DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
CAREER EXECUTIVE ASSIGNMENT
EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT

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DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
POSITION TITLE: Bureau Chief, Criminal Justice Information Technology Services Bureau, Division of California Justice Information Services FINAL FILING DATE: Friday, November 30, 2012
CEA LEVEL: CEA 3 EXTENDED FINAL FILING DATE:
SALARY RANGE: $ 8,594.00 - $ 9,476.00 / Month BULLETIN ID: 10232012_3

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Director, Division of California Justice Information Services (CJIS), the Bureau Chief is responsible for the Criminal Justice Information Systems Branch, the Division of Law Enforcement Systems Branch and the Integrated Applications and Services Branch within the Criminal Justice Information Technology Services Bureau (CJITS Bureau). The Bureau Chief is responsible for strategic planning, organization and direction of activities for over 160 interdisciplinary consultants and professional IT staff within the CJITS Bureau. The Chief formulates, recommends, and administers Departmental long-range plans which set policy, direction, and course of action for the evaluation, acquisition, development, implementation, and maintenance of the Department's software technology. The Bureau Chief is responsible for preserving the integrity of the current, diverse automated systems, which house the critical files relative to law enforcement. Improper planning and policy direction in this area may jeopardize law enforcement and public safety.

In addition, the position is responsible for maintaining technical knowledge; planning, prioritizing, and allocating projects and resources; understanding of current IT principles and administration, in order to develop and evaluate policy that affects the business of the Department.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Either I
Must be a State civil service employee with permanent civil service status or who previously had permanent status in the State civil service.

Or II
Must be a current or former employee of the Legislature, with two or more consecutive years as defined in Government code § 18990.

Or III
Must be a current or former non-elected exempt employee of the Executive Branch with two or more consecutive years (excluding those positions for which salaries are set by statute) as defined in Government Code § 18992.

Or IV
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.

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 1. Supervisory/administrative experience in a line or staff activity, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

CEA Levels 2 and 3. Broad administrative or program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

CEA Levels 4 and 5. Extensive managerial and program administrative experience which has included substantial responsibility for a combination of management functions such as program planning; policy formulation; organization coordination and control; and fiscal and personnel management. Where high technical professional qualifications are of primary importance in performing the duties of a given CEA position, then the above required experience may have been in a staff capacity exercising professional skills to influence and contribute to program, policy, and methods of providing those professional services. Primary examples are medical doctors and attorneys.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION(S)
1. Experience with the development and implementation of policy related to the areas of data processing and the criminal justice system.

2. Experience and knowledge of the hardware, software and communications systems used by the Criminal Justice Community.

3. Experience serving as a liaison between a large governmental agency and other State and Federal agencies, professional law enforcement, and other associations.

4. Knowledge of, and experience with, criminal justice operations at the local, state and federal level.

5. Experience in system interface development and implementation.

6. Experience with technology assessment, evaluation, and modernization.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION
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 Bureau Chief, Criminal Justice Information Technology Services Bureau, Division of California Justice Information Services, 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 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 hiring process.

FILING INSTRUCTIONS
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 service 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:

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Testing and Selection Unit
1300 I Street, 7th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
Jodee Oldham | (916) 324-5063 | jodee.oldham@doj.ca.gov

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Questions regarding this examination should be directed to Jodee Oldham at (916) 324-5063.

SPECIAL TESTING
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.

GENERAL INFORMATION
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