In August 31, 2018, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Adria Jenkins-Jones as Chief Deputy Director and designated her as Acting Director of the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR). Jenkins-Jones is a three-year veteran of the Department who previously served as Chief of the Selection Division, where she oversaw the State of California civil service examination process for 160 state departments. Before joining CalHR, Jenkins-Jones held several positions at the California Department of Finance beginning in 1991. Those positions included human resources chief, recruitment and selection chief, and human resources generalist.
Jenkins-Jones holds a Master of Arts degree in Theology from Regent University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management.