Job Posting: Legislative Analyst/Training Coordinator

Department of Food & Agriculture

Legislative Analyst/Training Coordinator

$5,518.00 - $6,907.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/30/2022

Job Description and Duties

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

This is a re-advertisement for JC-312227.  If you have previously applied your application is still on file.

Under direction of the Agricultural Program Supervisor II, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) independently performs a variety of complex consultative and analytical activities for the Department concerning legislative bill, fiscal and policy oversight. The AGPA serves as the Fairs and Exposition (F&E) Training Coordinator and branch lead with Human Resources (HR), Acquisitions, and Departmental Services.

Duties included, but not limited to: 

  • Independently research, interpret, and prepare legislative bill analysis for proposed statutes and amendments for changes affecting California Fairs.
  • Provide consultation to the network of fairs to determine training needs and goals and the most efficient and effective means to deliver the training.
  • Serve as the project engagement manager overseeing all training activities relative to California Fairs.
  • Travel throughout the State using various modes of transportation to attend monthly fair board meetings, workshops and/ or to provide trainings.
  • Coordinate with California Department of Food and Agriculture(CDFA) HR Training Officer to research training requirements and needs.Develop, conduct and coordinate trainings to the California fair industry.

Candidates may perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

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

Working Conditions

The duties of this job are performed 85% of the time in the office and 15% in the field or other locations. The employee will travel approximately 15% of their time. The employee may use a state car or rental car along with flights when needed for travel. The employee’s workstation is located inside the office and is equipped with standard office equipment: desk, chair, bookcase, and computer.

Regular or recurring telework may occur as part of the incumbent’s ongoing regular schedule in accordance with CDFA’s Telework Policy.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Legislative Analyst/Training Coordinator
$5,518.00 - $6,907.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The primary responsibilities of the Fairs & Exposition (F&E) Branch are to provide fiscal and policy oversight of the network of California fairs. This is primarily accomplished through the attendance of fair board meetings throughout the State. There are seventy-nine (79) fairs within the network of California fairs, seventy-seven are activated. Of the seventy-seven (77) fairs, fifty-two (52) are District Agricultural Associations (DAA), twenty-two (22) are county operated fairs, and two (2) citrus fairs and the California State Fair.

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.

The applicant must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) that responds to each of the five (5) questions below. The SOQ must be clearly labeled and not more than two (2) typed pages, with a 1" margin using Arial 12-point font. Responses to the questions should be numbered as below. Applications without a SOQ will not be considered.

1. Describe the training and work experience that has prepared you to perform the day-today responsibilities of this position.

2. Describe your experience and ability to communicate effectively, including developing and delivering written materials and oral presentations provided in a public setting.
Specify the type of presentation or written document submitted and your specific involvement in preparing and presenting the information.

3. Describe any experience you have in legislative analysis?

4. Describe any experience you have with tracking compliance requirements.

5. Describe your experience and various resources in the fair industry.

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: 9/30/2022

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 Food & Agriculture
Attn: Human Resources Branch JC-329738
1220 N Street, Room 242
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Food & Agriculture
Human Resources Branch JC-329738
1220 N Street, Room 242
Sacramento, CA 95814
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION IS PREFERRED. All mail or drop-off applications must include JC-329738
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A completed Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted with your State Application to be considered. The SOQ must follow the specifics as stated in the “Special Requirements” 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.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Beth Jensen
(916) 900-5011

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:
Office of Civil Rights
(916) 654-1005
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.

Hard Copy Applications

If you are dropping off or mailing in your application, please use the Examination/Employment Application, STD 678 Revised 12/2021 version.


Additional Information

Please do not include any confidential information such as social security number, marital status, ethnicity, age, salary or disability information on any of the documentation uploaded with your online application.

If the classification you are applying for has an education requirement, transcripts will be required to verify you meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. Please be sure to redact any confidential information before uploading your transcripts.

Upon hire you may be required to provide official sealed transcripts or an original degree or certificate.

Applicants with foreign degrees may be asked to provide an official foreign transcript evaluation which indicates course work is equivalent to a degree from an accredited U.S. College or University.

This position may require a medical clearance.

Alternate Classifications and Training and Development assignments may be considered.

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