Job Posting: Chief Deputy Commissioner - Exempt Appointment

Department of Business Oversight

Chief Deputy Commissioner - Exempt Appointment

$0.00 - $0.00 per Hour

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Commissioner of the Department of Business Oversight, the Chief Deputy Commissioner (Chief Deputy) oversees and provides general direction on activities by the Department’s Administration Division, which includes Business Operations-procurement, contracts, facilities, and general services; Fiscal Management-accounting and budgeting; and Human Resources-recruitment, selection and retention, position control, payroll and benefits, labor relations, employee performance, health and safety, and training.  As directed by the Commissioner, the Chief Deputy also supports and provides direction to management overseeing the Consumer Services Division, which includes customer relations and complaint resolution, education and outreach, internal and external communication programs, and website content management; the IT Office, which includes desktop support, network services, application development, database administration, business analysis, quality assurance and project management; as well as the Strategic Planning and Licensing and Information Reporting programs. Ensures Divisions are operating efficiently and in a manner that provides optimal support to the Commissioner and other Department programs. 

Provides direction to the Consumer Services Division to ensure consumer and external stakeholder groups are appropriately informed of Consumer Services Division initiatives and efforts, and that the Department’s efforts are transparent.  Ensures that the Consumer Services Division maintains positive working relationships with interest groups, the news media, and other organizations interested in the Department’s activities.  Oversee the formulation, implementation and administration of a comprehensive communications and education programs to enhance and inform the public about the Departments’ regulatory role and statutory responsibilities.

Reviews and approves the development of the Department’s annual budget and related materials, ensuring programs are adequately funded and resources carefully controlled.  Provides general direction on facilities and contracts, and oversees major issues involving both.  Guides and directs the human resources office to ensure the Commissioner’s personnel priorities are handled appropriately.  Monitors and provides direction on the allocation and use of IT resources to ensure interruptions are brief and rare.

Provides guidance and direction to the Strategic Planning to ensure the Department’s strategic plan corresponds with the Department’s mission, and reviews products for accuracy and consistency with the Department’s mission and objectives.

Provides policy guidance and facilitates development of proposed legislation; supports efforts to ensure enactment of legislation by the Legislature; responds to questions; and, represents the Department before the Legislature, in public and non-public settings. Performs other related duties as required.

How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in being considered for an appointment to a position in California State government. Interested applicants must complete and file an appointment application online with the Office of the Governor.  The online appointment application may be obtained directly from the Office of the Governor's website at:

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

    Additional Documents

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Chief Deputy Commissioner - Exempt Appointment
    $0.00 - $0.00 The monthly compensation to be paid to the successful candidate will be determined with reference to the experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the candidate, and is further subject to budgetary constraints and considerations and will be at the discretion of the Office of the Governor. 
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) protects consumers and oversees financial service providers and products. The DBO supervises the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions and money transmitters. Additionally, the DBO licenses and regulates a variety of financial service providers, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers, payday lenders and other consumer finance lenders. The DBO offers benefit packages, competitive salary, a robust training program and opportunities for advancement.

    Department Website:

    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

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    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

    How To Apply

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    Department of Business Oversight
    Attn: Marisela Mendoza
    Human Resources Office
    1515 K Street, Suite 200
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    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:

    • Other - All persons interested in applying for this position must complete and file an appointment application online with the Office of the Governor. The appointment application can be found online on the Office of the Governor's website at:
    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:
    • Knowledge of the Department's organization, mission, and statutory framework and licensees.
    • Demonstrated experience in high-level administration and policy influencing expertise.
    • Knowledge of organization and functions of California government, including trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; and program development and evaluation.
    • Knowledge of administrative problem solving methods; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques.
    • Communication, leadership and management expertise in policy and strategic planning, demonstrating innovation and independence of action in decision making.


    The State of California offers many benefits with employment such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and employee pension managed by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).  Additional information on benefits can be found at:

    Contact Information

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

    Department Website:
    Human Resources Contact:
    Marisela Mendoza
    (916) 327-6696

    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:
    Scott Wyckoff
    (916) 322-8885
    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.

    How to Apply

    Thank you for your interest in being considered for an appointment to a position in California State government. Interested applicants must complete and file an appointment application online with the Office of the Governor.  The online appointment application may be obtained directly from the Office of the Governor's website at:

    Conditions of Employment

    The Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Business Oversight is appointed by the Office of the Governor (i.e. "at will" employment) therefore, the Chief Deputy Commissioner may be terminated from service at any time without notice, cause, or right of appeal.

    Additional information on Exempt Appointments can be found on the California Department of Human Resources website at: and on the Office of the Governor's website at:

    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.