Chief Deputy Executive Officer

Delta Stewardship Council

Sacramento, CA, United States 🇺🇸

Job Description and Duties

Under the guidance of the Delta Stewardship Council (Council) and Executive Officer, the Chief Deputy Executive Officer (Chief Deputy) is responsible for directing internal operations, including oversight on policy development, execution of annual priorities, day-to-day functions, and external communications to ensure the Council is able to carry out its mission of achieving the coequal goals, as defined in the 2009 Delta Reform Act. The Chief Deputy manages a complex budget from multiple funding sources and is responsible for upholding standards of practice and quality in the development and delivery of policy and technical products in pursuit of the Council’s mission.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.


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 (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at www.jobs.ca.gov.

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:

  • 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 – *NOTE – Resumes do not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications.
  • Resume is required and must be included.

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.

Examination Qualification Requirements

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.

General Qualifications


State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

Knowledge and Abilities

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:

(1) 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.
 
(2) 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.

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:
 
*Extensive knowledge of statewide water policies and issues pertaining to statewide water use, State and federal water project facilities and operations, water quality, flood management, and the Delta watershed.
*Extensive knowledge of ecosystem restoration principles, policies, and practices, especially as they relate to the Delta and Suisun Marsh.
*Extensive knowledge of the unique cultural, agricultural, natural, and recreational values of the Delta, including policies and issues pertaining to urban and rural land use planning, agricultural conservation, recreation and tourism, and historic preservation.
*Working knowledge of key State and federal laws and regulations related to water management, ecosystem conservation and restoration, environmental impact assessment, and coastal zone management.
*Experience applying policy analysis and the best available science in the management of complex natural resource controversies.
*Working knowledge of the State’s legislative and administrative processes, including bill analyses, budgets, human resources, and contracts.
*Demonstrated experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for program administration, implementation, and policy development.
*Experience at the managerial level in supervision which demonstrates the ability to motivate and manage staff, and the skill to foster positive-working relationships for successful job performance in the workplace.
*Demonstrated ability to communicate and negotiate on controversial and complex issues and to explain policy, develop support for decisions, and persuade high-level officials to accept particular actions, concepts, or approaches, and report on the progress of policy implementation.
 
SPECIAL PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
 
• Highly developed organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. 
• Ability to maintain poise and composure during stressful situations.
• Empowers others and creates a work environment that fosters personal investment, excellence, continuous improvement, teamwork and appropriate risk taking.
• Effectively manages the Council’s communication efforts to proactively engage the public and interested organizations in substantive discussions that further the achievement of the coequal goals.
• Shows foresight in recognizing problems in areas of responsibility.
• Foresees changes and trends relevant to area of responsibility.
• Adheres to schedules and plans.

Examination Information

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.

Special Testing Arrangements

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.

Contact Information

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

  • Human Resources Contact:
    Danielle Greco
    (916) 445-7920
    [email protected]
  • 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:
    Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator
    (916) 445-5511
    [email protected]

  • 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.

Filing Instructions

Interested applicants are required to submit:
 
*An “Examination and/or Employment Application” (Std. 678) that clearly addresses your experience and job titles, names and addresses of employers, and periods of employment relevant to the Desirable Qualifications identified in this bulletin.  Applications are available on the internet at: www.jobs.ca.gov.
 
*A resume outlining how your experience is relevant to the Desirable Qualifications listed in this posting.  Please be specific and provide the date(s) you worked and the duties performed.
 
*A “Statement of Qualifications” that responds to the following items of how your background meets the knowledge, abilities, and the desirable qualifications cited in the examination posting.  It is imperative that you refer to the Desirable Qualifications when preparing your Statement of Qualifications.
 
1.  Please provide examples that demonstrate your extensive knowledge of statewide water policies and issues pertaining to statewide water use, State and federal water project facilities and operations, water quality, flood management, and the Delta watershed.
 
2.  Please provide examples that demonstrate your extensive knowledge of ecosystem restoration principles, policies, and practices, especially as they relate to the Delta and Suisun Marsh.
 
3.  Please provide examples that demonstrate your extensive knowledge of the unique cultural, agricultural, natural, and recreational values of the Delta, including policies and issues pertaining to urban and rural land use planning, agricultural conservation, recreation and tourism, and historic preservation.
 
4.  Please provide examples that demonstrate your working knowledge of key State and federal laws and regulations related to water management, ecosystem conservation and restoration, environmental impact assessment, and coastal zone management.
 
5.  Please describe your experience in applying policy analysis and the best available science in the management of complex natural resource controversies.
 
6.  Please provide examples that demonstrate your working knowledge of the State’s legislative and administrative processes, including bill analyses, budgets, human resources, and contracts. 
 
7.  Please describe your experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for program administration, implementation, and policy development.
 
8.  Please describe your experience at the managerial level in supervision which demonstrates the ability to motivate and manage staff, and the skill to foster positive-working relationships for successful job performance in the workplace.
 
9.  Please provide examples that demonstrate your ability to communicate and negotiate on controversial and complex issues and to explain policy, develop support for decisions, and persuade high-level officials to accept particular actions, concepts, or approaches, and report on the progress of policy implementation.

Statement of Qualifications Guidelines

When preparing your Statement of Qualifications, please follow these guidelines:
 
*The information you provide must be complete and presented in a clear and concise manner.
 
*Your Statement of Qualifications must be typewritten with a font size no smaller than 10 pitch.
 
*Limit your responses to no more than a total of six (6) typewritten pages.
 
*Answer each numbered item separately and indicate the corresponding item number for each response.  You may include multiple responses on a single page.
 
When responding to item one (1), provide examples that demonstrate your extensive knowledge of statewide water policies and issues pertaining to statewide water use, State and federal water project facilities and operations, water quality, flood management, and the Delta watershed.
 
When responding to item two (2), provide examples that demonstrate your extensive knowledge of ecosystem restoration principles, policies, and practices, especially as they relate to the Delta and Suisun Marsh.
 
When responding to item three (3), provide examples that demonstrate your extensive knowledge of the unique cultural, agricultural, natural, and recreational values of the Delta, including policies and issues pertaining to urban and rural land use planning, agricultural conservation, recreation and tourism, and historic preservation.
 
When responding to item four (4), provide examples that demonstrate your working knowledge of key State and federal laws and regulations related to water management, ecosystem conservation and restoration, environmental impact assessment, and coastal zone management.
 
When responding to item five (5), you must include your State civil service classification or position title (private sector) held, the number of years performing the duties/tasks described, the department at which it was performed, and the size of staff managed and/or directly supervised.
 
When responding to item six (6), provide examples that demonstrate your working knowledge of the State’s legislative and administrative processes, including bill analyses, budgets, human resources, and contracts. 
 
Within your responses to items seven (7) and eight (8), you must include your State civil service classification or position title (private sector) held, the number of years performing the duties/tasks described, the department at which it was performed, and the size of staff managed and/or directly supervised.
 
When responding to item nine (9), provide examples that demonstrate your ability to communicate and negotiate on controversial and complex issues and to explain policy, develop support for decisions, and persuade high-level officials to accept particular actions, concepts, or approaches, and report on the progress of policy implementation.

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