Job Posting: Telework Option - Small Business Marketing Manager

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

Telework Option - Small Business Marketing Manager

$6,563.00 - $8,153.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) is established by statute with a number of specified du??es to serve as the lead office on entrepreneurship charged with providing small businesses in the State of California with the informa??on and resources needed to succeed in the marketplace and serving as the principal advocate in the state on behalf of small businesses statewide. Under supervision from the Chief of Staff, and indirect supervision from the Director, Office of Small Business Advocate, the Small Business Marke??ng Manager will work to promote CalOSBA and its programs and provide programma??c support. Up to 5% travel may be required.


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. #li-remote  #li-remote  

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Telework Option - Small Business Marketing Manager
$6,563.00 - $8,153.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California's leader for job growth and economic development efforts.  GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.

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) will result in disqualification.

Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) Instructions:

Note: The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) should be no more than 2 pages in length one and a half space, 1 inch left and right margins, and a font size comparable to Arial 12 point

1.Describe your experience developing educational and/or outreach marketing materials, such as fact sheets, brochures, and infographics, in addition to creating marketing campaigns that include scripts for video productions to market the organization’s brand.  Please describe your role and responsibilities and your process. Also, identify how you plan and track projects and assignments.

2. Describe your experience leading and directing the work of others for marketing campaigns, social media marketing, and website design, development, and maintenance, in addition to providing marketing/website analytics to monitor and track customer engagement on social media platforms i.e., Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.  Please describe your roles and responsibilities.

3. Describe your experience preparing written documents for publication, i.e., for example writing press releases, talking points, and developing language for external marketing campaigns. Also, identify your experience working with strategic partners to provide guidance, and share best practices and guidelines for the industry-focused organization’s brand strategy while maintaining consistent and timely products. Please describe your roles and responsibilities.

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.

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 St.
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 St.
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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications - All applicants must provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for the hiring manager’s review. Please review the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) section above for instructions. Failure to upload a SOQ responding to the information requested may 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.

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:

• Excellent writen and oral communicaton skills

• Excellent meetng facilitaton skills, including the ability to effectvely present sensative and complex information, both verbally and in writng, to a wide variety of audience

• Ability to build and maintain trust-based relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders and partners

• Strong relationships with diverse local leaders, including underserved communities

• Knowledge of techniques and strategies for preparing, producing, and dissemination information to the public

• Demonstrated ability to think logically and creatively

• Demonstrated ability to develop communicaton/marketing plans

• Demonstrated analytical ability and skills

• Research and data tracking skills

• Knowledge of local, state, and federal grant programs

• Excellent atendance and dependability

• Flexibility and willingness to learn and thrive in an environment of change

• Strong interpersonal and team-building skills

• Excellent customer service skills

• Ability to manage multiple tasks and potenally conflicting priorites

• Tactulness, discretion, and professional discipline

• Demonstrated ability to act independently and as a successful team member

• Proficient use of Microsoft Office program applicatons, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Proficient use of Facebook, Twiter, Instagram, TikTok, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Nextdoor, Constant Contact, Canva, YouTube, Google Analytics, and Marketng/Media campaign advertising


There are many benefits to joining our team! The State of California offers a generous benefits package, including but not limited to:

- Medical Benefits (health, dental, and vision)
- Work life balance (most positions qualify for flexible work hours and schedules, and a minimum of 10 days of paid leave annually – specific accrual rates can be found here). 
- Paid Holidays and leave (family medical leave, military leave, etc)
Defined benefit retirement program with CalPERS
- Savings Plus Program (401(k), 457)
School loan forgiveness under federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness
- Commute Program
Employee Wellness Program (discounts to health clubs)
- Employee Assistance Program
- Medical/Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
- ScholarShare (college savings account)
- On-the-job training and professional development
- Most positions qualify for annual raises until you reach the maximum salary for that position, subject to meeting performance standards

 Click here to view all the benefits available to state employees! 

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
(916) 245-8681

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 Office
(916) 319-9367
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

Unless you have transfer or reinstatement eligibility, please take the insert full classification name exam to obtain eligibility for this position: 

Examination Links: 
SSM I Exam

Educational requirements: If you are using education as your basis of meeting the minimum qualifications, you must provide a copy of your diploma or school transcripts.

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