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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
Director, Office of Native American Affairs Department of Justice 8/20/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Deputy Director, Office of Statewide Clinical Services Department of Developmental Services 8/20/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Northern Regional Manager Department of Developmental Services 8/20/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Southern Regional Manager Department of Developmental Services 8/20/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Facilities and Sustainability Program Manager CalFire 8/19/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Licensing Chief Department of Consumer Affairs 8/12/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Deputy Director California Department of Public Health 8/7/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Assistant Deputy Director - Systems Support Services California Department of Fish and Wildlife 8/7/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Cannabis Program Manager California Department of Fish and Wildlife 8/7/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Program Director Department of Developmental Services 8/7/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Deputy Secretary, Homelessness Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency 8/2/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Chief Engagement and Retention Marketing California State Lottery 8/1/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Assistant Director of Crisis Communications and Media Relations Governor's Office of Emergency Services 7/31/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Deputy Director of the Administrative Services Branch Department of Youth and Community Restoration 7/31/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Assistant Commissioner, Communications & Publications Department of Real Estate 7/24/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Attorney Government Operations Agency 7/18/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Senior Vice President Information Technology Systems Engineering State Compensation Insurance Fund 7/15/2019 Approved - No Objection 8/14/2019
Director of Infrastructure Delivery California High-Speed Rail Authority 7/12/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Chief, External Affairs Division, Customer Service Experience California Department of Tax and Fee Administration 7/5/2019 30 Day Objection Period
Chief Safety Officer Department of Transportation 7/5/2019 Approved - No Objection 8/5/2019
Deputy Director of Credit, Chief Credit Officer Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development 7/3/2019 Approved - No Objection 8/2/2019
Program Director Department of Developmental Services 6/28/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/29/2019
Senior Assistant Attorney General Department of Justice 6/21/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/21/2019
Chief, Compliance Review Division State Personnel Board 6/20/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/20/2019
Chief, Health Plan Research and Administration California Public Employees' Retirement System 6/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/14/2019
Deputy Director of Program Divisions Community Services and Development 6/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/15/2019
Assistant Deputy Director of Emergency Response Finance and Data Analystics California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 6/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/15/2019
Deputy Director of Fiscal Services California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 6/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/15/2019
Deputy Director of Technology California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 6/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/15/2019
Deputy Director of Training Government Operations Agency 6/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/15/2019
Head of Design and User Experience Government Operations Agency 6/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/15/2019
Head of Engineering Government Operations Agency 6/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/15/2019
Head of Product Government Operations Agency 6/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/15/2019
Head of Strategy/Operations/Procurement Government Operations Agency 6/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/15/2019
Head of Talent Government Operations Agency 6/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/15/2019
Deputy Director of Management Services California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 6/14/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/15/2019
Licensing Division Chief Department of Alcohol Beverage Control 6/6/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/5/2019
Assistant Executive Director Wildlife Conservation Board 6/4/2019 Approved - No Objection 7/4/2019
Division Director, Citrus Pest And Disease Prevention Division California Department of Food and Agriculture 5/31/2019 30 Day Objection Period 6/30/2019
Communications Director, Office of the Surgeon General California Health and Human Services Agency 5/24/2019 30 Day Objection Period 6/23/2019
Staff Director, Office of the Surgeon General California Health and Human Services Agency 5/24/2019 30 Day Objection Period 6/23/2019
Deputy Director, Statewide Enterprise Solutions Department of Technology 5/23/2019 Approved - No Objection 6/23/2019
SVP, Small Commercial and Customer Service Operations State Compenstation Insurance Fund 5/6/2019 Approved - No Objection 6/5/2019
Assistant Director, Administrative Services Division California Department of Pesticide Regulation 4/26/2019 Pending CalHR Review
Assistant Director, Enforcement and Pest Management California Department of Pesticide Regulation 4/26/2019 Pending CalHR Review
Assistant Director, Monitoring and Mitigation California Department of Pesticide Regulation 4/26/2019 Pending CalHR Review
Assistant Director Registration and Evaluation California Department of Pesticide Regulation 4/26/2019 Pending CalHR Review
Advisor to a Commissioner California Energy Commission 4/25/2019 Approved - No Objection 5/25/2019
Chief Deputy General Counsel California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 4/22/2019 Approved - No Objection 5/24/2019
Associate Director, Office of Correctional Policy Research California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 4/18/2019 Approved - No Objection 5/20/2019
Assistant Division Director California Department of Food and Agriculture 4/12/2019 Approved - No Objection 5/13/2019
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