Job Posting: Deputy Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs

CA Gambling Control Commission

Deputy Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
C. E. A.

$9,755.00 - $11,807.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/26/2024

Job Description and Duties

This position offers a unique opportunity to work with an exciting industry, excellent staff and be part of a small, yet productive work environment. The incumbent will be an integral member of the California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC) and will have the opportunity to interact with a multitude of stakeholders and to shape policies and procedures that will make a statewide impact.

Under the administrative direction of the CGCC’s Executive Director, the Deputy Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs is responsible for the development and management of the CGCC’s fast-paced legislative and regulatory program; representing the CGCC before legislators, legislative committees, the Legislative Analyst’s Office, the Governor’s Office, State control agencies, local and Tribal government, and stakeholder groups; and advising the Commissioners and Executive Director on legislative and regulatory matters. The Deputy Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs is a member of the CGCC Leadership Team and is influential in the construction and implementation of CGCC policies and programs. The Deputy Director is an active participant in the development, implementation, and championing of the Commission’s Strategic Plan and ensures the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Division’s objectives are in alignment with the Commission’s mission, vision, values, and goals. The Deputy Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs acts as the primary legislative and regulatory advisor to the Commissioners and Executive Director on the political implications of policy and program proposed changes.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Deputy Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
    C. E. A.
    $9,755.00 - $11,807.00 A
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Work Shift:
    8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M
    Work Week:
    Monday - Friday

    Department Information

    The California Gambling Control Commission's (Commission) primary responsibility is to regulate gambling activities within the State. Employment with the Commission offers an opportunity to participate in a diverse and innovative organization with skilled and dedicated staff. The Commission is seeking qualified candidates to meet the challenges of this organization.

    Our Mission: We are committed to protecting the public by ensuring integrity and justice in the controlled gambling industry through effective regulations and fair application of the law.

    Our Vision: To advance California as a national leader in gambling regulation while achieving strong public trust.

    Location/Parking: The Commission is located off of West El Camino Ave. **PARKING IS FREE**

    Electronic application packages submitted through your CalCareer account are highly recommended and will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing although hardcopy application packages will be accepted. Hardcopy application packages must include the Job Control and Position numbers in the “Explanation” section and be signed and dated.

    Department Website:

    Special Requirements

    FINGERPRINTING: Applicants will be fingerprinted for the purpose of obtaining criminal records check before hired. 

    This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code.  The incumbent is required to complete a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.  Failure to comply with the Conflift of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

    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: 2/26/2024

    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 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 Gambling Control Commission
    Attn: Alaina Lutz
    2399 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 220
    Sacramento, CA 95833

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    CA Gambling Control Commission
    California Gambling Control Commission
    2399 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 220
    Sacramento, CA 95833
    ATTN: Alaina Lutz
    09:00 AM - 04:00 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.
    • Statement of Qualifications -
      Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is REQUIRED and must be submitted with your Employment Application (STD.678). Application packages received without an appropriate SOQ based on the instructions in the “Statement of Qualifications” section will be rejected for being incomplete and will not be considered. Resumes, coverletters, and other documents will not be considered as a response to the SOQ.
    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

    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 (EEO) objectives; and an administrator’s role in the EEO program

    Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of multi-disciplinary 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 Legislative and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective course of action; prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’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:
    • Experience at the managerial or supervisory level in the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to specific departmental programs.
    • Experience in managing professional and technical staff in a fast-paced enviornment in order to advance the completion of tasks and activities associated with goals and objectives of a regulatory program.
    • Experience developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with, and securing the support of, internal and external groups (i.e., the Legislature, local, state and/or federal government, the gaming industry, stakeholders, etc.) that add value to the organization and to the efficiency and effectiveness of its programs.
    • Experience presenting issues before the Legislature, local government, State Boards or Commissions, various control agencies, other State agencies, stakeholders and/or the public.
    • Ability to maintain successful interpersonal relationships in a highly charged political environment.
    • Ability to work in politically sensitive areas, under significant pressure and short time frames, with diplomacy and sound judgment.
    • Experience interpreting statutes and regulations.
    • Knowledge of the State Regulatory process.
    • Strong interpersonal and mentoring skills.
    • Strong and effective verbal and written communicator with superior leadership skills.



    Acts in a professional manner and demonstrates a high degree of integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior; demonstrates openness and trust; establishes and builds rapport by modeling value-based behaviors; promotes teamwork and communication in support of the California Gambling Control Commission’s strategic goals.

    Examination Information

    The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) will be the only basis for your final score and rank on the eligible list. Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the SOQ. The SOQ is a narrative description of how an applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities meet the qualifications for this position. Each applicant must complete and submit his or her SOQ responding to all factors listed in the Statement of Qualifications section.

    The SOQ will be evaluated based on the quality of examples provided with each question. The SOQ serves as the examination for this CEA recruitment and shall be the basis for the candidates final score and rank on the eligibility list. Based on the panel's evaluation of the competitive group, interviews will be conducted with only the most qualified candidates. Each candidate will be notified in writing of his/her examinations results. Applications without an SOQ or incomplete SOQ’s will be eliminated from the examination.

    Length of List Eligibility

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill the position  of Deputy Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Division - CEA A and may be used to fill subsequent vacancies for this position for a  period of up to 12 months. The department may elect to consider new  applicants in addition to those previously screened.  

    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 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.


    The State of California offers many benefits to its employees. These include health, vision, and dental benefits; retirement plans (CalPERS); savings plans (401K and 457b); leave benefits; insurance (such as group legal insurance and group long-term disability insurance); and employee assistance program. Benefits may be based on the job classification, bargaining unit, tenure, time base, and length of appointment. Click this link to learn more about the California State Civil Service Employee Benefits.

    Contact Information

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

    Department Website:
    Human Resources Contact:
    Alaina Lutz
    (916) 274-1013

    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:
    Alana Carter
    (916) 263-0904
    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.


    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. The SOQ will be the only basis for your final score and rank on the eligible list. Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the SOQ. The SOQ is a narrative description of how an applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities meet the qualifications for this position.

    When completing the SOQ, applicants must follow these guidelines:

    • Applicants first and last name must be included in the top right corner of each page;
    • Responses must be typed in TIMES NEW ROMAN font, 12-point font size, and the SOQ cannot exceed three (3) pages in length;
    • Restate and number each question before providing your response; and,
    • Answer each numbered question separately. Be specific with your responses and provide work examples.

    Each applicant must complete and submit his/her SOQ responding to the following factors:

    1. Provide an example that demonstrates your experience managing staff with shifting priorities and tight deadlines for sensitive and complex assignments.

    2. Provide an example that demonstrates your experience preparing legislative analyses, legislative proposals, and fiscal analyses, or managing a team that performs these functions.

    3. Provide an example that demonstrates your experience interpreting, drafting, and/or adopting state regulations pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act.

    4. Provide an example that demonstrates your ability to establish, promote, and maintain cooperative working relationships with representatives of control agencies, the Legislature, and stakeholders.

    5. Provide an example that demonstrates your communication skills and experience presenting issues before a range of audiences, including the State Legislature, a board or commission, or a similar body.

    The SOQ will be evaluated based on the quality of examples provided with each question. Applications without SOQ or incomplete SOQ’s will be eliminated from the examination.


    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, birthdate, student identification number, driver license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Remove and do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire with your completed State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. This page is for examination use only. Confidential information on the first page of the application submitted online through your CalCareers account will be redacted automatically upon submission.

    Using the online application system as specified in this announcement is the preferred method of applying for civil service job opportunities;
    however, applicants may instead apply by way of U.S. mail, parcel deliver or courier service, or in person, as set forth in this announcement.

    Applications must be complete and include specific dates and a description of the duties performed for each position held; reference to a resume (“See Resume”) in place of a description of the duties performed will not be accepted.

    Resume - Optional

    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