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Job Posting: HR Consultant

Department of Justice

HR Consultant

$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/8/2022

Job Description and Duties

Are you passionate about public service and desire a career in human resources? Do you want to work for an organization that encourages creative thinking and celebrates shared values and diversity? If so, we invite you to join our department as a Human Resources Consultant! As a Human Resources Consultant on our Performance Management Team or Adverse Actions Team, you'll be responsible for providing advice, guidance, and recommendations to departmental leadership on issues related to performance management, formal actions, and Public Records Act (PRA) requests.

Performance Management: Provides advice, guidance and recommendations to departmental management staff on disciplinary issues related to work performance, attendance, insubordination, adverse actions, rejections during probation and Absence Without Leave (AWOL); advises and assists in the preparation and drafting of counseling, corrective and attendance memoranda, performance evaluations, probationary reports and unit expectations memoranda. Ensures all performance related plans of actions are in conformance with departmental policies and procedures, labor contracts, the State of California’s progressive discipline process and control agency policies such as those of the State Personnel Board and the California Department of Human Resources.

Formal Disciplinary Actions: Consults on performance management cases developing towards formal action; reviews performance management and investigatory documentation; drafts formal actions (e.g., Notices of Adverse Action, Notices of Rejection During Probation, etc.); conducts research of precedential decisions and prior formal actions to ensure penalties are just and fair; navigates said actions through multiple levels of review, and conducts additional research and editing as required; coordinates the service of said actions; identifies, advises, assists Skelly officers, and ensures employees’ due process rights are met; assists in-house counsel in the defense of formal action appeals before the State Personnel Board; prepares and coordinates the service of Administrative Time Off notices and associated extension requests; and gathers documentation for and responds to PRA requests.

  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options available.

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:
HR Consultant
$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 A
$3,448.00 - $4,320.00 A
$3,733.00 - $4,672.00 B
$4,476.00 - $5,604.00 C
$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Work Week:

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Operations; Office of Human Resources; Performance Management Team and Adverse Actions Team.
  • 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 will be required. 
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control Code (JC-285056) and the title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Application. 
  • Please be certain that your application package is thorough and completely filled out describing in detail your background experience and/or education and duties. All applications will be pre-screened and only the most qualified and competitive applicants will be included in the interview and hiring process. 
  • 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 upon appointment.

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: 2/8/2022

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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: Jamie Dakins (JC-285056)
1300 I Street Suite 720
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Justice
Jamie Dakins (JC-285056)
1300 I Street Suite 720
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 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 - Consultants on both teams advise all levels of leadership on sensitive and complex issues related to employee performance and discipline, and consultants on the Adverse Action Team are responsible for drafting, serving, and defending disciplinary actions. Please describe in detail your experience providing advice, consultation, or support on sensitive or complex issues to leaders in an organization. If applicable, please emphasize such experience as it relates to performance management/progressive discipline. The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) shall be no more than two pages in length using standard margins and font. Note: Resumes, cover letters, and other materials do not take the place of the required SOQ. Application packages received without a SOQ may not be considered.
  • 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 maintain professional working relationships with customers, colleagues, union representatives, and all levels of management; exercise initiative, flexibility, and adaptability, especially with respect to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment; concisely analyze and summarize laws, rules, regulations, court decisions, performance material, and administrative investigations; be a creative and resourceful problem solver; organize and establish workload priorities and work under pressure; be dependable and punctual with an excellent attendance record; and be honest and credible. Knowledge of and experience with State of California, California Department of Human Resources, and SPB laws, rules, regulations, acts, policies, procedures, and precedential decisions; the interpretation and enforcement of labor agreements, settlement agreements, and PRA requests; a structured performance management process, especially adverse actions; and providing excellent consultation services. Strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.


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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.

Human Resources Contact:
Jamie Dakins
(916) 210-6546
Hiring Unit Contact:
Mary Sayre

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


The Department of Justice, Human Resources Office is located in the heart of vibrant downtown Sacramento, within easy walking distance

of many restaurants and Caesar Chavez Park. For those employees who take public transit, we offer the convenience of a nearby light rail

station. For those employees who commute, employee-paid parking is available close to the building.

Additional Application Filing Information: 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.

This is a re-advertisement of JC-266038. If you previously applied for this Job Control, you do not need to re-apply as all previous applications are still being considered. 

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