Job Posting: Policy and Outreach Section Chief

Department of Public Health

Policy and Outreach Section Chief

$6,495.00 - $8,070.00

Final Filing Date: 3/22/2019

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager III, of the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB), the Staff Services Manager II (SSM II) is responsible for the oversight of administrative management of the Policy and Outreach Section within MCSB, including the Policy, and Education, Training & Outreach (ETO) Unit. The SSM II is responsible for development of policy, implementation of new legislative mandates, overseeing the development of educational and informational materials. The SSM II is the point of contact for the Department’s Public Relations Office, and is the lead for developing partnerships with other state cannabis licensing authorities, local cities and counties.

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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:
Policy and Outreach Section Chief
$6,495.00 - $8,070.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) is implementing a new regulatory framework that will govern cannabis manufacturers in California. MCSB is committed to ensuring that products are child resistant and packaged appropriately, in a hazard-free and sanitary environment. We work collaboratively with the industry to reach compliance & licensure through education and outreach; with other regulatory agencies to coordinate policy, and with local agencies to regulate and legitimize this emerging market.

If you are someone who thrives on change, developing new processes in a fast paced and creative environment, this professional opportunity is for you. This is an exciting job opportunity to be a part of a professional team that develops and implements a regulatory framework for the cannabis manufacturing industry. This professional opportunity will be dynamic, fast paced, and innovative. You will be part of a professional team that is dedicated to working together collaboratively and strategically to develop a culture where the staff will be fully engaged, and will contribute to the process of development and implementation of this regulatory organization.

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: 3/22/2019

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 Public Health
Attn: Classification & Certification Unit
P.O. Box 997378
MS 1700-1702
Sacramento, CA 95899-7378

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Classification & Certification Unit
1615 Capitol Avenue Suite 73.430
Sacramento, CA 95814
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 - The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative discussion of the candidate’s education, training, experience, and skills as it relates to the desirable qualifications listed above. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed and no more than two page in length. The SOQ should explain in detail why the candidate believes his or her knowledge, skills, and abilities could apply towards this position. A notation or reference to other materials such as resumes or applications will not be considered, and they 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:
  • Strategic Thinking-Ability to “see the big picture” and consult on many levels keeping in mind MCSB objectives across multiple business units to meet operational needs
  • Reasons logically and creatively while utilizing analytical techniques to resolve complex problems
  • Customer service oriented - positive and helpful with all stakeholders
  • Ability to follow and interpret government regulations and statutes
  • Enjoys the details
  • Ability to manage time and tasks
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Adaptable and comfortable with change in a very organic environment
  • Experience dealing with Appeals
  • Experience reviewing and responding to stakeholder inquiries

Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources Branch
(916) 445-0983
Hiring Unit Contact:
Brenna Cerecedes
(916) 445-0983

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) 445-0938
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.

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