Job Posting: Program Manager – Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP)

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

JC-205893
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Program Manager – Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP)
SENIOR PROJECTS ANALYST, OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH

$6,816.00 - $8,479.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/17/2020

Job Description and Duties

The ICARP Program Manager is a professional classification.  Incumbents independently identify problems, develop courses of action, and conduct critical and/or sensitive scientific investigations and studies and may prepare guidance, policy, planning, or regulatory documents and legislative proposals on issues of importance to the employer, and do other related work. Decision making at this level has a higher consequence of error.  Incumbents may be assigned lead responsibility for a specific project, program function, or area of expertise; may act as a mentor to lower level staff; and may act as consultants to other technical staff, management, and other agencies in those matters. Incumbents supervise and direct the work of professional or technical ICARP staff.

Please see attached duty statement for additional information.

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

Working Conditions

Work will be done in a climate-controlled office under artificial lighting.

Occasional overtime, travel, and overnight stays will be required.

 

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    JC-205893
    Position #(s):
    368-695-6552-901
    Working Title:
    Program Manager – Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP)
    Classification:
    SENIOR PROJECTS ANALYST, OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH
    $6,816.00 - $8,479.00
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Work Shift:
    8:00 am - 5 pm
    Work Week:
    Monday - Friday

    Department Information

    The Office of Planning and Research (OPR), created by statute in 1970, is part of the Office of the Governor. OPR serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency. (Government Code §65040).  In addition, the Government and Public Resources Codes set forth multiple functions for OPR, including:
    • Formulation of long-range land use goals and policies
    • Conflict resolution among state agencies
    • Coordination of federal grants for environmental goals
    • Coordination of statewide environmental monitoring
    • Coordination of research on growth and development
    • Management of state planning grants, and encouragement of local and regional planning
    • Creation and adoption of General Plan Guidelines
    • Drafting of CEQA Guidelines (for adoption by the Secretary of Natural Resources)
    • Creation of a State Environmental Goals and Policy Report, every four years
    • Operation of the State Clearinghouse for distribution and review of CEQA documents
    • Operation of the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program
    • Coordination of environmental justice activities
    • Coordination with the US military for land use and other issues in the state

    This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making, or participating in the making, of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete form 700 within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

    Department Website: https://www.opr.ca.gov/

    Special Requirements

    This is a professional classification. A Bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning, public policy, public health, or other relevant social sciences, climate, enviornmental or natural science, physical geography or closely related discipline: and five years of increasingly responsible professional experience as a policy analyst in climate adaptation and resilience research, management, planning, regulation, or investigation, two years of which have included responsibility in the development or implementation of policies, programs, plans, or research projects; or conducting an environmental monitoring and surveillance, enforcement, or environmental management program; or in the direction of the work of a multidisciplinary investigatory or regulatory staff.

    Possession of a master's degree in the above-named disciplines may be substituted for one year of the required general experience; possession of a doctorate in the above-named disciplines may be substituted for two years of the general experience.

    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: 7/17/2020

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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:

    Governor's Office of Planning and Research
    Attn: Human Resources
    1400 10th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    HR
    1400 10th Street
    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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 - Please submit a cover letter of no more than one page.  
    • Other - Please submit a writing sample:  

      At least one writing sample that illustrates Applicant’s independent writing and research abilities. Please include only independent work (not collaborative projects). If the writing sample is part of a broader project, please clearly indicate which portion is the Applicant’s own independent work. Maximum 5 pages, please.
    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:

    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:

    • Subject-Area Knowledge: General familiarity with one or several relevant subject areas and practices, e.g.: climate adaptation and resilience planning, climate vulnerability assessments, local government roles and processes, land use planning, housing, community development, economic development, social and racial equity, environmental policy and greenhouse gas reduction, and environmental protection.
    • Collaboration:  Track record of successfully collaborating with diverse teams and fostering positive working relationships with colleagues and partners, including staffing or working with advisory bodies or entities.
    • Organization and Personal Accountability: Ability to prioritize assignments, manage multiple simultaneous projects, ask for assistance when needed, and provide regular progress updates to collaborators, supervisors, and colleagues.
    • Communication Skills: Superior written and oral communications, especially the ability to write succinctly and clearly.
    • Analysis:  Ability to research and analyze quantitative and qualitative information and prepare and present results both orally and in writing.  Database management and data entry.
    • Independent Judgement:  Ability to understand and effectively respond to cultural and political context.  Ability to implement sound professional judgement and critical thinking.
    • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:  Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Travel:  Ability to travel occasionally as needed.  (The State of California reimburses employees for qualifying travel-related expenses.)
    • Biligual a plus.

    Benefits

    The State of California benefit package may include:

     

    • Retirement contributions into the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.
    • Vacation and Sick Leave or Annual Leave
    • Professional Development Day – two days per fiscal year
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Life insurance basic coverage of $50,000 for managers and $25,000 for supervisors, confidential, and excluded employees.
    • Voluntary enrollment into a deferred compensation program Long-term Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, and a Legal Service Plan.
    • Flexible work hours with prior agreement of supervisor.
    • Relocation assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis.
    • This position is exempt from Civil Service.

        Contact Information

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

        Department Website: https://www.opr.ca.gov/
        Human Resources Contact:
        Joanna Sledge
        (916) 324-9736
        joanna.sledge@opr.ca.gov

        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 Office
        (916) 324-9736
        joanna.sledge@opr.ca.gov
        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.

        How to apply

        Submit the following materials:

        • CalHR Application
        • Resume
        • Cover Letter: No more than one-page total.
        • Writing Sample


        Please include a writing sample with application

        Writing Sample:  At least one writing sample that illustrates Applicant’s independent writing and research abilities. Please include only independent work (not collaborative projects). If the writing sample is part of a broader project, please clearly indicate which portion is the Applicant’s own independent work. Maximum 5 pages, please.

          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
          Drop-off