Job Posting

Department of Human Resources


JC-61560 - Workforce Planning & Recruitment Specialist (Staff Services Manager I - Specialist)

Final Filing Date: 5/1/2017

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-61560
Position #(s):
Working Title: Workforce Planning & Recruitment Specialist (Staff Services Manager I - Specialist)
$5,470.00 - $6,796.00
$5,470.00 - $6,796.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is responsible for all issues related to employee salaries and benefits, job classifications, civil rights, training, exams, recruitment and retention. For most employees, many of these matters are determined through the collective bargaining process managed by CalHR.


Our Vision: To be the premier leader and trusted partner in innovative human resources management.


Our Mission: To provide exceptional human resources leadership and services with integrity, respect and accountability to state departments and all current and prospective employees.

Department Website:

Job Description and Duties

Are you someone who enjoys working as part of a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment? Do you enjoy developing innovative strategies and programs to meet your customers’ workforce planning and recruitment needs? Do you want to make a statewide impact on the development of California’s state workforce? If so, the Workforce Planning and Recruitment Specialist may be the job for you.


The California Department of Human Resources’ (CalHR) Statewide Workforce Planning & Recruitment team is committed to building a quality sustainable workforce for the State of California. As part of this team, you would be responsible for supporting state departments’ efforts to attract and hire a talented and diverse workforce and for supporting workforce planning as an essential element of organizational development for all state entities. With regards to workforce planning, you would be involved in policy, plan and program development, one-on-one consultation work, web-based resource production, as well as ensuring consistent communication regarding the importance of workforce planning as well as significant advances in approach. In the recruitment field, you would assists departments by coordinating and standardizing guidelines and best practices and focuses on building talent pipelines to attract the best and brightest to civil service from higher education institutions, underrepresented communities, and the private sector. In all endeavors, the Workforce Planning & Recruitment team strives to bring creative and innovative strategies to address a wide variety of workforce challenges at a department and statewide level.


At CalHR, you will be part of a diverse workforce where your experience, expertise and opinion are valued. We offer 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. This position is excluded from Collective Bargaining and receives enhanced benefits.

Under the direction of the Statewide Workforce Planning & Recruitment Manager, the Workforce Planning & Recruitment Specialist’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Works collaboratively as part of a team to lead the State’s Workforce Planning efforts. This includes providing guidance and support to managers, divisions and executives as they align their staffing efforts with the strategic missions and critical needs of their respective departments and forecast their future workforce needs.
  • Partners with internal and external stakeholders to advance the State’s Recruitment efforts. This includes developing and implementing a statewide recruitment plan, assisting departments with their more specific recruitment needs and goals and, in all endeavors, leveraging innovative and best practice recruitment methodology and tactics to advance the State as an employer of choice.

  • Synthesizes data from various sources to inform department specific and statewide workforce planning and recruitment programs at the statewide and department levels. This includes translating various data sources into comprehensive workforce planning and recruitment strategies as well as creating related website content that is engaging and informative.

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: 5/1/2017

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 (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: Michelle Muncill - CalHR Personnel Office
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:

Michelle Muncill - CalHR Personnel Office
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.
  • Other - Cover letter that includes why you are interested in this specific position is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Applicants MUST submit a Statement of Qualifications with their application.  See STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS section below for instructions.

  • 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:

This position is integral to the State’s Workforce Planning and Recruitment program.  Desirable qualifications include:


  • Energetic, creative, flexible, positive, self-motivated, conscientious;

  • Ability to build strong working relationship with stakeholders, including all levels of State employees and external partners;

  • Knowledge of and experience interpreting personnel related civil service laws and rules;

  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and use creative problem solving to identify effective solutions;

  • Effective listening, verbal and in writing skills;

  • Knowledge of, and ability to, apply the principles, methods, techniques and tools for developing, scheduling, coordinating and managing projects.

Contact Information

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

  • Department Website:
  • Human Resources Contact:
    Michelle Muncill
    (916) 322-2203
  • 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.



Applicants MUST
include a
Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) with their application package that is no longer than two (2) pages in length, single-spaced,12 point font. When completing the SOQ, include: 1) places of employment; 2) pertinent dates; and 3) duties performed, etc. when identifying your qualifications. A resume does not take the place of an SOQ. Any notation or reference to other materials such as resume or the application, will not be considered. 

Citing specific work experience examples, please illustrate how your skill set and experience in the context of three bullet points in the “Duties” section of this bulletin will support your success in this position. Whether or not your work experience is directly related to workforce planning and/or recruitment, please illustrate through work-related examples your collaboration, communication, customer engagement and interpersonal skills.    


Please reference 363-940-4800-001 on your application, resume, cover letter and Statement of Qualifications. 

Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment.


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

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

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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)