Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation


$2,243.00 - $3,499.00

Final Filing Date: 3/13/2018

Job Description and Duties


Under the close supervision and in a learner capacity, The Graduate Student Assistant will support the Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH) Unit in achieving its objectives by performing a variety of project tasks. Minimal local travel may be required.

Typical tasks may include, but are not limited to, participating in various phases of a planned training program, learn policies, procedures, and techniques, perform meaningful tasks which are valuable and necessary to the program of the department, gain practical experience in the professional or technical field of study, assist in research, analysis, review and other related activities in the department.

40% Conducts literature reviews on diversion strategies, training programs, health care services for the formerly incarcerated, and programs to prevent juvenile delinquency. Identifies and catalogues various research and evaluation efforts in the states that are studying the impact of Public Safety Reform. Assists Senior CCJBH staff in creating surveys to be disseminated to council members and stakeholders. Under the direction of fellow senior CCJBH staff, analyzes results of CCJBH surveys and other CDCR data; creates tables, graphs, and figures based on data analysis results. Gathers and summarizes information to determine best practices in diversion, training and juvenile justice under the direction of fellow senior CCJBH staff. Participates in developing a transition plan document and briefing materials of CCJBH’s mission, functions, and future priorities for the new administration.

30% Provides assistance in planning and staffing of CCJBH workshops, full council meetings, and CCJBH sponsored events including developing agendas, identifying speakers, and participating in other activities related to the planning and execution of CCJBH meetings and events. Assists Senior CCJBH staff with tracking and analyzing policies and legislation at the federal, state and local levels that impact issues relevant to CCJBH’s purpose. Supports CCJBH’s relationship building and collaboration efforts by conducting outreach to county programs and partner organizations. Assists with the planning and execution of educational program site visits and/or informational and educational visits with legislators or key staff. Minimal travel to other local state agencies for meetings, training and workshops.

25% Participates in developing communication plan by assisting in the development of communication tools for CCJBH members and stakeholders regarding the contents of their work and recommendations. Identifies and prepares content for the CCJBH newsletter bulletin-blog and website about activities and/or other items of interest such as relevant research findings, legislation and policy issues, and media. Assists with additional communication strategies as assigned.

5% Performs other related duties as required.

Working Conditions

Students may work up to 1500 hours in a 12 consecutive month period and do not receive permanent status in state service. Position is located at 1515 S St., Sacramento.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

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$2,243.00 - $3,499.00
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Sacramento County
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Student Assistant

Department Information


Special Requirements

Employment is based on continued enrollment in a college curriculum.  Copies of transcript(s) will be required prior to employment and after completion of each semester thereafter.

Candidates new to CDCR are required to submit to a background investigation process utilizing Live Scan fingerprinting, and Tuberculosis testing prior to appointment followed by department testing on an annual basis thereafter.

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: 3/13/2018

Who May Apply

This is a non-testing classification, therefore anyone meeting the minimum qualifications listed on the classification specification may apply for this position. Individuals who are, or have been, a dependent child in foster care, a homeless youth, or a formerly incarcerated youth as defined by Government Code section 18220 are encouraged to apply and will be given priority. If you are applying under this eligibility status, please note on your application your eligibility by stating “preference under Government Code section 18220”. Please note that prior to appointment, individuals claiming preference under one of these categories will be required to furnish documentation establishing their eligibility.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

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 Corrections & Rehabilitation
Attn: Dept. Contact: CDCR Hiring Support-Postal
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Dept. Contact: CDCR Hiring Support - Drop-off
1515 S Street, Application Drop Box
Sacramento, CA 95811
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • 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.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
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.

Hiring Unit Contact:
CDCR Hiring Support
(877) 297-5599

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:
(916) 255-1301
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.