Job Posting: Policy Analyst

State Council On Developmental Disabilities

Policy Analyst

$5,149.00 - $6,640.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/17/2019

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Deputy Director for Policy and Public Affairs, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) is responsible for performing a wide variety of complex and technical analytical staff assignments. The incumbent assists in managing all aspects of SCDD’s policy activities, plans and executes policy-related events, represents the Council at stakeholder meetings and completes program and administrative assignments for the Deputy Directors and Executive Director as needed. Limited travel may be required to attend meetings. The incumbent is expected to consistently exercise a high degree of confidentiality, initiative, organization, responsibility and independence in the performance of the assigned tasks. You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.

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
$5,149.00 - $6,640.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is an independent state agency mandated by federal and state law to pursue systemic change, capacity-building, and advocacy,  in order to promote a person-centered and family-based system of services and supports for individuals with  intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and/or cross-disabilities. The goal of the federal law is to enable individuals with I/DD (self-advocates) to maximize self-determination, independence, productivity, community integration and inclusion.  The State Council (Council) consists of 31 voting individual, family and agency members, all of whom are appointed by the Governor.  The incumbent, as part of SCDD's Headquarters (HQ) Team,  helps the Council fulfill its specific statutory mandates under the  federal Development Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (Title 42, USC 1501 et seq.), and the Lanterman Development Disabilities Services Act (Welfare and Institutions Code 435 et.seq.).   

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Include JC-182786 position number 792-100-5393-001 on your state application STD Form 678 in the examination(s) or job title for which you are applying.


All applications must include employment to and from dates (month/day/year), time base, hours worked per week, civil service or private sector titles and description of duties performed.

Applications received without this information will be considered incomplete.


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: 12/17/2019

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:

State Council On Developmental Disabilities
Attn: Gloria Lopez
3831 N. Freeway Blvd., Suite 125
Sacramento, CA 95834

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Gloria Lopez
3831 N. Freeway Blvd., Suite 125
Sacramento, CA 95834
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 - See 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:
  • Ability to exercise initiative and think creatively to analyze complex information and communicate information to a diverse audience.

  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple changing complex, and/or competing priorities to complete tasks in appropriate timeframes

  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to interact effectively with state agency personnel, subject matter experts and the general public.  

  • Strong policy analysis, writing, editing, and communication skills.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite and other computer programs, Capitol Track, Constant Contact or Qualtrics is a plus.

  • Experience with the federal or state legislative process. Experience with drafting legislation is a plus.

  • Experience producing policy related trainings, events and/or campaigns.

  • Experience working with people with disabilities and/or knowledge of the service delivery system is a plus.


  • SCDD's office location offers free parking
  • Close proximity to retail shopping and resturants
  • Working with an exceptional team of professionals

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.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Gloria Lopez
(916) 263-8120
Hiring Unit Contact:
Cindy Smith
(916) 799-8805

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) 263-8121
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.

Statement of Qualification Instructions

The Statement of Qualification (SOQ) should be no more than two pages, no less than 12pt font, with 1" margins. The SOQ must include applicant's name and JC #182786 in the header.  Applications received without an SOQ will be considered incomplete.

Statement of Qualifications

The SOQ should address the following:

Please describe your experience working on State or Federal policy issues. Please include any experiences with analyzing and tracking bills; developing coalitions and partnerships; working with grassroots advocacy campaigns; and executing policy related events.

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