Job Posting

CA Conservation Corps



Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-89363
Position #(s):
$3,570.00 - $4,390.00 A
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Humboldt County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The CCC is a dynamic organization committed to developing young men and women by challenging them to complete a year of public service and conservation-related work.  Employees of the CCC are leaders who inspire, educate and challenge young people to further their educational and professional goals.

Department Website:

Job Description and Duties

Do you want to make a significant positive difference in today’s youth?

Do you have prior cooking experience?

Then you want to work at the CCC!


The Fortuna CCC Campus is the largest in the state, employing traditional program corpsmembers, Americorps Backcountry Trails, and Americorps Watershed Stewards Program members. 

Under the direction of the Administrative Officer at the Fortuna Center, the Supervising Cook is responsible for leading and supervising all functions related to corpsmember training and development, management, and operations of the culinary program at the Fortuna CCC.

Plan, organize, train, and direct the work of the Civil Service Cook, and the culinary program Corpsmembers in training.  Responsible for supervision of all culinary staff, kitchen area and food preparation for three meals a day; implement food service preparation, inspection, sanitation, safety and health standards; daily inspection of kitchen and other work areas to ensure compliance with appropriate Health and Safety regulations.

Develop and plan daily, weekly and monthly menus; coordinate food preparation including ethnic diversity and dietary restrictions at 80% or higher scratch-cooked.  Ensure all meals are appealing, served timely in sanitary conditions; maintain proper food inventory for up to two weeks; coordinate with project staff on spike meals, special projects/occasions and monthly banquets.

Monitor food service budget and stay within designated budget; maintain and update monthly food reports on meals, inventory and quarterly vendor price quotes; order kitchen and cleaning supplies; maintain professional line of communication with vendors and coordinate deliveries; follow State and CCC guidelines when purchasing food and equipment items.

Please see the attached duty statement for a full list of duties.

Working Conditions

This position reports to the Fortuna Center located at 1500 Alamar Way, Fortuna, CA 95540.

Special Requirements

A medical clearance examination is required to be appointed to this position.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received 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: 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

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:

CA Conservation Corps
Attn: Civil Service Recruitment Desk
1719 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

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 (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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
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:
A desire to lead young adults in developing life-skills and culinary professional training.  Exhibit flexibility, organization, strength in character, respect for chain of command and unquestionable ethics. 


CA State Civil Servant benefits including: health care, vision, dental and CalPERS retirement.  

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:
    Craig Castleton
    (916) 341-3221
  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Raquel Ortega
    (707) 725-5106
  • 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:
    Tiffany Aubel
    (916) 341-3196
  • 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.

Who May Apply - Additional Information

Applicants currently at the Supervising Cook I level, or those who have eligibility for appointment or transfer to this classification.  Training and Development (T&D) assignments may be considered. 

Please indicate RPA 17-1283 in the job title section of your State application form.

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.


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

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
  • By Mail
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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)