Job Posting: Staff Services Manager II

CA Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority

Staff Services Manager II

$7,204.00 - $8,950.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Are you looking for a challenging position leading a team to help California reach its climate goals?  Do you enjoy a fast-paced, collaborative environment with opportunities to create positive change?  Our programs are expanding and we need a talented senior manager to help steward this growth.


Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Staff Services Manager II will act independently to lead the administration and development of the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF).  This position leads units devoted to Program Development; Marketing, Education & Outreach, and Compliance for energy efficiency and clean energy financing programs for existing buildings.


The Staff Services Manager II is responsible for complex administrative work related to state processes such as rulemakings, contracting, budgeting, budget change proposals, inter-agency agreements, and reporting.  At the same time, the SSM II will develop subject matter understanding of the GoGreen Financing Programs, enabling them to represent CAEATFA in policy and programmatic discussions with stakeholders and partners, guide staff with regard to strategy, serve as a key point of contact for important partners and make recommendations to the Executive Director.


The CHEEF operates the “GoGreen Financing” Programs, designed to help Californians save energy and money by helping them finance energy upgrades to homes, businesses and affordable multi-family buildings. The Programs attract private capital providers by offering credit enhancements and loan repayment through customers’ utility bills. For more information on the see and


Please click on the link in the menu to the right to review the full Duty Statement(s) for this position.

This posting is running Until Filled with the cutoff dates for review on the 14th of each month. 

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:
Staff Services Manager II
$7,204.00 - $8,950.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Advanced Transportation and Alternative Energy Financing Authority (CAEATFA) is a small, and innovative organization, housed in the State Treasurer’s Office, and focused on leveraging private capital to meet the state’s greenhouse gas reduction, decarbonization and economic development goals. The GoGreen Financing Programs leverage private capital to help Californians make their homes and businesses more comfortable and energy efficient. We are building energy efficiency financing programs across multiple industry sectors and expanding from energy efficiency to include clean energy generation and storage.

We have an opening for a senior manager to steward the GoGreen Financing Programs through a period of growth and expansion. Over the next couple of years, the programs will expand to include clean energy generation and storage; to serve the entire state of California; and to utilize additional financial mechanisms to leverage private capital. We hold ourselves to high standards of performance and delivery for our stakeholders and are highly motivated by the climate emergency. If you have strong state administrative experience, enjoy building high performing teams, appreciate diving into nitty-gritty details as well as taking the 10,000 foot view, you are encouraged to apply.

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
Electronic applications are highly encouraged. If submitting a hard copy, please include JC-405351/ Position #321-001-4801-002 in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for which you are applying" section of the application. Hard copy applications received without the required information may not be considered.

    Application Instructions

    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: Until Filled

    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:

    CA Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
    Attn: Applications Unit
    State Treasurer's Office
    901 P St, Room 411A
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    CA Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
    Applications Unit
    State Treasurer's Office
    901 P St, Room 411A
    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.
    • Degree and/or School Transcripts
    • Statement of Qualifications -
      Please submit a supplemental questionnaire with answers to the following questions:
      1. Describe an organizational change that you spearheaded.
      2. Share a recent example of a state administrative process you navigated successfully to achieve an objective.
      3. Describe one of the most complex projects you have managed. What made it complex and what was your approach to achieve your objectives?
    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:
    • Successful track record of navigating state administrative processes to accomplish goals, including hiring, the budget process, contracting, regulatory development, interagency agreements, accounting and audits.
    • Demonstrated success with complex project management, oversight of multiple complex programs, delegation, assignment of resources, and coordination with vendors
    • Ability to produce high-quality deliverables under pressure, on short timeframes
    • Strong track record of supervision and personnel management including hiring and staff retention; mentorship and organization capacity building; and team leadership
    • Experience effectively representing and acting on behalf of an entity in politically complex situations
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentations before elected and appointed decision-makers in the public and private sectors
    • Demonstration of good judgement, initiative-taking, tact, diplomacy and interpersonal skills
    • Experience with strategic planning, fundraising and budgeting
    • Ability to quickly gain mastery of a new subject area after a period of exposure


    Please see the CalHR Benefits Summary page for detailed information.

    Contact Information

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

    Human Resources Contact:
    Applications Unit
    (916) 653-3100

    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) 653-3100
    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.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification in your application packet. Official sealed transcripts or your original diploma (with embossed seal) will be required prior to appointment. If it is determined that a candidate does not meet all Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the classification. All candidates who are determined to not meet the Minimum Qualifications will be contacted in writing and will have 10 business days to respond with additional information supporting their Minimum Qualifications for the classification. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

    Confidential Information

    Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State Application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information listed anywhere on the applications submitted electronically, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

    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