Job Posting: Public Information Officer II

CA Transportation Commission

Public Information Officer II

$6,404.00 - $7,957.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/23/2019

Job Description and Duties

The Commission’s Public Information Officer — under the direction of the Deputy Director, Legislation and Finance — prepares and disseminates information about the Commission to community members, the media and public officials.  The Public Information Officer also performs the professional and technical tasks needed to conduct a comprehensive public relations program that promotes the Commission’s activities and objectives. 

The Public Information Officer will manage a diverse workload, paying attention to details, juggling multiple tasks and completing assignments, including: creating, coordinating and monitoring public relations functions; working with staff and the Commissioners to provide a consistent, accurate message; and keeping the public and stakeholders informed of the Commission's activities. This person will work with staff, creating news releases, social media content, graphics and videos that emphasize the Commission’s work and how it benefits California.

For a copy of the duty statement contact Jennifer Valeros at 916-653-2096.

Working Conditions

This position is located in Sacramento, CA.

  • While at their base office, employee will work in a climate-controlled office under artificial light.
  • Employee will primarily work in a workstation cubicle in a shared office. Core working hours will be set sometime between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; however, may need to respond to issues on the weekend or after-work hours.
  • Employee may be exposed to various hazardous and/or unpleasant field conditions, including working next to high-speed traffic, during darkness, during wet, rainy, cold or hot weather or any other type of weather conditions.
  • Travel may be required throughout California.  Possession of a valid driver's license and current defensive driver's certification is required.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Public Information Officer II
$6,404.00 - $7,957.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The CTC is responsible for the programming and allocating of funds for the construction of highway, passenger rail, active transportation, aeronautics, and transit improvements throughout California. The CTC also advises and assists the Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and the Legislature in formulating and evaluating state policies and plans for California's transportation programs. The CTC is also an active participant in the initiation and development of State and Federal legislation that seeks to secure financial stability for the State's transportation needs.

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: 8/23/2019

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:

CA Transportation Commission
Attn: AG/AC
C/O CA Dept of Transportation
P.O. Box 168036
Sacramento, CA 95816-8036

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Attn: AG/AC
Department of Transportation, Division of Human Resources
1727 30th St, MS-90
Sacramento, CA 95816
Closed on weekends 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.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    To be considered for this position and granted an interview, you must submit a completed Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). The SOQ should be in narrative form and must summarize your educational background and professional experience and how it relates to this position. The SOQ should be no longer than two pages, single-spaced, with a font no less than 12 point. Resumes and cover letters will 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.

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:
Caltran's DHR
(916) 227-5183
Hiring Unit Contact:
Jennifer Valeros
(916) 653-2096

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
(844) 869-5738
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.

Important Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you are required to include the Job Control (JC-168448), PARF #93-0-003 and title of the position (Information Officer II), on the State application (STD. 678) form. The STD. 678 is required, and each section must be filled out completely and thoroughly.


Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications based on possession of EDUCATION, LICENSE, OR CERTIFICATE must include a copy of your degree/transcripts or LICENSE/CERTIFICATE along with your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position.


NOTE: Do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire (page 5) with your completed State Application (STD. 678). This page is for examination use only.


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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