Job Posting: Assistant Deputy Director, CEA Level A, External and Public Affairs

Department of Developmental Services - Headquarters

JC-187778
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Assistant Deputy Director, CEA Level A, External and Public Affairs
C. E. A.

$7,442.00 - $17,513.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

This position performs duties related to the oversight and management of the Office of Public Affairs’ internal and external communication strategies with a focus on strategic and proactive stakeholder engagement.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    JC-187778
    Position #(s):
    472-541-7500-XXX
    Working Title:
    Assistant Deputy Director, CEA Level A, External and Public Affairs
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $7,442.00 - $17,513.00 Salary Range for CEA LEVEL A as of July 1, 2019
    $7,442 - $10,696
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Special Requirements

    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required and is a narrative discussion of the candidate’s education, experience and/or training that would qualify him/her for this position, related to the Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge and Abilities, Special Personal Requirements, and Desirable Qualifications.  The SOQ serves as a documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC INFORMATION UNDER KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES.

    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 eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 Developmental Services - Headquarters
    Attn: Exams Unit
    Cert Unit
    1600 9th Street-MS-Q
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Exams Unit
    Cert Unit
    1600 9th Street-MS-Q
    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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.
    • Statement of Qualifications - Please see below.
    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.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    Knowledge of: The Lanterman Act, developmental disabilities, the Regional Center service system, communication methods and strategies including social media, web communications and media relations, and processes and protocols in California state government. Principles, practices and trends of public and business administration including management, supportive staff services, and employee supervision. Formal and informal aspects of the legislative process. Administration and departments goals and policies. 

     

    Ability to: Supervise and train subordinate staff.  Develop and maintain cooperative and harmonious relationships with department and Regional Center staff, the public and others; work with professional personnel in the field relating to coordinating and developing services for persons with developmental needs.  Analyze situations accurately and take effective action. Speak and write effectively and reason logically and creatively.  Analyze data and present information and ideas effectively.  Review and edit written reports and establish and maintain project priorities.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    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:
    • Experience in an executive capacity with responsibility for program administration and policy development.

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, management and leadership skills to ensure successful performance in an executive role.

    • Ability to work with the California Health and Human Services Agency, legislative staff, and a variety of stakeholders on highly complex and sensitive issues.

    • Experience informing and advising leadership and management on policy development and strategic direction relative to public affairs, internal and external communications and stakeholder engagement.

    • Experience preparing internal and external communications materials, talking points, press responses, press releases, media advisories and web and social media content.

    • Knowledge of the developmental services system, including regional centers, and experience working with individuals and organizations within that system.

    • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and harmonious relationships with department and Regional Center staff, the public and others; work with professional personnel in the field relating to coordinating and developing services for persons with developmental needs. 

    • Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

    • Speak and write effectively and reason logically and creatively.

    • Analyze data and present information and ideas effectively.

    Examination Information

    The examination will consist of an state application and Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) evaluation by a departmental evaluation committee.  Interviews may be conducted if the evaluation committee or appointing power finds it necessary.

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

    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: http://www.dds.ca.gov
    Human Resources Contact:
    Exams Unit
    (916) 322-9335
    ExamHelpDesk@dds.ca.gov
    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Jolene Casillas
    (916) 322-7861
    jolene.casillas@dds.ca.gov

    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:
    Office of Human Rights and Advocacy
    (916) 654-1888
    OHRAS@dds.ca.gov
    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
    Drop-off