Job Posting: Program Specialist

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Program Specialist

$6,563.00 - $8,153.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 3/27/2023

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory), the SSM I Specialist serves as a subject matter expert for the Small Business Finance Center Programs. The incumbent works with a high degree of responsibility and self-initiative in carrying out assignments. This position is responsible for time sensitive duties related to the Small Business Finance Center (SBFC) including, but not limited to: the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program (SBLGP); Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) program; the Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program; the Farm Loan Program; the Jump Start Program; the implementation of the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) allocation and other new SBFC programs as they develop (collectively, Loan Programs). The incumbent is responsible for conceptualizing, creating, developing, updating, modifying, implementing, and expanding new and existing financing programs within IBank. The incumbent is required to display initiative, a high degree of independence, exercise judgment on assessing the eligibility and compliance of projects.

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

Working Conditions

Remote: This position is eligible for a full-time telework schedule under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California but may require reporting in-person at headquarters in Sacramento upon request. 



Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Program Specialist
$6,563.00 - $8,153.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) was created in 1994 and operates pursuant to the Bergeson-Peace Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Act contained in the California (Government Code Sections 63000-63089.98) et seq. IBank is located within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and is governed by a five-member Board of Directors.

IBank has broad authority to issue tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds, provide financing to public and private agencies, provide credit enhancements, acquire or lease facilities and leverage state and federal funds.
Department Website:

Special Requirements

Employment Application:
Interested applicants must fill out the "Employment History" section of the State Application (STD 678) with all relevant experience to be considered for this position. GO-Biz will not review attached resumes in lieu of the Employment History section of the State Application (STD 678). Failure to fill out the Employment History section of the State Application (STD 678) may result in disqualification.


Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) REQUIRED
Please provide an SOQ for the hiring manager’s review. Failure to provide the SOQ may result in disqualification.


When completing the SOQ, describe your experience, knowledge, and competencies as they relate to each of the items to be addressed below. You must provide specific examples for each item listed; do not consolidate answers or refer answers to different items. A notation or reference to other materials such as a resume or an application will not be considered. Incomplete or missing responses to the information requested may negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications. 


The SOQ should be no longer than four pages in length total, single-spaced, Arial 12-point font. 


Your SOQ must address the following: 

  1. Describe your experience in a lead capacity, as an expert in finance and lending to small businesses and/or nonprofits, or another analogous area of expertise. Please include any experience with loan guarantees, Financial Development Corporations (FDCs), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), or community banks, if applicable.
  2. Describe your experience interpretating and implementing state or federal laws, policies and procedures, or other analogous requirements to maintain program compliance. 
  3. Describe your experience managing large data sets and providing in-depth analysis on the data.
  4. Describe your experience in program and/or project development and management.

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: 3/27/2023

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 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 Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
Attn: Human Resources
1325 J Street, Suite 1800
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 Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
Human Resources
1325 J Street, Suite 1800
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Applicants must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) to be considered. Please review the "Statement of Qualifications" section above. Failure to follow instructions will result in disqualification.
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.


Benefits Information - The website below is intended to provide general information. Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment, which is listed below the link. Additional benefits may also be outlined for specific bargaining units in employee collective bargaining contracts. Please review this information prior to accepting employment.

Job Classification: Staff Services Manager I (Specialist)
Bargaining Unit: E-48
Time Base: Full-Time
Length of Appointment: Permanent

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources
(916) 970-1938

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:
Human Resources
(916) 970-1938
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.



Exam and Education Documentation

Exam Link: 

Educational requirements: If you are using education as your basis of meeting the minimum qualifications, you must provide school transcripts. Diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts. Please review the minimum qualifications by clicking the link under the "Minimum Requirements" section above.

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