Job Posting: AGPA

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation


$5,518.00 - $7,116.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/6/2023

Job Description and Duties

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) is recruiting for one (1), Permanent, Full-time Associate Governmental Program Analyst within its Legal Division. This position may be based in the Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or San Diego offices, with remote work options available.

The DFPI is a California state agency that protects California consumers, small businesses, and investors, and administers multiple state licensing laws relating to financial services. Industries that the DFPI regulates include mortgage and student loan servicers, state-licensed lenders, investment advisors, and debt collectors. The DFPI often considers legal and policy issues presented by emerging financial technologies, and develops strategies that protect consumers and investors while encouraging financial innovation that benefits all Californians. The Legal Division is a team of attorneys, professional and support staff that draft regulations, legal opinions, and legislative analysis, and coordinate the DFPI’s responses to subpoenas and Public Records Act (PRA) requests.

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager I (SSM1) of the Legal Division, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst assists legal staff in timely responding to PRA requests and subpoenas duces tecum, agency rulemaking, business correspondence, drafting and proofreading legal and policy documents, and organizing meetings and conferences. PRA responsibilities may include coordinating with DFPI staff to obtain responsive documents, identifying applicable exemptions from disclosure, applying appropriate redactions, drafting acknowledgment and response letters to requestors, and disclosing documents to requestors. Agency rulemaking responsibilities may include preparing form documents for submission to the Office of Administrative Law, conducting research to support the DFPI's economic impact determinations relating to regulations, organizing and summarizing rulemaking comments, drafting non-substantive regulations, and ensuring that rulemaking documents are posted to the DFPI’s public website.

This recruitment may be used to fill subsequent vacancies of these positions within the next 180 days.

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

Working Conditions

  • The Sacramento office is located in north Natomas. The Natomas office offers FREE PARKING, is easily accessible from INTERSTATES 5 and 80, and is also close to various dining and shopping choices in the Natomas area.
  • The San Francisco office is located in the heart of the financial district within walking distance to BART and restaurants.
  • The Los Angeles office is located in the heart of the downtown financial district within walking distance to restaurants, transit, multiple parking options.
  • The San Diego office is located in the heart of Mission Valley, within walking distance to many shops and restaurants.

Telework options available subject to the DFPI’s Telework Program Policy.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

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$5,518.00 - $7,116.00
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United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) protects consumers and oversees financial service providers and products. The DFPI supervises the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions and money transmitters. Additionally, the DFPI licenses and regulates a variety of financial service providers, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers, payday lenders and other consumer finance lenders. The DFPI offers benefit packages, competitive salary, a robust training program and opportunities for advancement.
Department Website:

Special Requirements

Additional Filing Instructions:

• You are encouraged to apply electronically through your CalCareers account.
• If applying with a hard copy application, please reference “JC-370100/RPA#22- OLL0016” in the Job Title section of your State application in order to be considered for this vacancy.
• Hard copy applications not received or postmarked by 5:00 pm on the final filing date will not be accepted.
• Emailed and faxed applications will not be accepted.

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: 6/6/2023

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 Financial Protection and Innovation
Attn: Vanessa Bautista
Human Resources Office
2101 Arena Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation
Vanessa Bautista
Human Resources Office
2101 Arena Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
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.
  • Other -
    Cover Letter:
    In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a resume and cover letter with their application.

    The cover letter must explain the applicant's interest in joining the DFPI and must describe, with details, why the applicant possesses the Desirable Qualifications identified in this job posting (please discuss all that are applicable).
  • Statement of Qualifications -
    1. Do you have experience drafting rulemaking packages? Y/N
    2. Do you have experience responding to Public Records Act requests? Y/N
    3. Do you have experience drafting or responding to Subpoenas Duces Tecum? Y/N
    4. Do you have experience asserting exemptions from disclosure and applying redactions? Y/N
    5. Do you have experience conducting legal research and preparing legal documents and forms? Y/N
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:

The Department seeks applicants with experience:

(1) With agency rulemaking;
(2) With PRAs, subpoenas, or other related work, including helping public agencies respond to PRA requests and assert appropriate disclosure exemptions as appropriate;
(3) Drafting and proofreading legal documents and forms;
(4) Assisting legal teams with administrative tasks and paperwork;
(5) Effectively communicating with the public on behalf of a government agency; and
(6) Scheduling and coordinating meetings and conferences.


State employees may be eligible for health, dental, vision and leave benefits, as well as retirement programs and other benefits. Benefit eligibility may depend on length of service and may be subject to collective bargaining agreements, which are contracts negotiated between the State of California and employee organizations that define employees’ wages, hours and conditions of employment. Other possible benefits include:

• Alternate Work Schedules
• Telework
• Reimbursement Accounts

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Vanessa Bautista
(916) 495-5735

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:
Angelina Endsley
(916) 576-4938
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