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In response to increases in COVID-19 cases, California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is implementing COVID-19 testing of all unvaccinated state employees working on site as an additional health and safety standard to protect the state workforce and the public it serves. Any employee seeking exemption from COVID-19 testing or wearing a face covering must provide evidence of vaccination.

Job Posting: Legislative and Regulatory Liason

Department of Toxic Substances Control

Legislative and Regulatory Liason

$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 11/30/2021

Job Description and Duties

Applications previously submitted on JC-271238 will NOT be considered. Therefore, individuals who previously applied, must apply to this JC to be considered.


Do you want to be part of  shaping California environmental policy? Are you motivated by protecting the environment and health of all Californians?  Are you looking for an opportunity to join an energetic and supportive group and work in a fast-paced, dynamic organization? The DTSC Office of Legislation and Regulatory Review is looking for an Associate Government Program Analyst with strong verbal and written communication skills to work in a dynamic and growing department. We offer opportunities to work directly with technical program staff on critical policy areas that affect the daily lives of all Californians.  


Under the supervision of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor), the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) is responsible for providing support to the Office of Legislation and Regulatory Review through working with subject matter experts from DTSC’s various programs to craft thoughtful and persuasive bill analyses that assist the Director, Agency, and the Governor in making key policy decisions. The AGPA will support the Office of Legislation and Regulatory Review in coordinating all state and federal legislative actions and communication for the Department. The incumbent will also respond to requests for information from the Legislature and various stakeholders, and develop communicative documents produced by the Office of Legislation and Regulatory Review.


The AGPA will utilize their analytical skills, knowledge and experience to develop policy recommendations within the regulation, legislative and budget processes and will support the Department’s strategies to ensure adoption of needed regulations and to pass or defeat pertinent bills.


Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Bill Analysis

Legislative Liaison

Regulatory Liaison

Technical Assistance


Legislative Reports

Administrative Duties

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

“The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) has implemented the requirement that all state employees attest to their vaccination status. Employees are required to indicate whether they are vaccinated, unvaccinated, or if they choose not to disclose their vaccination status. As an additional health and safety standard to protect the state workforce and the public it serves, CalHR is also implementing COVID-19 testing of all state employees working on site (including field sites) if they are unvaccinated, vaccinated but choose not to provide documentation, or choosing not to disclose their vaccination status. Any employee seeking exemption from COVID-19 testing or wearing a face covering must provide evidence of vaccination. This requirement is subject to change depending upon updated Federal, State, and/or local requirements and guidance.”

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Legislative and Regulatory Liason
$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

This position is located in our Headquarters office in Downtown Sacramento, CA.


The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is a member of the boards, departments, and offices (BDO) within the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA).


Our Mission: To protect California’s people, communities, and environment from toxic substances, to enhance economic vitality by restoring contaminated land, and to compel manufacturers to make safer consumer products.

Our Vision: All of California is thriving in a healthy environment.

Our Core Values: DTSC values diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization. We foster an environment where employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We believe the diversity of our employees is essential to inspiring innovative solutions. Together we further our mission to protect California’s people, communities, and environment from toxic substances, to enhance economic vitality by restoring contaminated land, and to compel manufactures to make safer consumer products. Join DTSC to improve the lives of all Californians!.

DTSC Recruitment Survey

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Department Website:

Special Requirements

Using the online CalCareers application system is the preferred method of applying for civil service job opportunities; however, applicants may instead apply by mail or in person, as set forth in this announcement. Please do not submit the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire of the STD 678. Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.


Prior to submitting an application, please include “JC #: 278327, Position #: 810-230-5393-001, RPA #: 22-HQ-LEG-131” in the “Examinations or Job Title” section on your application and indicate the basis of your eligibility in the job title section (i.e. Training and Development, List Eligibility, Lateral Transfer, etc.). Applications without this information may be rejected.


For experience to be considered, applications must be completed fully, including “to” and “from” employment dates, hours per week, prior employer contact information (including contact number), and duties performed. Applications with “See Resume” will not be considered.


Examination Information

List eligibility is established through an examination process in which one must apply and successfully pass the examination for the classification. If you have not established list eligibility for the Associate Governmental Program Analyst, please click on the link to the examination bulletin for more information click here!


Statement of Economic Interest

Selected candidates are subject to rules imposed by a Conflict of Interest Code and require filing a Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700) within 30 days of appointment and once per year.

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: 11/30/2021

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 Toxic Substances Control
Attn: Talent Acquisition
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Talent Acquisition
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Please see Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) below. 
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:
  • Experience in the California legislative process
  • Working with elected officials
  • Analyzing legislation
  • Experience with the Administrative Procedures Act’s rulemaking process
  • Good project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Able convey ideas persuasively and concisely.


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

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:
Human Resources Contact:
Talent Acquisition
(916) 323-2679
Hiring Unit Contact:
Richard Brausch
(916) 327-1186

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 Office
(916) 324-3095
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.

Statement of Qualifications

Interested individuals must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) in addition to the standard state application (form STD 678). Your SOQ will be considered the first interview for this position. If your qualifications are competitive, you may be invited to a formal interview. Resumes, cover letters, or any other documents cannot substitute for the SOQ. When completing the SOQ, include relevant experience, education, and training, as applicable, and explain all answers thoroughly. Your SOQ should not exceed two pages (single-spaced and 12-point font with one-inch margins) and address the following question:


  • Based on the duties described in the duty statement for this position, what training and experiences do you have that would make you a strong candidate for this position? Please include any relevant experience in conducting research regarding, analyzing, interpreting, and applying laws and policies that relate to environmental protection. Also include any project management experience or experience demonstrating your ability to set priorities for multiple simultaneous projects.

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