Job Posting: Assistant to the Undersecretary

Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency

Assistant to the Undersecretary

$4,281.00 - $5,608.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/23/2020

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Undersecretary of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) the Administrative Assistant I (AA I) relieves the Undersecretary of administrative detail on critical, sensitive and confidential BCSH and the 10 constituent departments program issues of a moderate degree of difficulty by utilizing the Microsoft suite: Outlook, Word, Excel and SharePoint. The position will determine best method of action, with limited instructions, to identify significant administrative issues and make recommendations to the Undersecretary.

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Effective July 1, 2020, State employees are subject to salary reductions and the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) or Furlough Program based on specific Bargaining Unit Contract agreements.

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 #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Assistant to the Undersecretary
$4,281.00 - $5,360.00 A
$4,478.00 - $5,608.00 B
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

BCSH values diversity at all levels and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. BCSH believes the diversity of our employees and their unique ideas inspire innovative solutions to further our mission. Join BCSH and help us improve the lives of all Californians.

This Mission of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency is to oversee Departments, Boards, Commissions whose job is to:
• License and regulate professionals and businesses in California, to protect consumers;
• To preserve, expand and fund safe and affordable housing opportunities;
• To investigate and research earthquake related issues to advise on ways to reduce earthquake risks; and
• To protect the civil rights of all Californians from acts of hate violence and unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

The Agency is comprised of the following entities:  Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Business Oversight; Department of Fair Employment and Housing; Department of Housing and Community Development; California Housing and Finance Agency, Department of Real Estate; Alcoholic Beverage Control; Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board; Cannabis Control Appeals Panel; and the California Horse Racing Board.

Special Requirements

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: 9/23/2020

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:

Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
Attn: Anna Pozdyn
915 Capitol Mall
Suite 350A
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Anna Pozdyn
915 Capitol Mall
Suite 350A
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 - Please see Statement of Qualifications Section for instructions.
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.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Anna Pozdyn
(916) 657-2539

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.


915 Capitol Mall, Ste 350A 
Sacramento, CA  95814

Please specify RPA 19278-BCSHA and JC-214733 on your state application.


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 no longer than two pages in length total, 11 pt font, single-spaced.

Please answer the following:

1. Discuss how your training and experience qualifies you for this position including any experience working with executive level and/or elected officials.
2. Beyond basic duties, describe what role you see that the administrative assistant serves in an office.

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