Job Posting: External Affairs Regional Manager (Coastal Region / Bay Area)

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

External Affairs Regional Manager (Coastal Region / Bay Area)

$7,413.00 - $9,978.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 1/31/2023

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the External and Legislative Affairs Director, the External Affairs Regional Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the major functions of regional external affairs work. The Regional Manager is responsible for district based legislative relations, stakeholder outreach, engagement, and education. Ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of the Coastal region/Bay Area and is well connected with diverse set of regional stakeholders.

See duty statement for additional duties.

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

Working Conditions

  • Position is currently partly remote but will eventually be based in and around the Coastal region.
  • Regional Manager are expected to travel to partner sites across the state to support department initiatives, when necessary. Local/regional travel, valid California Class C Driver license and valid automobile insurance needed or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

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:
    External Affairs Regional Manager (Coastal Region / Bay Area)
    $7,413.00 - $9,978.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Work Shift:
    Regular work hours
    Work Week:
    Monday - Friday

    Department Information

    About California Volunteers, Office of the Governor:

    California Volunteers, Office of the Governor is the state office tasked with engaging Californians in service, volunteering, and civic action.

    Since 2020, California Volunteers has launched several historic initiatives including Governor Newsom’s California Climate Action Corps, the country’s first statewide climate corps program; the #CaliforniansForAll service initiative launched in response to COVID-19 to establish a volunteer corps to support the state’s response to emergencies and disasters; and Operation Feed California, a volunteer program created to stabilize California food bank operations. As part of Governor Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, California Volunteers received a nearly $400 million investment in service to expand and create new programs.

    Led by the state’s Chief Service Officer, Josh Fryday, California Volunteers is supported by a bipartisan 25-member Commission and a team of experts driven by a mission to empower and mobilize all Californians to volunteer and serve in their communities.

    Special Requirements

    • Experience managing multiple projects, including setting up meetings with district legislative staff, developing issue papers and briefing materials, collecting district-based data managing visits, and preparing follow-up materials.
    • Poses deep knowledge and understanding of the Coastal region/Bay Area and is well connected with diverse set of regional stakeholders.
    • Experience preparing reports, correspondence, and briefing materials on behalf of the Chief Service Officer relating to local, state and federal issues.
    • Experience developing relationships with local stakeholders.
    • Outstanding interpersonal and public speaking skills to represent the organization with both internal and external audiences. Ability to work effectively in a dedicated, mission and team-oriented office environment.
    • Mission-driven, highly organized, creative, and self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously while being able to work under short deadlines, and deliver in a rapidly changing, fast-paced office environment.
    • Ability to learn and apply new skills.
    • Ability to provide feedback and follow up on tasks.
    • Knows when to act independently and when to consult for advice on decision-making.
    • Ability to work extended hours.
    • Bachelor’s Degree required; master’s degree preferred

    Application Instructions

    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: 1/31/2023

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    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:

    Governor's Office of Planning and Research
    Attn: Human Resources
    1400 10th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Governor's Office of Planning and Research
    1400 10th Street
    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.
    • Other -

      Cover Letter - Please submit a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages explaining why you want this position and why you are a good fit.  


    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:
    • Proven commitment to creating a work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences
    • Understanding of the state’s Equal Employment Opportunity programs.
    • Ability to meet critical deadlines and shifting priorities.
    • Analytical skills to solve problems and find the best way to convey a message
    • Ensuring quality control of all information released.
    • Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills
    • Displays excellent leadership and management skills.


    Compensation and Benefits:

    The State of California benefit package may include:

    • Retirement contributions into the California Public Employees’ Retirement System
    • Vacation and Sick Leave or Annual Leave
    • Professional Development Days – two day per fiscal year
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Life insurance basic coverage of $50,000 for managers and $25,000 for supervisors, confidential, and excluded employees
    • Voluntary enrollment into a deferred compensation program for Long-term Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, and a Legal Service Plan
    • This position is exempt from Civil Service

        Contact Information

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

        Department Website:
        Human Resources Contact:
        Joanna Sledge
        (916) 324-9736

        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) 324-9736
        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.

        Selection Process

        Review and Selection Process:

        Candidates with the most desirable qualifications will be invited for interviews. Interviews may be held in person or virtual. This position serves at the pleasure of the Governor and is an “Exempt” position, therefore appointment to this position and the final salary are subject to executive approval.

        How to Apply:

        Please submit application, cover letter (no more than 2 pages), and resume electronically through your CalCareers account at

        Information about this position

        See attached duty statement for additional information.

        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