Job Posting: Assistant to the Director

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Assistant to the Director

$3,144.00 - $4,053.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/11/2020

Job Description and Duties

If you previously applied for this position, you do not need to reapply. 

The Office of the Small Business Advocate is established in statute with a number of specified duties to serve as the lead office on entrepreneurship providing small businesses in the State of California with the information and resources needed to succeed in the marketplace, and serving as the principal advocate in the state on behalf of small businesses and working.

The Office Technician (OT) performs a variety of complex clerical and administrative duties requiring adaptation to various office situations, judgment as to which learned work method to apply for the desired result, and the ability to communicate effectively. The OT regularly performs a variety of the data-entry duties and is expected to consistently exercise a high degree of initiative, independence, and attention to detail in performing assigned tasks. Positions at this level regularly require detailed and accurate handling of sensitive, confidential information and correspondences, and a proficient knowledge of computer programs and applications, regulations, policies, and procedures.

The Office Technician will receive direct supervision from the Deputy Director, Office of the Small Business Advocate and general direction from the Director, Office of the Small Business Advocate.

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):
Working Title:
Assistant to the Director
$3,144.00 - $4,053.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California's leader for job growth and economic development efforts.  GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.
Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) the ability to type at a minimum speed as designated on the Class Specifications (link available in the additional documentation section). You must obtain a valid typing certificate confirming your ability to meet the minimum typing speed, prior to being hired. Additional information regarding acceptable typing tests is available at the website.

Employment Application - Interested applicants must fill out the "Employment History" section of the State Application (STD 678) with all relevant experience to be considered for this position. GO-Biz will not review attached resumes in lieu of the Employment History section of the State Application (STD 678). Failure to fill out the Employment History section of the State Application (STD 678) will result in disqualification. 

Supplemental Application - Interested applicants must submit a Supplemental Application. The Supplemental Application must be 12-point font, single-spaced, and no more than 2 pages.

Applications submitted without the Supplemental Application or without following instructions will not receive further consideration for this position.

Your Supplemental Application must address the following in numerical order; do not consolidate responses:
  1. Please describe your experience supporting an executive including scheduling/managing calendars, meeting & event planning, maintaining files and databases, and correspondence.
  2. Please describe your experience and ability to multitask and handle multiple assignments and urgent priorities.
  3. Please describe your experience with external affairs, customer service and stakeholder outreach.
  4. Please describe your experience with event coordination and marketing including social media experience.
  5. Please describe your experience working in any professional setting that required discretion on sensitive issues.
  6. Please describe your experience preparing and reviewing invoices, technical reports and data including comfort level with financial reporting and performance metrics reporting specifically.

    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: 12/11/2020

    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:

    Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
    Attn: Brandi Sparks
    1325 J Street, Suite 1800
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Brandi Sparks
    1325 J Street, Suite 1800
    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.
    • Supplemental Application -
      All applicants must provide a Supplemental Application for the hiring manager’s review.

      Please review the Supplemental Application section above for instructions.

      A resume in lieu of the Supplemental Application or a Supplemental Application that does not follow the instructions in the above Supplemental Application section will disqualify an applicant from consideration.

    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.


    Benefits Information - The website below is intended to provide general information. Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment, which is listed below the link. Additional benefits may also be outlined for specific bargaining units in employee collective bargaining contracts. Please review this information prior to accepting employment.

    Job Classification: Office Technician (Typing)
    Bargaining Unit: R-04
    Time Base: Full-Time
    Length of Appointment: Permanent


    Contact Information

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

    Department Website:
    Human Resources Contact:
    Brandi Sparks
    (916) 322-3419

    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:
    Jim Teahan
    (916) 319-9955
    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.

    Personal Leave Program 2020

    NOTE: Salaries do not reflect reductions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Information for actual reductions is available in the Human Resources Manual, Section 2113, Personal Leave Program (PLP) at  

    Please refer to the section for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – Bargaining Units 1, 3, 4, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20 and 21. 

    Education Documentation and Exam Links

    Office Technician (Typing) Exam:

    Educational requirements:
    If you are using education as your basis of meeting the minimum qualifications, you must provide school transcripts. Diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts. Please review the minimum qualifications by clicking the "Office Technician (Typing)" link under the "Minimum Requirements" section above.

    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