Job Posting: Associate Governmental Program Analyst

Secretary of State

Associate Governmental Program Analyst

$4,975.00 - $6,228.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The incumbent will work as part of a team of professionals performing tasks directly related to Candidate Filing and Election Night Reporting. The incumbent will be responsible completing the semi-official (election night) and official canvasses; testing the election night database; participating in election night preparations and activities; developing, compiling, and analyzing results of election-related surveys; preparing legislative bill analysis impacting elections in California, communicating with county election officials, working on special elections, processing candidate filing forms, participating in outreach events, drafting correspondence to stakeholders as well as working on special projects as required.


  • Strong English grammar, spelling, proofing, and writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately apply current laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with excellent follow-through on tasks and assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve complex problems and recommend an effective course of action, perform completed staff work, and establish priorities for the completion in accordance with sound time-management methodology.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Aptitude for working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.



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:
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
$4,975.00 - $6,228.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Secretary of State’s Elections Division is seeking a qualified applicant to work as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) in the Candidate Filing and Election Night Reporting program.

If you have previously applied for this position you will not need to re -apply.

Special Requirements

In order to receive every consideration in the selection process, you must complete all questions with concise and detailed answers providing all requested information. Each answer will be evaluated separately. References such as “see resume” will be viewed as an incomplete response. Please limit your entire responses to no more than 2 pages in business professional font and font size. By continuing in the selection process, you are certifying that all information provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire is true to the best of your knowledge and that you have read and understood the above instructions.

Supplemental Questions

1. Describe in detail your experience in the interpretation and application of regulations, statutes, policies, and procedures.

2. Describe in detail your experience reviewing written materials for completeness, consistency, and identifying deficiencies.

3. Describe your experience making presentation to management. How would you prepare for a presentation? How would you respond if management disagreed with your recommendation?

4. Please provide an example of how you handled a situation when there were several high priority assignments from upper management with conflicting deadlines.  

5. Describe what steps you would take to research and analyze a complex work-related issue.


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:

Secretary of State
Attn: Lanylene Fumar
1500 11th St - 4th Floor - Suite 475
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Lanylene Fumar
1500 11th St - 4th Floor - Suite 475
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.
  • Other -

    Candidates must submit their Supplemental Questionnaire as detailed above.  Application packets received without the Supplemental Questionnaire will be eliminated from the hiring process. 

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.

Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Lanylene Fumar
(916) 695-1149

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:
Mike Green
(916) 653-6974
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