Job Posting: Executive Officer

Department of Consumer Affairs

Executive Officer

$10,316.00 - $11,489.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/24/2022

Job Description and Duties

The Dental Board of California (Board) is looking for a talented and exceptional Executive Officer to take the helm of a high performing team to support and carryout the mission of the Board. The position requires a dynamic leader with demonstrated executive-level experience who can exhibit strong interpersonal and mentoring skills, including promoting a high-performance culture where employees are motivated and enabled to perform to their greatest potential. The Executive Officer manages the Board staff and is responsible for carrying out the policies of the 15-member Board and for planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Board in areas of administration, enforcement and licensure. The Executive Officer also serves as the liaison between the Board and stakeholders. The Executive Officer enforces the overall policies established by the Board relating to Board programs, under the authority of Business and Professions Code section 1600 et. seq. The Executive Officer, with the approval of the DCA Director, is appointed by the Board and serves at its pleasure. The Executive Officer position is exempt from civil service and is located in Sacramento, California. Starting salary and raises are subject to approval from the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency and the California Department of Human Resources.

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

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Executive Officer
    $10,316.00 - $11,489.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Dental Board of California

    Department Information

    The Department of Consumer Affairs’ (DCA) Dental Board of California (Board) licenses and regulates over 100,000 licensees, consisting of dentists, registered dental assistants, registered dental assistants in extended functions, Orthodontic Assistants, Dental Sedation Assistants and dental businesses. The Board’s highest priority is the protection of the public when exercising its licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions. The primary methods by which the Board achieves this goal are: issuing licenses to eligible applicants; investigating complaints against unlicensed individuals and licensees and disciplining licensees for violations of the Dental Practice Act; monitoring licensees whose licenses have been placed on probation; and managing the Diversion Program for licensees whose practice may be impaired due to abuse of dangerous drugs or alcohol.

    Special Requirements

    Conflict of Interest Filing - This position is subject to Title 16, section 3830 of the California Code of Regulations, the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Conflict of Interest Regulations. The incumbent is required to submit a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) within 30 days of assuming office, annually by April 1st, and within 30 days of leaving office. 

    Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) - Title 11, section 703 (d) of the California Code of Regulations requires criminal record checks of all personnel who have access to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI). Pursuant to this requirement, applicants for this position will be required to submit fingerprints to the Department of Justice and be cleared before hiring. In accordance to DCA’s (CORI) procedures, clearance shall be maintained while employed in a CORI-designated position. Additionally, the position routinely works with sensitive and confidential issues and/or materials and is expected to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of documents and topics pertaining to individuals or to sensitive program matters at all times. 

    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: 8/24/2022

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    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 Consumer Affairs
    Attn: Olivia Trejo
    1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-321
    Sacramento, CA 95834

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Department of Consumer Affairs
    Olivia Trejo
    1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-321
    Sacramento, CA 95834
    Please Note: Drop-off location may be non-operational on weekends and holidays
    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 - Statement of Qualifications, not to exceed three (3) pages, single-sided, that specifically addresses the Desirable Qualifications and Experience section.
    • Other - A resume or curriculum vitae.
    • Other - Minimum of three (3) letters of professional reference.
    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.


    Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment. Detailed benefit information including health, dental, vision, retirement, etc. can be found at

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    Contact Information

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

    Human Resources Contact:
    Olivia Trejo
    (916) 574-8342

    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) 574-8280
    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.

    Desirable Qualifications and Experience

    • Administrative experience with government operations and processes, including legislation, regulations, budgeting, personnel, and equal employment opportunity;
    • Progressive experience with executive-level leadership, management and problem-solving, especially past success in working for a board and/or commission on complex issues;
    • Familiarity with the Dental Practice Act, Business and Professions Code, and regulations relating to the practice of dentistry. Regulatory and/or enforcement experience and knowledge of current consumer issues facing the Board or other healing arts boards, commissions and/or committees;
    • Experience establishing, promoting and maintaining cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public and special interest groups;
    • Experience working with and/or in taking direction from a board, committee or commission;
    • Legislative or lobbying experience and/or coordination, testifying before legislative committees, and familiarity with the sunset review process;
    • Ability to think strategically and creatively, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines;
    • Ability to promote internal and external teamwork and cross-functional collaboration and communication in support of an organization’s mission and goals;
    • Experience with public speaking and ability to deliver speeches and presentations on sensitive, technically complex and controversial subject matters, in front of diverse audiences including the public;
    • A consultative approach to problem solving and the ability to facilitate coalition building; and
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

    Filing Instructions

    Application packages may be submitted via U.S. Postal Service mail or hand delivery to:

    Department of Consumer Affairs
    Office of Human Resources
    1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-321
    Sacramento, CA 95834
    Attn: Olivia Trejo

    Application packages submitted via U.S. Postal Service must be postmarked on or before the final filing date. Application packages submitted via hand delivery must be delivered to the Office of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. 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. Application packages may also be submitted electronically via CalCareers at for Job Control (JC) 279230. Application packages submitted via CalCareers must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on the final filing date.

    The final filing date for this recruitment is being extended to August 24, 2022.

    All applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be scheduled for a preliminary interview. Finalists will be invited to a full Board interview at a public Board meeting. Travel expenses for these interviews are the responsibility and at the expense of each candidate. Upon being contacted for interviews, it is the candidate’s responsibility to notify the interview scheduler of any need for reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview. You may direct any additional questions regarding reasonable accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for this position to the DCA EEO Office at (916) 574-8280.

    For further information or questions, please contact Olivia Trejo, Department of Consumer Affairs, Office of Human Resources at (916) 574-8342 or via email at 

    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.