Great Job Opportunities!

The Department of Finance (Finance) in Sacramento, California is looking for high-performing individuals who are interested in being part of the team that advises the Governor’s Office on policy and budget issues. Finance employees play a key role in helping to shape public policy decisions; the state budget; and legislation in areas such as health care, education, environmental regulation, and public safety. Working at Finance provides an opportunity to work on issues that impact the people of California and often carry national policy implications.

We are excited to announce two upcoming employment opportunity programs for your students:

Summer Graduate Student Internship Positions

Finance is offering a paid 12-16 week summer internship opportunity for graduate level students. Participating interns will work under the direct supervision of an experienced fiscal and policy analyst and gain on-the-job training that integrates education, career development, and public service.

How to Apply:

The Employment Opportunity Bulletin will be posted on Finance’s website beginning December 9, 2015, with applications accepted through January 11, 2016. The bulletin will provide specific information on the application process. Interviews are anticipated to occur in early February with selected candidates scheduled to start work at the beginning of the candidate’s summer break.

Finance Budget Analyst Positions

The Finance Budget Analyst (FBA) is a permanent full-time California state civil service position. Additional information regarding the FBA position and our department can be found at the Finance website.

How to Apply:

To apply for FBA positions, applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria: 1) take and pass the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) state exam; and/or 2) take and pass the Staff Services Analyst (SSA) state exam, or 3) be a current California State civil service employee with lateral transfer eligibility.

Applicants who are interested in applying for the FBA positions and are not currently an employee with the State of California, must obtain eligibility by taking and passing either (or both) the AGPA or SSA online examination (see links below) no later than the final filing date.

Obtaining a passing score on the AGPA on-line exam will result in eligibility for the Finance Budget Analyst position, while obtaining a passing score on the SSA on-line exam will result in eligibility for the Junior Staff Analyst position. Information on minimum qualifications and instructions on how to take each exam can be found at the following links:

Staff Services Analyst on-line exam:

https://jobs.ca.gov/Bulletin/Bulletin/Index?examCD=7PB34

Associate Governmental Program Analyst on-line exam:

https://jobs.ca.gov/Bulletin/Bulletin/Index?examCD=9PB04

The FBA Employment Opportunity Bulletin will be posted on Finance’s website for two weeks beginning January 22, 2016 and continuing through February 5, 2016. The bulletin will provide specific information on the application process. Interviews are anticipated to occur in mid- March. Start dates for selected candidates will be negotiated.

If you have any questions about these opportunities or want to learn more about the Department of Finance, please feel free to contact me Jeanna Wimberly, our Recruitment Officer at (916) 445-8918 jeanna.wimberly@dof.ca.gov or Estella Simoneau at (916) 445-8918 estella.simoneau@dof.ca.gov .