Join the Team!
GovOps works on statewide initiatives that help improve all government operations. Our Agency has oversight authority of procurement, technology, and human resources.
At GovOps you will be part of a diverse workforce where your experience, expertise and opinion are valued. We are looking for leaders in the positions listed below.
For the exempt positions appointed by the Office of the Governor, go to the Governor’s Appointments Website to apply directly with the Governor’s Office Appointment Unit.
The Department of General Services invites your interest in the position of Director
DGS serves as business manager for the State of California. The Department has more than 3,500 employees and a budget in excess of $1 billion. DGS serves the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions; real estate management and design; facilities management; environmentally friendly transportation; professional printing, design and web services; administrative hearings; legal services; building standards; oversight of structural safety, fire/life safety and accessibility for the design and construction of K-12 public schools and community colleges; funding for school construction; and disability access. We are committed to building an inclusive and culturally diverse workplace. We are determined to attract and hire more candidates from diverse communities, and empower all employees from a variety of cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and personal experiences. We are proud to foster inclusion and drive collaborative efforts to increase representation at all levels of the Department.
The position is in California at the DGS headquarters located in beautiful West Sacramento, just over the river from Downtown Sacramento. The position consists of both in-office and telework due to statewide travel being suspended at this time, unless there is a designated urgent need. Sacramento is known for being a safe and affordable place to raise a family, its downtown streets, beautiful mountains, and friendly people making it a great place to call home. Sacramento is centrally located and a short drive away from San Francisco, Napa, Lake Tahoe and other beautiful cities in California.
The DGS Director reports to the Secretary of the Government Operations Agency (GovOps). GovOps has a prominent role in innovation and the transformation of state government. We need a reform minded leader at DGS to perform a critical part in shaping this transformation.
DGS plays an instrumental role in the State’s COVID-19 response, leading the procurement of a statewide cache of PPE, medical equipment for Federal Medical Stations, and logistics for a hotel program to enable healthcare and farm workers, correctional officers, and first responders to quarantine to protect their families.
DGS was tapped to lead the construction build-out of a state-of-the art testing facility in Valencia, California in unprecedented time to support the Governor’s goal of expanding COVID-19 testing capacity.
To address the shortage of housing for Californians, Governor Newsom ordered the Department of General Services (DGS) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to identify and prioritize excess state-owned property and aggressively pursue sustainable, innovative, cost-effective housing projects.
The Ideal Candidate
State of California is looking for a Director to lead our vibrant department with seasoned executive management and one of the most diverse set of services in all of California state government, from setting statewide procurement policies to managing 24 million feet of real estate and the Capitol’s most prominent office constructions.
We are looking for a proven innovative thinker and diplomatic individual with exceptional interpersonal skills. An ideal candidate would have sound judgment and quality decision-making skills. In addition, we are seeking a seasoned professional with:
• Experience in government managing large organizations or large projects
• Demonstrated leadership and change management skills
• Experience in any of the fields of operations, logistics, real estate, and procurement
Vision and Strategic Thinking
The annual salary range for this position is $172,344 – $197,797. A comprehensive benefits package is also offered.
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at:
https://www.gov.ca.gov/application-for-appointment/ and select “General Services, Director” from the position drop down menu. Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following the selection of the Director.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email Luis Larios at (909) 217-0078 or Luis.Larios@gov.ca.gov