Job Posting: Deputy Director, Long-Term Care & Aging Services Division

California Department of Aging

JC-142130
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Deputy Director, Long-Term Care & Aging Services Division
C. E. A.

$10,010.00 - $11,924.00

Final Filing Date: 3/1/2019

Job Description and Duties

As a member of the California Department of Aging's Executive Team, the Deputy Director provides executive leadership over the Long-Term Care and Aging Services Division. The Division administers programs which serve older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers.

The Deputy Director serves as a liaison with federal and other state agencies, the California Health and Human Services Agency, the Legislature, advocacy organizations, the Department's local partners and other stakeholders. The Deputy Director participates in executive-level strategic and policy planning initiatives to evaluate and recommend policy and program direction, and to ensure compliance with statutory program mandates. The Deputy Director is responsible for managing, directing, and increasing the competency and capacity of the Long-Term Care and Aging Services Division to meet California's emerging aging services needs in response to the Older Americans Act and the Older Californians Act.

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 #:
    JC-142130
    Position #(s):
    797-700-7500-001
    Working Title:
    Deputy Director, Long-Term Care & Aging Services Division
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $10,010.00 - $11,924.00 B
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The California Department of Aging administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. The Department administers funds allocated under the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program.

    Please visit the California Department of Aging's website at: http://www.aging.ca.gov.

    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: 3/1/2019

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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:

    California Department of Aging
    Attn: Human Resources Section
    1300 National Drive, Suite 200
    Sacramento, CA 95834

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Human Resources Section
    1300 National Drive, Suite 200
    Sacramento, CA 95834
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    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:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    • Other - Cover letter
    • Statement of Qualifications - The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, and qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as a documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed and no more than two pages in length. Applicants who fail to submit an SOQ will be eliminated from the examination. Resumes do not take the place of Statement of Qualifications.
    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.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    • Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    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 mission, organization, goals, functions, and policies and its contractual relationships with other state, federal, and local entities.

    • Understanding of the Older Americans Act and Older Californians Act and knowledge of, and experience in addressing, issues pertaining to Medi-Cal program requirements.

    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of public and private entities in matters of significant program sensitivity, including interacting with the California Health and Human Services Agency, state, federal, and local agencies, legislative consultants, and various stakeholders.

    • Ability to plan proactively, respond to adversity effectively, and manage multiple complex issues simultaneously.

    • Experience in analyzing complex programmatic issues or problems and developing policies, procedures, or specific innovative solutions.

    • Ability to articulate and demonstrate skills in leading and motivating staff in a state or government agency.

    • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience in preparing and delivering testimony before legislative committees.

    • Ability to use performance measures to track, evaluate, and increase program performance.

    • Experience executing effective management practices to support programmatic goals.

    Examination Information

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

    Benefits

    California Department of Aging is dedicated to promoting the independence and well-being of older adults, adults with disabilities, and families through access to information and services to improve the quality of their lives; opportunities for community involvement; and support for family members providing care.

    The Department has approximately 140 employees and offers a number of career choices at its headquarters in Sacramento. CDA is committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse, qualified workforce dedicatate to supporting the Department’s mission. This website can assist you in learning more about becoming a member of our team.

    As a State Department, CDA offers the full spectrum of State benefits.

    The Department is located in the Natomas area of Sacramento, with easy access to I-5 and I-80 and free parking.

    Contact Information

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

    Human Resources Contact:
    Human Resources
    (916) 419-7525
    Careers@aging.ca.gov

    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) 419-7525
    careers@aging.ca.gov
    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.

    Application Submission

     

    Applications should be submitted electronically via your CalCareer Account.  If you are unable to submit your application electronically, you may submit it by email to careers@aging.ca.gov, by fax to (916) 928-2269, in person, or by mail at the address listed above.

    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
    Drop-off