Message from Executive Director
. . .
State Board of Equalization values you as an individual and is committed
to helping you succeed. Working Your Way Up at BOE was written
to provide you with information on the opportunities available to
BOE employees. I hope you will find it useful in developing a plan
for your career and in learning about options available to you as
you seek to achieve your professional potential.
Board supports equal opportunity for all employees and commits to
helping you as you climb your career ladder. I encourage you to
take advantage of opportunities for different assignments as well
as any training opportunities available here at BOE and to work
closely with your supervisor to get more information and guidance
that may assist you in refining and achieving your career goals.
of all, though, I urge you to take the lead in planning and advancing
your own career. Working Your Way Up at BOE should be a useful
addition to your toolbox as you build your future. I encourage you
to start today, and I wish you success!
Working Your Way
Many employees have found their niche at
the Board of Equalization (BOE) or in other departments throughout
California's state civil service system. If you're one of those
employees who has found a position where you're happy and working
successfully-congratulations! You may wish to remain in that rewarding
job or set new career goals for yourself. If you choose to set your
sights in a new direction, we hope you will find the information
in this handbook helpful.
The State of California system has more than 260,000 permanent,
full-time employees and up to 10,000 additional intermittent, temporary,
and seasonal employees in more than 150 state departments. The Board
employs approximately 3,700 employees on a permanent full-time basis
and another 250-plus in permanent part-time, intermittent, or temporary
Each state department is its own hiring authority and usually conducts
most of its own examinations. In addition, the State Personnel Board
(SPB) assists most departments with those exams that are centrally
administered. Throughout this handbook you will find helpful references
to SPB webpages and other valuable resources. You'll want to use
these outside sources to be sure to get the most up-to-date information.
Since most of you reading this handbook are currently state employees,
you probably already know something about state civil service. Our
objective in this publication is to review that system and--if you
choose--to help you navigate through it. We'll help you take stock
of your present career situation, offer some ways of preparing for
a change, and outline some paths you can follow. Here at the Board,
your supervisor, the Personnel Management Division, Transactions
Office, the Training Section, and the Equal Employment Opportunity
Office (EEO) can provide assistance where necessary. You may contact
staff in the EEO Office or Personnel Management Division directly
to set up an individual career counseling session. The rest is up
to you. After all, you are the person most interested in your career.