Job Posting: Community Engagement and Grants

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)

Community Engagement and Grants

$8,759.00 - $9,945.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Commission Operations the Staff Services Manager III (SSM III) has full management and supervisory responsibilities over the technical staff, and the analytical and administrative work within the Community Engagement and Grants Unit. The SSM III directs and oversees the current MHSOAC Mental Health Wellness Act Grant Programs, including staff, program activities, and budgets ($20 million annually). The SSM III will also oversee all aspects (budgets, program development and implementation) of three additional programs, Mental Health Student Services Act initiative of 2019, allcove™ Youth Drop- in centers program, and Early Psychosis Intervention clinics throughout the state of California. The SSM III will oversee the staff who monitor and review Advocacy Contracts and conduct the most difficult or sensitive work within the unit. Additionally, this position is responsible for assisting in the planning, organizing, and coordinating Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) meetings. The SSM III acts as a highly skilled, independent consultant with the ability to act authoritatively in the functional afore described areas. The SSM III creates and presents detailed information on the work related to community engagement and grants to the Commission in public meetings

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Community Engagement and Grants
$8,759.00 - $9,945.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Special Requirements

Applications received without the following information will be considered incomplete: "to" and "from" dates (month/day/year), hours worked per week, civil service classifications or private sector job titles, supervisor name and phone number, and duties performed.  Applications with "see resume" in place of duties performed are not acceptable.

Partial telework available.

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 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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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:

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)
Attn: Human Resources
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)
Human Resources
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
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.
  • School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications is required. See Statement of Qualifications section for instructions. 
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:

1. Experience presenting information to boards, Commissions, and responding to inquiries from the public and organizational leaders.

2. Experience working in the health, mental health, substance use, public health, or a related field.

3. Experience working on complex projects and/or programs that involve partnering with multiple entities with diverse perspectives such as counties, school districts, community-based organizations, public or private agencies, and advocacy groups.

4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

5. Experience in development of Request for Applications and the state contracting process.

6. Ability to develop staff skills, work collaboratively and interact in a positive and professional manner with the Commissioners, county behavioral health leaders, grantees, contractors, and all levels of state government.


Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays and other types of leave, comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits with a variety of choices, and CalPERS retirement options (the nation’s largest public pension plan).  This link provides a summary of State benefits for this position:  Benefits Summary


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) 500-0577

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:
Kimberly Watkins
(916) 530-2160
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.

Statement of Qualifications

Statement of Qualifications A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required and serves as the examination for this Staff Services Manager III recruitment and must be included with your application. You must provide responses including specific examples for EACH of the qualification factors outlined below. It must not exceed five pages in length, must not have font smaller than 11 point font and 1 inch margins. Each response must be numbered and answered listing all relevant experience, education and training. Failure to follow this format and Application Instructions may result in disqualification. The following should be addressed in the statement of qualifications demonstrating experience:

The Staff Services Manager III for the Commission oversees multiple complex projects and programs and manages several Community Engagement and Grants team members who are providing oversight and technical assistance to grantees and contractors. The team is made up of professionals with diverse backgrounds, responsibilities, and strengths.

1. Please describe your experiences, strategies, values and perspectives on leadership and management as they relate to identifying and achieving outcomes, decision-making, and professional development of team members.

2. Please provide examples of where you have managed complex projects, overseeing multiple lines of work, and supporting staff members as they work toward project goals.

3. The Commission is a highly visible state agency that works with and advises the Governor’s Office, the Legislature, and other state agencies. It also works directly with federal officials, philanthropic and business communities, community based organizations, international organizations, and others, including persons who are justice involved and those who are or have been unhoused. Please share your experience working on and presenting information on highly visible initiatives.

4. Please describe your knowledge and understanding of mental health, public health and health policy trends and issues, including your perspective on the value of community engagement in addressing the mental health needs of all Californians.

5. The Commission has prioritized efforts to reduce disparities and has drafted a racial equity plan. Please describe your experience working with diverse populations, your views on disparities and how to address them and your perspective on racial equity.

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