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Salary: $4,400.00 - $5,348.00
Posted: 04/19/2013

Job Description:
Position: The Secretary of State’s office is seeking a qualified applicant to work as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst in the Elections Division. This is an opportunity to lead the team that publishes and distributes the Voter Information Guide to over 18 million voters in 10 languages.

Duties: Under strict statutory deadlines, the incumbent will coordinate the statewide Voter Information Guide (ballot pamphlet) process, including preparations for printing and mailing the ballot pamphlet in 10 languages, in addition to audio and large print versions. Serve as liaison between the Secretary of State’s office and the US Postal Service, Office of State Publishing, Legislative Analyst’s Office, Legislative Counsel’s Office, Attorney General’s Office, and others as necessary. Prepare and monitor contracts and interagency agreements relating to printing, translation, audio versions, and mailing. Coordinate mandatory public display of ballot pamphlet contents, track ballot pamphlet-related litigation, and attend court hearings. Contribute technical expertise and assist with projects related to a variety of election areas and analyze legislative proposals. Assist in the candidate statement and initiative and referendum programs. Please note that this position may require unscheduled overtime after the close of business including weekends.

Desirable Qualifications: The most desirable candidate will have strong English Grammar, spelling, and proofing skills; the ability to appropriately apply current laws, rules, policies, and procedures and exercise a high degree of initiative; strong communication and organizational skills; an aptitude for working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines; a strong ability to analyze and solve complex problems and recommend an effective course of action; and a demonstrated ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Who May Apply: Employees who are currently in the Associate Governmental Program Analyst classification or have current list, transfer or reinstatement eligibility for a permanent, full-time appointment to this classification. Appointments are subject to State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) provisions. All applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

Statement of Qualifications: Applicant must submit a Statement of Qualifications detailing how he/she meets the “Desirable Qualifications” listed above. Applications received without a Statement of Qualifications will not be considered. The Statement of Qualifications should be no longer than two pages and in Arial 12-point font. Resumes are optional but may not be substituted for the Statement of Qualifications.

Submit Applications to:

Secretary of State
Attn: Frederick Radcliffe
1500 11th Street, Suite 475
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-6974

Special Instructions:

To help us direct your application to the appropriate hiring supervisor, please indicate on your application form (Std. 678) the position number and the name of the contact person. Also, indicate how you believe you are eligible for this position (i.e., list eligibility, transfer, reinstatement, etc.).

Final Filing Date: May 3, 2013

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Associate Governmental Program Analyst 785 - 500 - 5393 - xxx
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/03/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Human Resources
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Frederick Radcliffe

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