Job Posting: Assistant Deputy Director, Office of the State Fire Marshal, Chief of Fire & Life Safety, State Fire Training, and Code Development & Analysis.

Department of Forestry & Fire Protection

JC-223919
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Assistant Deputy Director, Office of the State Fire Marshal, Chief of Fire & Life Safety, State Fire Training, and Code Development & Analysis.
C. E. A.

$7,442.00 - $10,696.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/2/2020

Job Description and Duties

  

Under the general direction of the State Fire Marshal and Assistant State Fire Marshal, the Chief of Fire and Life Safety, State Fire Training, and Code Development and Analysis is a designated peace officer; and is responsible for the statewide policy direction, mandates, procedures, and activities for the Fire and Life Safety, State Fire Training and Code Development and Analysis Divisions.   

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.

    Additional Documents

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    JC-223919
    Position #(s):
    544-500-7500-002
    Working Title:
    Assistant Deputy Director, Office of the State Fire Marshal, Chief of Fire & Life Safety, State Fire Training, and Code Development & Analysis.
    Classification:
    C. E. A.
    $7,442.00 - $10,696.00 A
    Recruitment and Retention $1550 
    # of Positions:
    1
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Facility:
    Sacramento HQ

    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!

    The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is the CAL FIRE program that protects life and property through the development and application of fire prevention, engineering, training and education, and enforcement. As part of this mission, OSFM establishes a fire-safe environment for the people of California, which serves as a foundation for local agencies to build on as they strive to meet their specific goals. The Office of State Marshal web site serves as a valuable resource and a one-stop shop for all things related to these goals. Please make sure to check back on this website regularly as content is updated periodically.

    Department Website: https://osfm.fire.ca.gov/

    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: 12/2/2020

    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 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:

    Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
    Attn: Penny Condit
    710 Riverpoint Court, Suite 250
    West Sacramento, CA 95605

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Penny Condit
    710 Riverpoint Court, Suite 250
    West Sacramento, CA 95605
    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.
    • Statement of Qualifications - A resume does not take the place of the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ).  If you do not submit an SOQ as directed in the instructions you may be disqualified.
    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:

    • 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.
    • 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:

    1. Demonstrated experience in strategic leadership and knowledge of the mission and goals of the Department’s Strategic Plan.

     

    1. Demonstrated experience in implementing and enforcing policies and procedures to ensure compliance of laws and regulations effecting the workplace.

     

    1. Demonstrated experience in resolving complex, highly sensitive and controversial issues.

     

    1. Demonstrated knowledge of the Department’s Fire and Life Safety, State Fire Training, Code Development and Analysis programs, as well as the various National Fire Protection Association Standards and International Building and Fire Codes.

     

    1. Demonstrated knowledge of the State budget process and rules for special fund and general funded programs.

     

    1. Demonstrated knowledge of the State legislative process and substantial participation in the analysis of proposed laws and/or regulations that may have an effect on the programs within the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

    Examination Information

    The examination process will consist of an application, resume, and Statement of Qualifications evaluation conducted by a screening committee. All interested applicants must file an "Examination and/or Employment Application (Std. 678), a resume, and a Statement of Qualifications. Applicants who do not complete the Statement of Qualifications (details below) and submit it with their application and resume will be eliminated from the examination process. The screening committee will compare each applicant's qualifications for the position against specific job-related evaluation criteria developed from the knowledge, skills, and abilities and the Desirable Qualifications contained in this examination bulletin. Based on the competitiveness of the group, the most qualified candidates may be scheduled for an interview as part of the examination process, if it is deemed necessary in order to make a selection.

     

    Your signature on your application signifies that the information provided in your application, resume, and Statement of Qualifications is true and factual, and that any false, incomplete, or inaccurate statements may result in disqualification 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.

    Contact Information

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

    Department Website: https://osfm.fire.ca.gov/
    Human Resources Contact:
    Penny Condit
    (916) 224-3728
    penny.condit@fire.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:
    Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator
    (916) 894-9584
    Jennifer.VanHuis@fire.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.

    Filing Instructions

    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.

    Statement of Qualifications 

    Statement of Qualifications

    When preparing your Statement of Qualifications, please follow these guidelines:

     

    The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative discussion that describes a candidate’s experience, education, training, knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to the desirable qualifications section in this bulletin. The SOQ serves as documentation of each candidate’s ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and is your written presentation to the examination panel.

     

    In your SOQ, please address how you possess each desirable qualification using specific examples of your education, training and experience. The specific examples you provide may be the only tool used for determining your final score and rank for this examination.

     

    Answer each item separately and the SOQ MUST be numbered in the same order as the desirable qualifications.

     

    The SOQ must be no more than six pages, typed in no smaller than Arial 10-point font. Resumes do not take the place of the SOQ. Applicants who fail to submit the SOQ will be eliminated from the examination.

    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