Please note:

In response to increases in COVID-19 cases, California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is implementing COVID-19 testing of all unvaccinated state employees working on site as an additional health and safety standard to protect the state workforce and the public it serves. Any employee seeking exemption from COVID-19 testing or wearing a face covering must provide evidence of vaccination.

Job Posting: Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Department of Forestry & Fire Protection

JC-268073
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic
HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

$5,121.00 - $6,477.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/21/2021

Job Description and Duties

COVID-19 IMPACT:

NOTE: Due to the recent impact of COVID-19, the CAL FIRE drop-off location is temporarily closed. Applications will only be accepted via mail or electronic submission.


Please see the attached duty statement for details on this postion.

Contact Unit Chief Reno Ditullio Jr. at (831) 333-4600 or Reno.Ditulliojr@fire.ca.gov  for questions related to this position.

Candidate may be selected by resume review.

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

Working Conditions

Will be required to wear respiratory protection equipment including a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). As such, Cal/OSHA requires that the incumbent be annually medically cleared through the Respiratory Protection Program to be fit-tested for respiratory protection equipment. May be subject to working nights, weekends or holidays in support of emergency incidents including travel. Upon appointment, incumbent is required to have a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Class A or B Commercial Driver License with tank (N) and passenger (P) endorsements and no restriction for air brakes or standard transmission. 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-268073
Position #(s):
541-419-6834-501
Working Title:
Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Classification:
HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
$5,121.00 - $5,902.00 A
$5,622.00 - $6,477.00 B
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Monterey County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Facility:
San Benito-Monterey Unit

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. We hope that you will consider a rewarding and challenging career with CAL FIRE!

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

Incumbent is required to possess a Class A or B Commercial Driver License with Tank (N) endorsement and no restriction for air brakes or standard transmission.  New hires that do not have the Passenger (P) endorsement will be able to drive the required vehicles for the purpose of obtaining a passenger endorsement only when an employee with the proper endorsement is present.  The Passenger (P) endorsement must be obtained by the end of the 6 month probationary period.

FELONY DISCLOSURE

Pursuant to California Penal Code 4571, any individual interested in seeking employment who may be required to work with inmates at a conservation camp must disclose of any prior felony status up front, so CAL FIRE/CDCR can provide informed consent to a former felon to be on the Conservation Camp/Prison grounds.  Any person/employee that has been convicted of a Felony and not received written consent, is committing a Felony.

 

PREA INFORMATION

Positions located at a Camp or requiring the supervision of inmates requires compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act.  Compliance is determined by completing a Live Scan prior to appointment and during the course of employment to verify the standards of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 115 Prison Rape Elimination Act National Standards are met.

 

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: 9/21/2021

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 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: 541-419-6834-501
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
**DROP OFF LOCATION IS CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC**
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
Please see COVID-19 Impact note at the top of this advertisement.
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 - Authorization to Release Information Form (PO-299) - Located here: https://www.fire.ca.gov/media/5081/po299-2015-2.pdf
  • Other - Photocopy of the front and back of your valid driver’s license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, with passenger and tank endorsements and no restrictions for air brakes or standard transmission. 
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.

Benefits

Salary Range B - This range shall apply to incumbents in positions with direct responsibility for work supervision, on-the-job training, and work performance evaluation of at least 2 inmates, wards, or resident workers. 

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Allison Ortiz
(559) 243-8995

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.

Required Documentation

You must submit a completed State Application (STD. 678) [please include WORKING TITLE and POSITION #], Resume, Authorization to Release Information Form (PO-299), and Copy of the front and back of your valid Driver's License. 


Submit the required documents to the following address or submit electronically:

CAL FIRE Southern Region Hiring
POS#: 541-419-6834-501
1234 E. Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93710

 

Applications/Resumes postmarked after the final filing date may not be considered. Failure to follow directions for any portion of the required application package may result in disqualification from the hiring process. 

Applicants are highly encouraged to complete a Recruitment Questionnaire, located at:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HLYSH8V

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