Job Posting: Chief Administrative Officer

CA Earthquake Authority

JC-200928
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Chief Administrative Officer
C. E. A.

$7,442.00 - $17,513.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/2/2020

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) serves on the CEA’s executive management team and is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources (HR) and Administrative Services, including budgets, facilities, and departmental project management. The CAO is responsible for initiating, implementing, and managing all HR principles and practices, including: strategic business management; workforce and succession planning; classification and consultation; performance management; training and development; examinations; compensation; payroll and benefits; health and safety; equal employment opportunity; workers’ compensation; labor relations; facilities maintenance; vendor management; HR technology; recruitment and retention; career services; disability leave; Employee Assistance Program; onboarding and offboarding; culture and wellness programs; change management; and departmental business continuity. The CAO also participates in the development and implementation of the CEA’s Strategic Plan, and leads and directs Administrative Services to ensure a safe, secure, well-maintained, and comfortable workplace, and delivery of the highest level of service to employees, policyholders, external stakeholders, and visitors.

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 #:
    JC-200928
    Position #(s):
    341-500-7500-903
    Working Title:
    Chief Administrative Officer
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $7,442.00 - $17,513.00
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is a not-for-profit public instrumentality of the State of California. CEA has two main operations. First, CEA is authorized by law to issue residential earthquake insurance. We educate Californians about earthquake risk, provide mitigation opportunities and resources for existing residences, and make available fairly priced insurance policies that provide for repairs, rebuilding, and recovery after earthquake-caused loss. Second, CEA is the Administrator of the California Wildfire Fund, a catastrophe fund created by the Legislature in 2019 to provide a source of funding for survivors of wildfires caused by large electrical utility companies. While privately financed, CEA is publicly managed by a Governing Board consisting of the Governor, Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner, and two ex officio members appointed by leaders in the Legislature. CEA operates outside the state budget and is exempted from many governmental reporting and regulatory requirements. CEA’s earthquake insurance business operates in California’s competitive insurance market as a regulated insurance provider. We are located in the Renaissance Tower, 801 K Street, Suite 1000, Sacramento, California, with access to mass transit and free garage parking.

    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: 6/2/2020

    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 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:

    CA Earthquake Authority
    Attn: Human Resources (RPA20-20)
    801 K Street
    Suite 1000
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Human Resources (RPA20-20)
    801 K Street
    Suite 1000
    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 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.
    • Statement of Qualifications - SOQ IS REQUIRED (PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTION BELOW FOR DETAILS.)
    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 State Civil Service system, employee/employer relations, employee development, grievance process and Equal Employment Opportunity programs. 
    • Experience in formulating and implementation of procedures, policies, and programs related to functions involving hiring, benefits administration, personnel management, and facility maintenance. 
    • Ability to advise executive management on a wide range of administrative issues, and formulate and execute effective strategies to solve challenges. 
    • Experience in providing high level consultation and technical expertise to members of the executive management team in addressing significant policy issues and in making decisions that affect all of the programs administered by the agency. Experience in working with high-level management both within and across departments in identifying, presenting, and resolving critical issues and were able to represent your organization at the highest levels. 
    • Experience in developing an organization wide Workforce Plan which includes current and future workforce needs, identify related gaps and solutions. 
    • Knowledge of and experience in development of executive management level positions and the development of a competitive compensation and benefit program in order to successfully attract and retain qualified, highly skilled, private-sector professionals.

    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

    In addition to being part of an exciting and vital mission of helping 39.5 million California homeowners and renters reduce their risk of earthquake damage and loss, the Authority offers competitive pay, benefits, and features for its workforce.

    To view the benefits of working at the Authority, please click HERE.

    To view the C.E.A. Benefits and Termination rights, please click HERE.

    To view the pay and benefits offered to California civil service employees, please click HERE.

    Contact Information

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

    Department Website: https://www.earthquakeauthority.com/
    Human Resources Contact:
    Human Resources
    (916) 661-6300
    HR@calquake.com

    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) 661-5400
    eeo@calquake.com
    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.

    STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS INSTRUCTION

    The Statement 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 positions.

    The Statement of Qualifications serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed and no more than three pages in length with no smaller than 12 point font.

    The SOQ should address the following questions in the same order, and include specific examples:

    1. Describe your knowledge of the State Civil Service system, employee/employer relations, employee development, grievance process and Equal Employment Opportunity programs.
    2. Describe your experience in formulating and implementation of procedures, policies, and programs related to functions involving hiring, benefits administration, personnel management, and facility maintenance. 
    3. Describe your ability to advise executive management on a wide range of administrative issues, and formulate and execute effective strategies to solve challenges. 
    4. Describe your experience in providing high level consultation and technical expertise to members of the executive management team in addressing significant policy issues and in making decisions that affect all of the programs administered by your agency. Describe how you worked and coordinated with high-level management both within and across departments in identifying, presenting, and resolving critical issues and were able to represent your organization at the highest levels. 
    5. Describe your experience in developing an organization wide Workforce Plan which includes current and future workforce needs, identify related gaps and solutions. 
    6. Describe your knowledge of and experience in development of executive management level positions and the development of a competitive compensation and benefit program in order to successfully attract and retain qualified, highly skilled, private-sector professionals.

    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