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Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Workforce Initiative Project Manager



$6,563.00 – $8,153.00

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Work Location:

Sacramento County

Job Type:

12 Month Limited Term – Full Time

Department Information

Department of State Hospitals

1215 O Street, MS 17

Sacramento, CA 95814

The mission of the Department of State Hospitals is to provide evaluation and treatment in a safe and responsible manner, seeking innovation and excellence in hospital operations, across a continuum of care and settings.

In July 2021 DSH moved into a new modern, sustainable and innovative office building located at 1215 “O” Street, Sacramento, California. Some of the amenities of the new building include the following:

  • First-floor retail space (separate access from 12th Street)
  • Café with multiple vendors available to the public
  • Outdoor seating with pedestrian walkways
  • Large, shared conference room on the first floor with a maximum capacity of 162 individuals
  • An employee fitness center with a yoga studio, cardio equipment and weights
  • Plaza area with a kitchenette on each floor
  • Lactation rooms
  • More conference rooms and collaborative working spaces available throughout the building – small, medium and large
  • Mobile computer equipment, cloud-based technology and Wi-Fi for all staff
  • Shared Terrace space on the 10th floor with indoor/outdoor seating and views of the Capitol

Department Website: https://www.dsh.ca.gov

Job Description And Duties

This limited term position may be extended up to 24 months and has the possibility of becoming permanent.

Under the general direction of the Personnel Officer, the Staff Services Manager I (Specialist) (SSM I) serves as the Workforce Initiative project manager and liaison between Sacramento and the state hospitals to implement solutions to recruit and retain the department’s top five hard to recruit classifications. The incumbent is responsible for managing, planning, organizing, tracking, and influencing progress of specific recruitment initiatives, has high visibility and responsibility to prepare report for the Directorate, Executive Management, and other leaders throughout the DSH system.

As Workforce Initiative Project Manager, develop, manage, and oversee models and initiatives focused on workforce planning efforts to identify and prioritize staffing solutions for recruitment and retention of the most critical classifications. Use data driven decision making to gain buy-in and lead course of actions regarding initiatives’ direction on behalf of the Personnel Officer. Schedule, facilitate, track outcomes, and scribe at monthly project meetings, work groups or other ad-hoc meetings as needed. Prepare, compile and disseminate meeting documents including, agendas, meeting minutes, and project proposals, and issue memos as required.

To view and/or obtain a copy of the duty statement, please click on the “Duty Statement” link on this webpage.

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

Special Requirements

***Due to the Governor’s State of Emergency most staff are teleworking. While US mail applications are still accepted, applying electronically through your CalCareers account is strongly encouraged.***

Candidates who reside outside of the State of California may be admitted to the job interview. However, upon job offer candidates must provide proof of residence in California prior to their appointment becoming effective, or the offer may be rescinded.

NOTE: Please do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire (page 10) with your completed State Application (STD 678). This page is for examination use only.

Appointment is subject to the provisions of the SROA process: SROA/SURPLUS/ REEMPLOYMENT candidates are encouraged to apply and must attach a copy of their status letter in order to be considered.

Interested applicants who wish to mail their application must submit: a completed Standard State Application (Form STD. 678) with an original signature, to the contact/address listed below. You must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility (i.e., list, transfer, SROA/Surplus, reinstatement, etc.), classification title, position number, and job control number in the Examination/Job Title section.

Applicants must submit the required documents in order to be considered for this position.

Failure to complete the STD 678 in its entirety may result in disqualification, resume does not take the place of the STD 678.

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: 1/20/2023

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. 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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 State Hospitals

Attn: Deirdre Reeder

1215 O Street, MS 17

Sacramento , CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of State Hospitals

Deirdre Reeder

1215 O Street, MS 17

Sacramento , CA 95814

Application drop off locations may be non-operational during weekends and holidays.

08:30 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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 – Please see the Statement of Qualifications section below for details.

Applicants must submit the required documents in order to be considered for this position.

Applicants who fail to submit the SOQ, as requested (i.e. respond to questions asked), may be disqualified.

  • Other – Candidates that believe they meet the Minimum Qualifications based on a pattern of education from classification description (specifications) must provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts along with your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position.

Candidates that believe they meet the Minimum Qualifications based on experience, must state that in the bypass notes for this requirement.

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.