Job Posting: Section Manager

Department of Justice

Section Manager

$8,016.00 - $10,742.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/7/2020

Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Information Technology Manager II (ITM II) the ITM I performs duties related to Business Technology management and IT Project Management including, but not limited to, Policy and Program Development, Procurement, Contract Administration, IT Strategic Planning, Communication, Human Resource Management, and Planning and Processing Engineering/Reengineering.  The ITM I is responsible for management and directing of the technical staff assigned to mission critical projects and maintaining and operating critical systems that support criminal justice and applicant communities.  The ITM I serves as a Technical Manager on internal projects and provides leadership over multiple application domains and lends technical expertise to contributing to the overall organization’s success.

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:
Section Manager
$8,016.00 - $10,742.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Day Shift
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

This position is located in the California Justice Information Services Division, Application Development Bureau, Criminal Justice Information Systems Branch, Criminal Justice Information Systems Section.

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

Special Requirements

A fingerprint check is required.


Clearly indicate JC – 223727 in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your State 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: 12/7/2020

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: Malina Velarde JC - 223727
PO Box 160608
Sacramento, CA 95816-0608

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Malina Velarde JC - 223727
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 - Please see "Additional Job Related Information" section.
  • 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:
• Experience in leading development team(s)
• Experience in planning, organizing, directing, and delegating complex work activities
• Experience designing and implementing multi-tier applications
• Knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
• Knowledge of performance, stress and load testing processes
• Knowledge of state contracting, i.e. drafting SOW, tracking deliverables and/or project management
• Knowledge or experience in developing applications using web/application servers such as JBoss
• Knowledge or experience in the use of defect tracking and management tools such as JIRA
• Knowledge or experience with the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS)
• Proficient verbal skills, can give presentations to executive levels
• Proficient written skills, can develop and edit high quality technical documentation
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong customer service skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to meet critical deadlines with changing priorities
• Ability to conduct problem analysis and provide alternative solutions
• Ability to take initiative and manage multiple assignments


Benefit Information - Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California - 


Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Malina Velarde
(916) 210-2513

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.

Additional Job Related Information

You must answer each question in its entirety and follow all instructions for answering the questions in the specific order to be considered for the position. Your response to the SOQ should be no more than two (2) pages in length, single spaced, and should be formatted with a font size of 12pt Arial and page margins of no less than one half (.5") inch. The document should have "Statement of Qualifications" centered on the first line of the first page. Cover Letter or Resume cannot be used to substitute SOQ. Applications without a SOQ will not be considered.

The SOQ should address the following:

1. Please describe your leadership experience, and provide a specific example of how you mentored a member of your team.
2. Please describe the tools and/or techniques used to achieve work/life balance.
3. Provide a specific example to describe your experience setting team goals and expectations and how your management style allowed you to achieve those goals.
4. Provide a specific example to describe your experience in planning, organizing, coordinating, or leading a cross functional team for an IT development effort including management of contractor resources; What is the project annual budget, project duration, team size, number of contracts, and number of end-users.

Personal Leave Program (PLP):

Effective July 1, 2020, state employees are subject to temporary wage reductions in exchange for Personal Leave Program (PLP) accruals. The specific rate and hours earned were negotiated and agreed upon by each bargaining unit. More information regarding PLP can be found here -


Additional Information on Application Filing:

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

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