Job Posting: Chief, Legislative, Research & Statistics Division (C.E.A, Level A)

Board of Equalization

Chief, Legislative, Research & Statistics Division (C.E.A, Level A)
C. E. A.

$9,471.00 - $11,463.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/27/2023

Job Description and Duties

Under the administrative direction of the Executive Director and Chief Deputy Director, the Chief, Legislative, Research & Statistics Division, Career Executive Assignment (CEA) A, is responsible for all aspects of the BOE’s legislative, research and statistics programs, which includes:  (1) identification of legislation of interest to the BOE, (2) coordinating intra-departmental information, analyzing proposed and pending legislation, and revenue estimates, and (3) planning, organizing and directing the BOE’s legislative, research and statistics programs. The Chief serves as the principal advisor to the Executive Director, and the senior management team on legislative policy and legislative issues. The Chief of the Legislative, Research & Statistics Division also contributes toward the BOE’s mission and goals by managing a team who provides research, statistical and revenue estimating services to a variety of stakeholders, both within and outside the agency. 

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:
    Chief, Legislative, Research & Statistics Division (C.E.A, Level A)
    C. E. A.
    $9,471.00 - $11,463.00 A
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    Want to make a difference? The talented people at BOE reflect the rich diversity inherent within the State of California. We celebrate the contributions of each individual and strive to create a work environment that is inclusive, collaborative, and welcoming. By joining the BOE, you will contribute to our critical role in property tax administration which protects the tax dollars that schools, local communities, and the State of California depend on every day.

    The BOE is one of California’s ten constitutional offices. It is the only elected tax board in the country and is comprised of Four Equalization District Members and the State Controller. Since 1879, the BOE’s constitutional and statutory duties include the oversight of the 58 County Assessors to ensure assessment practices are uniform and consistent statewide. In addition, the BOE directly assesses the property of regulated railroads and certain public utilities, collects the private railroad car tax, and is responsible for the Alcoholic Beverage Tax and Tax on Insurers.

    The BOE strives to create a work environment that supports the growth and development of its employees and recognizes the contribution of each individual. We offer all the benefits of state employment, opportunity for career advancement, and the opportunity to work with a dedicated team of professionals.

    The BOE’s headquarters in Natomas offers free parking, nearby shopping and eateries, and is conveniently located near I-5 and I-80.

    Additional information can be found on the department's website at:

    Department Website:

    Special Requirements

    PLEASE NOTE:  For each response, include dates and employer(s) names. When completing your Statement of Qualifications (SOQ), DO NOT provide a single, narrative response. Each prompt below must be addressed one at a time (i.e.:  first provide a complete and independent response to prompt #1, then a complete and independent response to prompt #2, etc.) for consideration. Additionally, each response must be numbered and include the full text of the prompt prior to each individual response to clearly indicate which prompt you are responding to. Resumes do not take the place of the SOQ.

    You will also be evaluated on how clear and concise your qualifications are presented throughout the SOQ (including grammar and punctuation). 

    Do not exceed four pages (4 pgs.) in length or use a font size smaller than 12 point. Your name and the Job Control Number must be included on the SOQ. 

    Respond directly to the following SOQ prompts:

      Demonstrated experience with analyzing, developing, or drafting of legislative proposals and/or legislative analysis; tracking of legislation; identifying the need for initiating legislation; and identifying the fiscal and revenue impact associated with legislation.

    2.  Demonstrated knowledge of the organizations and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature, the Executive Branch, the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Equalization, knowledge of the organization, and practices of County-governments; and experience in leading teams towards ensuring the organization’s function is met.

    3.  Demonstrated management experience which developed knowledge of personnel management techniques; techniques of organizing, motivating, and developing staff; principles, practices, and trends in public administration, organization, and management.

    4.  Demonstrated management experience in effective written and verbal communication skills, strong negotiating skills, and the ability to develop cooperative working relationships with top-level administrators, staff, and representatives.

    5.  Ability to represent a constitutional office before a wide range of audiences including, but not limited to legislative committees, governmental organizations, constituent groups, and budgetary committees.

      You must provide specific information which demonstrates how your knowledge, skills, and training meet the needs of this position.

      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: 2/27/2023

      Who May Apply

      Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

      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:

      Board of Equalization
      Attn: Harman Ahluwalia - JC 348341
      Human Resources Bureau
      450 N Street, MIC: 00
      Sacramento, CA 95814

      Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

      Board of Equalization
      Harman Ahluwalia - JC348341
      Human Resources Bureau
      450 N Street, MIC: 00
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      See "Additional Application Information" below for drop-off information.
      08:00 AM - 04:00 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 - The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) describes your experience, education, training, knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the information contained in the "Special Requirements" section of this bulletin is required. You must provide specific examples. A SOQ will also serve as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. Please see the "Special Requirements" section for additional information.
      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.

      Examination Qualification Requirements

      All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

      Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

      Minimum Qualifications

      CEA examinations are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements as described in the examination bulletin. Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in civil service.

      General Qualifications

      State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

      Knowledge and Abilities

      Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

      1. Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management;techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
      2. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

      These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

      CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

      CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

      CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

      Examination Information

      The examination process will consist of a screening panel, that will review and score the SOQ's using predetermined evaluation criteria. The SOQ's will be used to evaluate your experience and will serve as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.  The SOQ's will be the only basis for your final score and rank on the eligible list.

      Specific information regarding the SOQ's can be found in the "Special Requirements" section and in the "Application Instructions" section, under "Required Application Package Documents" of this announcement.

      If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

      A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

      The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

      Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

      The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

      Special Testing Arrangements

      If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.


      Working for the State offers great opportunities, generous benefits, and career development.


      In addition, our location offers:

      • Free parking.

      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.

      Department Website:
      Hiring Unit Contact:
      Harmanjyot Ahluwalia
      (916) 309-0186

      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) 309-8400
      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 Mailing Information

      PLEASE NOTE:  Applications received by mail that are not postmarked on, or before, the final filing date will not be accepted. It is highly recommended that applicants submit application packages either electronically or in person to ensure a timely filing.

      Do not send your application materials via interoffice or interagency mail. Applications received in this manner will not be accepted and cannot be returned pursuant to California Code of Regulations §174. It is the personal responsibility of each examination candidate to submit their application materials within the timeframe and manner specified on this posting. 

      Drop-Off Information


      To drop-off an application you MUST utilize the date-stamp machine in the lobby and remit your application submission to the HRB drop-box between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications WILL NOT be accepted by on-duty security guards or if left unattended at the reception desk. 

      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