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Job Posting: Chief Deputy Director of Administration

CA Privacy Protection Agency

Chief Deputy Director of Administration
C. E. A.

$10,831.00 - $12,903.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/20/2021

Job Description and Duties

As the principal administrative officer of the newly established California Privacy Protection Agency, the inaugural Chief Deputy Director of Administration (CDDA) is responsible for working with the Agency’s Executive Director to develop and oversee all of the administrative and operational policies and functions of the new agency. As an appointee of the Board, the CDDA will serve at the pleasure of the Board and perform duties as assigned by the Executive Director and the Board. On an ongoing basis, the CDDA will have primary responsibility for the Agency’s day-to-day administrative operations and activities.

Final reporting location is still under consideration, and will be within California.

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 #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Chief Deputy Director of Administration
    C. E. A.
    $10,831.00 - $12,903.00 B
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The California Privacy Protection Agency (Agency) was established by voters in November 2020 when they passed Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). As the first state agency with full administrative powers devoted to privacy in the United States, the Agency exemplifies California's leadership in consumer privacy and is a national model for privacy protection. The Agency is directed by the California Privacy Protection Agency Board (Board), and is charged with protecting the fundamental privacy rights of natural persons with respect to the use of their personal information by implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). (Civil Code, § 1798.199.10(a).); Civil Code, § 1798.199.40(c).) The CPRA directs the Agency to engage in rulemaking, enforcement, public education, and other activities to implement and enforce the CCPA, with the goal of strengthening consumer privacy, while giving attention to the impact on business and innovation. (Civil Code, § 1798.199.40, CPRA, § 3(C)(1).)

    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: 10/20/2021

    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 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:

    CA Privacy Protection Agency
    Attn: Jennifer Vang
    P.O. BOX 989052
    West Sacramento, CA 989052

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    CA Privacy Protection Agency
    Jennifer Vang
    707 Third Street, 7th Floor
    West Sacramento, CA 95605
    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.
    • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) that describes your experience, knowledge and abilities as they relate to each factor listed under the “Desirable Qualifications” section of this bulletin. Please refer to "Desirable Qualifications" section for detailed 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.

    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:

    • 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.
    • 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 Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and 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. Executive level experience managing or leading one or more administrative functions which involve fiscal operations, human resources, information technology, contract management, and other business services.

    2. Experience working with internal and external stakeholders in a consultative role seeking successful outcomes.

    3. Experience in program and operational evaluations including developing and implementing strategic initiatives and process improvements that reduce the cost of delivering administrative services and/or improve the delivery of administrative services.

    4. Experience in sponsoring and managing organizational projects with multiple stakeholders and related experience in developing and executing new programs, projects, and organizational structures.

    5. Experience conferring with and advising State departments and agencies on policies and administrative procedures relating to program and project delivery.

    6. Experience working closely with the Department of Finance, legislative staff, department directors and other executives to achieve an organization’s budget,policy and program goals.

    Statement of Qualifications Instructions:

    • Respond to each Desirable Qualification factor in the same order they are listed and provide specific examples.
    • The SOQ must be numbered and include the Desirable Qualification factor typed in bold font.
    • Responses should be complete, specific and clear. Include the name of the organization where you gained the experience, your title and level of responsibility, when they occurred, as well as relevant outcomes and measurements of success.
    • The SOQ document must not exceed three pages in length, letter-size, single-spaced, with 12-point font.

    Resumes will not be considered a substitute for the SOQ.

    If your qualifications are competitive, you may be invited to come in for an on-site or video conference interview.

    Examination Information

    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.


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

    Contact Information

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

    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Jennifer Vang
    (916) 376-5481

    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.

    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