Job Posting: Organizational Development Consultant

Department of Justice

Organizational Development Consultant

$6,124.00 - $7,608.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/2/2021

Job Description and Duties

If you have a passion for co-creating solutions to help leaders and teams be more effective, we're looking for you. If you have experience analyzing organizations and implementing interventions with compassion, trust, integrity, impact, and synergy, we're looking for you. If working with incredibly talented colleagues to continue building an engaging, inclusive, and high-performing culture is attractive, we’re looking for you to join the team!

As a member of the Organizational Development Unit (ODU), the incumbent will provide high quality, professional organizational development (OD) services to a variety of customers in the department. The ODU team uses behavioral science research to improve both individual and organizational performance. They are experts in consultation and facilitation, strategic workforce planning and talent management, change management, culture building and engagement, and coaching and development. They diagnose organizations using tools such as surveys and focus groups; research and present tailored solutions; prepare effective strategic and workforce plans; and manage the successful completion of a variety of projects, including wide-scale organizational change efforts.

The incumbent will work closely with other units within the Office of Human Resources, and will establish productive relationships with customers to not only address their immediate need but also increase their capacity to meet future needs. They will demonstrate the highest levels of collaboration and constantly look for ways to help each other and the organization.

In carrying out this role, the incumbent must possess knowledge of core organizational development activities and have advanced levels of analytical ability, facilitation skills, and communication. The incumbent will be responsible for creating and maintaining effective relationships with a variety of colleagues and customers, within and outside of the department.

Candidates applying for the SSM I level should already have substantial experience in an area related to Organizational Development, such as strategic workforce planning and talent management, culture building and engagement, organizational change management, coaching and development, strategic planning, diagnostics, or consultation and facilitation. Some travel may be required.

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:
Organizational Development Consultant
$6,124.00 - $7,608.00
$5,149.00 - $6,446.00 A
$5,149.00 - $6,446.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
OHR- Tina Denham
Work Shift:
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Operations, Office of Human Resources, Organizational Development Unit.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the Department please visit the Attorney General’s website at

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check will be required.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-259562) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Application.
  • Please be certain that your application package is thorough and completely filled out describing in detail your background experience and/or education and duties. All applications will be pre-screened and only the most qualified and competitive applicants will be included in the interview and hiring process.
  • If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma. An official transcript will be required upon appointment.

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: 8/2/2021

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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 Justice
Attn: Tina Denham (JC-259562)
Office of Human Resources
1300 I Street, Suite 720
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Justice
Tina Denham (JC-259562)
Office of Human Resources
1300 I Street, Suite 720
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 - Cover Letter
  • Other - Required Assessment:  Click on the following link to provide additional information related to your experience and training:
  • Statement of Qualifications - The SOQ is a narrative of how your education, training, experience, and skills meet the desirable qualifications listed in the following section and qualify you for the position. Please type your answers the following questions using 12pt font and no more than two pages:
    1. Describe your experience conducting strategic workforce planning and implementing resulting talent management action plans.
    2. Describe your experience developing, implementing, and evaluating culture-building and engagement programs including but not limited to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, values definition and operationalization, and employee engagement measurement, action planning and monitoring.
  • Other - Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:
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 most qualified candidates will possess competencies in the following areas: consultation and program facilitation, strategic workforce planning and talent management, culture building and engagement, change management, coaching and development, project management, diagnostics, data collection, and analytics, and organizational development.

Candidates applying for the SSM I level should already have substantial experience in an area related to Organizational Development, such as strategic workforce planning and talent management, culture building and engagement, organizational change management, coaching and development, strategic planning, or diagnostics, consultation and facilitation.

Candidates with the most competitive application material will be invited to participate in the next stages of the selection process, which will include a brief oral presentation, an analytical exercise, and an interview.


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Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Tina Denham
(916) 210-6275
Hiring Unit Contact:
Tina Denham
210-6275 ext:

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 Officer
(916) 210-7580
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.

Additional Job Related Information

The Department of Justice, Human Resources Office is located in the heart of vibrant downtown Sacramento, within easy walking distance of many restaurants. For those employees who take public transit, we offer the convenience of a nearby light rail station. For those employees who commute, employee-paid parking is available close to the building.

Additional Application Filing Information: Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

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