State Water Resources Control Board
CAREER EXECUTIVE ASSIGNMENT
JOB EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT
- Executive Director
Final Filing Date: 4/3/2017
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.
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C. E. A.
$10,277.00 - $15,129.00
||Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the nine (9)
Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCB) (collectively the Water Boards)
work to preserve, enhance, and restore the quality of California’s water
resources and drinking water for the protection of the environment, public
health, and all beneficial uses, and to ensure proper water resource allocation
and efficient use, for the benefit of present and future generations.
Please note: salary
level of position is negotiable within the maximum posted range.
guidance by the five-member, Governor-appointed State Water Resources Control
Board, the Executive Director is responsible for planning, organizing,
directing, and administering all activities and functions of the State Water
Resources Control Board, including statewide policy development and program
coordination with nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards. Consistent with
State Water Board priorities, the position is responsible for developing,
proposing, and implementing policies and legislation affecting state water
management, including ambient water quality, drinking water, and water rights.
The Executive Director is also responsible for establishing and maintaining
working relations with State, Federal, and local governmental agencies, the Legislature,
public and private organizations, and other interested persons.
The State Water Resources Control Board and the nine
Regional Water Quality Control Boards have approximately 1,900 staff, including
a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, geologists, scientists, attorneys, and
support staff. The Board's budget in the
current fiscal year is approximately $3 billion, with an operations budget of approximately
$714 million. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership
and management of the agency and all aspects of the agency’s operations.
On your Statement of Qualifications you must list
each “Desirable Qualification” and describe your experience, knowledge and
abilities as they relate to the Desirable Qualifications section of this
bulletin. You must provide specific
examples for each Desirable Qualification factor.
Desirable Qualification factors must be addressed in the same order as listed.
The Statement of Qualifications serves as a
documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and
concisely in writing and should be typed and no more than four pages in length with a font no smaller than 10
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: 4/3/2017
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.jobs.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:
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.
Address for Mailing Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
State Water Resources Control Board
Attn: Human Resources Branch
P.O. BOX 100
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 www.jobs.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.
- Statement of Qualifications - 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 position. Applicants who fail to submit all the required documents will be eliminated from the examination. Statement of Qualifications submitted without specific examples for each Desirable Qualification factor will be given a disqualifying score.
- Resume is required and must be included.
This position requires an examination to be appointed. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications for the Position in order
to compete in the examination.
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.
State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment,
and ability to work cooperatively with others.
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.
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:
1. Experience leading a large multidisciplinary organization, including planning, organizing, and directing program operations, developing policy, strategic planning, and providing fiduciary oversight.
2. Demonstrated experience crafting solutions to complex and contentious statewide policy issues involving a wide range of stakeholders, executive branch leadership including the Governor’s Office, and the Legislature.
3. Knowledge of the Water Board programs, policies, and procedures.
4. Knowledge and understanding of the critical issues confronting the Water Boards.
5. Knowledge and understanding of California water management, including laws and regulations pertaining to water quality control, drinking water, and water rights, or the equivalent in another complex state.
6. Ability to communicate well orally and in written form, and to lead others to do so.
The examination process will consist of an application,
resume, and a Statement of Qualifications evaluation conducted by a screening
committee. The Statement of
Qualifications will be used to evaluate your education and experience as it
relates to the “Desirable Qualifications” listed above. The Statement of Qualifications may be the
only basis for your final score and rank.
Interviews may be conducted as part of the examination process. (Hiring interviews may be conducted with only
the most qualified candidates if it is determined necessary in order to make a
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 be 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.
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.