Job Posting: Chief, Fiscal Management Office (FMO)

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

Chief, Fiscal Management Office (FMO)

$9,022.00 - $10,243.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 5/28/2024

Job Description and Duties

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation is recruiting for one (1) permanent, full-time, Staff Services Manager III ,Chief, Fiscal Management Office (FMO), within the Administration Division/Fiscal Management Office. Position to be headquartered in the Sacramento office in a hybrid remote work capacity. This recruitment may be used to fill subsequent vacancies of these positions within the next 180 days.


The Chief of the Fiscal Management Office is tasked with the responsibility of organizing, planning, and directing the work of the Budget and Accounting Units. Under the general direction of the Deputy Commissioner of the Administration Division, the Chief serves as a vital fiscal advisor to the Commissioner and executive leadership, providing valuable insight and guidance on financial matters. 

The Chief acts as a liaison between the Department of Finance, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, and Legislative Analyst's Office, ensuring that all appropriate parties are kept up to date on the latest developments in fiscal management and providing expert guidance on complex issues. The Chief's role is critical to the smooth functioning of the organization, ensuring that financial resources are managed effectively and efficiently and that all parties are kept informed and engaged.

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

Working Conditions

The Sacramento office is located in north Natomas. The Natomas office offers FREE PARKING, is easily accessible from INTERSTATES 5 and 80, and is also close to various dining and shopping choices in the Natomas area.
This position is designated as remote-centered (50% or more working from an alternate work location). An alternate work location could be an employee’s residence or other approved site. Telework is subject to the DFPI's Telework Policy and in accordance with Government Code Sections 14200-14203 for employees residing in California.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Chief, Fiscal Management Office (FMO)
$9,022.00 - $10,243.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) protects consumers and oversees financial service providers and products. The DFPI supervises the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions and money transmitters. Additionally, the DFPI licenses and regulates a variety of financial service providers, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers, payday lenders and other consumer finance lenders. The DFPI offers benefit packages, competitive salary, a robust training program and opportunities for advancement.  

Department Website:

Special Requirements


This position is subject to Title 10, § 250.30 of the California Code of Regulations, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation’s Conflict of Interest Regulations, the incumbent is required to submit a Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700) within 30 days of assuming office, annually by April 1st and within 30 days of leaving office.

Application (Std. 678) must be completed in detail to demonstrate the quality and breadth of work experience necessary to meet the minimum qualifications for this classification.

Please see the attached Class Specification. All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for the classification they are applying for. Minimum qualifications (MQ's) will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the MQ's of the classification, the applicant will not be considered and may be withheld from the eligible list.


If education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications, please submit a copy of your college transcripts that contain the following information: name of institutions, completion date of degree conferred, and semester or quarter credits earned. Foreign Degrees must provide Degree Evaluation to verify U.S. equivalency.


Additional Filing Instructions:

  • You are encouraged to apply electronically through your CalCareers account.
  • If applying with a hard copy application, please reference “JC-431851/RPA# FMO 24-217” in the Job Title section of your State application in order to be considered for this vacancy.
  • Hard copy applications not received or postmarked by 5:00 pm on the final filing date will not be accepted.
  • Emailed and faxed applications will not be accepted.
  • Do not provide any personal identifying information on the documents (Social Security Number, Date of Birth, etc.) you submit with your application. Additionally, do not complete or submit the Equal Employment Opportunity, page 10 of the Std. 678 with your application page. The EEO page is for examination use only. Furthermore, do not provide any LEAP information with your application package.

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 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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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 Financial Protection and Innovation
Attn: Denise Gutierrez
Human Resources Office
2101 Arena Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation
Attn: Denise Gutierrez
Human Resources Office
2101 Arena Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A Statement of Qualifications is required for this position. Please see Statement of Qualifications tab for further instructions.

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:

Extensive knowledge of the State budgetary process and all its policies, processes, technical operations, terms, methodologies, or managing the budget process for a city/local government.  Due to the complexity of the Department’s programs and funding sources, the incumbent should also have experience developing baseline budgets, preparing, and reviewing budget requests, and analyzing legislation to determine financial impacts.  


Possess demonstrated management capabilities, including the ability to lead and motivate groups, develop, and maintain relationships, set priorities, develop objectives, and monitor the performance of a highly technical operation under stressful conditions.  Able to direct staff and plan for workloads to meet short timeframes.  The individual must have good communication skills, both written and verbal, to be effective in dealing with the executive and program staff of the Department, representatives of the control agencies, and the Legislative Analyst’s Office.


State employees may be eligible for health, dental, vision and leave benefits, as well as retirement programs and other benefits.  Benefit eligibility may depend on 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.  Other possible benefits include:

  • Alternate Work Schedules
  • Telework
  • Reimbursement Accounts

Benefit information can be found on the 
CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Denise Gutierrez
(916) 940-5387

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:
Angelina Endsley
(916) 576-4938
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.

Statement of Qualifications Instructions

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required.   

The SOQ should be no longer than three (3) typed pages in length and in 12-point Arial font. Each SOQ evaluation criteria must be addressed separately and in numeric order and must include specific examples. Applicants who do not follow these instructions may be disqualified from recruitment. Cover letters and resumes do not take the place of the SOQ.

  1. Describe your demonstrated ability to analyze complex financial data and effectively communicate insights to different levels of management, both verbally and in writing, and within tight timeframes.
  2. Describe your knowledge and experience in forecasting budget trends and developing expenditure management plans. How do you approach providing recommendations to address budgetary constraints?
  3. Describe your demonstrated ability to instill a cohesive, team-based environment, and coach and mentor staff to create a positive workplace culture.
  4. Describe your demonstrated ability to establish goals and objectives in a fiscal management office. Describe your demonstrated leadership and management skills in setting and achieving these goals.


Resumes and cover letters do not take the place of a SOQ.

Examination Information

Applicants will need to take and pass the online Staff Services Manager III exam/assessment to be eligible to apply for vacant Staff Services Manager III positions. Please visit: CalCareers

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.