What is the mission of the Black Advocates State Service, Inc. – B.A.S.S.? To ensure equal representation of African Americans and minorities in State Service and the community at large, by advocating, training and development, promoting and protecting the interest of all people in the total government process.

See the variety of job announcements (provided by B.A.S.S. – www.blackadvocates.org) throughout the state of California.

PG&E is Hiring Pre-Apprentice Linemen:  Pacific Gas and Electric Company is again preparing to hire Pre-Apprentice Lineman workers across our service territory. New open positions will be posted to www.pge.com/careers on 5/18/11. Each requisition will remain posted for five days only.

As valued partners and employees of PG&E, please help us inform and identify qualified candidates by sharing this hiring news through your various networks and communication channels.

The Pre-Apprentice Lineman job (see partial job description below) is covered under a bargaining agreement with IBEW Local 1245. Wages start at $24.99/hour, plus comprehensive benefits. Successful completion of this 12 month job will lead to a 36-month apprenticeship to achieve journey-level Lineman status. 
How to Apply: Candidates should APPLY and COMPLETE A PROFILE today at www.pge.com/careers If you are interested in more than one job, you must apply separately to each posting. To receive notification about new postings as they become available, be sure to sign up for email notification when creating your profile.

IMPORTANT: APPLY ONLY through the Field Operations job portal at www.pge.com/careers.  If you do not apply through the Field Operations/Skilled job portal, your application will not be considered.

Job Description (partial): Electric Pre-Apprentice Lineman
An Electric Pre-Apprentice Lineman’s principle duties include learning pre-requisite skills and knowledge for becoming an Apprentice Lineman. As a Pre-Apprentice, you will be required to attend and successfully complete the Pre-Apprenticeship Program, which includes formal training and assessments.

You will also be required to achieve a set of on-the-job training objectives. During the Pre-Apprenticeship Program, employees must pass training courses that include but are not limited to the following:
· Climb utility poles and steel structures
· Basic Electricity and Protective grounding principles
· Basic Rigging and other physical skills requirements
· Attend Class “A” driving school and obtain a Class “A” Driver’s License (must obtain Class “A” Driver’s Permit by month 3 and License after month 6 and before the end of the successful completion of the Pre-Apprentice Lineman program)

Employees in this position will complete a 12-month probationary period. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, Pre-Apprentice Lineman will become an Apprentice Lineman and will begin the formal program toward becoming a Journeyman Lineman.

About PG&E: Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans are encouraged to apply.

We also promote a drug-free work environment. PG&E offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, disability benefits, tuition reimbursement, company matching 401(k), retiree pension and medical/life insurance coverage, and much more.

PG&E PowerPathway™ is building California’s capacity to produce the skilled workers needed by PG&E and the energy and utilities industry. By partnering with the educational ad workforce investment systems, industry employers and labor, we are cultivating the career pathways that strengthen community and employee access to the new energy jobs of the future.

DMV’s youth aid position

State Personnel board Youth Aid position


Jobs at Department of Water Resources (DWR): The AquaNet Home Page has been updated with the following news items – New Open/Spot, File-in-person Exams Available:

o Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic Apprentice

o Hydroelectric Plant Electrician Apprentice

o Hydroelectric Plant Operator Apprentice

o Utility Craftsworker Apprentice, Water Res.


May Edition of Project Management eNews


California HealthCare Foundation seeks a Senior Program Officer for its Sacramento office to play a leadership role in coordinating the Foundation’s work with policymakers, legislative and department staff, and other thought leaders in California.  Please visit our website for more information.

Senator Elaine Alquist Seeks Senior Legislative Aide to work in her Capitol Office.  Candidates should have at least five years of legislative experience taking bills through the committee process and possess strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills; be detail-oriented; and able to multi-task.  Duties include managing legislation, staffing policy committees, meeting with constituents and interest groups, and preparing talking points. Education policy background strongly preferred. Salary commensurate with experience in range of $65K-$95K. Please email resumes to vatana.martinez@sen.ca.gov.

Manager of Legislative Affairs – $114,768 – $165,768.  East Bay Municipal Utility District seeks a highly skilled professional for Manager of Legislative Affairs based in Sacramento.  The Manager serves as agency lobbyist and key policy advisor on state and federal legislative matters, directs a small staff, and works with other senior managers and industry organizations to identify issues and develop legislative strategies.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced California lobbyist with a strong background and expertise on California water and wastewater policy issues, a proven record of effective problem-solving and managing sensitive issues within a complex political environment, and excellent communications and interpersonal skills.  For detailed application materials, please visit www.ebmud.com or call (510) 287-0742.  Deadline to apply is 5/20/11.  .

CA Medical Association seeks Associate Director for policy and regulatory advocacy team. Minimum five years of proven experience to handle health policy development required, advanced degree preferred. Competitive salary with full benefits. More info here.

East Bay Municipal Utility District seeks highly skilled Manager of Legislative Affairs ($114,768 – $165,768) based in Sacramento. Serve as agency lobbyist and key policy advisor on state and federal legislative matters. For application: www.ebmud.com.

External Affairs/Government Relations Manager The Nature Conservancy (Sacramento). Experience in political/public policy, and knowledge of conservation issues. Emphasis on federal agency and congressional issues. Competitive salary. For more information and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers job #13206.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA VP of Governmental Relations. Responsible for managing governmental relations staff, leading PPAC/affiliate Public Affairs staff in implementing legislative strategies, electoral, grassroots activities. Salary commensurate with experience; details here. Resume, cover letter: resumes@ppacca.org; fax 916 441 0632.

The Nature Conservancy (San Francisco) seeks a Policy Associate to provide policy and operations support to the CA Climate Change Team. To apply go to www.nature.org/careers and search for job #13196. EOE. Competitive Salary.

State Director, Government Affairs (Sacramento) Comcast Cable. Responsible for state government relations, including advocacy before the legislature, executive branch and state regulatory agencies. Salary commensurate with experience. Apply online here. EOE/AA



Administrative Assistant in the PPIC Sacramento Center.  This position will provide critical administrative support to ensure the smooth daily functioning of the center’s internal operations and logistical support for the Sacramento Center’s external activities – including public events, meetings, and other engagement. This position will collaborate with Sacramento and San Francisco-based staff in research, communications, the president’s office, and facilities, and with Capitol offices. http://tbe.taleo.net/NA8/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PPIC&cws=1&rid=31

SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West Homecare Team Coordinator. Growing healthcare union, 150,000 California members. Talented manager (Sacramento), min. 5-10 yrs. political and/or union experience. Excellent benefits, career ladder. Salary begins $73k. Resume, letter, references: recruiter@seiu-uhw.org

The California Republican Party seeks Deputy Finance Director. Responsible for coordinating fundraising for CRP Chairman and direct response programs. Will also serve as CRP Chairman’s assistant. Salary $40-48K DOE. Send resume to info@cagop.org.

San Gabriel & Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy – Executive Officer Salary: $87,132 – $94,224 Deadline: 5/31/11 Application information here. Pam Derby, CPS Executive Search, 241 Lathrop Way, Sacramento, CA 916 263 1401 Fax: 916 561 7205 resumes@cps.ca.gov EOE

Board of Equalization seeks examination applications for CEA Level 3 (Career Executive Assignment), $ 8,594.00-$ 9,476.00, to serve as Project Director, Centralized Revenue Opportunity System Project, CROS. Click here for bulletin.

Regional Council for Rural Counties seeks a Senior Staff Accountant with fiscal and administrative responsibilities for multiple entities. The position provides the opportunity for growth. Salary based on experience. Information and application at www.rcrcnet.org.

PICO California Lead Campaign Organizer. Support the work of local PICO federations, including developing statewide strategy and policy, building statewide campaigns, and representing PICO California with allies and at the State Capitol. Salary based on experience. Information, apply here.


Public Affairs/Communications

SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West Web Communications Specialist. Growing healthcare union, 150,000 California members. Experienced new media campaign communicator (Oakland/LA). Excellent benefits, career ladder, amazing team. Salary range begins $63k. Resume, letter, references: recruiter@seiu-uhw.org

WMA, statewide trade association, communications position. Strong graphic design background, ad sales, editing, proofreading, Adobe Creative Suite a must. Salary $45 -$50K. Send resume to resume@wma.org

Communications Specialist I California Forward (Los Angeles). Event coordination, interactive/administrative support. Superior writer, communicator, problem-solver, team-player; plan and think strategically, organize, set goals, and prioritize multiple tasks. Salary Range: $55-$65k. Details here. Resume, cover: hr@cafwd.org or fax 213 488 9377.

If you have further questions or need additional information, please contact B.A.S.S. Black Advocates for State Service (B.A.S.S.) – at 916-421-2277 or visit www.blackadvocates.org


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