Staff Services Manager II (Specialist)
Policy and Public Affairs Division


Classification: Staff Services Manager II (Specialist)
Title: Assistant Deputy Director of Policy and Public Affairs
Tenure and Time Base: Full-Time
Salary: $7,204.00 -$8,950.00
Posted: October 31, 2022
Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Bulletin: Staff Services Manager II (Specialist)

Highlights of the Job

Under the general direction of the Deputy Director of the Policy and Public Affairs Division, the Staff Services Manager II (Specialist) functions as the Assistant Deputy Director of Policy and Public Affairs for the California Student Aid Commission. The Assistant Deputy Director is responsible for advocating the State Legislature and the Federal Congress to establish or change education policy and funding relating to financial aid, Cal Grant and overall college affordability policies. The incumbent oversees a significant portion of the Commission’s engagement on policy issues and legislative program, including serving as a liaison between the Commission and the California State Legislature on state legislative activities and performs the most highly sensitive, and complex technical analytical assignments. Duties include monitoring, researching, and analyzing budget proposals, state laws, policies and proposed legislation; reviews bill analyses, and when necessary develops resolutions to conflicts among analyses prepared by multiple program units; as directed, testifies before legislative and budget committees on behalf of the Commission; advises and makes recommendations to the Commission, Executive Director, and Deputy Director regarding proposed legislation and State Budget issues; communicates with Administration representatives and state legislators and their staff; working with other agencies, groups, and individuals in connection with departmental issues and programs; represents the department at legislative and budget hearings, conferences and meetings; and responds to requests and inquiries from the Administration, Legislature, the Commission and its advisory bodies, as well as other state and national agencies and financial aid associations. Provides vision, leadership, technical assistance and direction to the development of a national and statewide educational strategy. Serves as a member of the Senior Leadership team and supports coordination of the policy engagement activities of the Policy and Public Affairs Division.