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Salary: $5,079.00 - $6,127.00
Posted: 04/26/2013

Job Description:


Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager II, the Staff Services Manager I supervises, plans and directs activities of subordinate professional level, analytical and support staff; assigns workload, sets priorities, monitors work progress, reviews staff assignments, assesses performance and ensures development of staff with responsibility for a variety of administrative programs including Training, Conflict of Interest, Labor Relations, Workforce Planning, and Health and Safety.

Training Program:

Oversee, plan, direct and monitor activities of Training Program staff to ensure Air Resources Board (ARB) and California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) compliance with laws, rules and regulations governing State of California civil service training and ensure successful delivery and management of ARB and Cal/EPA training program services including, but not limited to, development and implementation of an automated departmental training management and tracking system to effectively track employee training records, streamline training registrations and initiate notice to ensure required training is completed timely; development and implementation of training policies, procedures and processes to enhance program effectiveness and improve efficiency; monitor and review contractor and in-house training program performance; refinement of business processes to ensure effectiveness of workforce training and development services; work with training staff and program management to ensure a collaborative approach to the assessment of training needs and successful implementation of Annual Training Plans; direct establishment and monitor use of all service agreements, interagency agreements and contracts for training services; review and approve payment of invoices for training services and directing staff in the development and delivery of in-house training classes.

Health and Safety Program:

Oversee and direct staff involved in development and administration of ARB’s comprehensive Health and Safety Program and development and administration of ARB’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Injury and Illness Prevention Programs include, but are not limited to, workplace violence prevention, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, heat illness prevention, DMV Pull Notice, industrial trucks, electrical safety, ladder safety, work alone program, field operations program, work in the right of way, laboratory safety programs, ergonomics program, fall protection, chemical hygiene program, dynomometer safety, indoor air quality, hazardous waste and transportation programs, first aid, CPR and AED programs, medical surveillance, personal protective equipment and clothing, hazard communication program, recordkeeping, etc. Conduct of workplace inspection and hazard identification and correction activities, accident, violence in the workplace and health and safety grievance and complaint investigations and response, development of health and safety training programs, policies and procedures and all other aspects of ARB’s Health and Safety Program.

Labor Relations and Workforce Planning:

Direct and oversee activities of ARB’s Labor Relations Analyst in the performance of complex and sensitive labor relations staff work involving all aspects of the ARB and Cal/EPA labor relations programs. Advise and provide labor relations expertise to ARB and Cal/EPA agency staff and other Agency labor relations and personnel management staff on a variety of complex and sensitive labor relations matters. Provide consultation and recommend alternatives to management in making determinations involving interpretation, implementation and administration of provisions of labor agreements for 12 bargaining units, ensure ARB and Cal/EPA Headquarters are in compliance with laws, rules and other policies and procedures related to the State’s Labor Relations and Personnel Management Programs. May represent ARB and or Cal/EPA management interests as an active member of Statewide bargaining unit management negotiation teams; oversee and direct Labor Relations staff in the identification of issues, conduct of research and development and cost of ARB and Cal/EPA management proposals and positions in preparation for Statewide and impact bargaining negotiations; review, interpret and identify for the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) specific impact of and potential issues associated with proposals prepared by CalHR or other Departmental Labor Relations Officers, and provide regular status updates regarding negotiations to management, serve as the ARB and Cal/EPA expert in all matters related to labor relations, direct staff in the investigation and response to Departmental and Agency level grievances and complaints, independently conduct grievance settlement conferences with full authority to enter into settlement agreements on behalf of ARB and/or Cal/EPA; respond to union allegations and charges such as unfair labor practices; participate in and conduct impact bargaining and meet and confer sessions with employee union representatives with authority to agree to, oppose or to seek higher-level Departmental and/or Agency consultation regarding specific proposals and/or courses of action. Participate in meetings with exclusive representatives regarding sensitive discipline issues. Oversee, direct and review staff development of correspondence and labor relations and human resources related policies, procedures and training seminars related to Labor Relations Programs and contract administration.


  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety, collective bargaining and contract administration programs and State of California training program requirements;
  • Supervisory and leadership experience;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet demands;
  • Ability to make sound decisions, demonstrate good supervisory practices; and
  • Ability to use good judgment in decision-making, exercise creativity and flexibility in problem identification and resolution, manage time and resources effectively, and be responsive to ARB and CalEPA management needs.


Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. This vacancy may be subject to SROA/Surplus provisions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with a completed standard State application (STD 678). On page one of your State application you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility: list appointment, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment, or reinstatement.

If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Staci Kusaba at the address below.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Staff Services Manager I 673 - 824 - 4800 - XXX
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Administrative Services Division/HR
1001 I Street - 20th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Staci Kusaba

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