Job Posting: Legislative Coordinator

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Legislative Coordinator

$6,563.00 - $8,153.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/2/2023

Job Description and Duties

Here is your opportunity to make a difference for the people of California and the state's vast ocean, mountains, deserts, rivers, lakes, and the animals that call those wild places home.

The Office of Legislative Affairs is looking for a Staff Services Manager (non-supervisory) to join our professional and highly-effective team as a Legislative Coordinator. This is a telework-based position with one in-office day per week and two flexible in-office days per month in the brand new Natural Resources Building located in downtown Sacramento.

Qualified candidates will have a broad knowledge and understanding of the organization and functions of California state government, including the state legislative process, the executive branch, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) role within the executive branch.

Under the general direction of the Deputy Director for Legislation, the Legislative Coordinator has responsibility for representing CDFW's policies and positions before the California State Legislature. The incumbent is responsible for independently executing core legislative affairs functions and processes. The Legislative Coordinator identifies the impacts of legislation on CDFW through the lens of our mission, vision, and priorities, then represents CDFW’s views to the Governor's Office, the California Natural Resources Agency, legislative staff, and external stakeholders to educate, share information, and represent CDFW in legislative negotiations.

The Legislative Coordinator works independently and often coordinates cross-functional partnerships with department staff to provide legislative recommendations to the Deputy Director and other executive staff.

In order to be eligible fo this position, you must either be transfer eligible or take and pass the following exam: Staff Services Manager (Specialist)

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

Working Conditions

Use the computer or laptop several hours a day. Involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods. Attend meetings and training, as a participant or presenter, work with staff statewide to complete work assignments.

Incumbent is expected to work during business hours with flexibility to work both remotely and in office on a weekly basis.

Ability to use a computer keyboard several hours a day. Involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods. Attend meetings and hearings, work with staff statewide to complete work assignments.

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Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Legislative Coordinator
$6,563.00 - $8,153.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Special Requirements

Position may require the incumbent to sit for long periods of time. Light lifting or reaching and walking or standing for brief periods may be required.

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: 2/2/2023

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 Fish and Wildlife
Attn: Recruitment and Selection Unit
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Recruitment and Selection Unit
Temporarily Closed
See Filing Instructions
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.
  • Other -

    Resume - Resumes will be reviewed in addition to the STD
    678 for employment history. Resumes must include the complete to and from dates
    (MM/DD/YYYY) and hours worked per week.

  • Statement of Qualifications - Interested individuals must submit a statement of Qualification (SOQ) along with a state application (form STD 678). The SOQ must specifically address the questions listed below, be numbered in the same order as listed, be no more than two pages long, single spaced, and in 12-point font.

    1. Please describe your experience working with a state or federal legislature, executive branch of government, senior-level staff, and stakeholders to develop legislation or policy. If no direct experience, please describe other comparable experiences.

    2. Please describe your experience in preparing bill analyses or other clear, comprehensive, and persuasive reports and making verbal presentations, such as providing training or leading meetings.

    3. Please describe your understanding of the mission of the Department of Fish and Wildlife and want you see as the most important challenges facing the organization.
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:

The most qualified candidates will demonstrate a high degree of initiative, and an exceptional understanding of legislative protocol and the political sensitivity of various issues. Preferred candidates have experience in legislation and/or policy making. Extremely strong analytical, verbal, and written skills are required.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Clark Blanchard
(916) 591-0140

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:
(916) 902-9211
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.

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Due to the recent impact of the COVID-19 and for the safety of our employees and customers, the drop off location for applications will be temporarily closed.  In order to ensure we receive your application, please send your application Certified mail to the mailing address indicated on the announcement.

Indicate STAFF SERVICES MANAGER I (SPECIALIST) - 565-006-4800-001 & RPA# E-LO 22-002 on your application.


We recommend applications are sent certified mail as we are unable to verify receipt.


To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification.  If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by either attaching your surplus letter or notating it on line 12 of your application.

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