Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency

C. E. A.

$7,442.00 - $10,696.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Deputy Secretary for Homelessness, the Career Executive Assignment, Executive Officer (EO), is responsible for leading the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC) comprised of 19 Governor Appointees as well as managing staff resources in support of Council efforts.  Working in conjunction with the HCFC, the EO will: help drive the state vision for ending homelessness by developing a statewide action plan using data available from multiple state agencies, jurisdictions and homelessness experts; oversee the implementation of the state’s Housing First mandate and the Homeless Youth Act (SB 918, Ch 841, Stats of 2018); identify resources and benefits for homelessness services; create partnerships and collaborations at the federal, state, local and non-profit level; promote system integration at the federal, state and local levels; and ensure accountability of results in meeting the strategies and goals of the council.  The EO will serve as a subject matter expert on homelessness.

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

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    C. E. A.
    $7,442.00 - $10,696.00 A
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Work Shift:
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Work Week:
    Monday - Friday

    Department Information

    Here at the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council, we believe that high-performing teams include people from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives.  To that end, the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants, including those from historically marginalized groups and those with professional or personal knowledge of the homeless experience.  The team is passionate about the cause, creative and hard-working; the office environment is collaborative and fast-paced.  If that interests you, we hope you will consider applying to join our team.

    Program Information:

    The Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council is part of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. The Council was established in statute in 2016 (SB 1380, Chapter 847, Statutes of 2016) in recognition of the homelessness crisis facing California and the need for state agencies and departments to coordinate their programs and funding to be effective in preventing and ending homelessness in the state. The Council has nineteen members representing most of the state departments with housing and homelessness-related programs, as well as representatives from local governments, Continuums of Care, providers, and people with lived experience. 

    The Deputy Secretary for Homelessness and a small team of dedicated professionals support the work of the Council, including coordinating the implementation of “Housing First” principles and developing a State Strategic Plan for Homelessness.  The Deputy Secretary also leads staff in developing and implementing the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) and the new Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program. The team is nimble, creative and responsive in conducting its work, and the office environment is collaborative and fast-paced.


    Department Website:

    Special Requirements

    Applications (STD 678), resumes and Statements of Qualifications must be POSTMARKED no later than the final filing date. 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. Applications, resumes and Statements of Qualifications personally delivered, submitted electronically or received via interoffice mail after 5:00 PM on the final filing date will not be accepted for any reason. The examination title must be indicated on the application. FAXED or EMAILED APPLICATIONS, RESUMES, AND STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

    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 and once per year. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

    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

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

    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:

    Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
    Attn: Kathie Raftery
    Department of General Services - OHR Exams
    707 3rd Street, Ste. 7-130
    West Sacramento, CA 95605

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Kathie Raftery
    Department of General Services - OHR Exams
    707 3rd Street, Ste. 7-130
    West Sacramento, CA 95605
    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 required and must be included.
    • Statement of Qualifications - Required and must be included. Please see the Desirable Qualifications for the details and instructions.
    • Other - Cover letter 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.

    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.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Click here for Minimum Qualifications

    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:

    In order to be considered for this position you must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) with your application. The SOQ also serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and is considered your first interview for the position.  If your qualifications are competitive, you will be invited to come in for an on-site interview.  Responses should be typed in no less than 11-point Arial font, single-spaced, on letter sized paper (8.5" x 11"), and limited to three pages in length. Responses should be complete, specific, clear, and include examples. Resumes will not be considered a substitute for the SOQ.

    For each of the statements below, please provide specific examples of your experience in the relevant areas. Include the name of the organization, your title and level of responsibility and when they occurred as well as relevant outcomes and measurements of success.

    1. Expertise in homelessness policy, data systems and best practices.

    2. Experience in developing and implementing processes and policies for a program or organization.

    3. Experience creating partnerships across governmental jurisdictions (state, federal and local) to achieve a goal,
        promote a program or implement a mandate/legislation.

    4. Experience developing strategic action plans, setting goals and tracking progress.

    Examination Information

    The examination process will consist of an application, resume, and Statement of Qualifications evaluation. The Statement of Qualifications will be used to evaluate your education and experience as it relates to the “Desirable Qualifications” listed above, and may also serve as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing since this is a critical factor to successful job performance.  The Statement of Qualifications may be the only basis for your final score and rank on the eligible list.


    The results of this examination may be used to fill subsequent vacancies in this position within the next twelve months.

    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.

    Contact Information

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

    Department Website:
    Human Resources Contact:
    Kathie Raftery
    (916) 376-5421

    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 Main Line
    (916) 376-5127
    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