Job Posting: Legislative Analyst

Department of Health Care Services

Legislative Analyst

$5,518.00 - $6,907.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 4/5/2023

Job Description and Duties

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is comprised of dynamic teams dedicated to preserving and improving the overall health and well-being of all Californians, and the Department's mission is to provide the most vulnerable residents with access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care.

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager II, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) logically and creatively analyzes complex governmental problems.The AGPA is expected to exercise a high degree of initiative and independence, excellent communication and organization skills, and possess a thorough knowledge of the Department’s legislative procedures. On behalf of the Deputy Director: performs both long and short term consultative, analytical and writing assignments; effectively communicates ideas and information both orally and in writing; and, actively develops understanding of LGA’s function,  policies, systems, and influences. The AGPA works as effectively and successfully independently in collaboration with various levels of organizational hierarchy. Gains and maintains the confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of work.

If you are interested, please submit a Standard State Employment Application Form (STD. 678). Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. Failure to complete the STD. 678 in its entirety may result in disqualification. Electronic applications are strongly encouraged.

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

Working Conditions

  • Telework may be available 50% of the time.
  • Telework is based on operational needs for employees who can perform their essential functions remotely and/or whose duties are conducive to teleworking per DHCS' Telework Policy and in accordance with Government Code Sections 14200 - 14203 for employees residing in California.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Legislative Analyst
$5,518.00 - $6,907.00 A
$3,534.00 - $4,428.00 A
$3,826.00 - $4,789.00 B
$4,588.00 - $5,744.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

DHCS is California’s health care safety net, helping millions of low-income and disabled Californians each and every day.

The mission of DHCS is to provide Californians with access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use treatment services and long-term care. Our vision is to preserve and improve the overall health and well-being of Californians.

DHCS is a dynamic department with ambitious goals and talented, committed employees. We work hard every day to fulfill our vital responsibility to support the delivery of quality health care to Californians.

DHCS is committed to addressing disparities with our organization and in our communities through efforts toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is accomplished, in part, by a commitment toward employing a diverse workforce which reflects the many communities we serve, and by promoting and enforcing equal employment opportunities.

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: 4/5/2023

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:

Department of Health Care Services
Attn: Certification Technician
M.S. 1300
P.O. Box 997411
Sacramento, CA 95899-7411

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Health Care Services
1501 Capitol Avenue, Suite 71.1501
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 - Please respond to the below questions. Combined responses must be no more than 2 pages in length, and the document should include the questions as well as your response. The font size should be no smaller than 11 points, and should be a standard (Times New Roman, Arial) font type.

    1. What knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience do you have that would make you a successful legislative analyst at the Department of Health Care Services? When citing past experience, please include the name of the employer, your title, and classification, and the dates you worked in the position.

    2. Please describe a situation where you demonstrated effective communication skills. Please include relevant information and background on the situation, what actions you took, and the result/outcome.
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:

• Ability to successfully multi-task and re-direct job focus when needed

• Ability to prioritize workload and ensure deadlines are met

• Ability to work independently

• Ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team

• Ability to establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships

• Possess strong organizational skill; is detailed oriented; and has excellent attendance

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Strong analytical skills

• Ability to research, analyze, and interpret information

• Strong computer skills

• Adaptable to changes in workload and priorities



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.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Alexea Negrete
(916) 345-8533 ext:

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) 440-7370
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.

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