Job Posting

Natural Resources Agency



Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-57286
Position #(s):
$3,327.00 - $4,119.00 A
$4,043.00 - $5,016.00 B
$5,116.00 - $6,361.00 C
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: 12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

The California Ocean Resources Management Program, led by the Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy/Executive Director for the Ocean Protection Council (Executive Director), provides policy and technical assistance to the Secretary for Natural Resources in his dual responsibilities as chair of the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) and administration of all non-statutory marine and coastal resource programs, and coordinates the State’s participation in state and federal marine affairs.

Job Description and Duties

See Duty Statement link for more information.  OPC is hiring an Environmental Scientist to manage its Proposition I grant program.

Working Conditions

There is a possibility of the position becoming permanent or extending the limited term.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. A completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included, when submitting your application in hard copy.

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Natural Resources Agency
Attn: Hiring Review Unit
c/o Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Hiring Review Unit
c/o Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
1300 U Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Other -

    On the STD. 678 in the “EXAMINATION(S) OR JOB TITLE” section you must include the Job Control Number, Position Number, and Classification for which you are applying. Please note you may only apply for one position per STD. 678.

  • Supplemental Application -
    Supplemental Questionnaire
    California Natural Resources Agency
    Ocean Protection Council
    Environmental Scientist
    1. Describe your experience managing grants or contracts, including developing content, tracking deliverables, processing invoices and coordinating with grantees.
    2. Describe your understanding of two of the leading stressors to ocean health and one tool associated with mitigating or reducing negative impacts of those stressors?
    3. Describe your experience leading public outreach efforts.  What do you think are the most important components of successful stakeholder outreach and engagement?
    4. Describe your project management experience, including stakeholder facilitation and coordination.
    Please provide the name and telephone number of a reference who can speak to your role in the situations described above.

  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Vickie Key
    (916) 654-2757
  • Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator
    (916) 445-8179
  • California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Degree Required

Possession of a bachelor's or advanced degree with a major in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline. (Admission to a masters or doctoral degree program in a biological, chemical, physical, or environmental science, soil science, water science, hydrology, agronomy, natural resource science, environmental or public health, physical geography, or a closely related scientific discipline shall be considered to meet these education qualifications.)

Supplemental Questionnaire

Candidates are required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire in addition to completingg an Examination/Employment Application (STD 378) and resume.  Only those candidates who submit all required documents by the final filing date will be considered for an interview.  Cover letters, resumes and applications will not take place of the Supplemental Questionnaire.


You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • By Mail
  • Drop-off
Additional Documentation

Duty Statement

Class Specification(s):
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)