Job Posting: Legislative Analyst

Department of State Hospitals - Sacramento

Legislative Analyst

$5,149.00 - $6,446.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/2/2020

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction and supervision of the Staff Services Manager, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (APGA) will perform complex duties associated with legislative analysis, tracking, advocacy, and legislative relations. The position requires strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to explain complex topics in a clear, concise, and understandable manner and provide support on a wide variety of department and legislative issues. The AGPA will independently perform thorough research to accurately compile and present information to audiences including the leadership of the Department of State Hospitals (DSH), the California Health and Human Services Agency (Agency), the Governor’s Office, other departments, legislators, stakeholders, or the public.

To view and/or obtain a copy of the duty statement, please click on the "Duty Statement" link on this webpage.

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

Working Conditions

  • In early 2021, DSH will be moving to a new 11 floor high rise building at 1215 O Street.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DSH employees are currently being offered flexible scheduling and teleworking opportunities.
This position is currently operating remotely full-time. The position may transition back to in-person when possible.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Legislative Analyst
$5,149.00 - $6,446.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Department of State Hospitals
1600 9th Street, Room 440
Sacramento, CA 95814

The mission of the Department of State Hospitals is to provide evaluation and treatment in a safe and responsible manner, seeking innovation and excellence in hospital operations, across a continuum of care and settings.

In early 2021, DSH is scheduled to move into a modern, sustainable and innovative office building currently under construction and located at 1215 “O” Street, Sacramento, California. Some of the amenities of the new building will include the following:

  • First-floor retail space (separate access from 12th Street)

  • Café with multiple vendors available to the public

  • Outdoor seating with pedestrian walkways

  • Large shared conference room on the first floor with a maximum capacity of 162 individuals

  • An employee fitness center with a yoga studio, cardio equipment and weights

  • Plaza area with a kitchenette on each floor 

  • Shared Terrace space on the 10th floor with indoor/outdoor seating and views of the Capitol

  • Mobile computer equipment, cloud-based technology and Wi-Fi for all staff

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Due to the Governor’s State of Emergency most staff are teleworking. While US mail applications are still accepted, applying electronically through your CalCareers account is strongly encouraged.

Please do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire (page 10) with your completed State Application (STD 678).  This page is for examination use only.


Appointment is subject to the provisions of the SROA process: SROA/SURPLUS/ REEMPLOYMENT candidates are encouraged to apply and must attach a copy of their status letter in order to be considered. 


Interested applicants must submit: a completed Standard State Application (Form STD. 678) with an original signature, to the contact/address listed below. You must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility (i.e., list, transfer, SROA/Surplus, reinstatement, etc.), classification title, position number, and job control number in the Examination/Job Title section. 

Applicants who do not indicate the required information may be disqualified.


Failure to complete the standard 678 in its entirety may result in disqualification.

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: 6/2/2020

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:

Department of State Hospitals - Sacramento
Attn: Jennifer Almendra
1600 9th Street, Room 440
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Jennifer Almendra
1600 9th Street, Room 440
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.
  • Other -

    Candidates that believe they meet the Minimum Qualifications based on a pattern of education from classification description (specifications) must provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts along with your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position.

    Candidates that believe they meet the Minimum Qualifications based on experience, must state that in the bypass notes for this requirement.

  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Statement of Qualifications will addresses the following areas:

    Please see the Statement of Qualifications section below for details.

    Applicants must submit the required documents in order to be considered for this position.

    Applicants who fail to submit the SOQ will not be eligible for an interview.

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.


Please see the California Department of Human Resources website at: for further information on state employee's benefits.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Jennifer Almendra
(916) 562-3781

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:
Kuldeep Kumar
(916) 654-2327
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 Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) should be typed in 12-point font and no longer than two (2) pages in length. Please answer the following questions:

  1. What makes you the best candidate to work for the Department of State Hospitals (DSH)?
  2. Why are you interested in this AGPA position in the DSH Office of Legislation?
  3. Describe your experience working in a legislative office or analyzing legislation. If you do not have experience working in a legislative office or analyzing legislation, what do you know about the California legislative process?
  4. Do you have experience conveying complex information, concepts, or policies in writing in a clear, concise, and easily understood manner? Provide an example of a time you did so in the past.

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