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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
SVP, Small Commercial and Customer Service Operations State Compenstation Insurance Fund 5/6/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Assistant Director, Administrative Services Division California Department of Pesticide Regulation 4/26/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Assistant Director, Enforcement and Pest Management California Department of Pesticide Regulation 4/26/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Assistant Director, Monitoring and Mitigation California Departmnet of Pesticide Regulation 4/26/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Assistant Director Registration and Evaluation California Department of Pesticide Regulation 4/26/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Special Advisor to the Commissioner California Energy Commission 4/25/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Chief Deputy General Counsel California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 4/22/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Associate Director, Office of Correctional Policy Research California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 4/18/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Assistant Division Director California Department of Food and Agriculture 4/12/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Program Manager, California Integrated Mobility Program Department of Transportation 4/2/2019 Approved - No Objection 5/3/2019 Approved 5/3/19
Chief Information Security Officer Department of Motor Vehicles 3/26/2019 Approved - No Objection 4/25/2019
Chief, Customer Education and Outreach Division California Public Employees' Retirement System 3/19/2019 Approved - No Objection 4/18/2019
Chief, Customer Experience Division California Public Employees' Retirement System 3/19/2019 Approved - No Objection 4/18/2019
Chief, Disability and Survivor Benefits Division California Public Employees' Retirement System 3/19/2019 Approved - No Objection 4/18/2019
Chief, Retirement Benefits Services Division California Public Employees' Retirement System 3/19/2019 Approved - No Objection 4/18/2019
Senior Vice President of Actuary State Compensation Insurance Fund 3/19/2019 Approved - No Objection 4/18/2019
Chief of Administrative Appeals Department of Health Care Services 3/8/2019 Pending CalHR Review
Chief, Division of Multibenefit Initiatives Department of Water Resources 3/4/2019 Approved - No Objection 4/3/2019
Vice President of Special Investigations State Compensation Insurance Fund 3/4/2019 Approved - No Objection 4/3/2019
Chief of Human Resources Branch California Public Utilities Commission 2/20/2019 Approved - No Objection 4/10/2019
Chief Financial Officer Department of Health Care Services 2/19/2019 Approved - No Objection 3/21/2019
Chief Technology Officer California Health Benefit Exchange/Covered California 2/6/2019 Approved - No Objection 3/8/2019
Program Director Department Developmental Services 1/29/2019 Approved - No Objection 3/22/2019
Autism Program Specialist Department of Developmental Services 1/24/2019 Approved - No Objection 3/7/2019
Chief, Division of State Mediation and Conciliation Service Public Employment Relations Board 1/22/2019 Approved - No Objection 2/21/2019
Deputy Director of the Office of Administrative Services Department of Toxic Substances Control 1/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 2/13/2019
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Programs California Natural Resources Agency 1/11/2019 Denied - CalHR 3/22/2019 Department withdrew request.
State Water Project Chief Financial Manager Department of Water Resources 1/7/2019 Approved - No Objection 2/6/2019
Audit Chief California Department of Food and Agriculture 1/2/2019 Approved - No Objection 2/1/2019
Chief of Human Resources California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 12/21/2018 Approved - No Objection 1/20/2019
Assistant Executive Officer California Air Resources Board 12/21/2018 Approved - No Objection 1/23/2019
Deputy Chief, Fire Administration Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) 12/21/2018 Approved - No Objection 1/20/2019
Deputy Director, Sustainable Groundwater Management Department of Water Resources 12/14/2018 Approved - No Objection 1/13/2019
Chief of Financial Operations California Department of Tax and Fee Administration 12/6/2018 Approved - No Objection 1/5/2019
Controller of Accounting and Budgeting Branch California Department of Tax and Fee Administration 12/6/2018 Approved - No Objection 1/5/2019
Deputy Project Director Office of Systems Integration 12/5/2018 Approved - No Objection 1/4/2019
Deputy Chief Counsel Department of Water Resources 12/3/2018 Approved - No Objection 1/2/2019
Assistant Division Director, CalCannabis Department of Food and Agriculture 11/29/2018 Approved - No Objection 1/7/2019
Deputy Director, Policy, Research and Data California Student Aid Commission 11/27/2018 Approved - No Objection 12/27/2018
Chief Technology Officer/Assistant Deputy Director Department of Social Services 11/27/2018 Approved - No Objection 12/27/2018
Chief, Information Systems Division State Controller's Office 11/21/2018 Approved - No Objection 12/21/2018
Chief Financial Officer Department of Toxic Substances Control 11/20/2018 Approved - No Objection 12/20/2018
Assistant Executive Officer Department of Consumer Affairs 11/19/2018 Approved - No Objection 12/19/2018
Deputy Executive Director for Leg Affairs and News and Outreach California Public Utilities Commission 11/19/2018 Approved - No Objection 1/7/2019
Deputy Executive Director for Communications and Water California Public Utilities Commission 11/19/2018 Approved - No Objection 1/7/2019
Division Chief, Mobile Source Laboratory Division California Air Resources Board 11/16/2018 Approved - No Objection 12/20/2018
Division Chief, Transportation Systems Division California Air Resources Board 11/16/2018 Approved - No Objection 12/20/2018
Chief Risk Officer California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 11/15/2018 Approved - No Objection 1/3/2019
Associate Director, Program Policy California Health Benefit Exchange/Covered California 11/14/2018 Approved - No Objection 12/14/2018
Associate Director, Early Learning and Care Division California Department of Education 11/8/2018 Approved - No Objection 12/8/2018
Division Chief, Pre-Employment Division California Department of Human Resources 10/31/2018 Approved - No Objection 11/30/2018
Public Engagement Manager California State Teachers' Retirement System 10/5/2018 Approved - No Objection 11/4/2018
Chief, Document Management Division Employment Development Department 10/4/2018 Approved - No Objection 11/3/2018
Chief, Division of Audits State Controller's Office 9/28/2018 Approved - No Objection 10/28/2018
Deputy Chief Department of Industrial Relations 9/25/2018 Approved - No Objection 10/25/2018
Branch Chief, Compliance and Enforcement California Department of Food and Agriculture 9/19/2018 Approved - No Objection 10/26/2018
Program Manager, Accounting Services Department of General Services 9/18/2018 Approved - No Objection 10/18/2018
Program Manager, Contracted Fiscal Services Department of General Services 9/18/2018 Approved - No Objection 10/18/2018
Human Resources Operations Officer California State Teachers' Retirement System 9/7/2018 Approved - No Objection 10/7/2018
Senior Vice President, Specialty/Middle Market Operations State Compensation Insurance Fund 8/30/2018 Approved - No Objection 9/29/2018
Chief Deputy Inspector General Department of Transportation 8/24/2018 Approved - No Objection 9/23/2018
Vice President of Business Development 32nd District Agricultural Association 8/22/2018 Approved - No Objection 10/1/2018
Assistant Deputy Director of Executive Programs Fair Employment and Housing 8/14/2018 Approved - No Objection 9/13/2018
Chief, Unclaimed Property Division State Controller's Office 8/8/2018 Approved - No Objection 9/18/2018
Senior Vice President of Innovation Design State Compensation Insurance Fund 8/8/2018 Approved - No Objection 9/7/2018
Controller State Compensation Insurance Fund 8/7/2018 Approved - No Objection 9/6/2018
Investigations Branch Chief California Department of Social Services 7/31/2018 Approved - No Objection 9/6/2018
Chief - Central Operations Branch California Department of Social Services 7/30/2018 Approved - No Objection 9/6/2018
Chief, Management Audit Review Services State Controller's Office 7/30/2018 Approved - No Objection 8/29/2018
Chief, Law Enforcement and Security California Exposition and State Fair 7/18/2018 Approved - No Objection 9/4/2018
Fiscal, Appeals and Benefits Program Branch Chief California Department of Social Services 7/18/2018 Approved - No Objection 9/6/2018
CMIPS and SE Branch Chief California Department of Social Services 7/12/2018 Approved - No Objection 8/11/2018
Deputy Director, Strategic Planning and Recreation Services Division Department of Parks and Recreation 7/10/2018 Approved - No Objection 8/9/2018
Associate Director, Support Services California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 7/9/2018 Approved - No Objection 8/8/2018
Deputy Secretary of Census 2020 Government Operations Agency 7/5/2018 Approved - No Objection 8/4/2018
Chief, Central Field Division Department of Parks and Recreation 7/3/2018 Approved - No Objection 8/2/2018
Chief, Desert Field Division Department of Parks and Recreation 7/3/2018 Approved - No Objection 8/2/2018
Chief Actuary California Department of Insurance 6/18/2018 Approved - No Objection 7/18/2018
Chief Actuary California Department of Insurance 6/14/2018 Approved - No Objection 7/14/2018
Chief Actuary California Department of Insurance 6/14/2018 Approved - No Objection 7/14/2018
Assistant Deputy Director, Compliance California Department of Tax and Fee Administration 6/12/2018 Approved - No Objection 7/12/2018
Chief, Center of Excellence California Prison Industry Authority 6/8/2018 Approved - No Objection 9/14/2018
Assistant Deputy Director, Audits California Department of Tax and Fee Administration 6/8/2018 Approved - No Objection 7/8/2018
Deputy Director, Consumer Experience California Health Benefit Exchange/Covered California 5/24/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/23/2018
Homeless Coordinating & Financing Council Executive Officer Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency 5/23/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/22/2018
Chief Accounting Officer California High-Speed Rail Authority 5/22/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/21/2018
Senate Bill 1 Program Manager California Department of Transportation 5/22/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/21/2018
State Climatologist Department of Water Resources 5/15/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/14/2018
Deputy Director, California Project Management Office California Department of Technology 5/10/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/9/2018
Chief Information Security Officer California Earthquake Authority 5/10/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/9/2018
Chief of Legislative Affairs (Legislative Chief) Department of Consumer Affairs 5/7/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/6/2018
Assistant Executive Officer Department of Consumer Affairs 5/7/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/6/2018
Licensing Chief Department of Consumer Affairs 5/7/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/6/2018
Director, Legal Support Services Department of Justice 5/7/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/6/2018
Chief of Administrative Services California High-Speed Rail Authority 5/3/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/2/2018
Office Chief, Equal Employment Opportunity Department of General Services 5/3/2018 Approved - No Objection 6/2/2018
Assistant Executive Officer State Water Resources Control Board 4/18/2018 Approved - No Objection 7/23/2018
IT Business Director Franchise Tax Board 4/13/2018 Approved - No Objection 5/13/2018
Technology Project Director Franchise Tax Board 4/13/2018 Approved - No Objection 5/13/2018
Chief, Autonomous Vehicles Branch Department of Motor Vehicles 3/28/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/27/2018
Deputy Chief Project Officer California Department of Technology 3/22/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/21/2018
Chief Information Officer Fair Employment and Housing 3/22/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/21/2018
Director, Research, Analysis and Data Center Department of Justice 3/20/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/19/2018
Chief Operating Officer Department of Conservation 3/20/2018 Approved - No Objection 7/16/2018
Chief Actuary California Department of Insurance 3/16/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/15/2018
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation California Natural Resources Agency 3/16/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/15/2018
Deputy Director, Community Reinvestments Grant Program Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development 3/16/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/15/2018
Deputy Director, Integrated Water Management and Multi-Benefit Programs Department of Water Resources 3/13/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/12/2018
Vice Chancellor, Workforces and Economic Development California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office 3/9/2018 Approved - No Objection 7/30/2018
Associate Director, Health Care Regulations and Policy California Correctional Health Care Services 3/8/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/7/2018
Chief, Health Care Correspondence and Appeals Branch California Correctional Health Care Services 3/8/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/7/2018
Division Presiding Administrative Law Judge, General Jurisdiction Division Department of General Services 2/28/2018 Approved - No Objection 3/30/2018
Division Presiding Administrative Law Judge, Special Education Division Department of General Services 2/28/2018 Approved - No Objection 3/30/2018
Assistant Deputy Secretary, Chief of Postsecondary Education California Department of Veterans Affairs 2/27/2018 Approved - No Objection 3/29/2018
Assistant Chief, Licensing Department of Consumer Affairs 2/26/2018 Approved - No Objection 3/28/2018
Deputy Director of Administration and Financial Managment California Transportation Commission 2/21/2018 Approved - No Objection 3/23/2018
Chief Counsel, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement Department of Industrial Relations 2/16/2018 Approved - No Objection 5/22/2018
Safety Net Program Specialist Department of Developmental Services 2/6/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/3/2018
Deputy Director, Technology and Administration California State Transportation Agency 1/31/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/3/2018
Assistant Division Chief, Federal Fiscal Programs Department of Developmental Services 1/31/2018 Approved - No Objection 4/13/2018
Senior Assistant Attorney General Department of Justice 1/29/2018 Approved - No Objection 2/28/2018
Vice President of Communications State Compensation Insurance Fund 1/17/2018 Approved - No Objection 2/16/2018
Executive Director, CPOST California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 1/4/2018 Approved - No Objection 2/3/2018
Headquarters Response Governor's Office of Emergency Services 12/21/2017 Approved - No Objection 4/2/2018
Statewide Response Governor's Office of Emergency Services 12/21/2017 Approved - No Objection 4/2/2018
Chief, Capitated Rates Development Division Department of Health Care Services 12/18/2017 Approved - No Objection 1/17/2018
Energy Data and Analytics Coordinator California Energy Commission 12/14/2017 Approved - No Objection 2/5/2018
Vice Chancellor, Internal Operations California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office 12/11/2017 Approved - No Objection 3/23/2018
Deputy Director, Delta Conveyance Department of Water Resources 12/7/2017 Approved - No Objection 1/6/2018
Chief Information Officer California Department of Tax and Fee Administration 11/29/2017 Approved - No Objection 12/29/2017
Chief Financial Officer California Department of Tax and Fee Administration 11/7/2017 Approved - No Objection 12/7/2017
Assistant Vice Chancellor of State and Federal Relations California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office 11/7/2017 Approved - No Objection 12/7/2017
Site Mitigation and Reuse Program CEA, Northern Division Department of Toxic Substances Control 11/1/2017 Approved - No Objection 12/1/2017
Site Mitigation and Reuse Program CEA, Southern Division Department of Toxic Substances Control 11/1/2017 Approved - No Objection 12/1/2017
Deputy Director, Office of Talent Management and Succession Planning California Health Benefit Exchange/Covered California 10/25/2017 Approved - No Objection 11/24/2017
Chief, Legislative, Research & Statistics Board of Equalization 10/24/2017 Approved - No Objection 11/23/2017
Assistant Division Director California Department of Food and Agriculture 10/19/2017 Approved - No Objection 11/18/2017
Assistant Chief Information Officer California Earthquake Authority 10/18/2017 Approved - No Objection 11/17/2017
Chief Deputy Executive Officer California Public Utilities Commission 10/13/2017 Approved - No Objection 12/11/2017
Director of Enterprise Risk and Compliance California Public Utilities Commission 10/13/2017 Approved - No Objection 12/11/2017
Director of Safety and Consumer Protection California Public Utilities Commission 10/13/2017 Approved - No Objection 12/11/2017
Assistant Deputy Director Fair Employment and Housing 10/12/2017 Approved - No Objection 11/11/2017
Assistant Deputy Director Fair Employment and Housing 10/12/2017 Approved - No Objection 11/11/2017
Assistant Secretary for Digital Engagement Government Operations Agency 10/10/2017 Approved - No Objection 11/9/2017
Director, Office of Community Air Protection Air Resources Board 9/25/2017 Approved - No Objection 10/25/2017
Technical Outreach Coordinator Department of Conservation 9/25/2017 Approved - No Objection 10/25/2017
Chief, Member Account Management Division California Public Employees' Retirement System 9/20/2017 Approved - No Objection 10/20/2017