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CEA Concepts

​Career Executive Assignment Action Proposals

Per California Code of Regulations, title 2, Section 548.5 (a), departments that want to establish a new Career Executive Assignment (CEA) position or significantly revise the concept of an existing CEA position must submit to the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) a CEA Action Proposal to be posted on this public website for public notice for 30 calendar days. If no opposition is filed during the 30-day period, the proposed CEA concept will be established without a hearing by the five-member State Personnel Board (SPB). If a valid opposition is submitted timely, then the CEA Action Proposal will be calendared for hearing by SPB, which will determine whether the proposal meets the criteria for inclusion in the CEA category as defined by Government Code section 18547:

 

"Career executive assignment" means an appointment to a high administrative and policy influencing position within the state civil service in which the incumbent's primary responsibility is the managing of a major function or the rendering of management advice to top-level administrative authority. Such a position can be established only in the top managerial levels of state service and is typified by broad responsibility for policy implementation and extensive participation in policy evolvement.

 

Interested individuals can sign up to receive an email each time a new CEA Action Proposal* is added to this site.

 

More information for departments on the process and required documentation for submitting a CEA Action Proposal can be found on the CEA Position Request Form (CalHR 881). More information about the definition of "policy" and level guidelines for CEAs can be found in the CEA job description.

Objection Process

Per California Code of Regulations, title 2, Section 548.5, during the 30-day public notice period, any person having concerns with the merits of a proposed CEA position may present opposition to the CEA Action Proposal. Objections must be emailed to CalHR no later than 5 p.m. on the 30th calendar day of the posting for the CEA Action Proposal in question using the CEA Action Proposal Objection Form (CalHR 882) provided by CalHR. To be considered valid, objections must be related to the content of the proposal and must explain how the proposal violates the definition of a CEA as outlined in Government Code section 18547. Submit objections to CalHR at CEA@calhr.ca.gov.


Individuals who submit an objection will be required to appear before the five-member Board to publicly substantiate the opposition once the CEA Action Proposal has been calendared for hearing by SPB. Objectors are responsible for checking this website for the scheduled Board hearing date of each opposed CEA Action Proposal.


Presence of a departmental CEA Action Proposal below is not an indication of CalHR's endorsement of the request.


*The items listed below do not represent current CEA examinations or job openings, but the preliminary departmental CEA Action Proposals to establish a CEA concept within their organizations. Departments may only post a CEA examination and job opening for a new CEA position after the CEA Action Proposal has been approved. For more information about open state jobs, see the jobs website.

CEA Concept Documents
CEA Concept TitleDepartmentPosted DateConcept StatusHearing DateApproved/Denied DateComments
Corporate Claims Test Tank Director State Compensation Insurance Fund 4/6/2017 Pending CalHR Review
Director of External Affairs California State Teachers' Retirement System 3/27/2017 Pending CalHR Review
Corporate Claims Technical Officer State Compensation Insurance Fund 3/27/2017 Pending CalHR Review
Chief Deputy Director State Council on Developmental Disabilities 3/21/2017 30 Day Objection Period
Deputy Director of Regional Operations State Council on Developmental Disabilities 3/21/2017 30 Day Objection Period
Deputy Director of Policy State Council on Developmental Disabilites 3/21/2017 30 Day Objection Period
Assistant Deputy Director Department of Consumer Affairs 3/8/2017 Approved - No Objection 4/7/2017
Enterprise Planning, Risk, and Compliance Chief California Department of Insurance 2/17/2017 Approved - No Objection 3/19/2017
Division Director California Department of Food and Agriculture 2/13/2017 Approved - No Objection 3/15/2017
Associate Director, Regulation and Policy Management Branch California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 2/7/2017 Approved - No Objection 3/9/2017
County State Liaison California Department of Food and Agriculture 2/6/2017 Approved - No Objection 3/8/2017
Assistant Chief, Division of Audits, Local Government California State Controller's Office 2/6/2017 Approved - No Objection 3/8/2017
Assistant Chief, Division of Audits, State Government California State Controller's Office 2/6/2017 Approved - No Objection 3/8/2017
Assistant Chief, Administration and Disbursements California State Controller's Office 2/1/2017 Approved - No Objection 3/3/2017
Transportation Manager, Office of Sustainability Department of General Services 1/31/2017 Approved - No Objection 3/2/2017
Chief Administrative Officer California High-Speed Rail Authority 1/30/2017 Approved - No Objection 3/1/2017
Office of Student Assistance and Relief Chief Department of Consumer Affairs 1/23/2017 Approved - No Objection 2/22/2017
California Public Utilities Commission - Director, Safety Advocate California Public Utilities Commission 1/12/2017 Approved - No Objection 2/11/2017
Assistant Deputy Director, Program Operations California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 1/11/2017 Approved - No Objection 2/17/2017
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) State Compensation Insurance Fund 1/4/2017 Approved - No Objection 2/3/2017
Deputy Director for Organizational Development Housing and Community Development 12/27/2016 Approved - No Objection 3/3/2017
Deputy Chief Information Officer - Strategic Initiatives California Health Benenfit Exchange/Covered California 12/12/2016 Approved - No Objection 1/11/2017
Deputy Director, QM Section - Informatics and Improvement California Correctional Health Care Services 12/6/2016 Approved - No Objection 1/5/2017
Chief, Division of Accounting and Reporting State Controller's Office 12/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 1/4/2017
Chief Accounting Offficer, Division of Administration Department of Industrial Relations 11/29/2016 Pending CalHR Review
Southern California Deputy Regional Director California High-Speed Rail Authority 11/29/2016 Approved - No Objection 12/29/2016
Deputy District Director, Right of Way California Department of Transportation 11/17/2016 Approved - No Objection 12/17/2016
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Cap and Trade Grant Programs Natural Resources Agency 11/8/2016 Approved - No Objection 12/8/2016
Planning Program Director San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission 11/1/2016 Approved - No Objection 12/1/2016
Deputy Director, Workforce Innovation Branch California Workforce Development Board 11/1/2016 Approved - No Objection 12/1/2016
Deputy Divison Chief Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 10/27/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/26/2016
Branch Manager, Research, Audits and Evaluation Department of Developmental Services 10/26/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/25/2016
Assistant Deputy Director Department of Conservation 10/26/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/25/2016
Chief, Application Services Division Employment Development Department 10/25/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/24/2016
Project Director, Benefit Systems Modernization Employment Development Department 10/25/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/24/2016
Chief, Product Development Division Employment Development Department 10/25/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/24/2016
Branch Manger, HFM California Prison Industry Authority 10/20/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/19/2016
Chief, Infectious Diseases Laboratory Branch California Department of Public Health 10/18/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/17/2016
Chief - Inspection and Compliance California Department of Food and Agriculture 10/11/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/10/2016
Principal Deputy Solicitor General, Executive Office / Office of the Solicitor General Department of Justice 10/11/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/10/2016
Deputy Director, Health Care Benefits and Eligibility Department of Health Care Services 10/11/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/10/2016
Chief, Enforcement and Licensing California Horse Racing Board 10/11/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/10/2016
National Business Audit Technical Audit Policy Advisor Franchise Tax Board 10/4/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/3/2016
Individual and Pass-Through Entity Audit Technical Audit Policy Advisor Franchise Tax Board 10/4/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/3/2016
Chief, Division of Radiation Safety and Environmental Management California Department of Public Health 10/4/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/3/2016
Chief of Human Resources Department of Industrial Relations 10/3/2016 Approved - No Objection 11/2/2016
Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Planning and Governmental Affairs Department of Technology 9/28/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/28/2016
Assistant Deputy Director, Division of Financial Assistance Department of Housing and Community Development 9/28/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/28/2016
Associate Director, Service Center Operations California Health Benefit Exchange 9/28/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/28/2016
Assistant Director, Executive Office California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board 9/23/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/23/2016
Associate Director, Support Services Operations California Health Benefit Exchange 9/23/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/23/2016
Chief, Coverd California University California Health Benefit Exchange 9/23/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/23/2016
Chief, Human Resources Branch California Health Benefit Exchange 9/23/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/23/2016
Assistant Deputy Director, Help Center Department of Managed Health Care 9/20/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/20/2016
Deputy Director, Office of Quality Performance and Accreditation California Department of Public Health 9/19/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/19/2016
Director of Enterprise Compliance Management California State Teachers' Retirement System 9/19/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/19/2016
Human Resources Chief Department of Consumer Affairs 9/15/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/15/2016
Renewables, Efficiency and Transmission Project Manager California Energy Commission 9/14/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/14/2016
Chief, Business Services Branch California Health Benefit Exchange 9/14/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/14/2016
Special Assistant to the Undersecretary, Operations California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 9/12/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/12/2016
Deputy Director for Administration Delta Stewardship Council 9/12/2016 Approved - No Objection 10/12/2016
Multifamily Credit Officer California Housing Finance Agency 8/31/2016 Approved - No Objection 9/30/2016
Chief Information Officer Commission on Teacher Credentialing 8/26/2016 Approved - No Objection 9/26/2016
Chief of Medical Services Administration Department of Industrial Relations 8/23/2016 Approved - No Objection 9/22/2016
Director, Service Center California Health Benefit Exchange 8/18/2016 Approved - No Objection 9/17/2016
Assistant Division Director California Department of Food and Agriculture 8/12/2016 Approved - No Objection 9/12/2016
Chief, Housing and Disability Advocacy (HDA) Branch Department of Social Services 8/12/2016 Approved - No Objection 9/12/2016
Assistant General Manager Office of Exposition Park Management 8/8/2016 Approved - No Objection 9/7/2016
Director, Policy, Evaluation and Research Division California Health Benefit Exchange 8/4/2016 Approved - No Objection 9/3/2016
Director, Program Integrity California Health Benefit Exchange 8/4/2016 Approved - No Objection 9/3/2016
Communication Director California Conservation Corps 8/3/2016 Approved - No Objection 9/2/2016
Assistant Deputy Secretary California Department of Veterans Affairs 7/29/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/30/2016
Assistant Region Chief - Northern Region Forestry and Fire Protection 7/21/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/20/2016
Assistant Region Chief - Southern Region Forestry and Fire Protection 7/21/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/20/2016
Deputy Director, Public Affairs Branch Employment Development Department 7/21/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/20/2016
Deputy Executive Officer Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board 7/19/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/18/2016
Executive - Workforce Development Branch California Prison Industry Authority 7/19/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/18/2016
Deputy District Director, Sustainability California Department of Transportation 7/14/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/13/2016
Director, Office of the Ombudsman California Health Benefit Exchange 7/14/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/13/2016
Traffic Records Program Manager California State Transportation Agency 7/14/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/13/2016
Deputy Commissioner, Consumer Services and Strategic Support Department of Business Oversight 7/13/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/12/2016
Insurance Program Director California Earthquake Authority 7/6/2016 Pending CalHR Review
Mitigation Director California Earthquake Authority 7/6/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/5/2016
Chief Information Officer Department of Housing and Community Development 7/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/25/2016
Deputy Director of Real Property - Right of Way Policy and Delivery California High-Speed Rail Authority 7/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 8/4/2016
Program Manager, Pipeline Safety Division Forestry and Fire Protection 6/30/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/30/2016
General Counsel California Community Colleges 6/27/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/27/2016
Central Valley Deputy Regional Director California High-Speed Rail Authority 6/27/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/27/2016
Chief of Board Management California High-Speed Rail Authority 6/27/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/27/2016
Chief, Professional Standards Program Forestry and Fire Protection 6/22/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/22/2016
Chief, Pension Contract Management Services and Prefunding Programs Division California Public Employees' Retirement System 6/21/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/21/2016
Assistant Executive Officer Colorado River Basin State Water Resources Control Board 6/21/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/21/2016
Assistant Deputy Director, Operations Department of General Services 6/16/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/16/2016
Assistant Deputy Director, Special Repairs Department of General Services 6/16/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/16/2016
Deputy Director - Transportation Finance and Legislation California Transportation Commission 6/7/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/7/2016
Deputy Director - Transportation Planning California Transportation Commission 6/7/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/7/2016
Deputy Director - Transportation Programming California Transportation Commission 6/7/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/7/2016
Branch Chief, Program and Policy Branch Department of Developmental Services 6/7/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/7/2016
Assistant Division Chief, Marine Environmental Protection Division California State Lands Commission 6/7/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/7/2016
Branch Chief, Community Development and Housing Branch Department of Developmental Services 6/2/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/2/2016
Program Manager, Self- Determination Program and Home and Community-Based Services Department of Developmental Services 6/2/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/2/2016
Vice President, Marketing and Distribution Management State Compensation Insurance Fund 6/1/2016 Approved - No Objection 7/1/2016
Deputy Director, CalCloud Services Department of Technology 5/23/2016 Approved - No Objection 6/23/2016
Chief, Special Investigations Unit Department of Health Care Services 5/18/2016 Approved - No Objection 6/17/2016
Energy Region Deputy California Conservation Corps 5/17/2016 Approved - No Objection 6/16/2016
Systems and Administrative Branch Chief Department of Social Services 5/12/2016 Approved - No Objection 6/11/2016
Chief Fiscal Officer Department of Consumer Affairs 5/9/2016 Approved - No Objection 6/8/2016
Branch Chief, Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians/Administrative Unit Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians 5/9/2016 Pending CalHR Review
Child Welfare System-New System Branch Chief Department of Social Services 5/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 6/4/2016
Assistant Executive Officer Air Resources Board 5/4/2016 Approved - No Objection 6/3/2016
Ombudsman, California Health Care Facility California Correctional Health Care Services 5/3/2016 Approved - No Objection 6/2/2016
Director of Legislative Affairs and Infrastructure Financing State Treasurer's Office 4/28/2016 Approved - No Objection 5/28/2016
Pension and Benefits Officer State Treasurer's Office 4/28/2016 Approved - No Objection 5/28/2016
Assistant Executive Officer State Water Resources Control Board 4/25/2016 Approved - No Objection 5/25/2016
Associate General Counsel, Investments, Health and Operations California Public Employees' Retirement System 4/22/2016 Denied - CalHR 2/1/2017 Department withdrew request.
Associate General Counsel, Litigation Hearings and Human Resources California Public Employees' Retirement System 4/22/2016 Denied - CalHR 2/1/2017 Department withdrew request.
Director of Administration California Housing Finance Agency 4/14/2016 Approved - No Objection 5/14/2016
Chief Information Security Officer California State Teachers' Retirement System 4/13/2016 Approved - No Objection 5/13/2016
Chief Business Management Division Board of Equalization 4/12/2016 Approved - No Objection 5/12/2016
Chief Financial Management Division Board of Equalization 4/12/2016 Approved - No Objection 5/15/2016
Information Officer III California State Transportation Agency 4/12/2016 Approved - No Objection 5/12/2016
Deputy Director, CCSB and Analytics California Health Benefit Exchange 4/1/2016 Approved - No Objection 5/1/2016
Chief Deputy Executive Officer Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board 3/22/2016 Approved - No Objection 4/21/2016
Enforcement Division Chief Department of Consumer Affairs 3/22/2016 Approved - No Objection 4/21/2016
Licensing and Administration Division Chief Department of Consumer Affairs 3/22/2016 Approved - No Objection 4/21/2016
Deputy Director, Office of Health Plan Monitoring Department of Managed Health Care 3/18/2016 Approved - No Objection 4/17/2016
Deputy Director, Office of Technology and Innovation Department of Managed Health Care 3/18/2016 Approved - No Objection 4/17/2016
Director of Financial Planning, Accounting, & Reporting California State Teachers' Retirement System 3/16/2016 Approved - No Objection 4/15/2016
Assistant Deputy Director, RESD Department of General Services 3/15/2016 Approved - No Objection 4/14/2016
Assistant Deputy Director, Law Enforcement Division Department of Fish and Wildlife 3/14/2016 Approved - No Objection 4/13/2016
Chief Deputy Director/Chief Legal Officer California Student Aid Commission 3/14/2016 Approved - No Objection 4/13/2016
Deputy Director, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion California Department of Public Health 3/4/2016 Approved - No Objection 4/3/2016
Deputy Director, Energy Division Public Utilities Commission 3/3/2016 Approved - No Objection 4/2/2016
Chief of Continuum of Care Reform Department of Social Services 2/29/2016 Approved - No Objection 3/30/2016
Southern California Area District Deputy Department of Conservation 2/29/2016 Approved - No Objection 3/30/2016
Director of Contract Administration California High-Speed Rail Authority 2/23/2016 Approved - No Objection 3/24/2016
Associate Director California Health Benefit Exchange 2/22/2016 Approved - No Objection 3/23/2016
Director of Policy, Research and Special Projects California Earthquake Authority 2/18/2016 Approved - No Objection 3/19/2016
Assistant Deputy Secretary, Chief of Accounting California Department of Veterans Affairs 2/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 3/6/2016
Assistant Deputy Director of Administration Department of Fish and Wildlife 2/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 3/6/2016
Corridor Manager-Santa Barbara County Highway 101 California Department of Transportation 2/4/2016 Approved - No Objection 3/5/2016
Chief Information Technology Officer Department of Industrial Relations 1/27/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/26/2016
Assistant Chief Information Technology Officer Department of Industrial Relations 1/27/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/26/2016
Chief Financial Officer 22nd Agricultural Association 1/26/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/25/2016
Deputy Director, Business Tax and Fee Department Board of Equalization 1/22/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/21/2016
Deputy Director, Office of Enforcement Department of Managed Health Care 1/14/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/13/2016
Deputy Executive Director California Pollution Control Financing Authority 1/14/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/13/2016
Deputy Executive Director CA Tax Credit Allocation Committee 1/14/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/13/2016
Director of Legislation and Governmental Affairs Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 1/12/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/11/2016
Chief Technology Officer California Public Employees' Retirement System 1/8/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/7/2016
Director of Enterprise Strategy Management California State Teachers' Retirement System 1/8/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/7/2016
Director, Defined Contributions Solutions California State Teachers' Retirement System 1/8/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/7/2016
Assistant Deputy Administrator, Office of Spill Prevention and Response Department of Fish and Wildlife 1/8/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/7/2016
Assistant Deputy, Secretary of State, Strategic Partnership & Business Outreach Secretary of State 1/7/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/6/2016
Assistant Branch Chief, Building Property Management Department of General Services 1/7/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/6/2016
Deputy Director, Sustainability Department of General Services 1/7/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/6/2016
Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Conservation Department of Conservation 1/6/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/5/2016
Deputy Director, Strategic Development & External Relations Fusion Center California Department of Public Health 1/6/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/5/2016
Deputy Director, Equal Employment Opportunity California Health Benefit Exchange 1/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/4/2016
Chief Counsel Children and Families Commission (First 5 California) 1/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/4/2016
Chief Deputy Director Children and Families Commission (First 5 California) 1/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/4/2016
Foster Care Ombudsperson Department of Social Services 1/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/4/2016
Deputy Director, Marketing California Health Benefit Exchange 1/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/4/2016
Deputy Director Children and Families Commission (First 5 California) 1/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/4/2016
Deputy Director Children and Families Commission (First 5 California) 1/5/2016 Approved - No Objection 2/4/2016
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