Department of Health Care Services


$6,563.00 - $8,153.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/29/2022

Job Description and Duties

It is highly recommended that applicants submit their application and supporting documents online through the CalCareer account. This position is pending Human Resources approvals.

You must complete the civil service exam to be eligible to work for the State of California in this role. Visit this link to learn how to apply for the exam: Staff Services Manager I Exam. Once you pass the exam, you are eligible to be on the civil servant list, and you can then apply for this and other civil service jobs.

Under the direction of the Staff Services Manager (SSM) II of the Legislation and Regulations Section, the SSM I oversees the day-to-day operations of the Legislation Unit. The SSM I is primarily responsible for the direction and supervision of staff that conduct complex administrative, analytical, and financial assignments, including but not limited to, conducting legislative bill analysis; promulgating regulations; and implementing a broad range of behavioral health policies and programs in the Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services (SMHS) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services areas.

Full-time or part-time telework is allowable for this position; applicants living in any part of the state are welcome to apply.

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

Working Conditions

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

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Position #(s):
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$6,563.00 - $8,153.00
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Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Welcome to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). DHCS is the backbone of California's health care safety net, helping millions of Californians each and every day. The mission of the DHCS is to provide Californians with access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use treatment services and long-term care. Our vision is to preserve and improve the overall health and well-being of all Californians.

DHCS is located in the East End Complex in midtown Sacramento, across the street from California’s State Capitol building. The successful candidate for this position can telework full-time, or part-time; applicants may live anywhere in California.

Special Requirements

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.


You must explicitly demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications in order to be considered for a state civil service role. Please read the Staff Services manager minimum qualifications language carefully and make sure that you prominently include this information in your application and your resume, so you demonstrate you are eligible for this position.


Applications received with inaccurate information or without the following information will be considered incomplete and may not be considered for an interview: “to” and “from” dates (month/day/year), hours worked per week, civil service classifications, or private sector job titles, supervisor name and phone number, and duties performed. Applications that are “blank” or with “see resume” in place of duties performed are not acceptable.

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: 9/29/2022

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 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 Health Care Services
Attn: Certification Technician
M.S. 1300
P.O. Box 997411
Sacramento, CA 95899-7411

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Health Care Services
1501 Capitol Avenue, Suite 71.1501
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.
  • Supplemental Application -

    A Supplemental Application is required in order to be considered for this position. Applications received without a Supplemental Application will be rejected. See below for requirements of Supplemental Application.

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:
  • Skill in strategic planning, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to interpret laws, regulations, and procedural documents.
  • Ability to organize and establish workload priorities and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in collaboration with others.


There are many benefits to joining our team!  The State of California has a generous benefits package that includes medical coverage, CalPERS pension upon retirement, two weeks paid vacation per year, two weeks paid sick leave per year, two paid Professional Development Days, one paid Personal Holiday, pre-tax parking fee program and monthly $65 transportation voucher.  

Click here to view all the attractive benefits available to state employees!

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Anna Mayeda
(916) 345-7877

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) 440-7370
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.

Supplemental Application

In order to be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a Supplemental Application (SA). Each answer will be evaluated separately. Please limit your entire response to no more than 2 pages, font size 12, single-spaced with 1” margins. Place your first and last name in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Include each of the questions listed below (1-2) with your answers. References such as “see resume” will be viewed as an incomplete response. By continuing in the selection process, you are certifying that all information proved in the Supplemental Application is true to the best of your knowledge.

1. Please explain how your education and work experience relates to the job responsibilities listed in the duty statement.
2. Why do you want to work in behavioral health? What about this position interests you, and what would you need to learn to succeed in this role?

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