Department of Managed Health Care


$11,351.00 - $12,644.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

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The Office of the Director provides leadership and direction to DMHC employees.  The Director’s Office houses the executive leadership team consisting of the Director, Chief Deputy Director, General Counsel and Deputy Directors for Communications and Planning, Legislative Affairs, and Health Policy and Stakeholder Relations. The Director’s Office supports and promotes managed care as an effective and efficient health care delivery model by fostering positive working relationships with key stakeholders including licensed health plans, provider groups and associations, consumer advocates, state and federal health care agencies, the Legislature, the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and the Office of the Governor. 



Under the administrative direction of the Director and Chief Deputy Director, the Legislative Affairs Deputy Director is responsible for managing DMHC’s legislative program; developing and implementing statewide health policy through the legislative process; advising the Director, Chief Deputy Director and Executive Management staff on legislation which may impact the Department and related policy implications; making legislative recommendations to the Director and the CHHS Secretary; serving as a high level legislative liaison between the DMHC and Governor's Office, Legislature, Agency and other stakeholders; and working cooperatively with other Executive Management staff to promote and uphold DMHC’s mission.

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

Working Conditions

This position is located in downtown Sacramento in a modern facility with the following amenities: on site gym, free shuttle service to local businesses, two tenant appreciation events each year, across the street from a Farmer’s Market, and one block to light rail. Join this team of professionals for an opportunity within an energetic setting.

The employee will work in a climate-controlled office under artificial lighting.  There will be occasional fluctuations in temperature.  The employee will work in an office and will periodically attend meetings and/or training outside of his/her assigned office.  The employee will work in and/or visit offices located in a high rise building accessed through elevators.

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 #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    $11,351.00 - $12,644.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The mission of the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) is to protect consumers’ health care rights and ensure a stable health care delivery system.  The DMHC accomplishes its mission by ensuring the health care system works for consumers. The Department protects the health care rights of more than 26 million Californians by regulating health care service plans, assisting consumers through a consumer Help Center, educating consumers on their rights and responsibilities and preserving the financial stability of the managed health care system.

    Department Website:

    Special Requirements

    • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

    Any documents you submit for a job vacancy such as your State application, resume, cover letter, educational transcripts, etc. SHOULD NOT include ANY confidential information. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents include, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthday, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

    Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may be accepted during the application process; however, submission of official transcripts may be required prior to appointment.                

    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

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    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:

    Department of Managed Health Care
    Attn: Dept. of Managed Health Care - HR, Julian Ortega
    980 9th Street, Suite 500
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Dept. of Managed Health Care - HR, Julian Ortega
    980 9th Street, Suite 500
    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 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 - The SOQ is a narrative discussion of how the candidate’s education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position.  The SOQ serves as a documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed and no more than three pages in length. Please see instructions 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.

    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:

    Applicants will be screened on the basis of background and demonstrated management ability, with weight given to the ability to meet the following desirable qualifications:

    • Minimum of 5 years working in health policy
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization;
    • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, government regulations, executive orders and agency rules;
    • Ability to conduct legal and legislative research and write concisely and persuasively under short deadlines;
    • Experience drafting legislative documents, including regulations;
    • Experience in legislation and/or policy making;
    • Exceptional understanding of legislative protocol and the political sensitivity of associated issues;
    • Knowledge of the managed health care industry, and policy issues impacting managed health care;
    • Ability to provide leadership and assistance in developing and implementing new policies and procedures;
    • Ability to organize and establish simultaneous workload priorities and work under pressure;
    • Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative, independence
    and flexibility;
    • Ability to establish productive and positive working relationships with DMHC staff, executive leadership, the Governor's Office, Legislature, Agency and other state department partners to achieve departmental goals and objectives.


    Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website,, and the CalPERS website,

    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:
    Julian Ortega
    (916) 403-4332
    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Mary Watanabe
    (916) 322-1583

    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
    (916) 403-0409
    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 Qualifications

    The following should be addressed in the statement of qualifications demonstrating experience:

    1.   Planning, organizing, managing and directing staff activities in the legislative program to include writing, proposing, negotiating, promoting and securing legislation that could impact programs.

    2.   Implementing and applying health care laws and other applicable state and federal laws. Include experience in analyzing complex issues that involve interpreting statutes and regulations.

    3.   Reviewing and monitoring bills including coordinating and reviewing analyses, identifying fiscal and policy implications of a bill, developing bill analysis for technical amendments and preparing legislative critiques and summaries.

    4.   Performing high-level legislative activities and policy influencing functions, which include working effectively under pressure and making high-level decisions in a fast-paced and changing environment.

    5.   Successfully identifying and implementing solutions to meet operational challenges through subordinate staff and in coordination with department offices. Examples should include strategic and innovative approaches to problem-solving and effective delegation.

    6.   Performing strategic planning activities and creating office-specific implementation plans to achieve the Department’s mission and strategic goals.

    7.   Developing staff knowledge, skills and abilities, including the identification of growth areas, documented development plans, providing direct feedback, and understanding of employees’ career goals.

    8.   Establishing productive and positive working relationships with Department staff and executive leadership, Governor’s Office, Legislature, Agency and other state department partners to achieve departmental goals and objectives.

    Additional Application Information

    Applicants are required to complete the online application form through the California Governor's Office website in addition to submitting the State Application Form (STD 678) through


    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