Special Assistant Board of Supervisors

  • Sacramento County, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • May 07, 2020
Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $65,980.80 - $84,229.92 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

This is a continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at5:00 pmon:
5/20/20 and 6/4/20 (final cut-off)

Range A - $5,498.40 - $6,683.33/month
Range B - $5,775.08 - $7,019.16/month

Two salary levels are established for the class of Special Assistant, Board of Supervisors. Initial appointments maybe made at either Range "A" or Range "B", whichever is deemed most appropriate by the appointing authority, based on the appointee's personal qualifications, level of independence/supervision under which the assigned duties are performed, and the relative difficulty of the duties of the position compared to those of the other positions in the class.

Under general direction, Special Assistant Board of Supervisors independently perform a variety of legislative and administrative duties and/or special projects and program assignments for a member of the Board of Supervisors.
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Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of
  • Legislative processes and analysis with emphasis on local government
  • Principles and procedures of public administration, management, accounting, and budget preparation and control
  • Relationships among local, State and federal governments, public interest groups and private enterprise
  • Legislative processes of county, state and federal governments
  • Structures and functions of county governments
  • Methods and techniques involved in conducting studies of administrative and management practices, methods, and procedures; including statistical research methodologies
  • Interviewing and public speaking techniques
  • Contract negotiations, preparation and monitoring
  • Research, analyze, and make recommendations on complex issues and administrative management and procedural practices
  • Read and interpret applicable codes, ordinances, laws, regulations and policies
  • Prepare logical and comprehensive reports, summaries, abstracts and other documentation
  • Present statements of fact, law and argument clearly and logically
  • Explain legal requirements accurately and tactfully, understanding constituents' perspective, concerns, and needs
  • Communicate clearly, confidently and persuasively to a variety of audiences from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Work effectively in a cross-functional team environment; respect multiple programmatic and functional perspectives
  • Build relationships, coalitions and alliances inside and outside of the department in order to achieve program goals and the Board's objectives
  • Useworkpointtechnologies, tools and equipment
  • Carry out written and oral directions; consistently follow through on own commitments and responsibilities
  • Prioritize workload to meet deadlines under changing conditions

Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

One year of paid or volunteer experience performing administrative, public liaison and/or analytical duties for governmental/public agencies and/or community-based organizations which required knowledge and abilities in the areas of government legislative processes, local government functions, and/or media and public relations. Governmental experience in administrative support services is preferable although experience in private enterprise may contain some of the necessary background.

Note: If the word "experience" is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Special Requirements

Driver's License: Possessing a valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, is required for some positions. Incumbents must possess the required license within 90 days of appointment. Failure to obtain and maintain the appropriate license may constitute cause for disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the class under applicable Civil Service Rules.

Working Conditions: Incumbents in this class may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Probationary Period
The probationary period for this classification issix (6)months.

Application and Testing Information


Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.

County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service

Email EmployOffice@Saccounty.net
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.


Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.

Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
  • Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
  • If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
  • Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
  • If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
  • For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed , therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.


All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.

This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.

All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.


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Closing Date/Time: 6/4/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

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