Job Posting: Legislative Coordinator - Staff Services Manager I (Specialist)

Department of Health Care Services

Legislative Coordinator - Staff Services Manager I (Specialist)

$6,563.00 - $8,153.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 2/9/2023

Job Description and Duties

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is seeking a candidate to join the Legislative and Governmental Affairs Office (LGA) to fill multiple Staff Services Manager I (Specialist) (SSMI) positions. LGA facilitates, coordinates and advocates for the development and enactment of legislation in the interest of public health. As a key player in carrying out the DHCS mission to preserve and improve the health status of all Californians. LGA assists in the development and refinement of the State’s health care laws, and performs its role through various functions. We are located in the downtown Sacramento area, at the east end of the Capitol.

The Staff Services Manager I (Specialist) (Legislative Coordinator) may be assigned any combination of program areas in Health Care Benefits and Eligibility, Health Care Delivery Systems, Health Care Financing and Behavioral Health; and Policy & Program Support areas such as Information Technology, Legal Services, Audits & Investigations, Program Operations, and Enterprise Data and Information Management. Assignments are based on the expertise of the incumbent and the critical nature of legislative issues in the areas of legislative priority for DHCS during a legislative session. The Legislative Coordinator represents DHCS at legislative committee hearings, respond to questions and proposed amendments, and coordinate the development of DHCS testimony at "fact-finding" hearings. Please see the duty statement for addiitonal information. 

Hybrid options may be available after accessing work experience in the position.

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:
Legislative Coordinator - Staff Services Manager I (Specialist)
$6,563.00 - $8,153.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Welcome to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). DHCS is the backbone of California’s health care safety net, helping millions of low-income and disabled Californians each and every day.

The mission of DHCS is to provide Californians with access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use treatment services and long-term care. Our vision is to preserve and improve the overall health and well-being of all Californians.

DHCS funds health care services for about 14 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries. About one-third of Californians receive health care services financed or organized by DHCS, making the Department the largest health care purchaser in California. Our success is made possible only through collaboration with the federal government and other state agencies, counties, and partners as we invest nearly $124 billion for the care of low-income families, children, pregnant women, seniors, and persons with disabilities.
We are located in the downtown Sacramento area, at the east end of the Capitol. We have easy access to various modes of public transportation, eateries, theaters, and parks, as well as other governmental facilities.

Electronic applications are strongly encouraged.

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: 2/9/2023

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:

Department of Health Care Services
Attn: Certification Technician
M.S. 1300
P.O. Box 997411
Sacramento, CA 95899-7411

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Health Care Services
1501 Capitol Avenue, Suite 71.1501
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 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.

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:
• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to direct and monitor the work of others, produce timely and quality work products, and prepare clear, concise, and logical correspondence, which may include applying new and creative ways of presenting information or results
• Ability to establish and maintain collaborative, productive, and professional working relationships with departmental leadership, various government entities and stakeholders
• Highly self-motivated, independent, and customer service focused
• Effective communication, business acumen, decision making, and problem-solving skills
• Experience managing projects
• Ability to recommend workable solutions in a tactful, constructive manner
• Ability to ensure efficient use of staff time and resources to meet complex objectives and changing priorities


Benefit information may be obtained by visiting: California State Civil Service Employee Benefits Summary - CalHR.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Melissa Rolland
(916) 440-7500 ext:

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) 440-7370
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.

Additional Instructions

Please note that you must have list, transfer, or reinstatement eligibility prior to being appointed to this position.

Exam Link- SSMI: 2PBCY.PDF (

DO NOT include confidential information such as social security numbers, date of birth, marital status, equal employment opportunity data, examination scores, and LEAP information.

Applicants who wish to submit hard copy applications must use the most current version of the State application (STD. 678). Applicants who fail to submit the most current version of the STD. 678 may be disqualified. Electronic Submission: Application and any applicable required documents may be submitted electronically through CalCareers account. The application packages must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the final filing date as stated on the job vacancy announcement.

U.S. Postal Service Mail: Application and any applicable required documents may be submitted by mail. The envelope must be postmarked before or on the final filing date as stated on the job vacancy announcement.

Hand Delivery: Application and any applicable required documents may be hand delivered by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date as stated on the job vacancy announcement. Application packages postmarked, personally delivered, or received via interagency mail after 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date will not be accepted for any reason. Do not submit applications to the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR).

Please note that the CalCareer system will not allow you to make changes to your application information once it is submitted. For all other questions regarding your CalHR CalCareer account, you may contact the CalCareer Unit at (866) 844-8671.

This advertisement may be used for other vacancies that occur during the life of this recruitment, including a Training & Development Assignment (T&D).

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.