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Job Posting: Deputy Director of Certification Division

Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Deputy Director of Certification Division

$8,545.00 - $9,702.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the administrative direction of the Director of the Certification Division, the incumbent serves as the Deputy Director of Certification and oversees the policy and programmatic functions of the division, including the customer service practices within the Certification Division and the supervision and management of statewide teacher credentialing resources at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Commission).  This position is also responsible for the development and implementation of program and policies relating to the Commission’s mission of safeguarding excellence in education by ensuring all educators meet the Commission’s high standards of quality.  

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:
Deputy Director of Certification Division
$8,545.00 - $9,702.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) is conveniently located in the downtown area near many popular restaurants, shops, public transportation, and affordable parking options.  The purpose of the CTC is to ensure integrity and high quality in the preparation, conduct and professional growth of the educators who serve California's public schools.  Its work shall reflect both statutory mandates that govern the Commission and research on professional practices.  

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

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: Until Filled

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:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Attn: Office of Human Resources
1900 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95811

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Office of Human Resources
1900 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95811
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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications - SEE STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS SECTION.
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 of the California Education Code and educator certification requirements
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to collect and analyze data, identify trends  
  • Strong writing skills – the ability to provide complex information with clarity; ability to provide effective and succinct written analysis of complex problems
  • Strong communication skills – ability to provide accurate, timely, and relevant information as needed; communicates effectively on behalf of the Commission with legislative and control agencies staff
  • Effective oral presentation skills – ability to present complex information clearly and succinctly; ability to provide public testimony on behalf of the Commission  
  • Proven leadership skills – ability to resolve major organizational policy issues or problems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to quickly and proficiently adapt to changing policies and ability to manage multiple issues simultaneously
  • Ability to work effectively with Commission leadership and work as a member of the Executive Director’s management team
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government and the public
  • Commitment to performing duties in a service-oriented manner  
  • Ability to provide effective supervision of staff and management operations
  • Ability to maintain a work environment free from discrimination and sexual harassment  
  • Ability to contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed


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 position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Casey Martino
(916) 323-7157

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:
Rhonda Brown
(916) 322-6253
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

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is Required. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.  The SOQ is not a resume or cover letter. Resumes and/or Cover Letters DO NOT take the place of the SOQ. Applications received without an SOQ may not receive further consideration and may be excluded from the hiring process.

The SOQ should describe how your education, training, experience, and skills qualify you for this position. The SOQ should not be more than three pages, using Calibri font, 12 point font size. (Applications without the inclusion of an SOQ, or with an SOQ that does not follow the required format, will be regarded as incomplete and will not be reviewed for further consideration in the hiring process).

Please clearly number your responses to the questions listed below:

  1. Describe your experience, educational background, and qualifications for this position (as it relates to the duties outlined in the Duty Statement and Desirable Qualifications). Give examples of your role(s) and responsibilities including your knowledge of this position.
  2. Describe a situation where you successfully built effective working relationships with key internal and/or external stakeholders (e. g. senior management, control agencies, etc.) in order to accomplish an important result. What did you do that made you successful?
  3. Describe your ability to coach and mentor employees to create a work environment that stimulates learning, encourages growth, emphasizes the value of customer service, and recognizes individual achievements to ensure peak performance.

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