Job Posting: Policy Analyst

CA State Library

JC-349658
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Policy Analyst
ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST

$5,518.00 - $7,116.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 1/31/2023

Job Description and Duties

Are you a detail-oriented employee who enjoys problem solving, facilitating improvements, and providing excellent customer service? The Policy, Training and Compliance Office is currently seeking an Associate Governmental Program Analyst with the ability to facilitate policy changes that affect the department, by working with internal and external stakeholders. If this sounds like you, then you are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity.

 

As a Policy Analyst, you will work independently to provide impartial advice to library management regarding the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental policies and compliance by engaging in a range of activities, including research and analysis, policy development, drafting and revision, stakeholder engagement, and program design and evaluation.

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

Working Conditions

This position is headquartered in the City of Sacramento, however the position may work a hybrid schedule where you remotely work and physically report to the office.  

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-349658
Position #(s):
175-408-5393-001
Working Title:
Policy Analyst
Classification:
ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST
$5,518.00 - $7,116.00
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The mission of the California State Library is to empower the people of the nation's most diverse and populous state by: 

Providing credible information services to all Californians, especially those in state government and the Legislature, libraries, academia, and persons with disabilities; Leading and establishing partnerships with California libraries through funding, program development, and support; Preserving and providing access to California’s unique history to enrich the lives of current and future generations. 

 

The California State Library serves the people of California in several ways and is made up of the Administrative Services Bureau, the California Research Bureau, State Library Services, the Information Technology Bureau and Library Development Services.

 

These bureaus ensure that the California State Library is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature and provides non-partisan research to the Legislature and the Governor.  The California State Library collects, preserves, generates and disseminates information ranging from California's priceless historical items to today's online texts, and it advises, consults with, and provides technical assistance to California's public libraries, all while directing state and federal funds to support local public libraries and statewide library programs, and services.

 

The State Library is home to public reading rooms including Information Services, Government Publications, the Law Library, the Braille and Talking Book Library, and the California History Room. It also plays host to Night at the State Library, annual community events like Juneteenth, the Archives Crawl, Museum Day and exhibits you won’t find anywhere else! 

Parking information can be found at: DGS managed parking facilities City of Sacramento parking map 
Department Website: http://www.library.ca.gov

Special Requirements

Applicants must submit a completed State Application (STD 678) clearly indicating the position you are applying for and the basis of your eligibility. Possession of Minimum Qualifications (MQs) will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting MQs with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined a candidate does not meet the MQs, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

The standard State application is available on the California Department of Human Resources’ web site at https://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf.

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, test scores, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of the applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.


*IMPORTANT*

If you have not yet completed the first criteria of establishing List Eligibility, please see the following link(s) for directions in taking the CalHR exam before applying for the position:

Click here to open the link to the Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam

Applicants not familiar with the State of California exam process, may wish to review 3 Steps to a State Job.  Additionally, applicants may consider:

Reviewing the Associate Governmental Program Analyst Class Specifications;

Reviewing the Associate Governmental Program Analyst exam bulletin; and

Previewing the Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam Information

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: 1/31/2023

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 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:

CA State Library
Attn: Melanie Knight
Human Resources Services Office
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

CA State Library
Recruitment
Human Resources Services Office
900 N Street, First Floor Drop Box
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 required and must be included.
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:

  • Have proficiency in computer applications (Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, etc.).
  • Be able to handle multiple assignments with tight deadlines.
  • Maintain diplomacy, privacy, and confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to interpret and apply current laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently with excellent follow-through on tasks and assignments.
  • Ability to work in team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to frequent workload changes based on organizational priorities and work under pressure for time-sensitive, high priority projects.
  • Strong written and oral communication, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Effective organizational skills to ensure completed staff work in a variety of assignments.
  • Focused attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and think creatively to analyze complex information and communicate information to a diverse audience.
  • Give and receive effective feedback on policy drafting.
  • Comfortable working paperless and in remote environment.
  • Ability to conduct legislative research and review.

Benefits

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

Contact Information

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

Department Website: http://www.library.ca.gov
Human Resources Contact:
Melanie Knight
(279) 399-8974
melanie.knight@library.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:
Alicia Sabado
(916) 603-7193
alicia.sabado@library.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.

Additional Information

If you have not yet completed the first criteria of establishing List Eligibility, please see the following link(s) for directions in taking the CalHR exam before applying for the position:

Click here to open the link to the Associate Governmental Program Analyst Exam


Applicants not familiar with the State of California exam process, may wish to review 3 Steps to a State Job.  

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