Job Posting: Region Deputy (CEA A)

CA Conservation Corps

Region Deputy (CEA A)
C. E. A.

$7,442.00 - $10,696.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/14/2020

Job Description and Duties

Effective July 1, 2020, State employees are subject to a 9.23% salary reduction in exchange for 16 hours per month of the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020). The salary information listed under Position Details does not include this salary reduction.

CCC Headquarters’ current hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. However, due to the on-going and rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, the CCC’s hours of operation may change without notice. During this time, we highly recommend that you submit your application either via US postal mail (ensuring to get it postmarked by the final filing date) or electronically via the website. If you have any questions regarding application drop off, please contact Donna Tritt at

The California Conservation Corps (CCC) is seeking a motivated individual for an exciting career as a Region Deputy for Region III. The Region Deputy receives general direction from the Chief Deputy Director (Exempt) and is tasked with implementing departmental policies and creating a positive environment that fosters success.  

The position of the Region Deputy has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Energy Corps Hubs, multiple 24-hour/day residential facilities along with several non-residential operations. The Region Deputy performs administrative duties, including planning, organizing, directing and managing activities relative to personnel, fiscal and facility management; community resource development; public and political relations; spike and emergency operations; corpsmember and staff development, education and training; public service conservation and reimbursement work projects; development and/or implementation of difficult and complex projects funded through special grants and contracts received from state, federal and local agencies, as well as the private sector organizations.

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

Working Conditions

The reporting location for this position is Sacramento. However, a secondary location within the region may be considered.

The incumbent will need to travel to several CCC locations, project and meeting locations throughout the state, as well as attend regular meetings at headquarters in Sacramento to carry out the duties of the position. The sensitivity of some projects may require excess hours to be worked to achieve schedule requirements. The ability to travel regularly and work some nights and weekends is 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 #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Region Deputy (CEA A)
    C. E. A.
    $7,442.00 - $10,696.00 A
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    To protect and enhance California’s natural resources and communities while empowering and developing young adults through hard work and education. 
    Department Website:

    Special Requirements

    Must have a California driver's license in good standing.

    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: 8/14/2020

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.

    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: Lynetta Gidlof
    1719 24th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    CA Conservation Corps
    1719 24th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Attention: Lynetta Gidlof
    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.
    • Statement of Qualifications - Responses to the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) questions located in the SOQ section of this bulletin. Resumes do not take the place of the SOQ.  
    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.

    Examination Qualification Requirements

    All applicants must possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described in this announcement.

    Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in the civil service.

    General Qualifications

    State civil service employees must possess essential general qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

    (1) Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program. 

    (2) Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.

    These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies (experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service, other government settings, or in a private organization):

    CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program administration or broad program manager experience with substantial participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of program policies.

    CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the mission of the State department and often exercising technical and or professional skills that are required at this level.

    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:
    Experience and understanding of the following principles and practices:
    1. Trends in public administration including the California budget process
    2. Program and policy development
    3. Natural Resources/Conservation policies and practices
    4. Techniques of organizing and motivating groups, particularly groups within youth organizations 
    5. Emergency Response and disaster recovery
    6. Formulation, operation and evaluation of administrative programs including program and policy development, personnel management and supervision, health and safety, fiscal/budgetary responsibility, and facility operations.
    7. Equal Employment Opportunity processes and the ability to meet EEO objectives
    8. Analytical, decision making and time management skills
    9. Skills in developing partnerships with local and government entities in order to provide innovative solutions and resources available to the CCC
    10. Plan, organize, and direct the work of a multi-disciplinary staff
    11. Integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals
    12. Working relationships; gain confidence and support of top-level management and advise on a wide range of administrative and other matters
    13. Recognize and understand the political environment and consequence of actions

    Examination Information

    The examination process will consist of an application, resume, and responses to the statement of qualifications (SOQ) questions. Application evaluations will be conducted by a designated screening committee. The screening committee will use predetermined evaluation criteria derived from the Knowledge and Abilities, Desirable Qualifications and the SOQ questions. Candidates should ensure they are thorough when describing their experience relative to the areas described. Applicants who do not submit a completed packet with their application will be eliminated from the examination process.  

    If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

    A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

    The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

    Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

    The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

    Special Testing Arrangements

    If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this announcement.


    Information on the benefits associated with this position including, but not limited to, salary, retirement and job protections can be found on the CalHR website. 

    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:
    Lynetta Gidlof
    (916) 341-3222
    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Larry Notheis
    (916) 341-3180

    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:
    Melanie Wallace
    (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.

    Desirable Characteristics

    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:

    • Creativity and Innovation – Applies new ways of thinking. Has the ability to solve problems, create new ideas, and develop new approaches to achieve the Department's mission.
    • Vision - Understands the context and mission of the Department both internally and externally. Has an awareness of the Department’s critical issues, anticipates and influences the future. Has the ability to organize for success; understands how to facilitate functional needs and structure to achieve strategic plans.
    • Credibility and Integrity – Understands internal and external customers and has a true desire to build credibility. Has a personal compass composed of clear principles and the flexibility to balance between literal adherence to rules and the use of policy as a guide, and has the ability to make decisions and be accountable for those decisions.
    • Teamwork - Cooperates to achieve the Department's mission, goals, and values and encourages diversity of opinions. Has the ability to enhance his/her own ability and the ability of others to contribute.
    • Communication – Has a clear expression of ideas, thoughts and expectations and is an active and empathic listener. Understands that people process information differently; takes initiative to build relationships; understands cultural differences.
    • Staff Development - Recognizes that people are the Department's most valuable resource. Can identify and define needs of the Department, attract appropriate candidates, evaluate, and select the most qualified. Takes the time to develop and encourage staff to achieve their true potential.
    In addition, to best serve both our internal and external customers, it is important that our management team understands and is sensitive to the diversity of the people we serve. The composition of our management team should also reflect diversity.

    Statement of Qualifications

    Each applicant for this examination must complete and submit their responses to all of the supplemental items that follow. Responses must be 12-point Arial font, double spaced and no more than two pages in length.  

    1. Describe your experience and/or knowledge in the development and operation of administrative programs including, but not limited to:
    • Program and Policy Development
    • Personnel Management & Supervision
    • Health and Safety
    • Fiscal/Budgetary
    • Facility Operations
    • Youth Development &/or Workforce Training
    • Natural Resources
    2. Describe your experience in developing cooperative working relationships and partnerships with local communities, government agencies and/or legislative branches. How did these partnerships enhance the implementation of your organization’s mission?

    3. Describe your ability to plan, organize and direct large projects using multi-disciplinary staff.

    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