Job Posting

Department of Human Resources



Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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.

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-43531
Position #(s):
$5,470.00 - $6,796.00
$5,470.00 - $6,796.00
# of Positions: Multiple
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: 12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

*This position is Limited Term with the possibility of becoming permanent. 


Are you looking for an opportunity to use your HR expertise to have an impact on a statewide level?  Are you interested in joining a team of experts and contributing to the improvement of our civil service system?  CalHR offers flexible work schedules, telework options, Citrix remote office access, training opportunities, convenient transportation options, including light rail, pre-tax parking, on-site ATM, shopping, a variety of nearby restaurants, and a farmers market during spring and summer.  The position is excluded from Collective Bargaining and receives enhanced benefits.

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Job Description and Duties

Under general direction in the Personnel Management Division, the incumbent develops and oversees the administration of a variety of statewide personnel management and compensation initiatives; conducts and/or leads personnel management system studies and the review of personnel programs; confers with line department staff to identify departmental management issues in order to address current needs and anticipate personnel management services necessary; reviews position allocation requests and proposals to modify the classification plan; develops alternatives to meet departmental operational needs; serves on teams and committees to address personnel management needs; conveys CalHR management philosophy and encourages its application and promotes the use of effective and proactive management principles with the assigned department's personnel management practices.  Serves as a consultant to CalHR Labor Relations Officers for assigned bargaining units and acts as liaison to management, line departments and control agencies, such as the State Personnel Board, Department of Finance, and the State Controller's Office.

Special Requirements

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is REQUIRED.  Interested individuals MUST submit a SOQ along with their application.  The SOQ serves as a documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing.  The completed SOQ should not be longer than two (2) pages in length, single-spaced, 12 point font.

The SOQ should address the following:  Describe how your education, training, experience, and skills meet the desirable qualifications and demonstrate your ability to perform the job duties listed in this bulletin.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Human Resources
Attn: Mary Lou Pontes
1515 S Street, North Building, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95811-7258

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Mary Lou Pontes
1810 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Statement of Qualifications is required.  See Section "Special Requirements" for additional information.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Strong analytical, communication and writing skills; personnel consultation experience in either a control agency setting or in a line department; and journey-level expertise with applying the principles of classification and pay, particularly related to classification specifications.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

  • Department Website:
  • Human Resources Contact:
    Mary Lou Pontes
    (916) 323-7999
  • Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    EEO Officer
    (916) 324-1128
  • California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.


Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment.


This is a reposting.  If you applied previously, you do not need to reapply in order to be considered for this position. 


You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
  • By Mail
  • Drop-off
Use Your CalCareer Account

Manage your applications and update your information with ease through your CalCareer Account. If you do not have a CalCareer Account, it is easy to create one.

Additional Documentation
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)