Job Posting: Executive Officer

Department of Consumer Affairs

Executive Officer

$8,942.00 - $9,960.00

Final Filing Date: 4/4/2018

Job Description and Duties

The Executive Officer is hired by the Board and serves at its pleasure. This position is exempt from civil service and is located in Sacramento, California. The Executive Officer manages the Board staff and is responsible for carrying out the policies of the 10-member Board and 5-member Committee for planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Board and LATC in areas of Examination, Licensure, Enforcement, and Administration.

The Executive Officer enforces the overall policies established by the Board and LATC relating to its programs, under the authority of Business and Professions Code sections 5517, et. seq.

The Recruitment Announcement and position Duty Statement can be found in the Duty Statement link below. 

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Executive Officer
$8,942.00 - $9,960.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
California Architects Board

Department Information

The mission of the California Architects Board (Board) is to protect consumers by establishing standards for professional qualifications, ensuring competence through examinations, setting practice standards, and enforcing the Architects Practice Act.  The Landscape Architects Technical Committee’s (LATC) mission is to regulate the practice of landscape architecture through the enforcement of the Landscape Architects Practice Act to protect consumers, and the public health, safety, and welfare while safeguarding the environment.

Special Requirements

Conflict of Interest Filing

The Executive Officer must file an annual Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests, disclosing certain personal economic interests as determined by the Conflict of Interest Code of the Department of Consumer Affairs. Pursuant to Government Code section 81008, Statement of Economic Interests are public record and will be made available for public inspection.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 4/4/2018

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 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 Consumer Affairs
Attn: Nicole Le
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-321
Sacramento, CA 95834

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Consumer Affairs, Attn: Nicole Le
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-321
Sacramento, CA 95834
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 - Statement of Qualifications (up to 3 pages) that specifically addresses the desirable qualifications and experience.
  • Other - Curriculum vitae is required and must be included.
  • 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:

• Knowledge of the laws and rules pertaining to the licensure, practice, and education of licensed architects/ 
  landscape architects;
• Familiarity with the architectural and landscape architectural professions;
• Knowledge of current consumer issues facing the Board, Committee and the licensed professions;
• A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, masters or professional degree preferred;
• An advanced or professional degree in public policy, administration, political science or related field;
• Ability to travel as required in the performance of assigned duties;
• Ability to demonstrate regular and predictable attendance;
• Proficient computer skills including knowledge of software applications (Microsoft Office Suite);
• Administrative experience, including but not limited to, the ability to prepare, understand and work with a government
  budget/fiscal environment, develop regulations, rulemaking, and policy development and implementation;
• Supervisory and/or management experience, including the ability to organize and control the flow of work, manage
  professional and clerical staff within an office, work well under pressure, meet deadlines, and possess strong
  organizational, supervisory and leadership capabilities;
• Regulatory and/or enforcement experience, processing complaints, monitoring investigations, keeping abreast of 
  hearings on disciplinary matters, etc.;
• Legislative or lobbying experience and/or coordination and testifying before legislative committees;
• Experience working with and/or in taking direction from a board, committee, or commission;
• Experience communicating with all levels of individuals including the government officials, public, stakeholders, and
  media, and testifying in court;
• Experience working within a large organizational or governmental structure; and
• Experience working with national associations.

Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Nicole Le
(916) 574-8306

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) 574-8280
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.

Required Application Documents

Interested Persons Must Submit the Following:

1. Statement of Qualifications (up to 3 pages) that specifically addresses the desirable qualifications
    and experience outlined above; and
2. A State application (Std 678); and
3. A resume/curriculum vitae.

Filing Instructions

Application packages may be submitted via U.S. Postal Service mail or hand delivery to: Department of Consumer Affairs
Office of Human Resources
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-321
Sacramento, CA 95834
Attn: Nicole Le

Application packages submitted via US Postal Service must be postmarked on or before the final filing date. Application packages submitted via hand delivery must be delivered to the Office of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date.

Application packages may also be submitted electronically via CalCareers at for Job Control (JC) 102293. Application packages submitted via CalCareers must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on the final filing date.

The final filing date for this recruitment is April 4, 2018.

All applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be scheduled for a preliminary interview. Finalists will be invited to a full Board interview at a Board meeting. Travel expenses for these interviews are the responsibility and at the expense of each candidate. Upon being contacted for interviews, it is the candidate’s responsibility to notify the interview scheduler of any need for reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview.

For further information or questions, please contact Nicole Le, Department of Consumer Affairs, Office of Human Resources at (916) 574-8306 or via email 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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail