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Job Posting: Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chair

California Energy Commission

JC-266758
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Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chair
C. E. A.

$7,442.00 - $10,696.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/24/2021

Job Description and Duties

As a State agency serving all Californians, the California Energy Commission (CEC) is an organization that embodies diversity, equity, and inclusion. The CEC actively and meaningfully creates an environment that enables each employee to thrive.

The CEC is leading the state to a 100 percent clean energy future. As the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, the CEC plays a critical role in creating the energy system of the future—one that is clean, modern, and helps ensure the fifth largest economy in the world thrives.

Under the administrative direction of the CEC Chair, the chief of staff advises the chair, commissioners, Governor’s Office, members of the Legislature, and internal and external parties on high-level CEC policy matters with expertise on complex and sensitive energy issues. The chief of staff speaks on behalf of the chair and manages an interdisciplinary staff, providing organization, direction, and oversight to ensure high quality and timely work products. The chief of staff assists the chair and advisors to the chair and ensures the CEC’s mission and goals are met.

This position is open to interested applicants both within state service and not in state service.

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 #:
    JC-266758
    Position #(s):
    535-105-7500-XXX
    Working Title:
    Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chair
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $7,442.00 - $10,696.00 A
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (the formal name for the California Energy Commission) was established by the Legislature in 1974 to address the energy challenges facing the state. The California Energy Commission (CEC), as the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency, is leading the state to a 100% clean energy future. Come be a part of the action and join our team today!

    Department Website: https://www.energy.ca.gov/ 

    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: 9/24/2021

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 Energy Commission
    Attn: Brittany Magallanes
    715 P Street, MS-52
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    California Energy Commission
    Brittany Magallanes
    715 P Street, MS-52
    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 - Please submit your Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) responding to the listing of Desirable Qualifications, with your STD. 678 State Application. Your responses must be numbered to coincide with the numbered statements listed on the Desirable Qualifications and be no more than a total of two pages using a 12-point font. Please reference the number of years of experience and the position(s) held where you acquired the experience for each question. Applications received without an SOQ will not be considered. Both the STD. 678 State Application and the SOQ are required.
    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.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    1. 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; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.

    2. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures, and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislative and Executive Branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    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:
    Please submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) responding to the statements below. Your responses must be numbered to coincide with the statements below and be no more than a total of two pages using a 12-point font. Please reference the number of years of experience and the position(s) held where you acquired the experience for each question. Applications received without a SOQ will not be considered.

    1. Knowledge of high priority state and federal energy policy issues.
    2. Experience conducting and overseeing the completion of special projects related to complex energy policy issues that are considered highly sensitive and high priority.
    3. Experience advising high level decision makers on highly sensitive, often controversial, and of very significant interest to the public, media, and the Legislature.
    4. Experience effectively managing an interdisciplinary staff.
    5. Demonstrated ability to effectively liaise with top-level managers; private and public sector representatives; the Legislature; Governor's Office; and state, federal, tribal, and local governmental agencies.
    6. Demonstrated ability to problem solve and resolve conflicts.
    7. Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to ensure CEC program products are of high quality.

    Examination Information

    THIS EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF AN APPLICATION AND STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (SOQ) WEIGHTED 100%.

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

    Benefits

    Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

    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
    Drop-off