California High-Speed Rail Authority – Northern California Engagement Manager

Are you looking for a different type of state government job? Something with a little more excitement and a more fast-paced and fluid environment? How about an opportunity to be part of one of the most remarkable transportation projects in California’s history? The California High-Speed Rail Authority is a small and dynamic state agency that is looking for employees who are interested in a challenging but rewarding job opportunity.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has an opening at our San Jose office for full time, permanent Staff Services Manager II (Supervisory).

Classification: STAFF SERVICES MANAGER II (SUPERVISORY) | $7,028.00 – $8,732.00

To apply:

  • Plans, organizes, and directs an extensive public outreach program for the Northern California Regional Office.
  • Develops, implements and maintains a proactive outreach plan to engage members of the public and stakeholders.
  • Studies and evaluates the Authority’s programs and policies from the viewpoint of stakeholder relations.
  • Provides public outreach and stakeholder information and advice to Authority leadership.
  • Leads the Northern California Stakeholder and Outreach Team, a diverse group comprised of Authority staff and multiple consultants.
  • Establish, maintain and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders including elected officials, regional organizations, individuals and businesses and communicate how the project affects these stakeholders.
  • Serves as the point of contact and liaison for a diverse cross-section of members of the public and stakeholders in Northern California.


  • Recommends regional goals for the Authority’s public outreach program and develops strategies to accomplish them.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the state and regional public outreach strategies and recommend appropriate changes.
  • Event planning for a variety of settings/meetings including community working groups, regional organizations, boards, partnerships and public events.
  • Identifies real and potential outreach and stakeholder issues and provides a plan to address them.
  • Coordinates with communications team on regional messaging.
  • Provides effective leadership to assure quality of work and accuracy in carrying out public outreach and stakeholder engagement duties outlined above.
  • Oversees environmental justice engagement.
  • Oversees the maintenance of a stakeholder database.
  • Develops, tracks and reports on performance measurements.


  • Represents the Authority at public outreach events, community meetings.
  • Presents to members of the public as well as a variety of community groups.
  • Ensures that newly adopted policies and procedures are conveyed and instituted throughout the Northern California Regional Office.
  • Develops and provides recommendations to the Northern California Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director on the formulation and administration of policies and long-term goals of the Northern California Regional Office.
  • Represents the Northern Regional Office on various task forces and committees.


  • Provides overall management and guidance to the staff assigned to the Northern California Regional Office’s Stakeholder Management Branch to ensure consistent and timely completion of all work products.
  • Provides guidance and oversees staff development and performance counseling, progressive discipline, including the development, review and approval of probationary reports, performance appraisals, individual development plans, merit salary adjustments, and other personnel management responsibilities and task.
  • Oversees the recruitment, hiring and training of the Northern California Regional Office’s Stakeholder Management staff. Directs analysis regarding resource utilization and needs.
  • Prepares special studies critical to the management of specific programs such as staffing needs, organizational analysis and historical expenditure trends.

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