Position Title: Manager, Research and Statistics Section
Department: BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Final Filing Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Bulletin ID: 12122012_1


The Above-Named Examination Bulletin is Amended as Follows:

Please note: The final filing period for this bulletin has been extended to Wednesday, January 30, 2013. All application materials must be received no later than 4:00 PM on the final filing date. Those applicants who applied previously for this examination with the final filing date of Friday, January 11, 2013 do not need to reapply for this examination.

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
CAREER EXECUTIVE ASSIGNMENT
EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT

California State Government supports equal opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition or pregnancy. 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.

DEPARTMENT: BOARD OF EQUALIZATION RELEASE DATE: Friday, December 14, 2012
POSITION TITLE: Manager, Research and Statistics Section FINAL FILING DATE: Friday, January 11, 2013
CEA LEVEL: CEA 2 EXTENDED FINAL FILING DATE: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
SALARY RANGE: $ 7,815.00 - $ 8,616.00 / Month BULLETIN ID: 12122012_1

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of the Chief, Legislative and Research Division, the Manager, Research and Statistics Section, plans, directs, manages, and evaluates the activities of a professional research and support staff of approximately 14 employees who perform a variety of complex research and statistical work. The position directs staff in preparing a wide variety of revenue estimates; preparing, maintaining, and publishing the breakdown of taxable sales activity by type of business and jurisdiction; selecting, expanding, and analyzing of proposed samples for the intercounty equalization appraisal program; initiating the Sales and Use Tax Department’s audit selection process by establishing an audit selection cell structure; and maintaining basic statistical data on most of the agency’s major tax programs. The incumbent serves as the agency’s chief research and statistical advisor to the five elected Board of Equalization Members and their staffs, the Executive Director, executive management, staff from Sales and Use Tax Department, Property and Special Taxes Department, Legislative Section and a variety of program staff. In addition, due to the nature of the Board of Equalization’s business, which has widespread implications that ultimately affect much of the State’s population, the position functions as the main resource for the Department of Finance, the Legislature, and private and public entities that have contracts to receive taxable sales data for specific geographical areas, state and local government agencies, taxpayers, and the general public.

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. Demonstrated strong management and administrative leadership skills, including the ability to facilitate the establishment of priorities, provide direction, build an effective team, and be a productive member of the agencywide management team.

2. Ability to recognize and understand the political environment and the consequences of actions. Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the constitutionally elected Board Members.

3. Ability to communicate with others as demonstrated by strong written and verbal communications skills; strong negotiating skills; and particularly the ability to represent the Board of Equalization effectively both internally and with the public.

4. Ability to manage Research and Statistics programs effectively and efficiently through other managers, supervisors and staff assigned within headquarters.

5. Knowledge of economic, econometric and operations of research and statistical methods and techniques.

6. Ability to reason logically and creatively and use a variety of analytical and research techniques to solve complex problems.

7. Familiarity with taxation, tax laws, rules, and regulations administered by the Board of Equalization, including related legal opinions and court decisions.

8. A willingness to work in a high-rise building.

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 Manager, Research and Statistics Section, with the BOARD OF EQUALIZATION. 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 may consist of two phases. Phase One - an application, resume and statement of qualification evaluation. If deemed necessary, Phase Two - a Qualification Appraisal Interview. The Statement of Qualifications will be used to evaluate your education and 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. Based on the competitive group, the most qualified candidates may be scheduled for a hiring interview. The Board of Equalization Members will make the final selection.

FILING INSTRUCTIONS
All application materials must be received by the Examination and Recruitment Section by the final filing date by 4:00 PM. Faxes will be accepted [(916) 323-3535], however, the originals must be received prior to the start of the examination. Do not send your application via interoffice or interagency mail. Applications received in this manner will not be accepted and cannot be returned pursuant to California Code of Regulations 174. Applications personally delivered, faxed, received via U.S. Postal Service, or any other delivery service after 4:00 P.M. on the final filing will not be accepted. It is the personal responsibility of each examination candidate to submit their application materials within the timeframe and in the manner specified on this examination bulletin. Submit your application materials to: Examination and Recruitment Section, State Board of Equalization, 450 N Street, MIC: 17, Sacramento, California 95814, Attention: Maggie Archibald.

Interested applicants must submit:

Applications must be submitted by the final filing date to:

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION, Examination and Recruitment Section
450 N Street, MIC: 17, Sacramento, CA 95814
Maggie Archibald | 916-319-9510 | maggie.archibald@boe.ca.gov

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 BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 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