Job Posting: Adverse Actions Manager

Department of Justice

Adverse Actions Manager

$6,403.00 - $7,954.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/28/2021

Job Description and Duties

Do you have a desire to manage a team of consultants who are committed to delivering superior services to departmental leaders pertaining to disciplinary actions? If so, we invite you to join the Department of Justice (DOJ) as an Adverse Actions Manager.

The Office of Human Resources is looking for a highly motivated leader to oversee a team of Adverse Actions Consultants responsible for consulting on performance management cases, and developing toward formal action. As the leader supporting the Adverse Actions team, the incumbent will be responsible for guiding and mentoring consultants as they review performance management and investigatory documentation; draft formal actions (e.g., Notices of Adverse Action, Notices of Rejections during Probation, etc.); conduct research on precedential decisions and prior formal actions to ensure penalties are just and fair; navigate said actions through multiple levels of review; coordinate the service of said actions; identify, advise, and assist Skelly Officers; ensure employees’ due process rights are met; assist in-house counsel in the defense of formal action appeals before the State Personnel Board (SPB); prepare and coordinate the service of Administrative Time Off notices and associated extension requests; and gather documentation for and respond to Public Records Act requests. The incumbent will also be responsible for reviewing, editing, and providing feedback on every action produced by the team.

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:
Adverse Actions Manager
$6,403.00 - $7,954.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Operations, Office of Human Resources, Performance Management and Discipline Unit, Adverse Actions Team.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the Department please visit the Attorney General’s website at

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: 10/28/2021

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 Justice
Attn: Jamie Dakins (JC-271996)
1300 I Street Suite 720
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Justice
Jamie Dakins (JC-271996)
1300 I Street Suite 720
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 required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Please attach your State of Qualifications (SOQ) to your application. Applications received without a SOQ will not be considered. Resumes and cover letters will not be accepted in place of a SOQ. Instructions: No more than two pages with one inch margins, 12pt Arial font. Number and respond to each question in the order they appear in this job posting. Failure to follow the requirements will result in your application not being considered.

    SOQ Questions:

    1) Describe your vision of leadership and/or any leadership experience you have related to training staff, team building, and developing employee morale.

    2) Describe your experience with disciplinary action programs, including coaching staff as they write, serve, and defend formal actions.
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:

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:

Strong leadership, interpersonal, analytical, communication, and conflict management skills are highly desirable. Ability to mentor, guide, and train team members; be open minded, approachable and supportive; be customer focused; maintain professional and collaborative working relationships with customers, colleagues, and all levels of management; exercise initiative, flexibility, and adaptability, especially with respect to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment; be a creative and resourceful problem-solver; organize and establish workload priorities, effectively utilize all available resources, and work under pressure; be dependable and punctual with an excellent attendance record; and be honest and credible. Knowledge of and experience with State of California, California Department of Human Resources, and SPB laws, rules, regulations, acts, policies, procedures, and precedential decisions relating to performance management and discipline, and a structured performance management process. Desirable candidates will be strong writers, editors, and have subject matter expertise in the performance management field, especially with respect to actions.


Benefit Information - Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California -

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.

Human Resources Contact:
Jamie Dakins
(916) 210-6546
Hiring Unit Contact:
Mary Sayre

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) 210-7580
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 Job Required Information

Flexible schedules and remote work options available. 

Additional Information

The Department of Justice, Human Resources Office is located in the heart of vibrant downtown Sacramento, within easy walking distance of many restaurants and Caesar Chavez Park. For those employees who take public transit, we offer the convenience of a nearby light rail station. For those employees who commute, employee-paid parking is available close to the building.

Additional Application Filing Information: Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

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.