Job Posting: Director of Legislation

State Treasurer's Office

JC-349010
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Director of Legislation
C. E. A.

$9,471.00 - $11,463.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the State Treasurer, the Director of Legislative Affairs develops and manages the department’s State and Federal legislative programs. As principal legislative advocate, the incumbent represents the State Treasurer’s Office and its Boards, Commissions and Authorities (Financing Authorities) with Legislators, legislative committees, state agencies, the Governor’s Office, Congress and the media; advises the State Treasurer on State and Federal legislative matters; makes final policy recommendations to the State Treasurer and testifies on behalf of the State Treasurer before legislative committees. As a senior member of the State Treasurer’s management team, this position is directly responsible for the development and implementation of the Agencies’ policies which are incorporated in its legislative programs.

This position will run Until Filled, with the following cut off dates: 1st of each month.

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 #:
    JC-349010
    Position #(s):
    820-120-7500-001
    Working Title:
    Director of Legislation
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $9,471.00 - $11,463.00 A
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The State Treasurer's Office is a small department located in the historical Unruh Building at 915 Capitol Mall, close to the State Capitol, public transportation and with parking garage options nearby. The building is adjacent to the State Capitol Park, which is a wonderful place to exercise and enjoy the beautiful landscape during the fair-weathered months. The neighborhood around the building is filled with endless dining options, coffee shops, fitness clubs and conveniences like corner stores, etc.

    Please click here to find more information about the State Treasurer's Office.


    Special Requirements

    • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

    Electronic applications are encouraged. If submitting a hard copy, please include JC-349010 / Position #820-120-7500-001 in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying" section of the application. Hard copy applications received without the required information may not be considered.

      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

      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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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:

      State Treasurer's Office
      Attn: Applications Unit
      915 Capitol Mall, Room 538
      Sacramento, CA 95814

      Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

      State Treasurer's Office
      Applications Unit
      915 Capitol Mall, Room 538
      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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
      • Statement of Qualifications - Please refer to the "Desirable Qualifications" section below for detailed instructions on how to complete the SOQ. 
      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.

      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 in 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; personnel management; techniques of the Department’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program and the processes available to meet EEO objectives.
      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 Legislative and Executive Branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the Department’s EEO 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.

      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:
      1. Possess knowledge of the methods of formulating and analyzing policy and issues in a manner which achieves desired results and sustains legislative changes which support the goals and programs of the State Treasurer’s Office

      2. Possess a working knowledge of the organization, functions and processes of the Legislative Branch of California State Government.

      3. Possess extensive experience working with members of the Legislature, Congress, the Administration, and various public interest groups.

      4. Possess a complete understanding of the specific goals, functions and operations of the State Treasurer’s Office and its Boards, Commissions, and Authorities.

      5. Possess the ability to think clearly, act quickly and communicate effectively when dealing with the Legislature, Congress, and the Administration.

      6. Possess the ability to quickly and accurately evaluate and analyze financial documents for interpretation to the Legislature, Congress, and the Administration.

      7. Ability to plan, organize and direct the legislative program for the State Treasurer’s Office and its Boards, Commissions, and Authorities.

      8. Ability to identify legislative objectives, draft legislation and analyze legislation of concerns to the State Treasurer’s Office and its Boards, Commissions, and Authorities.

      Statement of Qualifications Instructions

      The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the Desirable Qualifications for the position. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be single-spaced with 12 point font. Resumes, cover letters, and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the Statement of Qualifications.

      • The SOQ must be numbered and include the Desirable Qualification factor typed in bold font.
      • Respond to each Desirable Qualification factor in the same order they are listed and provide specific examples.
      • Responses should be complete, specific, and clear. Include the name of the organization where you gained the experience, the timeframe you gained the experience, your title and level of responsibility, and relevant outcomes and measures of success.

      Examination Information

      The examination will consist of an application screening process conducted by a departmental evaluation committee. The Statement of Qualifications will be used to evaluate your education and experience as it relates to the Desirable Qualifications listed, and may also serve as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing since this is a critical factor to successful job performance. The Statement of Qualifications may be the only basis for your final score and rank on the eligible list. Interviews may be conducted if the evaluation committee or appointing power finds it necessary.

      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.

      Benefits

      For information on CEA benefits, please click here.

      Contact Information

      The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

      Human Resources Contact:
      Applications Unit
      (916) 653-3100
      applications@treasurer.ca.gov

      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) 653-3100
      applications@treasurer.ca.gov
      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.

      Confidentiality

      Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State Application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information listed anywhere on the applications submitted electronically, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

      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
      Drop-off