Job Posting: Staff Services Manager II

CA School Finance Authority

Staff Services Manager II

$7,204.00 - $8,950.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Staff Services Manager II functions as the supervising manager in charge of all functions and programs performed by the California School Finance Authority (CSFA). In conjunction with Staff Services Manager I, this position provides executive management supervision and oversight of the daily administration and operation of the Authority’s various financing programs. The position also supervises, trains, assigns work, and directs the day-to-day activities of the professional and clerical staff. This position acts in the absence of the Executive Director. The position also is responsible for overseeing Authority processes, such as: preparing contracts, reports, audits, budgets, budget change proposals, etc.

This advertisement will run until filled with the following cutoff dates for review of applications: 15th of every month

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Staff Services Manager II
$7,204.00 - $8,950.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California School Finance Authority (CSFA) was created in 1985 to finance educational facilities and provide school districts and community college districts access to working capital. Since its inception, the Authority has developed a number of financing programs primarily focused on assisting school districts, and non-profit borrowers with meeting their working capital and facility needs.

Please click here to view more information about the California School Financing Authority (CSFA).

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
Electronic applications are encouraged. If submitting a hard copy, please include JC-333368 / Position #298-002-4801-001 in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying" section of the application. Hard copy applications received without the required information may not be considered.

Statement of Qualifications Instructions

The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is designed to elicit information regarding each applicant’s abilities, knowledge and experience in relation to the Staff Services Manager II position in the California School Financing Authority. The SOQ is a narrative discussion of how the candidate’s education, training, experience, and skills relate to the primary duties and qualities of this position. This information will be used in conjunction with the interview to help the hiring panel identify the most qualified candidate for the position.

Please submit an SOQ describing your qualifications for the position. The SOQ should be no longer than two pages, using no smaller than 11 point size font, and must restate and address the following questions. Applications without a SOQ will not be considered for an interview.

Please respond to the following:
  1. Provide an overview of your management experience;
  2. Provide an overview of your program administration expertise;
  3. Provide information about your analytical skills;
  4. Provide information regarding your understanding of municipal finance and/or government funding programs.

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, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

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:

CA School Finance Authority
Attn: Applications Unit
State Treasurer's Office
915 Capitol Mall, Room 538
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

CA School Finance Authority
Applications Unit
State Treasurer's Office
915 Capitol Mall, Room 538
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

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

  • Current version of the 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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Other - Please submit a cover letter of not more than one typewritten page which describes how your training, experience, and education qualifies you for the position.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Please see the Special Requirements section above for detailed instructions.
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:
  • Ability to supervise and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to accept multiple assignments and meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to quickly acquire technical knowledge.
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically and apply that skill to solutions-oriented management of problems as they arise in the normal course of business.
  • Desire and demonstrated success in strategic planning, managing a fast-paced working environment, and overseeing a multitude of programs and policy areas, in an innovative and small governmental agency.
  • Strong and demonstrated project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing including presentation before elected and appointed decision makers in public and private sectors and to potential and existing lenders, research and writing supporting recommendations to the Executive Management and Board of the Authority; and the preparations of outreach and education materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, pro-actively develop solutions and appropriately balance consultation with executive management.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, small, service-oriented state agency prioritizing accountability, transparency and customer service.
  • Experience with state administrative processes, including the budget process, contacting, regulatory development, accounting and audits.


Please see the CalHR Benefits Summary page for detailed information.

Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Applications Unit
(916) 653-3100

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) 653-3384
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.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification in your application packet. Official sealed transcripts or your original diploma (with embossed seal) will be required prior to appointment. If it is determined that a candidate does not meet all Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the classification. All candidates who are determined to not meet the Minimum Qualifications will be contacted in writing and will have 10 business days to respond with additional information supporting their Minimum Qualifications for the classification. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.


Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State Application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information listed anywhere on the applications submitted electronically, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail