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Job Posting: Staff Services Manager I - Administration Specialist

California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Staff Services Manager I - Administration Specialist
Staff Services Manager I(Supervisory) Citizens Redistricting Commission

$6,403.00 - $7,954.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

This position is Limited Term 96 months. It will not become permanent; it may be extended or be canceled at any time.

This is an exempt position, non-tenured, full time, and is appointed by the Commission. Employees of the Commission occupy non-civil service positions serving at the pleasure of the Commission. The term of the position is through 2030.

The main office of the Commission is located in Sacramento, CA. The incumbent will be able to telecommute as determined with the Commission.

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) seeks a hands-on individual to perform its administrative and business functions. The ideal Staff Services Manager I applicant will demonstrate strong communication and organization skills, combined with the background and knowledge to support the Commission’s operations. The applicant should be knowledgeable and experienced with state accounting and budget practices (including FI$Cal experience), and the fundamentals of state contracting and procurement and personnel practices. A strong candidate for this position will possess the skills to be a good collaborator and relationship builder for the Commission and preferably, have experience with IT desktop, phone and website support.

Under the direction of the Commission Chair and Co-Chair, the Staff Services Manager I, provides support for the Commission's administrative and business functions.


  • Performs budgetary and accounting functions for the Commission working with DGS Office of Fiscal Services
  • Ensures that the supplies, equipment, and services best suited to meeting the needs of the Commission are obtained, available, and ready for use
  • Provides support for ensuring that commission virtual and/or public meetings/hearings occur as scheduled with all required support services for the commission and the public
  • Oversees the work of retired annuitants and temporary staff
  • Maintains the Commission’s website and responds to communications from the public
  • Acts as personnel liaison for the Commission working with the Department of General Services Human Resources
  • Cultivates relationships with community stakeholders and state department staff through phone/zoom, email and in person meetings.
  • Contacts potential venues to ascertain availability and whether the equipment, physical setup, and personnel necessary are available
  • Coordinates preparation for opening, use, and closing of venue with applicable venue and facilities staff.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of contracted services for the meeting including security, parking, videography, etc. according to commission procedures.


Should the Commission hold in-person hearings or business meetings:


  • Contacts potential venues to ascertain availability and whether the equipment, physical setup, and personnel necessary are available
  • Coordinates preparation for opening, use, and closing of venue with applicable venue and facilities staff;
  • Coordinates the scheduling of contracted services for the meeting including security, parking, videography, etc. according to commission procedures;
  • Ensures staff, vendors, and commissioners understand any applicable COVID-19 safety protocols and follow venue instructions for setting up and closing the event

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

    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:
    Staff Services Manager I - Administration Specialist
    Staff Services Manager I(Supervisory) Citizens Redistricting Commission
    $6,403.00 - $7,954.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Non-Tenured, Full Time
    Work Shift:
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Work Week:
    Monday – Friday

    Department Information

    The Commission is a 14-member body created by the passage of the Voters FIRST Act, in 2008. It is charged with redrawing the California State Senate and Assembly, State Board of Equalization, and Congressional districts based on information gathered during the 2020 census. The Commission is mandated to conduct its business in an open and transparent manner, allowing for participation by the public. The 2020 Commission holds its tenure through July 2030.

    Special Requirements



    Interested applicants must submit an application packet consisting of:

    1. A completed State Examination/Employment Application (STD. 678):

    2. Supplemental Questionnaire

    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

    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.

    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:

    California Citizens Redistricting Commission
    Attn: Raul Villanueva
    721 Capitol Mall, Ste 260, Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento,
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    California Citizens Redistricting Commission
    Raul Villanueva
    721 Capitol Mall, Ste 260, Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento,
    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.
    • Supplemental Application -

      REQUIRED – Supplemental Questionaire. Please see the Supplemental Questionaire section on the job advertisement for details and 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:

    The ideal candidate will be a highly competent, organized and experienced professional with a demonstrated track record of successful accomplishments across a broad area of disciplines. Such overall ability will include possession of most of the following specific knowledge and abilities:


    • Familiarity working with Fi$Cal People Soft and Hyperion.
    • Experience with posting to websites and website maintenance (Wordpress or similar).
    • Experience providing IT desktop and phone support.
    • Experience providing support with Microsoft O365.
    • Knowledge of CA Govt. Code Sect. 8253 and CA Constitution Article XXI and their application to the Commission.



    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high level administrative and business functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following:


    1. Knowledge of: State accounting practices; Fi$Cal People Soft (Purchase orders, contracts); state requirements for processing Travel Expense Claims; fundamentals of state appropriation and state budgeting; principles and state practices for organizing and holding public meetings; fundamentals of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act; state contracting and procurement requirements (for small business contracting, Requests for Proposals, CalCard use); principles of supervision; state personnel practices as related to timekeeping, and retired annuitants; handling Public records Act requests, required state training for employees and managers.


    2. Ability to think clearly and quickly and analyze and solve problems; work independently to resolve situations promptly and effectively; organize, allocate, coordinate, and evaluate work of staff; present ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing; work under pressure; establish and maintain effective relationships with Commission staff and Commissioners, venue personnel, staff of multiple state departments, and the public; manage multiple tasks and priorities; prioritize activities and assignments in changing conditions.


    The Commission offers a comprehensive benefits package through the State of California including a Defined Benefit plan, health care plan and leave time. See the following website for more detailed information:

    Contact Information

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

    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Raul Villanueva
    (916) 879-6013

    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
    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

    Citizens Redistricting Commission
    721 Capitol Mall, Suite 260
    Sacramento, CA  95814

    Please specify JC #312775 on your state application.

    Supplemental Questionaire

    The response to the Supplemental Questionnaire (SOQ) is listed below and should be no more than two (2) pages typed, using business professional font, font size and formatting. Responses do not need to include the question but must be numbered in the same order. Applications submitted without the Supplemental Information will not be considered.

    Applicants must answer the following questions:

    1. Describe your areas of expertise, distinguishing qualifications, and experience that show how you meet the required and desirable qualifications of this position.

    2. Describe your experience and role working with the administrative functions of an organization, including budgets/accounting, contracts/procurement, and human resources.

    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