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Assistant To The Governor, Office Of Planning And Research

FULL TIME$10,000 - 12,000 / month
High School

If you're looking for flexible work options, full time work might be a good fit for you. To apply for this job vacancy, it is essential to have completed High School. The salary for this job is $10,000 - 12,000 / month for the person who is chosen for the role. Although the job is in California, it is a remote job that provides the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. January 6, 2024 is when the Assistant To The Governor, Office Of Planning And Research position was made available, and it will expire on April 5, 2024.

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the OPR Undersecretary, the Deputy Director for Communications and External Affairs leads and coordinates Communications and External Affairs across OPR’s and its six branches. The incumbent is responsible for raising the profile of, and increasing access to, OPR programs, offices, councils and commissions by collaborating with internal staff and external partners to lead the development and oversee the implementation of strategic and programmatic communications and external affairs plans, strategies, processes, and procedures to ensure meaningful public and stakeholder engagement and to ensure high-quality, consistent, accessible communications. The incumbent is a dedicated communications and external affairs professional with a strong commitment to serving California’s diverse communities and geographies and creating a work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences.

This position is exempt from Civil Service and serves at the pleasure of the Governor.


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

Working Conditions

Located in an office setting in downtown Sacramento, directly across from the State Capitol. Various coffee shops and restaurants conveniently located within walking distance. Available street parking and State-owned parking garages nearby for convenience. Telework may be available in accordance with OPR’s Telework Policy.

All OPR employees must reside in California upon appointment.

Job Code #: JC-410830 Position #(s): 368-695-4872-901 Working Title: Deputy Director of Communications & External Affairs Classification: ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR, OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH $9,471.00 - $12,528.00
Work Location: Sacramento County Telework: Hybrid Job Type: Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

Department Information

The Office of Planning and Research (OPR) serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency. OPR assists the Governor and the Administration in planning, research, policy development, and legislative analysis. OPR formulates long- range state goals and policies to address land use, climate change, population growth and distribution, urban expansion, infrastructure development, groundwater sustainability and drought response, and resource protection. OPR’s budget programs include State Planning and Policy Development, Strategic Growth Council, California Volunteers, Office of Community Partnership and Strategic Communication, Racial Equity Commission, and Youth Empowerment Commission. OPR is a fast-paced, creative work environment that requires staff to have strong collaboration skills, an ability to quickly respond to changing policy needs, and a positive attitude and sense of humor. Proven commitment to creating a work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements described in this bulletin.

Knowledge and Abilities

Applicants must possess and demonstrate the ability to perform high-level administrative and policy functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

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; personnel management techniques; the department's or agency's equal employment opportunity objectives; and a manager's role in the equal employment opportunity program.

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 Legislative and Executive Branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department's or agency's equal employment opportunity objectives.

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: 2/4/2024

Who May Apply

This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

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).

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Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. ApplicationPackages 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:

Governor's Office of Planning and Research Attn: Human Resources 1400 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Governor's Office of Planning and Research HR 1400 10th Street 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:
  • Expertise in community development, community-led transformation, government administration, organizational management, strategic planning, and health, social, and racial equity.
  • Experience in the non-profit, local government, philanthropic, and/or state government sectors working on efforts related to grantmaking, policy and systems change, climate change, and environmental justice.
  • Experience working within state government to develop and implement new practices and policies that increase access to government resources and create pathways for partnership with under-resourced communities.
  • Experience working within executive leadership teams of small to medium-sized businesses and navigating organizational change efforts.
  • Experience working across sectors and partners to develop and implement racial equity strategies that comport with state policy.
  • Experience engaging with and coordinating a council or board and their representatives.


The State of California benefit package may include:

  • Retirement contributions into the California Public Employees’ Retirement System
  • Vacation and Sick Leave or Annual Leave
  • Professional Development Days – two day per fiscal year
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life insurance basic coverage of $50,000 for managers and $25,000 for supervisors, confidential, and excluded employees
  • Voluntary enrollment into a deferred compensation program for Long-term Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, and a Legal Service Plan

Contact Information

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

Department Website:

Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources Office
(916) 695-0562
[email protected]

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) 695-0562
[email protected]

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.

Selection Process

Review and Selection Process: Candidates with the most desirable qualifications will be invited for interviews. Interviews will be held in Sacramento, California. This position serves at the pleasure of the Governor and is an “Exempt” position, therefore appointment to this position and the final salary are subject to executive approval.
How to Apply:
Please submit application and resume electronically through your CalCareers account at

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.

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