Job Posting: OSPS

Department of Fish and Wildlife


$5,176.00 - $6,426.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Oil Spill Prevention Supervisor I, the Oil Spill Prevention Specialist will provide marine facility, pipeline, vessel, maritime, tank truck and/or railroad expertise in various developmental and ongoing functions of OSPR’s oil spill prevention and response program, and serves as a departmental technical expert on the more difficult and complex issues related to preparedness, prevention and response.

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

Working Conditions

This position is part of the Southern California Field Office located in Los Alamitos.

Willingness to travel and do field work on short notice; willingness to work on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and at odd or irregular hours; willingness to wear a uniform, necessary safety equipment and work clothing.

OSPR is a 24-hour oil and pollution spill response organization. The incumbent in this position can be required to participate in prevention and response training, drills and incidents throughout California, and to be available to deploy/travel with short notice for extended periods (up to 7 days). 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
$5,176.00 - $6,426.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Orange County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are committed to managing and protecting California’s diverse wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend. Join us and begin a meaningful new career.
Department Website:

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, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

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

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Attn: Human Resources Branch
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Human Resources Branch
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

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

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at 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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Application packet must include responses to the questions below as instructed.
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.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Keenness of observation
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently
  • Excellent communication skills; and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted at work



Benefits information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at and to the California Public Employees' Retirement System website for Health Benefits at

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Exam/Cert Unit
(916) 653-8120
Hiring Unit Contact:
Deborah Brenner
(916) 324-6262

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:
(916) 653-9089
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.

Statement of Qualifications

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative discussion of how your education, experience, skill, and training meet the minimum desirable qualifications to qualify you for this position. It also serves as documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. Your SOQ should be typed, no more than two pages in length, Arial 12 pt font, and address the following:

Describe in detail your experience and qualifications for this position. Give specific examples of your role(s) and responsibilities involving any type of petroleum transportation activity, such as marine terminal operations, vessel shiphandling, marine engineering, marine safety, marine pollution prevention and response, and shipboard systems.



Indicate Oil Spill Prevention Specialist - 565-071-7851-102 & RPA# OSPR 18-019 on your application.

We recommend applications are sent certified mail as we are unable to verify receipt.

To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification.  If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by either attaching your surplus letter or notating it on line 12 of your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail