Job Posting: Chief Deputy Director

CA Transportation Commission

JC-191029
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Chief Deputy Director
C. E. A.

$11,505.00 - $13,063.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/29/2020

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Chief Deputy Director is a policy advisor to the Commission and the Executive Director.  The Chief Deputy Director under the purview of the Executive Director, is responsible for directing the Commission’s policies, programs, and serves as the chief of staff and oversees the internal operations of the Commission.


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-191029
    Position #(s):
    696-004-7500-XXX
    Working Title:
    Chief Deputy Director
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $11,505.00 - $13,063.00 C
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The California Transportation Commission is an independent public agency dedicated to ensuring a safe, financially sustainable, world-class multimodal transportation system that reduces congestion, improves the environment, and facilitates economic development through the efficient movement of people and goods.

    Special Requirements

    Applicants must meet the qualifications specified and must submit a standard State application (STD. 678), a resume, AND a Statement of Qualifications providing specific information on his/her background, knowledge, skills, and abilities, which demonstrate the applicant meets the qualifications and the criteria below.  Responses must be typewritten or generated by computer on 8.5” by 11” paper with a minimum font size of 10. The Statement of Qualifications must not exceed four (4) pages in length. 

     

    The Statement of Qualifications must address the applicant’s qualifications relative to the following: 

    1.    Knowledge of state and federal statutes and regulations that apply to and impact the Commission’s mission, goals, programs, and policies.

    2.    Demonstrated ability to supervise a multi-disciplinary professional staff, ensure deadlines are met, and work is carried out effectively.

    3.    Demonstrated ability to develop and implement organizational improvements and innovations.

    4.    Demonstrated ability to effectively apply logic and creativity in decision-making processes.

    5.    Demonstrated ability to successfully apply motivational and negotiating skills, and to represent the Commission in a consulting and coordinating capacity with transportation stakeholders statewide.

    6.    Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbal with members of the public, the press, and the Legislature.

    7.    Demonstrated ability to participate in public forums and to present policy issues before the Legislature, local government, State boards and commissions, various control agencies, stakeholders, and the public.

    8.    Understanding of how diverse communities of California, including disadvantaged and low-income communities, are affected by transportation policy and funding decisions.


      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: 2/29/2020

      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:

      CA Transportation Commission
      Attn: Ehsan Tahir (20CEA05)
      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:

      Ehsan Tahir (20CEA05)
      C/O CA Dept of Transportation
      P O Box 168036
      Sacramento, CA 95816-8036
      Please date stamp and drop in the correct box for Examination Unit
      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 -

        Applicants must meet the qualifications specified and must submit a standard State application (STD. 678), a resume, AND a Statement of Qualifications providing specific information on his/her background, knowledge, skills, and abilities, which demonstrate the applicant meets the qualifications and the criteria below.  Responses must be typewritten or generated by computer on 8.5” by 11” paper with a minimum font size of 10. The Statement of Qualifications must not exceed four (4) pages in length.  

      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 organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
      • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

      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:
      • Knowledge of state and federal statutes and regulations that apply to and impact the Commission’s mission, goals, programs, and policies.
      • Demonstrated ability to supervise a multi-disciplinary professional staff, ensure deadlines are met, and work is carried out effectively.
      • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement organizational improvements and innovations.
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively apply logic and creativity in decision-making processes.
      • Demonstrated ability to successfully apply motivational and negotiating skills, and to represent the Commission in a consulting and coordinating capacity with transportation stakeholders statewide.
      • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbal with members of the public, the press, and the Legislature.
      • Demonstrated ability to participate in public forums and to present policy issues before the Legislature, local government, State boards and commissions, various control agencies, stakeholders, and the public.
      • Understanding of how diverse communities of California, including disadvantaged and low-income communities, are affected by transportation policy and funding decisions.

      Examination Information

      The examination will consist of a review of each candidate’s application, resume, and Statement of Qualifications. A Selection Committee will screen applications, resumes, and Statements of Qualifications based on the identified minimum qualifications, the desirable qualifications for the position, and the competitive value of each candidate’s relative knowledge, skills, and experience. The Statement of Qualifications will also serve as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing as this is a critical factor to successful job performance as the Chief Deputy Director. A minimum rating of 70% must be attained to obtain list eligibility. Hiring interviews may be conducted with the most qualified candidates. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results. The result of this examination will be used only to fill the position of CEA C, Chief Deputy Director, with the California Transportation Commission. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

      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 position or application process.

      Human Resources Contact:
      Ehsan Tahir
      (916) 227-5967
      ehsan.tahir@dot.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:
      EEO Office
      (844) 869-5738
      Ask.eeo@dot.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.

      Information to be Included on Application

      Please include the CEA Exam Number (20CEA05) and title of the position applying for on the STD. 678 application form.



      Additional Information

      Please take this 1-minute Caltrans Recruitment survey to tell us how you found out about this job! 

      https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HMQ7LDR  

       

      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