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Energy Budget and Contracts Staff Manager - JC-432264

Energy Division/ Climate Initiatives, Renewables, and Administration Branch


Under the general direction of the Program Manager, the Staff Services Manager I (Supervisory) oversee and supervises the Budget and Administration section staff in the Energy Division. The incumbent advises, resolves problems and coordinates with division management and staff at all levels to ensure that the division’s needs are met with respect to budget and administration for the professional staff in the division. Incumbent has overall responsibility for monitoring and prioritizing the workflow of the section staff to ensure a high degree of product and service quality and timely deliverables. The incumbent will consider diversity, equity, and inclusion in policy analysis, stakeholder engagement, and internal processes.

The Staff Services Manager I prioritizes and monitors the work of the section staff to ensure that the division support systems are meeting all goals and objectives as determined by Energy Division Senior Management, and that management and professional staff are supported in budgets, contracts and administrative tasks. Provides training and development opportunities for section staff consistent with the employee’s classification, training needs and development goals. Attends agency-wide meetings and events to keep apprised of administrative policies, attends monthly management meetings as a participant and to update division management on administrative issues, including budget, contract and office oversight issues.

The Staff Services Manager I will be the division’s Budget Control Officer (BCO). As the BCO, the incumbent will manage the division’s annual operations budget. This work includes consulting and advising division management on budgetary issues and coordinating budget needs and spending trends with the Commission’s fiscal office. Personally perform the most difficult and sensitive budget analysis, such as preparing support for budget change proposals and tracking and documenting the ongoing performance-based budgeting systems that the division has developed and instituted to support budget requests and make resource assignments; and does other job related work as required. Budget requests and actions will incorporate equity considerations.

The Staff Services Manager I should have a passion for solving problems while being resourceful as well as excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills.


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


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Application To-Dos: 

  1. Create a CalCareers account if you haven't already
  2. Take the exam for the classification you're applying for - Staff Services Manager I - Exam. This will allow you to become “list eligible” to apply for the role
  3. Fill out the STD 678 form within your CalCareers application. This is the legal document we will use to review your application
  4. Attach your Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) within your CalCareers application.
    1. Experience tracking spending and authorizing expenditures, preferably with a state or other government agency, preparing budget reports and making presentations to internal stakeholders.
    2. Experience handling multiple assignments, to prioritize and meet deadlines, and work well in a team environment.
    3. Experience providing leadership to people and/or projects, with responsibility for setting objectives, communicating with stakeholders including internal management, measuring outcomes, evaluating results and making necessary changes.
  5. Ensure your SOQ is formatted with the following requirements:
    • Number your responses in the same order as the questions listed, 1-3. Do not consolidate your responses.
    • Use 11-point Arial font
    • Single-spaced
    • 2 page limit
    • Submit your application by May 25, 2024 @ 11:59 PM PT


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