California Citizens Redistricting Commission


$8,173.00 - $9,681.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

This position is Limited Term 24 months. It will not become permanent; it may be extended or be canceled at any time.

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


The California Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) seeks a Data Manager to provide leadership in the development and execution of the Commission’s Public Input data analytics plan, including oversight and direct responsibility for initiatives to achieve the Commission’s goals and objectives for carrying out the plan. The applicant should be a creative problem-solver with experience in management, data analysis and modeling, research methodology, and statistical procedures, along with the ability to manage analysts, and to work with data from a variety of disciplines. A strong candidate for this position will have a demonstrated background in project management and have experience validating and synthesizing data from a variety of disciplines.


This is an exempt executive assignment position, non-tenured, full time, and is appointed by the Commission. Employees of the Commission occupy non civil service positions serving at the pleasure of the Commission.


Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Data Manager:

  • Works with the Executive Director, Commissioners, and Director of Outreach to prepare the Commission's strategic plan for amalgamating, analyzing, and preparing Public Input testimony for use by the Commission and Line Drawer.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Outreach to develop and implement a robust plan for collecting, analyzing, and reporting Public Input testimony.
  • Manages the development and implementation of innovative or undefined methods for collecting, analyzing, and reporting Public Input.
  • Manages and troubleshoots database that houses all public input testimony
  • Develops office and work procedures for carrying out tasks related to initiatives.
  • Obtains feedback from Commissioners and contractors on utility of work products for line drawing.
  • Collaborates with managers in charge of the various Commission activities to prevent/resolve workflow and staffing problems.

    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.

      Additional Documents

      Position Details

      Job Code #:
      Position #(s):
      Working Title:
      $8,173.00 - $9,681.00
      # of Positions:
      Work Location:
      Sacramento County
      Job Type:
      Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
      Work Shift:
      Flex; 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Work Week:
      Monday – Friday

      Department Information

      The 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. The commission is required to approve final maps by December 15, 2021, with an extension allowed due to the delay in the census data.


      Special Requirements

      Interested applicants must submit an application packet consisting of:

      1. A completed State Examination/Employment Application (STD. 678):

      2. A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). Please see the Statement of Qualifications section on the job advertisement for details and instructions. Resumes do not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications.

      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:

      California Citizens Redistricting Commission
      Attn: Raul Villanueva
      721 Capitol Mall, Ste 260, Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento,
      Sacramento, CA 95814

      Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

      California Citizens Redistricting Commission
      Raul Villanueva
      721 Capitol Mall, Ste 260, Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento,
      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 -

        REQUIRED – Statement of Qualifications. Please see the Statement of Qualifications section on the job advertisement for details and instructions.

      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:

      It is anticipated the Data Manager will be a highly competent, organized and experienced professional with a demonstrated track record. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following specific knowledge and abilities:

      • Understanding of the scope and purpose of the Commission.
      • Practices required to ensure and maintain data security, including securely transmitting confidential data.
      • Ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data to reach sound conclusions and/or make recommendations.
      • Experience working with GIS files.
      • Experience with database management systems (i.e. Airtable)
      • Ability to simultaneously prioritize and manage multiple, complex projects under time pressure and adapt to evolving priorities.
      • Ability to adhere to required technical/professional guidelines and standards.
      • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with all those contacted through the course of work.
      • Willingness to travel and to work irregular hours.
      • Experience providing written and verbal briefings and presentations to a public body internally and in a public meeting.


      The Commission offers a comprehensive benefits package through the State of California including a Defined Benefit plan, health care plan and leave time. See the following website for more detailed information:

      General State Employment Benefits and Protections

      Click here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees.

      Contact Information

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

      Hiring Unit Contact:
      Raul Villanueva
      (916) 879-6013

      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.

      Reporting Location

      Citizens Redistricting Commission
      721 Capitol Mall, Suite 260
      Sacramento, CA  95814

      Please specify JC #251242 on your state application.

      Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

      The Statement of Qualifications (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 should be numbered in the same order as the statements listed below and should provide detailed examples and an overview of your experience.

      1. Please explain how your professional experience, accomplishments, and education have successfully prepared you for the Data Manager role.

      2. Provide an overview of your experience working with qualitative data as it relates to the purpose of the Commission. Describe your experience with database management systems.

      3. Describe your experience managing a program that required the coding, validating, and synthesizing of data from a variety of sources. Describe how this experience will benefit the role of Data Manager.

      The Statement of Qualifications serves as documentation of each candidate'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 Statement of Qualifications.

      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