Job Posting: Small Business and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Advocate (SB/DVBE Advocate)

Department of Forestry & Fire Protection

Small Business and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Advocate (SB/DVBE Advocate)

$3,186.00 - $5,179.00

Final Filing Date: 12/5/2018

Job Description and Duties

Please see the Duty Statement link, for more information.



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

Working Conditions

This position requires the incumbent to travel 10% of the time with the potential for overnight layover.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Small Business and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Advocate (SB/DVBE Advocate)
$3,186.00 - $5,179.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

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. CAL FIRE offers well-paying careers and opportunities for advancement. 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: 12/5/2018

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: Classification & Pay - Personnel Technician
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:

Classification & Pay- Personnel Technician
1300 U Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
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 -

    A Supplemental Questionnaire is REQUIRED and must be submitted with your application to be considered for this position.

    Failure to include the Supplemental Questionnaire as required may result in disqualification from the hiring process. Please see section "Supplemental Questionnaire" for further information.

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:

Incumbents must possess the following professional and technical skills and abilities:

Strong PC and application experience in Microsoft programs (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word) and search engines (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.); ability to adapt to and become familiar with various databases (Fi$Cal, Calaters, etc.); persuasive writer; professional, civil, and courteous communicator; detailed and responsive in preparation or work ( familiarity with completed staff work); efficient and resourceful; analytical and problem solving abilities; able to work autonomously and without direct supervision; operates in an ethical manner to ensure appropriate representation of the department; and willingness and ability to travel state-wide.

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Judy Bankert
(916) 324-1689

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) 445-7801
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.

Supplemental Questionnaire

Classification Title: Staff Services Analyst (SSA)
        Working Title:  Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Advocate
 Name of Program:  Business Services Office (BSO)

All applicants must provide a Supplemental Questionnaire for the hiring manager's review to be considered for this position.  A notation or reference to other materials such as resumes or the application will not be considered as a viable response.  Incomplete or missing response(s) to the information requested may negatively impact the assessment of the responses.  When preparing the Supplemental Questionnaire, please follow these guidelines:

  • Title the document "Supplemental Questionnaire".
  • Each question below MUST be addressed and numbered in the same order as it is listed.
  • The Supplemental Questionnaire must be typed, single spaced using size 12 point, Arial font.
  • The Supplemental Questionnaire responses, collectively may not exceed two (2) pages.
  • The information provided must be complete and presented in a clear and concise manner.  The information should demonstrate how the applicant's current knowledge, skills, and training(s) meet the requirements outlined in the Duty Statement (PO-199) and the required professional and technical skills and abilities required to assume the position.

Please Respond to the Following Questions

  1. Describe your experience in a working environment that is fast paced with competing deadlines.
  2. Describe your experience in working with management and/or external stakeholders.
  3. Describe your experience in writing complex reports or responding to complex inquiries.

Additional Application Instructions

This is a deep class position with increasing responsibilities; candidate's experience and/or education will determine the range they will be placed in.

A completed State Application (STD. 678), a Resume, and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, cover letter, etc.) should be submitted electronically via your CalCareer Account, by U.S. mail or by dropping your application package off. Both addresses are listed in this Job Advertisement. Please reference this Job Control 135201 and indicate the basis of your eligibility in the Examination(s) or Job Title(s) section on the STD. 678. SROA and surplus candidates should submit a copy of their letter with their application. Please remove any confidential information (i.e. social security number, date of birth) from your documents prior to submission.

Candidate may be selected by Resume Review. 

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

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.