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Job Posting: Director, Government Affairs C. E. A. Level B

Department of Education

JC-267705
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Director, Government Affairs C. E. A. Level B
C. E. A.

$10,831.00 - $12,903.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/1/2021

Job Description and Duties

The CDE is currently recruiting for Division Director of the Government Affairs Division. The Division Director is responsible for advocating with the State Legislature and the Federal Congress to establish or change education policy and funding, to interface with members of the Legislature and Congress and their staff to address educational needs in California, representing the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in all matters pertaining to legislation to the public, governmental entities, and various groups, and supervising staff of the Government Affairs Division.

Under the direction of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI), and the Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education (CDE) Division Directors are responsible for developing statewide policies, goals, and objectives for programs administered by the CDE. CDE Division Directors are an integral part of the CDE’s leadership team. The Director develops and recommends departmental and statewide program policies to top CDE management; works with the Deputy Superintendent of Strategy, Planning & Special Projects and executive team, fellow Division Directors, and other CDE colleagues to ensure that common educational program and administrative goals and objectives are identified and executed in a compatible manner; advocates for legislation affecting the operation and content of the CDE program; presents before legislative committees on behalf of the SSPI and the CDE; serves as a key liaison for the SSPI and CDE to various boards and commissions including, but not limited to other educational sectors; represents the SSPI at meetings with the federal government, local educational agencies, private and non-profit agencies, other state agencies, and the public; and works with CDE program supervisors, administrators, and representatives of other agencies on program administration, policies, and budgets.

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-267705
    Position #(s):
    174-310-7500-003
    Working Title:
    Director, Government Affairs C. E. A. Level B
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $10,831.00 - $12,903.00 B
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Facility:
    Strategy, Planning & Special Projects

    Department Information

    The California Department of Education (CDE) oversees the state's diverse and dynamic public school system, which is responsible for the education of more than seven million children and young adults in more than 9,000 schools. The CDE and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction are responsible for enforcing education law and regulations; and for continuing to reform and improve public elementary school programs, secondary school programs, adult education, some preschool programs, and child care programs. The CDE's mission is to provide a world-class education for all students, from early childhood to adulthood. The CDE serves our state by innovating and collaborating with educators, schools, parents, and community partners, preparing students to live, work, and thrive in a highly connected world.

    Department Website: http://www.cde.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: 10/1/2021

    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:

    Department of Education
    Attn: Cecilia Ramirez
    1430 N Street, Room 1802
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Department of Education
    1430 N Street, Room 1802
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Please date stamp your exam packet before dropping in the box.
    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 required and must be included.
    • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications which describes your experience, knowledge and abilities as they relate to each “Desirable Qualification” factor listed under the “Desirable Qualifications” section of this bulletin. You must provide specific examples for each Desirable Qualification factor. The Desirable Qualification factors must be addressed and numbered in the same order as listed. The Statement of Qualifications should not exceed three pages in length with a minimum font size of 12 pitch.
    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.

    Minimum Qualifications

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

    Note: Eligibility to take 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:

    Knowledge of the organizaton and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the  Executive Branch; U.S. Congress, 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; personnel management techniques; the department's or agency's equal employment opportunity objectives; and a manager's role in the equal employment opportunity program.

    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:
    1. Experience in managing multi-disciplinary professional and technical staff in order to advance the activities of a diverse program.
    2. Experience at the administrative or managerial level developing and implementing educational and/or administrative policies.
    3. Experience at the administrative or managerial level developing, implementing and evaluating broad-range educational and/or administrative programs.
    4. Experience in dealing with a variety of internal and/or external groups on issues of a high profile and/or politically sensitive nature.
    5. Experience developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with, and securing the support of, internal and external groups (i.e., the Legislature, local, state and/or federal government, stakeholders, etc.) that add value to the organization and to the efficiency and effectiveness of its programs.

    Examination Information

    The examination process will consist of an application, and Statement of Qualifications evaluation. The Statement of Qualifications will be used to evaluate your education and experience as it relates to the “Desirable Qualifications” listed above, and will also serve as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing since this is a critical factor to successful job performance. The Statement of Qualifications will be the only basis for your final score and rank on the eligible list. 

    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

    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.

    Department Website: http://www.cde.ca.gov
    Human Resources Contact:
    Cecilia Ramirez
    (916) 319-0688
    cramirez@cde.ca.gov
    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Mason Diab
    (916) 319-0820
    mdiab@cde.ca.gov

    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:
    Randi Thompson, EEO Officer
    (916) 445-9174
    oeoinfo@cde.ca.gov
    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.

    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