Job Posting: Regional Administrator Coastal Region

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Regional Administrator Coastal Region
C. E. A.

$9,471.00 - $11,463.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/6/2022

Job Description and Duties

If you desire a rewarding and challenging position in public safety where you can make a difference by using your experience and abilities in management and leadership then this is the position for you.  The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services encourages you to apply as a candidate for our vacant Coastal Region Administrator.

As the Regional Administrator this position carries out a variety of managerial and leadership duties over Emergency Managers that are assigned to support County OES offices throughout the region. There may also be administrative supervision of support staff located at our headquarters office.  In this position you will have the opportunity to help design, implement, monitor, analyze and evaluate response disaster plans for floods, earthquakes, fires, and terrorist threats and lead the state response efforts to major emergencies.

There are many benefits that come with this position such as on-the-job training towards becoming a certified emergency management professional.  You will be asked to encourage and counsel staff in their professional development, training and upward mobility.  You will also have the opportunity to work with many other State Agencies and Departments, Federal partners, as well as local and non-profit partners.  We offer free parking and you will be assigned an emergency vehicle.

When you join Coastal Region, you join a family of professionals that function as a team. You will build trust and camaraderie with your co-workers, as together you respond to emergencies and challenging situations. Cal OES provides employees with a variety of career choices and opportunities. We hope that you will consider a rewarding and challenging career with us!

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

Working Conditions

Please review the attached duty statement.

This position is required to have a valid California Driver’s License and participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Employer Pull Notice Program.

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code.

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:
    Regional Administrator Coastal Region
    C. E. A.
    $9,471.00 - $11,463.00 A
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Solano County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is an emergency response, homeland security, and disaster recovery agency and as a result, is a dynamic and exciting place to work in a team-oriented environment. Cal OES provides training to enhance the understanding of emergency and incident management to all employees.

    In the event of an emergency:

    Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is an emergency response, homeland security, and disaster recovery agency and as a result, is a dynamic and exciting place to work in a team-oriented environment. Cal OES provides training to enhance the understanding of emergency and incident management to all employees. As an employee, you may be contacted and requested to report to work in the event of an emergency. This contact may be outside of your normal working hours (evenings/nights, weekends, and holidays). This service may require irregular work hours, work locations other than the official duty location, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and you may be required to relocate to emergency sites.

      Department Website:

      Special Requirements

      • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.

      Applicants who fail to follow the Statement of Qualifications guidelines and provide the required application documents will be eliminated from this examination process. Please review the statement of qualifications section at the bottom of this bulletin.

      When preparing your Statement of Qualifications, you are required to follow these guidelines:

      • The responses on the Statement of Qualifications MUST be addressed and numbered in the same order as is listed on the bulletin. 
      • The information you provide must be complete and presented in a clear and concise manner.
      • The Statement of Qualifications must be typed, single spaced with an Arial font size no smaller than 11 pt.
      • Limit your responses to five (5) single sided, typewritten pages.
      • One inch margins.
      • You must provide specific examples.
      • Resumes do not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications.

      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: 9/6/2022

      Who May Apply

      Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

      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:

      California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
      Attn: Human Resources - Erica Cardenas
      Human Resources Examinations
      10370 Peter A McCuen Boulevard
      Mather, CA 95655

      Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

      California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
      Human Resources - Erica Cardenas
      Human Resources Examinations
      10370 Peter A McCuen Boulevard
      Mather, CA 95655
      Please drop off at HR Window; 2nd Floor. This excludes 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.
      • Resume is required and must be included.
      • Statement of Qualifications - Please refer to the Special Requirements and Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) section for the filing instructions and the SOQ statements. Applicants that fail to comply with the filing instructions may not be considered. 
      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.

      Examination Qualification Requirements

      All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

      Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

      Minimum Qualifications

      CEA examinations are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements as descried in the examination bulletin. Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in civil service.

      General Qualifications

      State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

      Knowledge and Abilities

      Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

      (1) Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department's or agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Program Objectives; and a manager's role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.

      (2) Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department's or agency's Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

      These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

      CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

      CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

      CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

      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:
      • Exceptional interpersonal skills; able to establish and earn the trust of those they are working with.
      • Collaborative approach; a team player who proactively connects with internal and external stakeholders.
      • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal; communicates openly, honestly and consistently with confidence, integrity, and professionalism to all levels of people.
      • Comfortable in making public presentations and establishing a level of credibility and trust with those they are addressing.
      • Flexible and adaptable; works well in a high volume, demanding environment with multiple priorities.
      • Outstanding organizational skills with attention to detail while still maintaining a big picture perspective.
      • Action oriented and results driven; able to get things done working with others.

      Examination Information

      The examination process will consist of a Standard State Application (form STD 678), Resume, and Statement of Qualifications evaluation. The Statement of Qualifications will be used to evaluate your experience and may also serve as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing since this is a critical factor to successful job performance. The Application, Resume, and Statement of Qualifications may be the only basis for your final score and rank on the eligible list. The most qualified candidates may be scheduled for an interview as part of the examination process if it is deemed necessary in order to make a decision.

      If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

      A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

      The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

      Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

      The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

      Special Testing Arrangements

      If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.


      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 position or application process.

      Department Website:
      Human Resources Contact:
      Erica Cardenas
      (916) 845-8329

      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) 845-8527
      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.

      Statement of Qualifications

      In addition to the required documentation, a Statement of Qualification (SOQ) must be submitted with your application and resume. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.

      Please review the SOQ filing guidelines in the special requirements section. Failure to follow the filing instructions may disqualify your application.

      The SOQ is a narrative discussion of how the candidate demonstrates their education, training, experience, and skills are relevant to each of the factors listed below; examples must be provided to justify the experience described.

      Please have your SOQ respond to the following statements:

      1.)  Management team experience demonstrating strong leadership, communication skills, creativity, flexibility, sound judgment and interpersonal skills in a service-oriented, quality management environment.


      2.)  Demonstrate experience in the oversight, development, approval, and review of budgets that support either a major program area or department budget.


      3.)  Demonstrated experience leading and coordinating response and/or recovery operations to a natural or human caused emergency or disaster event.

      4.)  Experience in briefing and making presentations to executive-level leaders, industry stakeholder, or emergency management entities.

      5.)  Experience in providing leadership and facilitating collaboration with Federal, State and Local government, public safety agencies and industry associations. Please detail where and when you gained this experience, provide examples of how you provided leadership, and facilitated collaboration

      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.