Job Posting: Deputy Director, External Affairs - Career Executive Assignment, Level A

Covered California

JC-196535
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Deputy Director, External Affairs - Career Executive Assignment, Level A
C. E. A.

$7,442.00 - $10,696.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/15/2020

Job Description and Duties

Under administrative direction of the Director, External Affairs the Deputy Director, External Affairs is responsible for driving strategic engagement and outreach efforts to state and federal government officials, key stakeholders, Tribal leaders, and other organizations.  The Deputy Director, External Affairs serves as an extension of the Directorate, as well as Covered California's Tribal liaison.  The work of the Deputy Director, External Affairs impacts both state and federal policy, legislation, as well as key stakeholders which, in turn, supports consumer engagement and enrollment into Covered California to advance Covered California's mission.

The Office of External Affairs plays a critical role in Covered California being able to achieve its mission and goals. Active engagement with government stakeholders allows Covered California to establish credibility and trust not only at the government level, but also with the general public, generating support for the work that we do to improve health care quality, lower costs, and reduce health disparities within the State of California. The work of the Office of External Affairs impacts both federal and state policy, legislation, as well as key stakeholders which directly supports consumer engagement and enrollment into Covered California, ultimately increasing the number of insured Californians and directly advancing Covered California's mission.

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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.

    Additional Documents

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    JC-196535
    Position #(s):
    801-150-7500-001
    Working Title:
    Deputy Director, External Affairs - Career Executive Assignment, Level A
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $7,442.00 - $10,696.00 A Salary is negotiable/commensurate with experience.
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    Covered California’s mission is to increase the number of insured Californians, improve health care quality, lower costs, and reduce health disparities through an innovative, competitive marketplace that empowers consumers to choose the health plan and providers that give them the best value. We currently serve nearly 1.5 million consumers throughout the state of California.

    Join the Covered California Team! If you are looking for a challenging career in a uniquely innovative, highly team-oriented culture, where you can achieve your career goals AND make a difference in the lives of Californians – look no further! Covered California offers competitive pay, excellent healthcare and retirement benefits, work life balance, and free parking.

     

    Special Requirements

    Background Check: All applicants shall be subject to a pre-employment background investigation. The investigation will consist of completion of a pre-employment questionnaire, fingerprinting, and an inquiry to the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation to disclose criminal records.

    The position may be subject to the disclosure and disqualification requirements concerning economic conflict of interest in government work, pursuant to the California Health Benefit Exchange, also known as Covered California's Conflict of Interest Code and the Political Reform Act. 

    Please Note: Per GC 100500 (f)(1)'...staff of the Exchange shall not be employed by, a consultant to, a member of the board of directors of, affiliated with, or otherwise a representative of, a carrier or other insurer, and agent or broker, a health care provider, or a health care facility or health clinic while serving on the board or on the staff of the Exchange. A member of the board or of the staff of the Exchange shall not be a member, a board member, or an employee of a trade association of carriers, health facilities, health clinics, or health care providers while serving on the board or on the staff of the Exchange.' Applicants who may fall under Government Code 100500(f)(1) will be considered ineligible for appointment with the Exchange.

    Applications received without the following information will be considered incomplete: "to" and "from" dates (month/day/year), hours worked per week, civil service classifications or private sector job titles, supervisor name and phone number, and duties performed. Applications with “see resume” in place of duties performed are not acceptable.

    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: 6/15/2020

    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:

    Covered California
    Attn: Human Resources Branch: Elizabeth Mosley
    1601 Exposition Blvd.
    Sacramento, CA 95815

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Human Resources Branch: Elizabeth Mosley
    1601 Exposition Blvd.
    Sacramento, CA 95815
    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.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    • Statement of Qualifications - Please include your Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) in your application. Any application received without a SOQ will not be considered. Please note that a resume and/or cover letter will NOT be accepted in place of the SOQ. Please see below for specific SOQ instructions. 

      A Cover Letter is optional and may be included. 
    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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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:

    1. Demonstrated legislative and regulatory affairs experience with health care programs. Proven experience building strategy and effectively collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, including, but not limited to, state and federal departments, agencies, and government officials.
    2. Proven communicator with exemplary writing skills and ability to communicate information clearly and concisely to both internal and external audiences. Demonstrated experience with public speaking, presenting, collaborating, and influencing internal and external stakeholders including, but not limited to executive leadership and management, elected officials, administration agencies, core stakeholder constituencies, and consumer advocates.
    3. Strong political acumen with proven ability to navigate both internal and external policy issues and decision-making.
    4. Demonstrated experience developing strategic external engagement strategies.
    5. Demonstrated experience representing executive leadership at external engagements and internally within the department. Proven management and leadership skills with the ability to lead, mentor, and develop high-level staff.
     

    Examination Information

    This CEA Examination will consist of a review of the candidate's Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) that describes their education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the desirable qualifications listed for this position. The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.

    STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (SOQ) INSTRUCTIONS
    A SOQ which addresses the five desirable qualifications listed below is required as a part of the application package. Any applications received without a SOQ will be rejected. Resumes and/or cover letters will NOT be considered a substitute for the SOQ.

    The SOQ should be typed in 12 point Arial font, single-spaced, on standard sized paper (8.5" x 11"), and limited to one page per item, not to exceed five (5) pages in total. The SOQ should be numbered in the same order as the desirables listed below and should provide detailed examples and an overview of your experience specifically related to the desirable: 

    1. Demonstrated legislative and regulatory affairs experience with health care programs. Proven experience building strategy and effectively collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, including, but not limited to, state and federal departments, agencies, and government officials.
    2. Proven communicator with exemplary writing skills and ability to communicate information clearly and concisely to both internal and external audiences. Demonstrated experience with public speaking, presenting, collaborating, and influencing internal and external stakeholders including, but not limited to executive leadership and management, elected officials, administration agencies, core stakeholder constituencies, and consumer advocates.
    3. Strong political acumen with proven ability to navigate both internal and external policy issues and decision-making.
    4. Demonstrated experience developing strategic external engagement strategies.
    5. Demonstrated experience representing executive leadership at external engagements and internally within the department. Proven management and leadership skills with the ability to lead, mentor, and develop high-level staff.

     

      

    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.

    Benefits

    Covered California is an exciting, innovative, and unique State Department with a strong emphasis on company culture. We take pride in offering training opportunities, professional development, and work-life balance. All Covered California locations offer free parking and our Headquarters location, where this position is based, has an on-site gym.

    For more information on the excellent benefits offered by State of California
    please CLICK HERE. 

    Contact Information

    The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Human Resources Contact:
    Elizabeth Mosley
    (916) 224-9714
    Elizabeth.Mosley@covered.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:
    Adrian Recio
    (916) 228-8291
    Adrian.Recio@covered.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.

    Essential Physical Characteristics

    The physical characteristics described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this classification.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a qualified disability to perform the essential functions of the job, on a case-by-case basis.  Ability to attend work as scheduled and on a regular basis and be available to work outside the normal workday when required.  Continuous: Upward and downward flexion of the neck.  Frequent: sitting for long periods of time (up to 70%); repetitive use of hands, forearms, and fingers to operate computers, mouse, and dual computer monitors, printers, and copiers (up to 70%); long periods of time at desk using a keyboard, manual dexterity and sustained periods of mental activity are need; frequent: walking, standing, bending and twisting of neck, bending and twisting of waist, squatting, simple grasping, reaching above and below shoulder level, and lifting and carrying of files and binders.

    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