California Public Utilities Commission

Carmichael, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Sep 16

Full Job Description

Job Description and Duties

Please note: This is a re-advertisment, if you have previously applied your application will be considered.

This position may be extended to 24 months and/or become permanent.

The Associate Governmental Program Analyst will receive direct supervision from the Foreign Direct Investment Program Manager and general program direction from the Deputy Director, International Affairs and Business Development, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). “International business development” as referenced here includes any efforts by the unit to directly or indirectly increase international trade and cross-border business – with the effect of stimulating economic activity in California. This position regularly supports activities with foreign individuals and organizations. Travel may be required up to 15%.

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

Working Conditions

Headquarters for this position is located in Sacramento County but is eligible for a full-time telework schedule under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Telework Option - International Investment and Research Analyst



$5,518.00 - $6,907.00 A

Shall Consider:


$3,534.00 - $4,428.00 A

$3,826.00 - $4,789.00 B

$4,588.00 - $5,744.00 C

Work Location:

Sacramento County

Job Type:

12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California's leader for job growth and economic development efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.

Special Requirements

Employment Application:

Interested applicants must fill out the "Employment History" section of the State Application (STD 678) with all relevant experience to be considered for this position. GO-Biz will not review attached resumes in lieu of the Employment History section of the State Application (STD 678). Failure to fill out the Employment History section of the State Application (STD 678) will result in disqualification.

Supplemental Application:

Interested individuals MUST submit a Supplemental Application (SA). The completed SA should not be longer than a total of two pages in length, single-spaced, 12-point font. The SA should address the following:

1. Describe your familiarity with foreign direct investment attraction and promotion. What would an effective foreign direct investment strategy look like for California? How can that strategy be devised to ensure inclusive, sustainable economic development?

2. Describe how you would approach working with economic development partners (local, state, and federal) and expanding international businesses to highlight opportunities for foreign investment in underserved communities and to address barriers to foreign direct investment in California.

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: 9/26/2022

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.

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 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 Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Attn: Ashley Faison, RPA# 22-008

1325 J St.

Suite 1800

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 Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Ashley Faison, RPA# 22-008

1325 J St.

Suite 1800

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.
  • Supplemental Application - A Supplemental Application is required and must be included. Please see the Supplemental Application Instructions above. Resumes submitted will not count towards the Supplemental Application requirement. Failure to submit a Supplemental Application that clearly answers all questions will result in disqalification from the hiring pool.

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:

  • Fluency in an additional language and/or experience living or working overseas
  • Knowledge of economic development strategies, programs applicable to business and job development, the U.S. Commercial Service, and other investment-related government agencies, and pertinent U.S. laws and regulation affecting foreign direct investment and international trade
  • Direct experience in working with businesses in business development and marketing
  • Analytical research experience
  • Familiarity with California budget and legislative processes


Benefits Information - The website below is intended to provide general information. Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment, which is listed below the link. Additional benefits may also be outlined for specific bargaining units in employee collective bargaining contracts. Please review this information prior to accepting employment.

Job Classification: Associate Governmental Program Analyst

Will Consider: Staff Services Analyst

Bargaining Unit: R-01

Time Base: Full-Time

Length of Appointment: Limited Term - 12 months



Exam and Education Documentation

Unless you have transfer or reinstatement eligibility, please take the insert full classification name exam to obtain eligibility for this position:



Educational requirements: If you are using education as your basis of meeting the minimum qualifications, you must provide school transcripts. Diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts. Please review the minimum qualifications by clicking the link under the "Minimum Requirements" section above.

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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