Job Posting: Deputy Executive Officer, Information Technology Division

California Victim Compensation Board

Deputy Executive Officer, Information Technology Division
C. E. A.

$11,435.00 - $13,623.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 5/28/2024

Job Description and Duties

The California Victim Compensation Board's (CalVCB) mission is to provide financial assistance to victims of crime.  We are looking for a leader to help support the Program by leading the Information Technology Division and proudly be a part of the team that helps Californians when they are at their most vulnerable.  If you want to lead a critical part of our organization and be a significant member of an executive management team, we want you to apply!   

The DEO is responsible for the day-to-day administration of all activities related to Enterprise Services Section, Application Development Section and Information Security Section. The incumbent works closely with the Executive Officer, Chief Deputy Executive Officer, Deputy Executive Officers, and their management team to develop policies affecting all internal programs and activities, and consults with the Executive Office, management, and staff on information technology matters.

This position provides hybrid telework opportunities, with employees required to work in-person at least two days per week.

 This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment and once per year. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

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 Executive Officer, Information Technology Division
    C. E. A.
    $11,435.00 - $13,623.00 B
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Work Shift:
    Supervisor Discretion
    Work Week:
    Monday - Friday

    Department Information

    The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) is a state program dedicated to provide financial assistance to victims of crime and help them restore their lives. At CalVCB, we work to reduce the impact of crime of victims’ lives. We reimburse crime-related expenses, connect victims with services and support, and do all we can to inform and empower victims.


    The CalVCB is a special funded department under the direction of the Government Operations Agency.  If your goal is to make a difference in a small, compassionate agency, this is the job for you.  We value diversity and inclusion, facilitate, and support employee recognition, and actively promote career development.  If you are interested in becoming part of a diverse workforce where you have a sense of accomplishment and purpose, CalVCB invites you to apply for this employment opportunity.

    Our Mission: CalVCB is a trusted partner in providing restorative financial assistance to victims of crime.


    Our Vision: CalVCB helps victims of crime restore their lives.


    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement: CalVCB is committed to recruiting and retaining a talented and skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of California, and to creating a work environment in which all employees are valued, included, and empowered.


    Department Website:

    Special Requirements

    A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) describes your experience, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to each item listed below.  You must provide specific examples for each item in the order listed below or you will be given a disqualifying score.The SOQ, application and resume act as the examination that is required for the C.E.A. classification and shall be the basis for the candidate’s final score and rank on the eligible list.  Each candidate’s Statement of Qualification is not to exceed three pages and no smaller than 11 point font and must clearly and concisely identify experience in the 5 categories exactly as they are listed below and must be in the following order:

    1. Describe your experience managing the operations of a complex information technology branch or section and your experience leading and directing an innovative, productive, and responsive information technology.
    2. Describe your experience working with an executive team to align the goals of the information technology branch with the goals of the organization.
    3. Describe the type of project management experience you possess, especially on oversight and responsibility in developing and implementing sensitive projects.
    4. Describe your experience developing policies and procedures for complex information technology systems that includes analyzing highly complex problems, recommending effective courses of action, and developing performance metrics and reporting standards that ensure consistency and track results.
    5. Describe your application development experience and your knowledge of and experience with the State’s IT procurement processes and experience with contract and vendor management.

    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: 5/28/2024

    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:

    California Victim Compensation Board
    Attn: Human Resources - Trisha Lawson
    PO Box 48
    Sacramento, CA 95812-0048

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    California Victim Compensation Board
    Human Resources - Trisha Lawson
    400 R Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811
    08:00 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 required and must be included.
    • Statement of Qualifications - Please see requirement for Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) above in the "Special Requirements" section.  Applications submitted without the SOQ will be disqualified.   
    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 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.

    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 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.


    CalVCB employees are eligible for a number of benefits. Health benefits and leave programs are available for most permanent, full-time employees and some permanent, part-time employees. Benefit eligibility may depend on the length of service and may be subject to collective bargaining agreements, which are contracts negotiated between the State of California and employee organizations that define employees' wages, hours, and conditions of employment.


    Some added benefits CalVCB offers include:


    • Telework
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Generous healthcare benefits - Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Paid Leave
    • 11 Paid Holidays
    • Retirement and Savings Plans
    • Group Legal Services
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Ongoing training and development
    • Short-Term Disability Program
    • Convenient transportation options, including light-rail and pre-tax parking
    • Nearby restaurants


    For more details about employee benefits, visit the California Department of Human Resources website.

    Contact Information

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

    Department Website:
    Human Resources Contact:
    Trisha Lawson
    (916) 491-3807

    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) 491-3599
    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.


    We are located in downtown Sacramento just a short walking distance from restaurants, coffee shops, the Sacramento River levee bike trail, and the State Capital.  We are close to Highway 50 and Interstate 5; have a conveniently located parking garage that also accommodates bicycles; and, offer discounted public transportation options. 

    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