Job Posting: Forest Health Grants Administrator/Coordinator

Department of Forestry & Fire Protection

Forest Health Grants Administrator/Coordinator

$5,149.00 - $6,446.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/13/2019

Job Description and Duties

Please see the attached duty statement for details on this position.

Contact Deputy Chief, Mark Williams at (951) 320-2068 for questions related to the duties of the position.

The most highly competitive applicants will be invited to an on-site interview. 

Candidate may be selected by resume review.

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

Working Conditions

Will be subject to working nights, weekends, and holidays. Will be subject to travel throughout the state. Great attendance and professional appearance required. Ability to work with various levels of staff and management, multitask and prioritize, pay attention to details and complete accurate work. Proficiency in th euse of Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Skype, Access, Outlook, Power BI, etc.). G Suite proficiency is desirable. 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Forest Health Grants Administrator/Coordinator
$5,149.00 - $6,446.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Riverside County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
CAL FIRE Southern Region Hiring

Department Information

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is California's fire department and resource management agency. The organization is comprised of nearly 8,000 permanent and seasonal employees. The mission of the Department is to serve and safeguard the people and protect the property and resources of California.

When you join CAL FIRE, you join a family of employees that function as a team. You will build trust and friendship with your co-workers, as together you respond to emergencies and challenging situations. CAL FIRE provides employees with a variety of career choices and opportunities. We hope that you will consider a rewarding and challenging career with CAL FIRE! 

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 12/13/2019

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 Forestry & Fire Protection
Attn: 541-401-5393-702
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Attn: 541-401-5393-702
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Other - Authorization to Release Information Form (PO-299) - Located here: 
  • Other - Education Documentation - Transcripts (unofficial) and/or Degree - If you are using education to meet minimum qualifications, please include a copy of your formal (unofficial) transcripts and/or degree. 
  • Statement of Qualifications - (SOQs) - See below in the 'Statement of Qualifications' section for questions and instructions.  
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:
Jenifer Tolmachoff
(559) 243-4196

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) 445-7871
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.

Required Documentation

You must submit a completed State Application (STD. 678) [please include WORKING TITLE and POS#], Resume, Statement of Qualifications, Transcripts (unofficial) and /or degree (if applicable), and Authorization to Release Information Form (PO-299). 

Submit the required documents to the following address:

CAL FIRE Southern Region Hiring
Attn#: 541-401-5393-702
1234 E. Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93710

Applications/Resumes postmarked after the final filing date may not be considered. Failure to follow directions for any portion of the required application package may result in disqualification from the hiring process. 

Applicants are highly encouraged to complete an OPTIONAL Recruitment Questionnaire, located at:

Pursuant to California Penal Code 4571, any individual interested in seeking employment who may be required to work with inmates at a conservation camp must disclose of any prior felony status up front, so CAL FIRE/CDCR can provide informed consent to a former felon to be on the Conservation Camp/Prison grounds.  Any person/employee that has been convicted of a Felony and not received written consent, is committing a Felony.

Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

SOQ Instructions

Candidates are required to complete a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) (see questions below). Only those candidates who submit all required documents by the postmarked date will be considered for appointment.

The completed SOQ shall not be more than two pages, single-spaced, 12-point font, on a blank, standard letter-size, piece of paper.  Your document needs to be titled “Statement of Qualifications” and contain your full name on all pages.  In your SOQ, describe your experience, in the last 7 years, as it relates to the questions/topics below, numbering your responses and including the full text of the SOQ prior to each individual response to clearly indicate which SOQ number you are responding to. A notation or reference to other materials such as resumes or applications will not be considered and will not substitute for the SOQ.

SOQ Questions

1. Describe a project you worked on using Excel pivot tables to summarize large amount of data.

2. Demonstrate your ability to build and maintain productive relationships across functions within the organization as well as with  internal and external stakeholders.

3. Describe your experience managing multiple assignments with strict deadlines. Provide specific examples. 


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