7th Annual DOFCON - California Department of Finance Policy & Recruitment Conference
7th Annual DOFCON - California Department of Finance Policy & Recruitment Conference

2022 Department of Finance Recruiting Conference (DOFCON)

Message from the Director

On behalf of the California Department of Finance, thank you for your interest in attending our 7th Annual Policy and Recruitment Conference (DOFCON). Our policy conference is a unique opportunity for job-seeking participants to interact with Finance leaders and policy experts. We will discuss our role in California’s government, economy, and demographics, the state’s legislative and budget processes, independent audits and evaluations, and current issues in state policy. We will also have a Q&A panel from representatives of our various units to describe what it is like to work at Finance and discuss careers and internships opportunities at Finance.

The live-streamed conference is on Friday, October 13th, 2023 from 9:30 A.M. to 12:15 P.M., but there is also an option to attend in person. The in-person event will be followed by a meet and greet with employees. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

— Joe Stephenshaw, Director of the California Department of Finance

Registration Information

The event is FREE, but registration is required. Due to limited technical and venue capacity, Finance reserves the right to prioritize registration to interested job-seekers and undergraduate or graduate students.

Please use Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge browsers to access the registration website. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser is not supported. After successfully registering, you will receive a confirmation email.

Event Details

Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Time: 9:30 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.
(Followed by a Meet & Greet from 12:15 P.M. to 1:15 P.M.)
Cost: FREE
Address: California Natural Resources Agency
715 P Street
Sacramento CA 95814
Email Address: DOFRecruiting@dof.ca.gov
There is no public parking at the California Natural Resources building. There is metered parking nearby and a public parking garage at 11th and P Streets. There are no special check-in requirements. The areas we are accessing do not require any check-in and are publicly accessible.


Friday, October 13, 2023 Conference Schedule

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Start End Topic
9:30 A.M. 9:35 A.M. Welcome Remarks by the Emcee
9:35 A.M. 9:45 A.M. Remarks by the Director of Finance
9:45 A.M. 10:15 A.M. Policy Presentation:  Promoting Long-Term Economic Sustainability and Responsible Resource Allocation (with Q&A)
10:15 A.M. 10:25 A.M. Break
10:25 A.M. 10:55 A.M. Policy Presentation:  Funding California’s ZEV Future (with Q&A)
10:55 A.M. 11:25 A.M. Policy Presentation:  California’s Investments In Opioid Response (with Q&A)
11:25 A.M. 11:35 A.M. Break
11:35 A.M. 11:45 P.M. Finance Careers Presentation
11:45 P.M. 12:10 P.M. Panel: Day in the Life at Finance (with Q&A)
12:10 P.M. 12:15 P.M. Closing Remarks and Exit Survey
12:15 P.M. 1:15 P.M. Meet and Greet


Joe Stephenshaw

Joe Stephenshaw

Director, California Department of Finance

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Cheryl McCormick

Cheryl McCormick, CPA

Chief of the Office of State Audits and Evaluations Unit

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Austin Lange

Austin Lange

Financial and Performance Evaluator III, Office of State Audits and Evaluations Unit

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Nicole Prisakar

Nicole Prisakar, CPA

Financial and Performance Evaluator III, Office of State Audits and Evaluations Unit

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David Evans

David Evans

Finance Budget Analyst, Energy, Transportation, Housing, Local Government, and Labor Unit

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Brandon Merritt

Brandon Merritt

Staff Budget Analyst, Resources, Environment, and Capital Outlay Unit

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Nathanael Williams

Nathanael Williams, MA

Finance Budget Analyst, Health and Human Services Unit

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Nicole Sheley

Nicole Sheley (Moderator)

Staff Services Manager II, Recruitment, Retention and Employee Development Team

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Josh Stewart

Josh Stewart, MA (Moderator)

Training Manager, Learning and Development Unit

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Live Stream

The conference will be live-streamed (with a link to be emailed to registrants).


Griswold, Natalie; Vazquez-Luna, Diana; Sanchez, Omar; Khan, Aanam; March, Andrew; Ross-Jones, Daniel; Acierto, Krystal; Ascencio, Amy; Harbison, Kimberly; Locke, Christopher; Kirn, Jacob; Monterrey, Ashley; Munir, Hadiqa; Winchester, Christina; Stewart, Josh; Donato, Eunice; Chambers, Tina; DeVille, Maryssa; and Sheley, Nicole.