Job Posting: Policy Analyst

Department of Health Care Services

Policy Analyst

$4,975.00 - $6,228.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/22/2019

Job Description and Duties

The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) in the Non-MAGI Financial Eligibility Unit of the Policy Development Branch, Medi-Cal Eligibility Division (MCED), must exercise considerable independent judgement in making decisions and recommendations that have significant impact on California's Medi-Cal program, as well as affecting county government operations, and the health and welfare of Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The AGPA will coordinate and  monitor activities associated with the Non-Modified Adjusted Gross Income (Non-MAGI) programs and non-MAGI income and property eligibility evaluations, property transfers, trusts, Share of Cost, verifications, programs for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities, Medicare Savings Programs, and collaborate on existing policy and program areas within the Medi-Cal Eligibility Division.  The AGPA is responsible for a variety of assignments related to the interpretation, development, and implementation of state and federal laws and regulations related to financial income and resource eligibility for Medi-Cal.  The AGPA will coordinate and consult with multiple governmental agencies, which include: federal, state, and county, legislative staff, administrative vendors and advocacy groups.  Develops and implements complex, highly visible, Medi-Cal policy projects for the Medicaid population.  May act as lead for major section or branch projects.  This job may require some travel.

This position is pending budget approvals.

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

Department Information

We are located in the East End Complex in Midtown Sacramento, just across the street from the Capitol.  Electronic applications are strongly encouraged and preferred
If mailing or dropping off your application, please make sure to put the job control number on the envelope and job application.  Thank you!

Special Requirements

The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) serves as documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.  Applications without an SOQ, or an SOQ that is not responsive to the requirements of the position will not be considered.  Notations or references to other materials such as resumes, applications, or cover letters will not be considered and will not substitute for the SOQ.  Please limit your responses to a total of two pages.

  1. Describe how you prioritize multiple tasks and your strategies for ensuring accurate completion of projects. What tools or techniques do you use to stay organized, especially when working under pressure and tight timelines?  
  2. Describe a situation in which you found a creative way to overcome an obstacle or solve a problem.

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: 7/22/2019

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.

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 Health Care Services
Attn: Certification Technician
M.S. 1300
P.O. Box 997411
Sacramento, CA 95899-7411

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

1501 Capitol Avenue, Suite 71.1501
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 required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Please see the "Special Requirements" section of this advertisement for instructions.

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Katie Kellinger
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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) 440-7382
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