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Job Posting: Associate Governmental Program Analyst

Department of Justice

Associate Governmental Program Analyst

$5,383.00 - $6,942.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/6/2021

Job Description and Duties

Under direction of the Staff Services Manager (SSM) I, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) produces, compiles, and maintains the training curricula and programmatic procedures for the California Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division’s Authorization & Certification Program (ACP). The AGPA will record, reconcile, and maintain the statutory authority reference list for access to state and federal Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) on behalf of the California Department of Justice (DOJ). The AGPA will provide training and perform outreach efforts to applicant agencies accessing CORI for noncriminal justice purposes, communicating mandatory federal guidelines.

The Training and Administrative Support Section (TASS) communicates directly with agencies submitting applicant fingerprint criminal history background checks, aiding in their procedural training and understanding of statutory authority. To succeed in this position the AGPA should have experience in or a strong desire to participate in new program development and implementation. Excellent communication and presentation skills to communicate effectively and professionally with management, team members, and external stakeholders is essential. This AGPA position requires exceptional analytical skills, proficiency in data analysis and data communication, the ability to creatively apply problem solving and critical thinking to identify solutions, and the ability to work independently while maintaining a standard workload and responding to frequent, short-term tasks.

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:
Associate Governmental Program Analyst
$5,383.00 - $6,942.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Work Week:

Department Information

  • This position is located in the California Justice Information Services Division, Bureau of Criminal Information & Analysis, Applicant & Record Quality Services Branch, Authorization & Certification Program, Training & Administrative Support Section.
  • 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 is required.
  • Clearly indicate JC-276529 in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your State Application.
  • 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 prior to appointment.
  • Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically is highly encouraged. 

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: 12/6/2021

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.

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: Holly Bittle JC - 276529
PO Box 160608
Sacramento, CA 95816-0608

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Justice
Holly Bittle JC 276529
4949 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820
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 -

    Single spaced, Arial, 12-pt and only 2 pages. 

    1. Describe experiences that demonstrate your competencies, as listed in the “Desirable Qualifications” section, and have prepared you to be successful in this role. Please include information about your experience conducting research and analysis.
    2. Describe your experience reviewing, tracking, and editing a wide variety of documents for compliance, applying guidelines and consistency with respect to reasonableness, departmental approvals, and policies.
  • 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:
  • Ability to visualize, articulate, conceptualize, and solve both complex and uncomplicated problems by making decisions that are sensible given the available information.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills with experience in providing reports and data analysis
  • Tactfulness and ability to relay complex or sensitive information to others, provide exceptional customer service in a professional manner
  • Have experience in developing business processes/documentation
  • Have excellent oral, written, and interactive communication skills with the ability to present information and express ideas in a clear, confident, and convincing manner
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and work well under pressure to meet quick deadlines, working both independently and in a cooperative team environment
  • Willingness to assume complex duties and adapt to changing priorities
  • Demonstrate ability to follow directions, protocols, and procedures
  • Be proficient in the use of various computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications and be willing to learn new technological tools and to incorporate them in daily tasks
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills, with excellent attention to detail.



Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Holly Bittle
(916) 210-3376

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 Information on Application Filing

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