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POSITION TITLE: Chief, Office of Community and Consumer Affairs FINAL FILING DATE: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
SALARY RANGE: $ 6,173.00 - $ 8,073.00 / Month BULLETIN ID: 08062013_1

The incumbent provides policy development and operational support to the Chief Deputy Attorney General, identifies departmental administrative and operational issues, and formulates policy recommendations for their resolution. The incumbent serves as an advisor to the Chief Deputy on the potential effects of public policy and operational decisions or actions by the Attorney General and other departmental management, requiring extensive interface with attorney and management staff, various California state departments and agencies, and local law enforcement agencies. The incumbent will also provide administrative direction on behalf of the Chief Deputy to the three legal divisions, the Division of Law Enforcement, the California Justice Information Services Division, the Division of Administrative Support, the Equal Employment Rights and Resolution Office and various executive support staff.

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Either I
Must be a current State civil service employee with permanent civil service status, as defined in Government Code Section 18546.

Must be a current or former employee of the Legislature, who resigned or was released from service within the last 12 months, and with two or more consecutive years of service as defined in Government Code Section 18990.

Must be a current or former nonelected exempt employee of the Executive Branch of government who resigned or was released from service within the last 12 months, and with two or more consecutive years of service (excluding those positions for which the salaries are set by statute) as defined by Government Code Section 18992.

Must be a person retired from the United States military, honorably discharged from active military duty with a service-connected disability, or honorably discharged from active duty as defined in Government Code Section 18991.

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.

1. Broad and extensive knowledge of and experience with the various constitutional officers, elected officials, the Legislature, and the legislative process.

2. Demonstrated experience working with community-based organizations and other external organizations to implement government programs and initiatives.

3. Demonstrated experience in identifying policy implications and providing expert advice and guidance to executive management, departmental attorneys, various California state department and agency staff, and local law enforcement.

4. Ability to develop, implement, and manage programs related to diverse areas of policy and relative program operations.

5. Ability to formulate strategies and make recommendations to the Chief Deputy Attorney General and other executive staff on matters involving public policy and operational decisions that may impact departmental functions.

6. Broad and extensive knowledge and experience working with the Department’s various divisions and programs including the Budget and Personnel offices.

A minimum rating of 70% must be attained to obtain list eligibility. Hiring interviews may be conducted with the most qualified candidates. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results. The result of this examination will be used only to fill the position of Chief, Office of Community and Consumer Affairs, with the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

The Results of this examination will be used only to fill this position and may be used to fill subsequent vacancies for this position for a period of up to twelve months.

The examination process will consist of an application, resume, and Statement of Qualifications evaluation. The Statement of Qualifications will be used to evaluate your education and work experience as it relates to the "Desirable Qualifications" 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 Statement of Qualifications may be the only basis for your final score and rank on the eligible list; however, interviews may be conducted as part of the examination process.

All examination materials (Standard State Application, resume, and Statement of Qualifications) must be received by the Department of Justice by 5:00 PM on the final filing date. Examination materials personally delivered, received via US Postal Service, or any other delivery services after 5:00 PM on the final filing date will not be accepted.

Interested applicants must submit:

Applications must be submitted by the final filing date to:

1300 I Street, 7th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
Michelle Sosa | (916) 322-0934 |

If you have any questions regarding this examination, please contact Michelle Sosa at (916) 322-0934.

If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, mark the appropriate box in Part 2 of the "Examination Application." You will be contacted to make specific arrangements.

If you meet the requirements stated in this bulletin, you may take this examination, which is competitive. Possession of the entrance requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination described on this bulletin will be compared with the performance of others who take this test, and all candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores.

The DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 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.

General Qualifications: Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

California Relay (Telephone) Service for the Deaf or Hearing Impaired: From TDD phones: (800) 735-2929, from voice phones: (800) 735-2922

Class specs:  CEA and Exempt Appointees