Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency


$6,124.00 - $7,608.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/11/2020

Job Description and Duties

Here at the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council, we believe that high-performing teams include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants, including those from historically marginalized groups and those with professional or personal knowledge of the homeless experience. The team is passionate about the cause, creative and hard-working; the office environment is collaborative and fast-paced. If that interests you, we hope you will consider applying to join our team.

Under the general direction of the Executive Officer, the Staff Services Manager I (Specialist) serves as a non-supervisory, high-level specialist responsible for independently planning, organizing and coordinating the legislative agenda for the California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC). The position acts as liaison to the Legislature and provides expert policy consultation and recommendations to the Deputy Secretary For Homelessness on all legislative, political, regulatory, budgetary and program issues.

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
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$6,124.00 - $7,608.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Work Week:
Monday – Friday

Department Information

The Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council is part of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. The Council was established in statute in 2016 (SB 1380, Chapter 847, Statutes of 2016) in recognition of the homelessness crisis facing California and the need for state agencies and departments to coordinate their programs and funding to be effective in preventing and ending homelessness in the state. The Council has nineteen members representing most of the state departments with housing and homelessness-related programs, as well as representatives from local governments, Continuums of Care, providers, and people with lived experience.

The Deputy Secretary for Homelessness and a small team of dedicated professionals support the work of the Council, including coordinating the implementation of “Housing First” principles and developing a State Strategic Plan for Homelessness. The Deputy Secretary also leads staff in developing and implementing the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) and the new Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program. The team is nimble, creative and responsive in conducting its work, and the office environment is collaborative and fast-paced.
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Special Requirements

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: 8/11/2020

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:

Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
Attn: Evan Joseph-Pinero
915 Capitol Mall, Suite 350-A
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Evan Joseph-Pinero
915 Capitol Mall, Suite 350-A
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications is required.  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:
Knowledge of: Chapter 847, Statutes of 2016 (SB 1380); Chapter 48, Statutes of 2018 (SB 850); Chapter 841, Statutes of 2018 (SB 918), Chapter 159, Statutes of 2019 (AB 101) and applicable State and Federal laws, policies and regulations; state government practices, policies and procedures.

Ability to: Work on confidential and sensitive assignments, and consistently exercise a high degree of initiative, independence, sound judgment in performing assigned tasks. The incumbent must be self-motivated, conscientious and dependable. The incumbent should have strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. Tact and professional courtesy must always be demonstrated.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Evan Joseph-Pinero
(916) 653-2445

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 Main Line
(916) 376-5127
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.


Business, Consumer Services & Housing Agency
915 Capitol Mall, Ste 350A
Sacramento, CA 95814

Please specify RPA#19076-BCSHA and JC #210317 on your state application.


The SOQ should be no more than two pages in length, 12 pt. Arial font, and should address each of the Desirable Qualifications listed on the Job Announcement. Applications received without an SOQ or received with an incomplete SOQ will not be considered.

1. Please describe in detail how your experience, education, and training qualifies you for this position. Specifically highlight any experience, education and training related to interpreting legislature for homeless programs.

2. Describe your experience with analyzing and interpreting complex policies, rules, and regulations.

3. Describe your experience in interpreting and making recommendations with new legislature for homeless programs. What steps do you take to evaluate and support your recommendations?

4. Describe your experience in coordinating responses to legislature and constituent inquiries.

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