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CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION, DEPARTMENT OF

Title:  ASSOCIATE GOVERNMENTAL PROGRAM ANALYST
Salary: $4,400.00 - $5,348.00
Posted: 03/05/2013

Job Description:

E-mail cover letter, state application and resume to Richelle.Novoa@cdcr.ca.gov. These two positions are in the Psychological Screening Program of the Office of Peace Officer Selection at 9838 Old Placerville Rd. Suite B, Sacramento, CA 95827. One position is a SSA, the other position is a SSA/AGPA. Will Consider AGPA for the SSA/AGPA position. Free parking and freeway close. These positions are pending budget approval. To view the duty statements click on this link: OPOS JOBS

Under the general direction with a high degree of independence of the Staff Services Manager I, Peace Officer Appointment Section, Psychological Screening Program, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) is responsible for performing analytical work that supports the Department's charge to assess the psychological readiness of all Peace Officer candidates prior to and through the appointment process. The AGPA will be responsible for critical functions within the peace officer psychological screening process; a key component prior to hiring Peace Officers and making appointments to the Basic Correctional Officer Academy and Basic Correctional Juvenile Academy. As the full journey level for this classification, it is expected that this position be a resource for the Staff Services Analyst.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

75% PSYCHOLOGICAL SCREENING PROGRAM:
• Independently reviews candidate psychological screenings for completeness and determines candidate’s ability to meet departmental psychological requirements based on a psychological screening performed by the Department’s contract psychologists.
• Maintain and coordinate processing of psychological scheduling and results as assigned, including reviewing, approving and filing information as documents are received.
• Consult with the POAS Chief Psychologist as needed, and apply established standards.
• Independently performs ongoing statistical assessment of the psychological screening process; tracks rate of decline and appeal hearings.
• Monitor workload indicator for contracted psychologists; generate candidate clearance/disqualification letters; where applicants are disqualified, include reasons for disqualifications and information about applicants’ right to dispute decisions.
• Provide correspondence informing candidates of dispute decisions; where decisions are upheld, inform candidates of their appeal rights.
• Utilize data management tools provided, update psychological files and databases daily.
• Run reports daily and bring to management’s attention any cases that are delayed and stand to impede meeting established timelines.

25% OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
• May act as a Lead Analyst.
• Develop and conduct peer training for the SSA and new AGPAs.
• Perform special projects, records management and other duties as required.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
• Independent.
• Excellent organization skills.
• Attention to details.
• Confidentiality due to nature of work projects.
• Tactful and professional.
• Open-minded and flexible to other ideas and solutions.
• Excellent written and communication skills.
• Working knowledge of computer applications – Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer).
• Able to multi-task.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
• Works well with a team or group.
• Able to receive verbal and written direction.

WORK ENVIRONMENT, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ABILITIES:
• Office environment.
• Business dress, according to current policy.
• Extended periods of time in seated position.
• Use computer and telephone in performing work.
• Ability to handle stress.
• Confidential and sensitive environment.

ALL HIRES ARE SUBJECT TO HIRING FREEZE AND/OR BUDGET APPROVAL

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Associate Governmental Program Analyst 065 - 556 - 5393 - var
Location County
9838 Old Placerville Road, Suite B, Sacramento, CA 95827 SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/career_opportunities/por/oposjobs.html
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Office of Peace Officer Selection
9838 Old Placerville Rd. Ste B
Sacramento, CA 95827
Richelle Novoa
916-255-3877
Richelle.Novoa@cdcr.ca.gov

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