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-82500
Position #(s):
$7,593.00 - $8,621.00
# 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.

Division Description:

The Personnel Management Division (PMD) provides services in a variety of areas, including the development of statewide policy relative to classification and compensation standards; provides consultation to departments and control agencies on effective personnel management practices; provides technical expertise in resolving complex personnel management issues; and develops and implements innovative personnel management concepts designed to address workforce challenges.

The Personnel Program Manager directs the day-to-day administrative activities of a team of personnel professionals within the Personnel Management Division and is responsible for providing classification policy guidance to departments and agencies relative to the State’s classification structure including position allocation, establishment of new classifications, and the revision of existing classifications.  The Personnel Program Manager supervises staff engaged in providing technical support to the Labor Relations Division while in contract negotiations, and during the administration and implementation of the contracts. This position is also responsible for the activities of the Personnel Services Branch which provides statewide consultation and guidance regarding salary and leave programs. In addition, the Personnel Program Manager is responsible for compensation programs including salary analysis, pay differentials, red circle rates, special salary adjustments, the CEA program, and salary relationships.

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Job Description and Duties

Supervises professional staff providing consultation and direction to line departments and control agencies with respect to management and development of human resources programs such as classification, salary, leave, layoff, and seniority. Supervises staff engaged in providing technical support to the Labor Relations Division while in contract negotiations, and during the administration and implementation of the contracts. Provides direction in classification and compensation principles and the resolution of personnel management issues requiring exceptions to rule or policy. Plans the work and manages the work performance of section staff. Ensures continuous development of staff so that quality service is provided to all CalHR customers and provides for the continuity of workforce expertise in classification and compensation principles.

Develops, organizes and administers human resources program areas statewide. Makes recommendations to the Division Chief and Executive staff regarding the development of program proposals, enhancements or changes to existing programs and the implementation of new statewide program policies. Maintains an ongoing familiarity with current personnel issues and shares that information with both management and subordinate staff to ensure consistent application of policy, practices and procedures. Provides oversight and independent direction for program work in response to State statutory requirements, administration direction, and internally-initiated programs. Ensures that the coordination of Classification and Pay program policies and/or directives are not in conflict with the Labor Relations and Benefit programs.

Provides oversight and guidance to staff conducting reviews of departmental position allocation actions and personnel practices; and ensures appropriate adjustments are made to the departmental delegation authority, as needed.

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: Personnel- Mary Lou McCormack
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:

Personnel- Mary Lou McCormack
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 - Please see below for SOQ requirements.
  • 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 skills; communication skills and writing skills; personnel management experience in either a control agency setting or in a line department; and a familiarity with principles of classification and pay, salary setting, and the requirements of the Dills Act.

Does this opportunity seem right for you? If so, we encourage you to join us. All CalHR employees are excluded from bargaining.
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.
In addition, we offer ongoing learning and development opportunities in our Statewide Training program which is onsite.

Contact Information

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

  • Department Website:
  • Human Resources Contact:
    Mary Lou McCormack
    (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.


STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  Interested individuals MUST submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) along with their application. The Statement is a narrative discussion of how the candidate’s education, training, experience, and skills meet the desirable qualifications and demonstrate the candidate’s ability to perform the job duties listed in this bulletin.  The Statement of Qualifications serves as a documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be no longer than two (2) pages in length, single-spaced, 12pt. font.

In addition, the SOQ should address the following:

Describe your experience establishing a work unit’s goals and objectives including establishing an inclusive work environment that fosters and promotes the development of staff, and facilitates collaboration and teamwork.

Describe your experience leading a human resources function where you provided high-level expertise and service.

Describe your training and experience that demonstrates knowledge of state civil services laws and rules related to classification, compensation, and labor relations.

Please note:
Application packets received without an SOQ will not be considered.

Multiple Positions

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

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)