CA Workforce Development Board


$3,377.00 - $6,290.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the SSM II CDCR Team Manager, the Research Analyst II is responsible for performing research, policy, and legislative analysis pertaining to workforce policy and programs. The RA II will assist the Corrections Lead Researcher in the review and development of research on best practices and model partnerships concerning effective strategies for serving the formerly incarcerated and justice involved individuals and will help the Corrections Workforce Partnership team disseminate this information to the 45 Local Workforce Development Boards and 14 Regional Planning Units, County Probation Departments, Community Based Organizations, and other stakeholders concerned with successful reentry. 

The RA II locates, reads, interprets, evaluates, summarizes, and presents relevant research and articulates how the research might inform policy decisions made by the State Board, Corrections, and the California Prison Industries Authority. The RA II is also responsible for analyzing and tracking bills introduced in the legislature as well as determining the impact of proposed legislation on the implementation of both WIOA and the Corrections Workforce Partnership.  The RA II watches the daily file and tracks related bills using Capitol Track database.  The RA II drafts initial bill analysis documents as well as amended analyses, EBR’s and signing statements and veto messages.

May consider candidates at the RA I level.

To view the full duties and responsibilities, please see the ”Duty Statement” linked under Additional Documentation to the right of this screen.

Position exists in Sacramento.

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 Control Details
Job Code #: JC-84983
Position #(s):
$5,022.00 - $6,290.00 A
$3,377.00 - $3,837.00 A
$3,484.00 - $4,152.00 B
$4,177.00 - $5,230.00 C
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Workforce Development Board is the Governor’s agent for the development, oversight, and continuous improvement of California’s workforce investment system and the alignment of the education and workforce investment systems.  The State Board and its staff provide active ongoing policy analysis, technical assistance, and program evaluation to inform and shape state policy on the design of state workforce policies and their coordination with other relevant programs, including education and human service programs.

The State Board, in consultation with Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan partners, drafts the State Plan and serves as the broker, convener, facilitator, and matchmaker to bring the disparate elements of the state’s workforce, education, human services, and economic development programs into alignment through coordinated partnership.  The State Board sets policy for WIOA Title I programs, including statewide policy pertaining to Local Board responsibilities, as well as policy directly relevant to the design and operations of the One-Stop system.
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Special Requirements

Applicants must indicate the Position Number and the Title of this position in the “Examination or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section located on the first page of your State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678.

Applicants must indicate the basis of your eligibility (cert, transfer, reinstatement, etc.) in the “Explanations” section located on the first page of your State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678.

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: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. A completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included, when submitting your application in hard copy.

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

CA Workforce Development Board
Attn: Douglas Sale 401/0417
CA Wkfce Dev Board
800 Capitol Mall #1022 MIC 45
Sacramento, CA 95814

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. 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.
  • Other - A cover letter explaining why the candidate is applying for the position.
  • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is REQUIRED - SOQ detailing possession of writing, statistical, analytical, and communication skills as well as any experience in the workforce development system or other related work background.  The SOQ should be typed in 12 point font, be no longer than two pages in length and describe your skills competencies and experience as these relate to the job description and special requirements in this advertisement.
  • Other - A writing sample authored solely by the applicant that demonstrates the applicant’s capacity to propose an argument and support the argument with research, empirical evidence, and reasoning. 
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
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:
Familiarity with statistical models and experience reviewing academic literature utilizing statistical models. Strong writing skills, analytical skills and effective communication skills are required for this position.


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 application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Serena Sims
(916) 651-9399
Hiring Unit Contact:
Douglas Sale 401/0417
(916) 657-1445

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) 657-1445
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.

Additional Filing Information

Do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire (page 5) with you completed State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. This page is for examination use only.

Do not include your full Social Security Number on your documents and/or do not provide any LEAP information.

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:
By Mail