Job Posting: Classification and Pay Analyst

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

Classification and Pay Analyst

$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/23/2021

Job Description and Duties

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) is recruiting for one permanent/full-time, Associate Personnel Analyst/Staff Services Analyst position in the Human Resources Office, Administration Division. Positions will be located in the Sacramento office. This recruitment may be used to fill subsequent vacancies of these positions in DFPI within the next 180 days.

Under the direct supervision of the Personnel Services Manager (SSM II), within the Classification and Pay Unit, the Classification and Pay Analyst performs a full range of classification and pay assignments for the DFPI. This includes reviewing, analyzing, and making determinations on hiring packages; reviewing and making recommendations for various requests such as Out-of-Class and Training and Development assignments; and providing consultative services to assigned division hiring managers or their designees. The incumbent also provides specialized training on the hiring process and assists in a variety of special projects.

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

Working Conditions

The incumbent works 40 hours per week on average in an office setting, either at DFPI Offices or in a Telework setting. The Sacramento office is located in North Natomas, with free parking, climate controlled, with cubicle workstations exposed to natural and artificial lighting. Daily use of computer, office equipment, and telephone.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Classification and Pay Analyst
$5,383.00 - $6,739.00 A
$3,448.00 - $4,320.00 A
$3,733.00 - $4,672.00 B
$4,476.00 - $5,604.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) (formerly Department of Business Oversight) 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

Application (Std. 678) must be completed in detail to demonstrate the quality and breadth of work experience necessary to meet the minimum qualifications for this classification.

NOTE: The Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) eligibility list will be used as an appropriate for this Associate Personnel Analyst position. In order to be eligible for appointment, candidates with AGPA list eligibility must also meet the minimum qualifications for the APA classification.

Additional Filing Instructions:

  • You are encouraged to apply electronically through your CalCareers account.
  • If applying with a hard copy application, please reference JC-268078/RPA#21-HRO000X" in the Job Title section of your State application in order to be considered for this vacancy.
  • A Statement of Qualifications is required according the instructions provided below.
  • 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: 9/23/2021

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:

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation
Attn: Kiley Hanchen
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
Kiley Hanchen
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required according to the instructions provided below. See “Statement of Qualifications Instructions”

    Applicants who do not follow the instructions provided may be disqualified from this recruitment.

    Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of this SOQ requirement.

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:
  • Experience in human resources related work.
  • Experience in interpreting and applying personnel laws, rules and policies in the public sector.
  • Working proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Visio.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately with staff at all levels.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to be detail oriented.
  • Experience providing customer service.


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


A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required for this recruitment.

Applications that do not include an SOQ response or responses that do not directly answer all of the questions below, will be rejected. The SOQ must contain the following questions, and your responses. Must be no more than two pages in length, single-spaced, Arial 12-point font, and must include the applicants first and last name at the top of each page. Resumes and cover letters do not take the place of an SOQ.

1. Please describe your experience within the Classification and Pay area of Human Resources in either state service or the private sector. If you have not worked in the Classification and Pay area of Human Resources, please describe your understanding of the role of a Classification and Pay Analyst.

2. Provide examples from your work experience that demonstrate your ability to establish successful working relationships and communicate effectively with stakeholders, groups and/or varying levels of management.

3. Describe your experience analyzing and evaluating data.

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.