Job Posting: Legislative Analyst

CA High Speed Rail Authority

Legislative Analyst

$4,975.00 - $6,228.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Those who have previously applied will be considered and do not need to re-apply.

Prepare legislative bill analysis, which require researching program background information, understanding legislative history, reading legislative committee analysis, interpreting existing law and the bill’s impact on existing law, referencing administrative rules and regulations, evaluating a bill’s economic and fiscal impacts.

Prepare written correspondence and background materials, such as bill position letters to members of the Legislature, fact sheets for committee staff, and informational materials for members of the Legislature, for Legislative Office review.  Develop additional informational materials in conjunction with Communications Branch staff.


Attend or monitor legislative hearings, meetings with members of the Legislature and staff, meetings with other state agencies, and Authority Board meetings.

Proofread and edit Legislative Branch materials for consistency with project messaging and other background materials.

Monitor print and internet-based media, stakeholder newsletters, and trade publications to remain current on pertinent issues impacting the project at the federal and state levels.

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

Working Conditions

Employee will work in a climate-controlled office under artificial light.  However, due to periodic problems with the heating and air conditioning, the building temperature may fluctuate.  Employees may be required to travel outside of their workstation to perform general tasks.


Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

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

Department Information

Are you looking for a different type of state government job? Something with a little more excitement and a more fast-paced and fluid environment? How about an opportunity to be part of one of the most remarkable transportation projects in California’s history? The California High-Speed Rail Authority is a small and dynamic state agency that is looking for employees who are interested in a challenging but rewarding job opportunity.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has an opening for a full time, permanent Associate Governmental Program Analyst.

Application Instructions

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: Until Filled

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.

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:

CA High Speed Rail Authority
Attn: Human Resources
770 L Street, Suite 620, MS 4
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Human Resources
770 L Street, Suite 620, MS 4
Sacramento, CA 95814
Business hours are for weekdays only, the department is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) in order to be considered for this position. The SOQ is a narrative discussion of your education, training, experience, and skills as it relates to the duties that are described in the duty statement. The SOQ reflects each candidate’s qualifications as well as his/her ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The SOQ should be typed and no more than two pages in length. Resumes do not take the place of the SOQ.

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:
Legislative experience required.

Excellent organizational, research and analytical skills.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate effectively at all levels.

Ability to handle work assignments with tact and diplomacy.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to work under pressure and time constraints.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources
(916) 669-6606

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
(916) 324-1541
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.

General Statement/Application Info

General Statement:

Under the direction of the California High Speed Rail Authority’s (Authority) Deputy Director of Legislation, the Legislative Analyst will work in conjunction with staff in the Legislation Branch to perform tasks associated with the Authority’s legislative program.  The Legislative Analyst will complete duties that involve monitoring, researching, and analyzing legislation and legislative proposals that affect the Authority and the Authority’s programs.  The Legislative Analyst will draft, review, and edit reports and correspondence, and routinely contribute written input for position papers on proposed or pending legislation.  The Legislative Analyst will be required to research programs impacting the Authority, develop background materials, and attend public hearings.

Application Information:

Applicants must include JC-138776, PARF# 46-9-067 and Associate Governmental Program Analyst 311-001-5393-028 in the 'Job Title' section of the STD. 678 to be considered for this position. The STD.678 is required and each section must be filled out completely and thoroughly.

Please indicate on the STD. 678 your basis for eligibility in the “Explanations” field (i.e., SROA, surplus, reemployment, reinstatement, transfer, or list eligible). Surplus candidates must attach a copy of their surplus letter. Recruitment from the employment list may be considered. Consideration may be given to applicants on another Department’s employment list, provided the criteria are met to transfer the eligibility from the employment list to the Authority's employment list.
The High-Speed Rail Authority does not currently offer Training and Development opportunities at this time.


The High-Speed Rail Authority headquarters building is located in downtown Sacramento on the corner of 8th and L Street. We are located one block away from the 8th and Capitol Mall light rail stop, as well as the 7th and K Street light rail stop.  

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