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Salary: $6,136.00 - $6,725.00
Posted: 02/08/2013

Job Description:


  • Monitors the legislative activity on an assigned share of the most difficult and complex pieces of proposed legislation affecting K–12 education each year; and serves as liaison between the CDE and the Legislature, public education organizations, special interest groups, and other governmental entities on such legislation.
  • Prepares critiques of summaries of assigned legislation for the Director of the Government Affairs Division, other CDE administrators, the State Board of Education, and Legislative committees. Works with the director of the Government Affairs Division to develop the CDE’s position on assigned legislation.
  • Testifies before legislative committees on behalf of the CDE. Makes presentations and provides information and technical assistance to individual legislators and legislative staff upon request.
  • Assists the CDE in analyzing the most sensitive and complex proposed and enacted legislation and preparing for presentations before legislative committees. Reviews bill analyses received by the Government Affairs Division from CDE administrators and, when necessary, develops resolutions to conflicts among analyses prepared by multiple program units. Informs Department administrators of new amendments on specific legislation and requests additional analyses on requests.
  • Works with appropriate programmatic and legal staff to draft proposed legislation for the CDE and State Board of Education, including legislation regarding the most complex and sensitive issues.
  • As directed, advocates CDE positions on legislation, including suggested amendments, with individual legislators and legislative staff. Briefs the Director of Legislative Affairs on all significant legislative developments, including compromises or alternatives proposed by legislators or their staff.
  • Prepares draft responses to correspondence addressed to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction from legislator’s stating the CDE’s position on legislation affecting education.
  • Assists and advises the director of the Government Affairs Division in providing departmentwide coordination of the legislative program, and performs other duties as assigned by the Director.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Functional knowledge of the state legislative process; strong writing and communication skills; ability to analyze complex legislative issues; be self-directed and organized.

WHO MAY APPLY: Individuals who have eligibility for appointment to the above class (e.g., transfer, list, reinstatement). All applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the “Explanations” section on the Standard Application Form (Std 678). Employment provisions as outlined by the Department of Personnel Administration's State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) policy will prevail. In addition, current or future executive orders relative to filling vacant positions may also affect this process. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed.

Mstrong>PLEASE NOTE: Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant will be removed from the eligibility list.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
California Department of Education Government Affairs Division
1430 N Street, Suite 5602
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attention: Erin Gabel, Director


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 0066 174 - 310 - 5295 -
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
03/01/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Government Affairs Office
1430 N Street, Suite 5602
Sacramento, CA 95814
Erin Gabel, Director

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