Job Posting: Executive Director

Citizens Redistricting Commission

Executive Director

$10,591.00 - $15,593.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/17/2020

Job Description and Duties

Once formed, the 14-member 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) must hire an Executive Director with demonstrated strong communication and leadership experience, combined with the background and knowledge to support the Commission’s redistricting mission. The applicant should be a creative problem-solver with emotional intelligence, professional ethics, and integrity. A strong candidate for this position will possess the skills to be a good collaborator, negotiator, and relationship builder for the Commission. The Executive Director is responsible for critical executive and administrative activities in support of the Commission. In collaboration with, and through, a team of highly skilled staff, the Executive Director:

  • Provides oversight and high-level direction for all support functions: Administration (Human Resources, Budgets, Accounting, Contracting, Procurement and Facilities), Information Technology, Legislation, Communications, Diversity and Inclusion, and works in conjunction with legal counsel.
  • Provides oversight of Commission outreach efforts. Coordinates Commission communication with the public, legislative and constituency groups and may direct special ad hoc committees to resolve key issues.
  • Provides leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of Commission policies, processes, and operations.
  • Reviews Commission reports, and other information prior to submission to the Legislature, control agencies, and others.
  • Represents the Commission before the Legislature and legislative groups, control agencies and other governmental agencies and public groups.
  • Provides leadership in the development and execution of the Commission’s strategic plan, business plan, and initiatives to achieve the Commission’s goals and objectives.
  • Provides oversight and high-level direction of all staff.

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 #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Executive Director
    $10,591.00 - $15,593.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission is a 14-member body created by the passage of the Voters FIRST Act, in 2008. It is charged with redrawing the California State Senate and Assembly, State Board of Equalization, and Congressional districts based on information gathered during the 2020 census. The Commission must draw the districts in conformity with strict, nonpartisan rules designed to create districts of reasonably equal population that will provide fair representation for all Californians. It is a further mandate that this process be conducted in an open and transparent manner, allowing for participation by the public.  

    Special Requirements

    The position will be located in Sacramento, California. Frequent travel may be required.

    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: 8/17/2020

    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:

    Citizens Redistricting Commission
    Attn: CA State Auditor's Human Resources Office
    621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
    • Statement of Qualifications - The SOQ is a narrative discussion of how the applicant’s education, training, experience, and skills meet the desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position. The SOQ also serves as documentation of each applicant’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed and be no more than four pages in length with a font size no smaller than 12 point. Resumes do not take the place of the SOQ. 

      Failure to submit all required application documents may result in elimination from the hiring process.

    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:

    The ideal candidate will be a highly competent, organized and experienced professional with a demonstrated track record of successful managerial accomplishments. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following specific qualifications:

    • Understanding the scope and purpose of the Commission.
    • Work experience demonstrating a high-level understanding of the organization, practice, and functions of California State Government including the Legislature and the Executive Branch
    • Work experience in a politically and socially sensitive environment.
    • Demonstrated management experience utilizing effective leadership skills.
    • Experience setting realistic performance goals for staff in a changing work environment.
    • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly evolving priorities.
    • Experience maintaining a work environment with a strong adherence to professional guidelines and standards.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain a global perspective in all activities and decisions.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand diverse stakeholder needs and negotiate and settle differences while maintaining relationships.
    • Experience providing written and verbal briefings and presentations to a public body internally and in a public meeting.
    • Experience representing a public body before the Legislature, and with the public.
    • Experience developing and overseeing outreach and education programs.
    • Willingness to travel and to work irregular hours with limited notice.
    • Knowledge of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, state contracting laws, the California Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act of 1974, and other open government laws and concepts.
    • Knowledge of parliamentary procedure established by Robert’s Rules of Order for the conduct of meetings.
    • Work experience demonstrating a seasoned ability to manage conflict and to develop cooperative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Knowledge of redistricting concepts, willingness to uphold the law to ensure compliance with all applicable redistricting laws.


    The Commission offers a comprehensive benefits package through the State of California. To learn more about offered benefits, visit the CalHR website. 

    Contact Information

    The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Department Website:
    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Human Resources
    (916) 445-0255

    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:
    Kristina Gin
    (916) 445-0255
    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.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high level administrative and policy influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following:

    • 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; fundamentals of accounting, budgeting, and fiscal reporting; personnel management techniques; the State’s 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; 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.

    Additional Information

    This exempt position is non-tenured, limited term (2 year), and full time. Once the Commission is fully formed, on or before August 15, 2020, it will begin selection and interviews. The California State Auditor’s office (State Auditor’s office), which is required by law to support the 2020 Commission until it is fully functional, has posted this job announcement to assist the new Commission in hiring key positions.

    The State Auditor’s office will collect applications for presentation to the fully formed 2020 Commission, but the State Auditor’s office will not review or score applications and is not the hiring authority. The fully formed 2020 Commission may elect to review responsive applications or cancel the recruitment and issue its own job announcements. Employees of the Commission occupy non civil service positions serving at the pleasure of the Commission.

    The Voters FIRST Act states, “The commission shall apply the conflicts of interest listed in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Government Code Section 8252 to the hiring of staff to the extent applicable.” Individuals seeking employment with the Commission should read the Guidance on Conflicts of Interest, see Duty Statement attachment page 5.

    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