Job Posting: Deputy Press Secretary - Bilingual Spanish

Department of Insurance

Deputy Press Secretary - Bilingual Spanish

$4,975.00 - $6,228.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/24/2019

Job Description and Duties

The position can be located in Sacramento or Los Angeles.

If you are interested in applying for the Sacramento County, please submit your application through JC-159073. 

If you are interested in applying for the Los Angeles County, please submit your application through JC-159104. 

Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioners (Northern and Southern California) and the Senior Deputy Press Secretary, the Information Officer I plans, writes and edits internal and external communication designed to inform the public of the objectives and advance the goals of CDI.  Occasional travel may be required within and/or outside the state of California via private or public transportation (i.e., automobile, airplane, etc.)

In English and Spanish, plans, writes, translates and edits internal and external communication material for dissemination through appropriate channels—both general and issue/program specific. Prepares public relations strategies and tools to effectively communicate organizational goals and objectives. Prepares replies to specific issues and requests for information from internal and external stakeholders, including media. Researches and writes opinion-editorials and talking points, in English and Spanish. Evaluates various program public relations efforts for effectiveness and outcome measurement. Assists with design and content for CDI intranet and public Web site, and serves as liaison to content managers in each Branch/Division. Produce, publish, and promote internal digital newsletters. Effectively use various social media platforms and tools to promote CDI messaging. 

Assists with handling news and production media requests, including advance work for event production and execution. Screens initial contact, researches media outlet/production company and topic of focus/interest; making appropriate project management recommendations; assists with participant identification and interview preparation, including drafting talking points. Scans media to gather appropriate clips for internal distribution. Staff commissioner or other CDI staff at events, photograph, videotape and chronicle for social media, internal and external use. 

Acts as organizational spokesperson before internal and external stakeholders where appropriate, including print and broadcast media (package and live interviews). Serve as liaison to Spanish language media and stakeholders. Write and edit talking points (English or Spanish) and speeches for executives, field, and program management; review and edit documents, publications, and PowerPoint presentations, for internal and external release to ensure appropriate grammar, syntax, punctuation, data accuracy, and consistency with organizational style guide and policy positions.

Monitors Public Record Act requests, including researching requests/requestors and assist with drafting PRA responses, where appropriate. Responsible for managing and updating organizational style guide and organizational identification guide. Develop project Requests for Proposal, Requests for Information, and Requests for Qualifications.  Performs other related duties as required.

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code.  The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests.  The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment.  Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

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

Working Conditions

  • Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably expected to exert up to 40 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Work in a high rise building.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Deputy Press Secretary - Bilingual Spanish
$4,975.00 - $6,228.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information


Please visit the California Department of Insurance website for more information

Any questions regarding the examination application process, minimum qualifications, scheduling, reasonable accommodation, components and scoring, etc., should be directed to the CDI Selections and Recruitment Unit. Please address your questions to Mario Ayala-Noriega at (916) 492-3254, or by email at

Training & Development Assignments will not be considered for this recruitment.

Special Requirements

Please attach (upload) all the required documents necessary to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications for this position (i.e., degree, statement of qualification, resume and etc.). If you fail to provide the required documentation, your application package will be marked as incomplete and will not be considered for an interview.

If you are not on the eligibility list you MUST take the INFORMATION OFFICER I (SPECIALIST) EXAMINATION PRIOR to applying for this position. Please click the link provided below for the examination information/instructions. Please read the entire examination bulletin. FAILURE TO SUBMIT ANY OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION LISTED IN THE EXAMINATION BULLETIN MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THIS EXAMINATION.


Any questions regarding the minimum qualifications, applying for the examination, being scheduled for the examination, reasonable accommodations, the examination components, scoring, etc., may be directed to our recruiters at

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: 6/24/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

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

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 Insurance
Attn: Mario Ayala-Noriega
California Department Of Insurance
300 Capitol Mall, 13th Floor - HRMD
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Mario Ayala-Noriega
California Department Of Insurance
300 Capitol Mall, 13th Floor - HRMD
Sacramento, CA 95814
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 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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A two page summary is required, describing your qualifications for this position as it relates to the class specifications and the attached duty statement.

  • Other - Writing samples in both English and Spanish are required when applying for this position.
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:
  • Incumbent must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, business, or related field, and proven success in providing strategic and innovative public relations and marketing counsel.  Incumbent may possess strong skills and experience in identifying and researching relevant issues; public relations/marketing campaign planning and implementation; crisis planning and management; providing results-oriented strategic public relations counsel; writing and editing public relations tools and publications, including news releases, bios, fact sheets, briefings, issue papers, speeches, talking points, etc; intranet and Internet site design and online copywriting; producing and executing internal and external events, including news conferences and media avails, Webinars, and appropriate social media production and application; budget and project management; effective media and social media relations; sound leadership skills, the highest ethical standards, and a firm grasp of the application of the Health Information Privacy and Portability Act (HIPPA) and the Public Records Act.
  • Incumbent must be flexible and able to effectively apply public relations skills to meet changing demands and short deadlines.  Incumbent must be available to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment, and able to maintain professionalism while managing high-stress situations. Able to travel on short notice, respond to after-hours requests from executives and media, and overtime as needed for emergency/disaster response.
  • Appreciation of news value; ability to analyze situations accurately and recommend for adoption by top management an effective course of action within all media platforms, including mass, trade, and social media; ability to gain the confidence and respect of subject matter experts, ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relations with the news media and other public groups; emotional stability under stress; understand the need to inform and educate the public on various CDI programs.

Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Vivian Schroyer
(916) 492-3446

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) 492-3388
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.

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