Job Posting: Legislative Policy Analyst

Department of Rehabilitation

Legislative Policy Analyst

$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 1/18/2022

Job Description and Duties

This is a continuance of previous advertisement originally posted on 09/07/2021. Previous applicants remain under consideration and do not need to reapply.

This p
osition may be housed somewhere in the state other than Sacramento.

Under the direction of the Staff Services Manager II, Program Policy Section, Vocational Rehabilitation Policy and Resources Division, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) is responsible for a variety of analytical assignments for the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) vocational rehabilitation (VR) program. The incumbent in this position will identify, analyze, and evaluate policies and legislation that relate to VR policy implementation, including service delivery, reporting, evaluation, control systems and operations. The position develops and communicates written policies and procedures, including the application of the AWARE electronics records system and VR Connections Portal for the purposes of record of services and fiscal management, data integrity and federal reporting of case services and VR program performance. This position also develops, disseminates, and provides technical assistance and training necessary for the effective and efficient operation of the VR program. These assignments involve the application of the analytical process at the full journey level and may be assigned and completed as an individual or a team member. This position requires infrequent travel, usually 1-3 days in duration. The DOR is a Federal Title I Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program. Consistent with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Services provide opportunities to youth, students, and adults to prepare for and achieve competitive integrated employment. This is a full-time, permanent position located in Sacramento. Desired qualifications are detailed in the position advertisement and include demonstrated expertise in human services, legislation and regulations, public policy, data and fiscal analysis, and critical thinking and analytical writing.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Legislative Policy Analyst
$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) administers the largest vocational rehabilitation program in the country. We have a three-pronged mission to provide services and advocacy that assist people with disabilities to live independently, become employed and have equality in the communities in which they live and work. DOR provides consultation, counseling and vocational rehabilitation, and works with community partners to assist the consumers we serve.

“People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.”

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Electronic applications are encouraged. If submitting a hard copy application, include JC#267679 / POS#813-042-5393-826 in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying" section of the application. Hard copy applications received without the required information may not be considered.

Upon hire, applicant may be required to provide copies of transcripts or diploma (depending on method of appointment).

Statement of Qualifications is required.

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: 1/18/2022

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 Rehabilitation
Attn: JC 267679
721 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Rehabilitation
JC 267679
721 Capitol Mall
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 - Statement of Qualifications Required.  Please see section titled "Statement of Qualifications" for specific details.
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 communicate with all levels of internal and external contacts in a professional manner, and with integrity and respect
  • Ability to help facilitate expeditious resolution of problems from in-person requests, incoming phone calls and emails
  • Knowledge of DOR resources and processes and federal and state Code of Regulations
  • High level of organizational skills and office equipment and processes proficiency
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Knowledge of department’s mission and goals
  • Experience communicating with and providing information regarding DOR services to applicants and consumers


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.

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Nina Presmont
558-5467 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:
Office of Civil Rights
(916) 558-5850
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.

Essential Functions


40% Analyze, research, and identify policies, Federal and State and local legislation, statutes, regulations, codes, ordinances, business processes, and procedures. Use critical thinking and substantially participate in the formulation of VR program policy and the development legislative proposals consistent with the VR portion of California’s Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan (“State Plan”). Conduct policy analysis, legislative analysis, fiscal/budgetary analysis, and data analysis. Work with DOR managers, leadership, advisory groups, and other stakeholders to identify risks, potential impacts, and VR operational issues that may affect policy decisions and the implementation of legislation, regulations, and fiscal and budgetary decisions. Work with the Staff Manager I, Program Policy Section, to participate in short term task forces, innovation projects or workgroups focused on specific issues.

30% Develop and revise cogent and concise written and verbal communication, including statements of analytical research and findings, recommendations and documentation related to legislation and state regulations. Prepare policies, business processes and procedures necessary for the efficient, effective, and innovative operation of the VR, Supported Employment and DOR Student Services programs. Participate in the revision of state regulations and develop responses to information collection requests from Federal and State oversight agencies. Apply excellent analytical writing skills. Written documentation can take the form of drafting legislation, state regulations, policy statements, issue memos, legislative analysis, bill analysis, budget change proposals, official reports, corrective action plans, evaluation reports, desk manuals, training materials, talking points or other documents. Develop training materials and operational resources for various audiences using a variety of media, including virtual or electronic environments.

15% Gather and apply information from Federal and State research, evidence-based practices, federal reporting mechanisms, supporting documentation or other sources. Determine key data elements necessary to support data integrity and compare data to identify national and State and local trends. Identify data integrity risks and expected levels of performance using AWARE layouts and reports, VR Connections Portal, ad hoc reports, RSA-911 files, WIOA Annual, Performance Summary data, statistical adjustment models and other resources.Gather, collate, and review consumer records of services, financial expenditures, procedure codes, or other data to access and report on VR operational efficiencies or evaluation systems. Enter findings, as applicable, into an electronic database utilizing AWARE layouts and Reports, Microsoft (MS) Excel, MS Access, MS Visio and MS Project or other data systems. Describe findings using spreadsheets, charts, graphs, or other formats.

10% Provide analytical and policy support to DOR managers, including consultation on complex policy issues and orientation to Federal and State regulations. Develop responses to proposed legislation, other states’ inquiries, controlled correspondence, surveys, audit reports and other materials received in the Department relating to the provision or reporting of VR services. Create training materials and conduct technical assistance and training to DOR managers and other stakeholders. Evaluate the usability of training materials and resources and assess the effectiveness of strategies that impact service delivery and program performance and reporting. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

5% Perform other duties as assigned.

All Times: Uses initiative, problem solving skills, organizational skills, good judgment, and resourcefulness. This position is responsible to interact with DOR executive staff and district leadership, district staff, other central office unit/section staff, and coworkers in a professional manner with integrity and respect.

Statement of Qualifications

Statement of Qualifications

Applicants must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) with their application in order to be considered. The SOQ is a discussion of the applicant’s experience which qualifies him/her for this position. The SOQ must specifically address the questions listed below, be numbered in the same order, and be no more than two pages in 12-point font.
1. Describe your experience independently performing legislative analysis, fiscal/budgetary analysis, data analysis, or related functions.

2. Describe your experience learning or performing functions related to policy development, policy implementation, or public administration.

3. Describe a specific example of a complex written document that you developed and wrote. Explain how it demonstrates your experience applying analytical writing skills and critical thinking.

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.