Job Posting

Board of Governors, California Community Colleges



Final Filing Date: 5/15/2017

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-60755
Position #(s):
$3,824.00 - $4,932.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Board of Governors, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office provides leadership and policy direction in the continuing development of the of the California Community Colleges system, the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.1 million students attending 113 colleges.

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Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager I (Sup), the Senior Personnel Specialist serves as the expert staff resource responsible for the full range of the most difficult, and sensitive personnel/payroll and health benefit issues. 

See duty statment for additional information.

Working Conditions

  • Work in a climate-controlled, open office environment under artifical lighting
  • Exposure to computer screens and other basic office equipment
  • Periodic public speaking is required

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.

Final Filing Date: 5/15/2017

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 (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at

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:

  • 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 -

    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) provides detailed information about your experiences and allows the hiring manger to better assess your qualifications for this position The SOQ demonstrates your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The SOQ should be typed in 12 pt. Ariel font and no more than two pages.  Your name and "Statement of Qualifications" must be at the top of each page. Please clearly address the following:  1. How your education, training, experience, and skills meet the desirable qualifications listed below. 2. Why you feel you are the most qualified candidate for this position.

  • Resume is required and must be included.
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:
 Competitive candidates possess the following:
  • Adept at applying laws, rules, regulations and bargaining contract provisions and explaining to managers, supervisors and employees.

  • Attains results regardless of task levels and establish and maintain cooperative working relations with those contacted during the course of the work.

  • Adept at multitasking, organizing and prioritizing workload and meeting responsibilities promptly.

  • Take decisive action based on well documented facts and recommend alternative solutions.

  • Contributes to the continuing effectiveness and improvement of the Agency.

  • Service oriented with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with co-workers and internal and external stakeholders.

  • Experiencing processing personnel and payroll transactions such as Personnel Action Requests, Employee Action Requests, Payroll Adjustment Notices, various benefit enrollment forms, and Leave Requests

  • Experience reconciling payroll using the State Controllers automated on-line payroll system including verifying warrants and computing salary advances.

  • Proven team player who possesses a positive attitude, open-mindedness, flexibility, patience, dependability, tact, and good judgment.



Please see the California Department of Human Resources benefits website: for further information.

Contact Information

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

  • Human Resources Contact:
    Nichole Kershaw
    (916) 445-7911
  • 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:
    Denise Fujii
    (916) 445-7911
  • 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.

Filing Instructions

Applications submitted without a Statement of Qualifcations (SOQ) and resume will be considered not interested in this position.  Resumes and cover letters do not take the place of the SOQ.

Applicants should clearly indicate position number 364-324-1317-001 / JC 60755 in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying" box. 

Applications will not be accepted via fax or email.


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

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
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