Job Posting: Legislative and Regulatory Liaison

Department of Toxic Substances Control

Legislative and Regulatory Liaison

$5,518.00 - $6,907.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/5/2022

Job Description and Duties

Do you want to be part of shaping California environmental policy? Are you motivated by protecting the environment and health of all Californians? Are you looking for an opportunity to join an energetic and supportive group and work in a fast-paced, dynamic organization? The DTSC Office of Legislation and Regulatory Review is looking for an Associate Government Program Analyst with strong verbal and written communication skills to work in a dynamic and growing department. We offer opportunities to work directly with technical program staff on critical policy areas that affect the daily lives of all Californians.


As a Legislative and Regulatory Liaison (Associate Governmental Program Analyst) you will have the opportunity to:


  • Independently, and as a team lead, review, analyze and monitor state legislation affecting California’s hazardous waste management, site remediation, enforcement, and safer consumer products programs


  • Work with executive staff, legislative staff, and interest groups on development of strategies to pass or defeat bills described above


  • Assist departmental divisions and programs in developing regulations thatestablish requirements and standards for regulated businesses or product manufacturers


Desirable Qualifications We Look For:


  • Experience in the California legislative process


  • Experience working with elected officials


  • Experience analyzing legislation


  • Experience with the Administrative Procedures Act’s rulemaking process


  • Good project management skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


  • Able to convey ideas persuasively and concisely

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

Working Conditions

A telework flexibility schedule may be available for this position.  The position is located at our headquarters in Downtown Sacramento, CA, however, remote centered telework shall be optional throughout the State of California.

The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) has implemented the requirement that all state employees attest to their vaccination status. Employees are required to indicate whether they are vaccinated, unvaccinated, or if they choose not to disclose their vaccination status.

Pending Budget Approval

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Legislative and Regulatory Liaison
$5,518.00 - $6,907.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

This position is located at our Headquarters office in Downtown Sacramento, CA.

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is a member of the boards, departments, and offices (BDO) within the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA).


Our Mission: To protect California’s people, communities, and environment from toxic substances, to enhance economic vitality by restoring contaminated land, and to compel manufacturers to make safer consumer products.

Our Vision: All of California is thriving in a healthy environment.

Our Core Values: DTSC values diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization. We foster an environment where employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We believe the diversity of our employees is essential to inspiring innovative solutions. Together we further our mission to protect California’s people, communities, and environment from toxic substances, to enhance economic vitality by restoring contaminated land, and to compel manufactures to make safer consumer products. Join DTSC to improve the lives of all Californians!

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Special Requirements

This position has been reposted. If you have previously applied for JC-310852 your application will NOT be considered. Therefore, you must apply to the JC-329876 to be considered.

For experience/education to qualify during the application screening process, and to ensure that minimum qualifications can be determined, applicants should include all employment history on the Employment Application (STD 678), including detailed job descriptions, hours worked per week, and start/end dates (MM/DD/YYYY). Application packages without this information may experience delayed processing times and your eligibility for this position may be impacted.


Electronic applications submitted through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended. If you are unable to apply electronically through your CalCareer account, please mail a completed and signed STD. 678 and application package to the mailing address provided above in the “Application Instructions” section. Applications must be postmarked on or before the final filing date.


Please include JC #: 329876 and indicate the basis of your eligibility in the Examination(s) or Job Title(s) section. SROA and surplus candidates should submit a copy of their letter with their application.  


Examination Information

List eligibility is established through an examination process in which one must apply and successfully pass the examination for the classification. If you have not established list eligibility for the Associate Governmental Program Analyst, please click on the link to the examination bulletin for more information

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: 10/5/2022

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 Toxic Substances Control
Attn: Talent Acquisition
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Toxic Substances Control
Talent Acquisition
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812-2815
Drop-off applications must be received, and date stamped by 5:00 PM on the final filing date.
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.
  • Other - Cover Letter required. 
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) section. A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required and must be submitted with yourEmployment Application (STD.678). Applications received without an appropriate SOQ based on the instructions below will berejected for being incomplete and will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, and other documents will not be considered as aresponse to the SOQ. Please refer to the "Statement of Qualifications” section below for additional information.

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 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 application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Talent Acquisition
(279) 895-5249
Hiring Unit Contact:
Rick Brausch
(916) 251-6398

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 Office
(916) 324-3095
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 (SOQ)

Statement of Qualification (SOQ) Instructions

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required for the hiring manager’s review. The SOQ should be no more than 2 pages in length, be clearly written and well-organized, contain no more than (five) grammatical and spelling errors, and Arial font size 12.


Your SOQ should address the following question(s):

Based on the duties described in the duty statement for this position, what training and experiences do you have that would make you a strong candidate for this position? Please include any relevant experience in conducting research regarding, analyzing, interpreting, and applying laws and policies that relate to environmental protection. Also include any project management experience or experience demonstrating your ability to set priorities for multiple simultaneous projects.

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.