Job Posting: Deputy Commissioner of Policy - Exempt Appointment

Department of Business Oversight

Deputy Commissioner of Policy - Exempt Appointment
Deputy Commissioner of Policy, Department Of Business Oversight

$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 (DBO), the Deputy Commissioner of Policy performs a variety of high-level assignments related to the Department’s policy initiatives. 

The incumbent monitors policy trends of the financial services industry under the Commissioner’s jurisdiction and is knowledgeable in related economic trends, public policies, financial influences and legal actions that affect the regulation and supervision of licensees.

Provides guidance, advice and consultation to the Commissioner on the impact of departmental policies; conducts reviews to ensure program areas reflect the policies, goals and objectives of the Department; provides recommendations to the Commissioner for resolution of internal and external policy issues or concerns brought to the Commissioner’s attention by public officials, consumer advocates, or industry executives.

The incumbent is responsible for the Departmental implementation of all new law areas.  This includes, developing regulations, analyzing legislation, developing policy recommendations, planning and organizing all operational aspects of each new program to ensure each is successfully implemented.  Implements new and continuous improvements for the Department; advises the Commissioner in the development of strategies, goals, and program objectives. Current programs being implemented include:

  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) under the California Financing Law

  • Student Loan Regulatory Program

  • Third party vendor credit reporting agencies including Equifax and other non-licensees

Serves as a liaison with key business constituencies to identify concerns that may require changes in Department business regulation activities; assists the Commissioner in arranging business regulation stakeholder meetings.  Represents the Commissioner as a member of various boards, task forces, and committee’s and before other State, local, or federal governmental agencies in matters relating to the Department.  Handles all preliminary work as required to support the Commissioner on external committees and Board positions (including but not limited to the Conference of State Bank Supervisors).  Independently creates and carries out special assignments involving research and detailed analysis. 

Serves as a member of the department’s executive team, attends executive staff meetings, ensuring coordination with key technical program areas, and 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:
    Deputy Commissioner of Policy - Exempt Appointment
    Deputy Commissioner of Policy, Department Of Business Oversight
    $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 Deputy Commissioner of Policy with the Department of Business Oversight is appointed by the Office of the Governor (i.e. "at will" employment) therefore, the Deputy Commissioner of Policy 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.