Job Posting: SGC Senior Administrator

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

SGC Senior Administrator

$7,413.00 - $9,977.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/6/2022

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction and management of the SGC Executive Director, and with oversight from the Office of Planning and Research (OPR)’s Senior Operations Manager, the Senior Administrator will serve as SGC’s primary administrative lead. This includes responsibilities for, planning, organizing, and evaluating the administrative functions of SGC, including personnel, budgets, contracts, legislation, training, travel, information technology, and policy and procedures. The Senior Administrator makes recommendations to SGC Leadership and Program Managers on the impact or potential impact of changes in budget, accounting, and procurement. The Senior Administrator will represent the interests of SGC as part of the broader OPR administrative team; serve as the primary SGC liaison to Accounting Administrator, Budget Officer, and Procurement team; and provide oversight and support of the administrative requirements with tracking, transferring, auditing, and reporting of the organization’s financial needs and grant programs. This position may manage the SGC-funded administrative positions.

Please see duty statement for additional information. 

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

Working Conditions

This position is headquarted in Sacramento, California.  However telework is available therfore we will consider qualified applicants throughout the state who are interested in this position. 

Occasional Overtime may be required.

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:
    SGC Senior Administrator
    $7,413.00 - $9,977.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Work Shift:
    Work Shift: Regular Business Hours
    Work Week:
    Monday - Friday

    Department Information


    The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) is a 10-member Council comprised of seven state Cabinet-agencies and three public members that coordinates and works collaboratively across state government and with public agencies, communities, and stakeholders to achieve sustainability, equity, economic prosperity, and quality of life for all Californians. SGC catalyzes government innovation for community transformation by approaching our work in the following ways:

    • Ideate: Working in partnership with California’s communities, government partners, and others to identify key challenges and develop transformative ideas to solve them.
    • Incubate: Pilot new programs and test proof of concepts together with communities and implementing partners across California.
    • Scale: Export and scale proven models across SGC’s whole of government Council and beyond.

    SGC programs include Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC), Sustainable Agriculture Lands Conservation (SALC), Transformative Climate Communities (TCC), Community Resilience Centers (CRC), Climate Change Research (CCR), Community Assistance for Climate Equity (CACE), and Health and Equity Program (HEP) – which is part of a multi-agency Health in All Policies (HiAP) Initiative. SGC is a fast-paced, creative work environment that requires staff to have strong collaboration skills, an ability to quickly respond to changing policy needs, a positive attitude and sense of humor.

    SGC is housed within the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR).

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    Special Requirements

    Minimum experience:

    • Bachelors’ degree AND at least 3 years of relevant experience in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field.  Experience can be substitued on a year for year basis.  
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excel Expertise.
    • Strong work ethic, detail-oriented and organized with demonstrable project tracking experience.
    • Collaborative, adaptable, and able to prioritize emergent and ongoing tasks.
    • An ability to foster a work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences.
    • Occasionally will need to work on evenings and weekends.

    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: 12/6/2022

    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 2 pages explaining why you want this position and why you think 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:

    This is a professional classification characterized by the responsibility for performing extensive analytical and administrative supportive tasks. The incumbent must possess strong analytical skills, supervisory abilities, and personal qualifications to succeed in a broad range of fiscal, management, operational situations and is called on to be the subject-matter expert in the administrative responsibilities of SGC to ensure successful day to day operation. The incumbent’s decisions and actions have great impact of the successful administration of SGC’s mission and provide critical administrative contributions to the various programs. This classification is responsible for the most complex technical analytical staff services assignments such as planning, monitoring, evaluating, budgeting, procurement, accounting, research, and report preparation. They are required to be able to reason logically and use a variety of analytical techniques to resolve complex issues; develop and evaluate alternatives; schedule, prepare materials for, participate in, and prepare summaries of policy development and program management meetings. The Senior Administrator participates in the development and management of a portfolio of assigned projects. Employees in this class regularly carry out higher level responsibilities utilizing independent decision-making and judgment.  


    The State of California benefit package may include:


    • Retirement contributions into the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.
    • Vacation and Sick Leave or Annual Leave.
    • Flexible work hours with prior agreement from Supervisor.
    • Professional Development Day – 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 Long-term Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, and a Legal Service Plan.
    • This position is at will and 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 will be held in Sacramento, California. The 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 of no more than two (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