Job Posting: Environmental Program Manager I (Supervisory)

Department of Food & Agriculture

Environmental Program Manager I (Supervisory)

$10,717.00 - $13,323.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Per CCR 249.3, this job control may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.

Under administrative direction of the Director of Animal Health and Food Safety Services, the Environmental Program Manager I (EPM I) performs a wide range of managerial and consultative work concerning the activities of the Program. This includes statewide enforcement of sensitive and complex environmental health and safety laws, formulating and administering regulations and policies and coordinating strategic planning efforts to improve environmental health, the humane confinement and care of food-producing animals, and the sustainability of California agriculture.

  • Develop and propose new policies and procedures for the Animal Care Program as authorized under administrative regulations and the Health and Safety Code;

  • Develop and propose new policies and procedures for the effective use of agency resources to implement program activities and accomplish program objectives to ensure animal and public health; 

  • Advise the Animal Health and Food Safety Services (AHFSS) Division Director, Deputy Secretary, Undersecretary, and Secretary of Food and Agriculture on research, environmental health investigations, and projects needed to contribute to the understanding of effective and humane farm animal housing systems that promote livestock health, sustainable farming practices, and the production of safe and unadulterated meat and egg products;  

  • Plan, organize and direct activities of the program to administer the provisions of the Health and Safety Code and associated regulations, policies and procedures;

  • Manage staff to ensure uniform and consistent enforcement of farm animal confinement requirements, and adequate protection of animal and public health, including registration processes, inspection and compliance verification activities, and prompt response and investigation of complaints regarding farm animal confinement violations;

  • Oversee the review of all information compiled, including statistical data obtained from scientific research, environmental and animal health impact reports, confinement or housing system feasibility studies and scientific surveys, and approve written conclusions based on sound scientific principles and reasoning;

  • Evaluate performance of employees annually utilizing the Individual Development Plan, probationary report, and performance appraisals effectively for workplace expectations.

Candidates may perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

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

Working Conditions

The duties of this position are primarily conducted indoors on the ground floor of a two-story office building in Sacramento. The office is accessible through a street entrance, lobby, and wide hallway. An elevator and stairway off of the lobby provides access to second story of the building. The office includes a desk, desk chair, conference chairs, cabinets, bookcase, file cabinet, computer with various software programs, including E-mail, a printer, and a telephone with voice mail.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Environmental Program Manager I (Supervisory)
$10,717.00 - $13,323.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Animal Care Program (Program), within the Animal Health and Food Safety Services division (AHFSS), regulates the confinement of calves raised for veal, breeding pigs and egg-laying hens to ensure compliance with farm animal housing and care provisions of the Health and Safety Code and California Code of Regulations.

Special Requirements


All applicants must provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) and are required to follow these instructions:

• Each question on the Statement of Qualifications below MUST be answered and numbered in the same order as is listed below.

• The Statement of Qualifications must be typed, double spaced using an Arial font size no smaller than 12 point

  1. Please describe your experience or knowledge of managing/supervising staff that conduct a wide variety of field and/or administrative activities.
  2. Describe any special or unique qualifications or attributes you have that you believe contribute to your ability to serve successfully in this position.

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 Food & Agriculture
Attn: Human Resources Branch
1220 N Street, Room 242
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Human Resources Branch
1220 N Street, Room 242
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 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.
  • Degree/Diploma
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    All interested applicants must attach a completed Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) with their application to be considered.  See specific instructions and questions in Special Requirements.

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:
Kimberly McCarthy
(916) 900-5000

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:
EEO Officer
(916) 654-1005
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.

Hard Copy Applications

If you are dropping off or mailing in your application, please use the Examination/Employment Application, STD 678 Revised 12/2017 version.

Additional Information

Please do not include any confidential information such as social security number, marital status, ethnicity, age, salary or disability information on any of the documentation uploaded with your online application.

If the classification you are applying for has an education requirement, transcripts will be required to verify you meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. Please be sure to redact any confidential information before uploading your transcripts.

Upon hire you may be required to provide official sealed transcripts or an original degree or certificate.

Applicants with foreign degrees may be asked to provide an official foreign transcript evaluation which indicates course work is equivalent to a degree from an accredited U.S. College or University.

This position may require a medical clearance.

Alternate Classifications and Training and Development assignments may be considered.

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