Department of Justice


$10,819.00 - $13,083.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/14/2020

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Director of the Bureau of Firearms (BOF), the Assistant Director (AD) is responsible for executive oversight of BOF enforcement programs and manages some BOF Regulatory Programs.  The AD responsibilities include directing operational activities, planning, formulating and presenting policy recommendations; advocating legislative solutions; and implementing new systems and programs for all Department of Justice firearms-related activities. In addition, the AD is responsible for the activities of six (6) Regional Offices and direct oversight of all field enforcement operations involving Armed Prohibited Persons, dangerous weapons, gun shows, and task force operations, as well as all legislative and regulation responsibilities for the Bureau. The AD sets goals and objectives; enforces Bureau policy and procedures; ensures compliance with all legal mandates and Department rules and regulations; ensures program and fiscal integrity and compliance with the stated mission of the Bureau of Firearms; meets budget, legislative, and Department mandates; and ensures a safe and harassment-free work environment.

Will consider Temporary Authorization Utilization (TAU) appointments – TAU appointments may be made regardless of eligibility; however, applicants must still meet the minimum qualifications of the classification in order to be appointed. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications but do not currently have eligibility on an employment certification list may apply as a TAU.

TAU appointments are limited to a duration of 9 months within a 12 consecutive month period. In order to become permanent in the position, individuals must take and pass the examination for the classification and be reachable on a certification list prior to the TAU expiring. Individuals will not be required to reapply or re-compete in order to be appointed permanently to the position.

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

Working Conditions

  • Primarily an enclosed office in a smoke-free environment. Travel to various locations throughout the state may be required.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$10,819.00 - $13,083.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

  • This position is located in the Division of Law Enforcement, Bureau of Firearms, Sacramento Headquarters.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below, as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the department please visit the Attorney General’s website at the

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Psychological Evaluation clearance prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) a POST Certificate (A Specialized POST certificate will also be accpeted). You will be required to provide a copy of your certificate prior to being hired.
  • Incumbents in this class perform peace officer duties and responsibilities in the accomplishment of their assignments in accordance with the California Penal Code, Section 830.1(b), and Government Code, Section 20398.
  • Clearly indicate the Job Control (JC-206376) and the title of this position in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying" section located on the first page of your State Application.
  • Failure to submit the required application documents may result in the disqualification of your application.

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: 7/14/2020

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 Justice
Attn: Allison Smith E-225
Department of Justice/DLE-BOF
PO Box 160487
Sacramento, CA 95816-0487

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Allison Smith E-225
Department of Justice/DLE-BOF
4949 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820
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 - The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative of how your skills, knowledge, training, and experience meet the Desirable Qualifications for this position. Referencing the Desirable Qualifications, Job Description, and Duty Statement, please describe how your qualifications make you the most desirable candidate. Your response should be single-spaced, use 12 point font, have one-inch margins, and not exceed two pages in length. The SOQ will be competitively evaluated based on content and the demonstrated ability to communicate information effectively in writing.
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:

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:

Excellent managerial and supervisory skills; 
knowledge of state government and state administrative process and the different divisions of the DOJ and services provided by each; 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; budget and personnel management techniques and the ability to provide supervision to subordinate staff and to follow and enforce the laws and regulations of employee discipline; and extensive law enforcement knowledge and background. The ability to communicate effectively with high-level law enforcement managers and the public (both orally and in writing).  The incumbent should have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Allison Smith
(916) 210-2397

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) 210-7580
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