Chief; consults with the Department of Consumer Affairs (Department) Legal and Legislative staff for accuracy of implementation plans; assists all Bureau Units’ Managers and staff during implementation period by acting as the Subject Matter Expert on new laws and ensures compliance with current laws and regulations

Develops materials and conducts outreach within the Bureau to educate staff about current law or changes in law including the creation of presentations, policy and procedure documents and cheat sheets; conducts staff meetings and provides presentations; assists in the development of content for consumers and licensees on Bureau’s public website; and assists Bureau staff with responding to complex inquiries from consumers and licensees related to recent changes in law

Collaborates with the Bureau’s Regulations Coordinator on the formulation of rulemaking packages and serves as the Regulation Coordinator’s back-up on all regulatory packages introduced by the Bureau

 Researches, analyzes and develops various reports, workload studies and issue papers; prepares written correspondence and various documents for management’s approval and/or signature

Acts as liaison for various inquiries from any of the Department’s offices and divisions, as needed; may represent the Bureau by attending Departmental and industry meetings

Acts as back-up for web development duties which include maintenance of the Bureau’s website, submission of requests to the Department’s Internet Team, and management of the Bureau’s ListServ mass e-mail software

Assists in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of complex statistical data.

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

Working Conditions

The incumbent works 40 hours per week in an office setting, with artificial light and temperature control.  Daily access to and use of a personal computer and telephone is essential.  Sitting and standing requirements are consistent with office work. It is essential that the incumbent have the ability to professionally and courteously handle calls and correspondence of various tones and temperaments from the public and employees.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Legislation Analyst
$4,975.00 - $6,228.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Bureau of Security/Investigative

Department Information

The Bureau of Security & Investigative Services protects consumers by licensing and regulating the following industries: Alarm Company Operator & Alarm Company Employees; Locksmith Companies & Locksmith Company Employees; Private Investigators; Private Patrol Operators & Security Guards; Proprietary Private Security Officers & Employers; Repossessor agencies & Repossessor Agency Employees; Training Facilities & Training Instructors.

Special Requirements

Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) - Title 11, Section 703 (d) of the California Code of Regulations requires criminal record checks of all personnel who have access to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI). Pursuant to this requirement, applicants for this position will be required to submit fingerprints to the Department of Justice and be cleared before hiring. In accordance to DCA's (CORI) procedures, clearance shall be maintained while employed in a CORI-designated position. Additionally, the position routinely works with sensitive and confidential issues and/or materials and is expected to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of documents and topics pertaining to individuals or to sensitive program matters at all times.

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: 12/18/2018

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

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 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:

Department of Consumer Affairs
Attn: Wendy S. JC# 136683 FFD 12/18/18
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Wendy S. JC# 136683 FFD 12/18/18
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-321
Sacramento, CA 95834
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 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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Describe a project that required you to complete an assignment with minimal supervision.  Your description must include the research you did to identify the potential issues related to the project, how you determined which issues were relevant to the project, what you considered to develop your plan of action, and the steps you took to implement the project. 
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.

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:
The incumbent must work well with other staff in the Bureau and the Department and maintain privacy and confidentiality of documents and tops pertaining to individuals or to sensitive program matters at all times. The incumbent must possess good interpersonal skills, good judgement in decision-making, good communication, tact, diplomacy, and problem solving skills. The incumbent must be responsive to management needs and be aware of potential precedent-setting decisions that could have state-wide impact. Travel may be required.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Mary Grundman
(916) 575-7016

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) 574-8280
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.

Additional Instructions

DO NOT include confidential information such as social security numbers, date of birth, marital status, equal employment opportunity data, examination scores, and LEAP information.

Applicants who wish to submit hard copy applications shall use the most current version of the State application (STD. 678).
Applicants who fail to submit the most current version of the STD. 678 may be disqualified.

Multiple positions may become available.

Electronic Submission:
Application and any applicable required documents may be submitted electronically through CalCareers account. The application packages must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the final filing date as stated on the job vacancy announcement.

U.S. Postal Service Mail:
Application and any applicable required documents may be submitted by mail. The envelope must be postmarked before or on the final filing date as stated on the job vacancy announcement.

Hand Delivery:
Application and any applicable required documents may be hand delivered by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date as stated on the job vacancy announcement. Application packages postmarked, personally delivered, or received via interagency mail after 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date will not be accepted for any reason. Do not submit applications to the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR).

Please note that the CalCareer system will not allow you to make changes to your application information once it is submitted. If you have any updates to your online application after you have submitted it, please contact Wendy Santamaria at For all other questions regarding your CalHR CalCareer account, you may contact the CalCareer Unit at (866) 844-8671.

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