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Executive Assistant

The Office of Data and Innovation is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to provide support to our ODI Director. Your role will complement and support our ODI Director for our team’s overarching goals and objectives. 

Location: This position requires on-site attendance at our Sacramento HQ office Monday through Friday.

Annual salary: $68,208– $85,368 based on experience and qualifications

Benefits: The state offers many benefits, including pension, health benefits (including after retirement), life insurance, employee assistance program, and much more.

Last day to apply: Final filing date is 6/21/2024

What you’ll do

  • Maintain calendar, coordinate scheduling, filter and manage commitments.
  • Provide administrative support and attend applicable meetings.
  • Communicate and collaborate with agencies, groups and individuals related to departmental activities.
  • Assist with strategic priorities.
  • Look for opportunities to streamline efforts and improve processes.
  • Arrange in-state and out-of-state travel.
  • Process business and travel expense reports on behalf of ODI Director.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

We have a guide to the civil service application process. It covers:

  • How to apply
  • Civil service exams
  • Interviews

Desirable qualifications

  • Prior experience working with executive-level staff.
  • Knowledgeable of computer technology, including MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams) Google Workspace (Gmail, Google Calendar, Sheets, Slides) Slack, Zoom, and familiarity with Concur or other expense reporting software.
  • Experience interacting with agencies, groups, and individuals at all levels with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal direction, take initiative, and follow through.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and prioritize conflicting demands.
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions or changes in priorities.

About ODI

We deliver better services to Californians through technology and design. We do so through close partnership with other state departments. Our goal is to create programs and products that are more equitable and effective. We listen to Californians who use a program now or may do so tomorrow and learn about what they need.


  • Build tools and products
  • Create and enhance digital services
  • Conduct research
  • Identify data solutions
  • Offer training

We are a cross-discipline staff with blended backgrounds in:

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Operations
  • Data
  • Research
  • Policy
  • Strategy

Learn more about ODI’s vision and mission.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion at ODI

Diversity, equity, and inclusion help us deliver better government services to Californians.

  • Fostering diversity inspires better ideas and more innovative thinking.
  • Feeling included nurtures a shared sense of community. This drives us to take collective action on challenging problems.
  • Prioritizing equity ensures we build solutions for people whose needs are often overlooked.

We acknowledge our history and present of implicit and structural injustice, bias, and discrimination. We see, hear, and accept each other and the lived experiences we bring to our work. We support each other in learning and developing so we can help all Californians thrive.

We understand this work is never done. That’s why we commit to constant improvement.