Job Posting: Legislative Analyst

Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety

JC-287363
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Legislative Analyst
ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST

$5,518.00 - $6,907.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/21/2022

Job Description and Duties

Individuals interested in applying for this vacancy must have eligibility.  If you are new to state service or need to gain eligibility to these classifications, please click here to open the examination bulletin and follow the instructions on “How to apply”.

The examination is a separate process from applying for this vacancy.  Please be sure to follow all instructions for each process.

Virtual interviews via web portals or phone may be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit. 

This is a remote-centered telework position. A teleworker is considered Remote-centered if they work fifty percent or more of their time from an alternate work location.

Under direction of the Chief, Communications and External Affairs, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst is responsible for the development of legislative bill analyses for the Department and for producing a variety of tasks associated with the legislative and regulatory matters that affect the Department. The incumbent will either lead or act as lead in the research, tracking, and analysis of legislative bills. The incumbent will provide technical assistance to the Legislature, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), and stakeholders.

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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 #:
JC-287363
Position #(s):
681-800-5393-001
Working Title:
Legislative Analyst
Classification:
ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST
$5,518.00 - $6,907.00 A
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Work Week:
Monday – Friday

Department Information

Communications and External Affairs Division:

The Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety's (Energy Safety) mission is to advance long-term utility wildfire safety by developing data-driven, comprehensive utility wildfire mitigation evaluation and compliance criteria. Energy Safety collaborates with local, state and federal agencies by supporting efforts to improve utility wildfire safety culture and innovation and envisions a sustainable California, with no catastrophic utility-ignited wildfires, that has access to safe, affordable, and reliable electricity.

Energy Safety is responsible for overseeing and enforcing energy infrastructure wildfire safety per Public Utilities Code Sections 326 and 8385 et. seq. The department develops wildfire safety policy and performance metrics, conducts safety culture assessments, reviews and issues safety certificates, and enforces compliance.
Department Website: http://www.energysafety.ca.gov

Special Requirements

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted with your application.  A SOQ is a narrative description of how your training, experience, and education qualifies you for the position.  The SOQ must be 11-point Arial font, single-spaced, and no more than two pages.  Writing that exceeds this page limit will not be scored.  

The SOQ should provide specific details and examples that clearly demonstrate your qualifications.  SOQs will be evaluated based on the content and writing ability, using standardized rating criteria.  Competitive applicants will be invited to attend an interview.  Applicants who do not submit a completed SOQ will not be considered.  

All information in the Statement is subject to verification.   

Please write your SOQ to address the following three questions:

  1. Please describe your experience critically analyzing public policy, developing recommendations, and problem solving. Please include any legislative experience writing, reviewing, and analyzing bills.
  2. Please describe your experience working in a politically sensitive environment and your experience working with executive level staff and elected officials.
  3. Please describe any work establishing system processes, tracking legislature, and coordinating legislative implementation with high levels of accuracy.


For assistance in completing the SOQ, you may want to consider watching the following video from CalHR's Training Catalog: Basics of Writing a Strong Statement of Qualifications.

It is strongly encouraged to apply through your CalCareer Account at www.jobs.ca.gov

Electronic applications submitted through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended and will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing.

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. 

Applicants who completed their education outside the United States (with foreign degrees/transcripts) must obtain and submit verification of United States course/degree equivalency by the application deadline.

Foreign education credential evaluation services can be found at https://www.naces.org

Employment information on the STD 678 state application MUST be complete with dates, duties and responsibilities, and contact names and phone numbers of supervisors.  Resumes, or referring to resumes, will not be accepted in place of the completed STD 678.  Applicants who fail to submit a completed STD 678 will not be considered. 

Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.

Per CCR 249.3, this job control may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.

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: 12/21/2022

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.

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 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:

Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety
Attn:
P.O. Box 989052
West Sacramento, CA 95798

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety
707 3rd Street, Suit 7-130
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 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 (SOQ) is required. Please see “Special Requirements” for 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.

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:
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: [From Class Specs]

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and trends of public and business administration, management, and supportive staff services such as budgeting, personnel, and management analysis; government functions and organization; and methods and techniques of effective conference leadership.


Ability to: Reason logically and creatively and utilize a variety of analytical techniques to resolve complex governmental and managerial problems; develop and evaluate alternatives; analyze data and present ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing; consult with and advise administrators or other interested parties on a wide variety of subject-matter areas; gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of work; coordinate the work of others, act as a team or conference leader; and appear before legislative and other committees.

SPECIAL PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS [From Class Specs]
Demonstrated ability to act independently, open-mindedness, flexibility, and tact.

Proficiency with communications-related technologies, including personal computer applications, telecommunications equipment, Internet, voicemail, email, etc.

Benefits

There are many benefits to joining our team!  The State of California has a generous benefits package, some benefits include:

  • Medical Benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid Holidays and leave
  • Defined benefit retirement program
  • Savings Plus Program (401(k), 457)
  • Commute Program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Medical/Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts

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Contact Information

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

Department Website: http://www.energysafety.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Recruitment Team
(279) 336-1746
Careers@energysafety.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:
EEO Main Line
(916) 376-5127
DGSEEO@dgs.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.

Reporting Location

Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety
715 P Street, 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

Please specify RPA #22553-OEIS and JC #287363 on your state application.

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