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-84444
Position #(s):
$6,913.00 - $7,853.00
$6,245.00 - $7,760.00
# 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.

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Job Description and Duties

The Personnel Management Division (PMD) provides services in a variety of areas, including the development of policies relative to classification and compensation standards; consultation to departments and agencies on effective personnel management practices; technical expertise in resolving complex personnel management issues; and development and implementation of innovative personnel management concepts designed to address workforce challenges.  In addition, PMD is responsible for the Classification Consolidation Project which will consolidate many of the more than 3,000 state classifications.

Under general direction, provides consultation and direction to line departments on personnel management issues and provides technical support to the Labor Relations Division.  The incumbent serves as lead of the training unit within PMD and ensures high-quality training is being developed and delivered to state Human Resource (HR) professionals.  Provides guidance to staff conducting reviews of various personnel practices, provides consultative services to departments and agencies relative to the state’s classification structure, including position allocation, establishment of new classifications and revisions to existing classifications, and implements the pay program including salary analysis, pay differentials, red circle rates, special salary adjustments, salary relationship charts, and the CEA Salary Cap program.  The incumbent also ensures appropriate adjustments are made to  departmental delegation authority, as needed.

The incumbent helps develop, organize and administer the classification and pay program within the PMD.  The incumbent 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 statewide personnel program policies.  The incumbent works closely with other Divisions within CalHR to properly administer human resources policies and procedures.

Special Requirements

Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is Required:  Interested individuals MUST submit a 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 SOQ serves as 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. Arial font.

  • Describe your project management experience including leading sensitive and complex projects/assignments.

  • Describe your experience and ability to mentor HR professionals on a variety of classification and pay matters.

  • Describe your experience providing training to HR professionals on topics related to classification, pay, and other related topics.

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

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 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:

Mary Lou McCormack
1515 S Street, North Building, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95811-7258
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 - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is REQUIRED and must be submitted with your application to be considered for this position.  Please see section "Special Requirements" for further 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:

Ability and experience in providing guidance to team members, supporting their work and growth, and successfully administering human resources programs.  The ideal candidate will have a mix of training experience and knowledge of the state’s classification and compensation system.  Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills are a must, and the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders.  Personnel consultation experience is required in either a control agency setting or in a line department, as well as familiarity with principles of classification and pay, salary setting, and requirements of the Dills Act.

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.


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
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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)