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CEA, Level A - System of Care Specialist

Company: State of California
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

The System of Care Specialist formulates and develops policies to implement and sustain the requirements of Assembly Bill (AB) 2083 and AB 153 to provide System of Care technical and consultative assistance, case consultation and continuum capacity analysis for the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to better serve youth that require complex care and coordination with all local child serving partners. This position will provide and oversee case-specific tracking, data collection and consultation, as well as coordination with regional center (RC) professionals, clinical professionals, and local county and educational partners. This position will conduct ongoing cross-system policy analysis to identify the intersections and impacts of those policies to the developmental service system and provide recommendations to DDS Executive Leadership. In consultation with the Joint Resolution Team (JRT) as defined by Welfare and Institutions Code, section16521.6, under the guidance of Executive Leadership and in response to data and information collected through consultative processes, this position will provide recommendations for se rvice expansion for exceptional care and supervision needs for children with complex care needs and on the development of other community, educational, or family supports.

This position will be a member of the JRT to collect data and information; produce Legislative reports; provide technical assistance; provide consultation to DDS on the Children's Crisis Continuum Pilot Program and other Children and Youth System of Care program areas on standards, practice, performance and evaluation standards; work in collaboration with the JRT to maximize federal financial participation and facilitate timely access to residential placements of youth in foster care; and, provide consultation on implementation of appropriated funds that support new or expanded programs, services, practices, and training that builds system capacity and ensures the provision of a high-quality continuum of care that is designed to support youth and families experiencing the child welfare system.

This position is eligible to participate in DDS' hybrid telework schedule. Participation in telework is subject to DDS' guidelines.

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

Minimum Requirements This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below. Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement
    Position Details Job Code #:

    Position #(s):

    Working Title:
    CEA, Level A - System of Care Specialist

    C. E. A. $9,471.00 - $11,463.00 A

    # of Positions:

    Work Location:
    Sacramento County


    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information
    The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.

    These disabilities include intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions. Services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with 21 nonprofit regional centers. The regional centers serve as a local resource to help find and access the services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

    Department Website:

    Special Requirements
    A STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (SOQ) is required and is a narrative discussion of the candidate's education, experience and/or training that would qualify him/her for this position, related to the Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge and Abilities, Special Personal Requirements, and Desirable Qualifications

    Application Instructions
    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: Until Filled
    Who May Apply
    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    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 Developmental Services - Headquarters
    Attn: Claudia Lutz
    Exam Unit
    1215 O Street, MS 10-40
    Sacramento , CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Department of Developmental Services - Headquarters
    Claudia Lutz
    Exam Unit
    1215 O Street, MS 10-40
    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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
    • Statement of Qualifications -
      A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required and is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify them for the position. The SOQ serves as a documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. SEE "SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS" ABOVE FOR 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.

      Examination Qualification Requirements All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

      Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

      General Qualifications
      State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.
      Knowledge and Abilities
      Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy - influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

      Knowledge of: The Lanterman Act, developmental disabilities, the RC service system, and processes and protocols in California state government. Principles, practices, and trends of public and business administration including management, supportive staff services, and employee supervision.

      Ability to: Supervise and train subordinate staff. Develop and maintain cooperative and harmonious relationships with department and RC staff, the public, and others; work with professional personnel in the field relating to coordinating and developing services for persons with developmental needs.

      These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

      CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

      CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

      CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

      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:

      Knowledge of: AB 2083 and AB 153; education, behavioral health and child welfare policy and programs; the Department's mission and values; the Lanterman Act and developmental services system and applicable state and federal laws, policies and regulations; the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and project management principles including work plan development and budgeting.

      Ability to: Manage multiple projects to meet Department goals and objectives; work collaboratively and as a leader in multidisciplinary teams; develop and maintain cooperative and harmonious relationships with RCs, other state agencies, peers, the public and others; analyze data and present ideas and information effectively both verbally and in writing; supervise and coordinate the work of others; perform legislative review and analysis; apply quality management principles and techniques; represent the Department in a professional manner; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise on a wide range of program issues; and analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action.

      Examination Information

      If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

      A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

      The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

      Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

      The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

      Special Testing Arrangements If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.

      As a state employee working for the Department of Developmental Services, you and your family will have access to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance benefits in addition to retirement benefits.

      Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment. Additional benefits may also be outlined for specific bargaining units in employee collective bargaining contracts. For more information, please visit the links below:

      California State Employee Benefits Summary

      CalPERS Health Benefit Summary 2024

      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:
      Claudia Lutz
      (916) 322-7784

      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:
      Office of Human Rights and Advocacy
      (916) 654-1888
      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 Information

      The first cut-off date for this exam posting is NOVEMBER 3, 2023 .

      Electronic application submission is highly encouraged.

      Remove Confidential Information

      Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts.

      Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver's license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver's license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

      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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