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 must provide evidence of vaccination.

Job Posting: Defensible Space Inspector

Department of Forestry & Fire Protection

JC-272602
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Defensible Space Inspector
FORESTRY TECHNICIAN

$3,413.00 - $4,312.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/21/2021

Job Description and Duties

Contact Fire Captain Shawn Gallegos at (619) 590-3100 or by email at Shawn.Gallegos@fire.ca.gov for questions related to the duties of the position.

Candidates may be selected by resume review.

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

Working Conditions

Willingness to work long and irregular hours, to work in remote parts of the State, to work on Sundays and Holidays, and during the summer season to remain on duty 24 hours a day, as required, restricted to duty assignments; adaptability, tact, and neat personal appearance. 

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.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-272602
Position #(s):
542-314-1085-010
Working Title:
Defensible Space Inspector
Classification:
FORESTRY TECHNICIAN
$3,413.00 - $4,312.00
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
San Diego County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Facility:
San Diego 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 opportunites. We hope that you will consider a rewarding and challenging career with CAL FIRE!
Department Website: http://www.fire.ca.gov/

Special Requirements

TAU applicants are encouraged to apply.

What is TAU? TAU appointments to this classification are made under temporary authorization regardless of eligibility. In accordance with the California State Constitution, no person may serve in one or more positions under a temporary appointment longer than 9 months in 12 consecutive months. Therefore, all time served in temporary appointments (for example, CAL FIRE's Firefighter I) during the 12 consecutive month period will count towards this 9 month maximum. An employee gains no status or rights as a result of the TAU appointment and an employee who has had only a TAU appointment has no reinstatement eligibility. Persons who do not possess the minimum qualifications for the classification are ineligible for appointment as a TAU. Temporary Appointments will require eligibility to be obtained through an examination process in order to transition to a permanent appointment.

If you are offered and accept a TAU appointment, you will be required to take the next exam administered for this classification. If you do not apply to take the exam, score too low to be in a reachable rank, OR if you fail the test, your TAU appointment will be terminated within 48 hours of the exam results being released.

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: 10/21/2021

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: Forestry Technician (DSI)
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
Forestry Technician (DSI)
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
Please see COVID-19 Impact note at the bottom 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) : This form may be found at https://www.fire.ca.gov/media/5081/po299-2015-2.pdf

  • Other -

    Copy of the front and back of a valid driver's license of the appropriate class by the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

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:
Possession of a valid California Driver License of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

Benefits

Contact Information

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

Department Website: http://www.fire.ca.gov/
Hiring Unit Contact:
Vanessa Rodriguez
(559) 243-4104

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, LOCATION and POS#], Resume, Copy of the front and back of valid California Driver's license and Authorization to Release Information Form (PO-299).

Candidates who do not submit 
all of the requested information may not be considered for employment. 

Submit the required documents to the following address:

Forestry Technician (DSI)

POS#: 542-314-1085-010

1234 E. Shaw Ave

Fresno, CA 93710

Applications/Resumes postmarked after the final filing date may not be considered.


*Please note: This advertisement is for a hiring process which is separate from an exam process. You must submit an application package for this advertisement if you are interested in being considered for employment in this Unit.

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 of electronic submission.

Additional Information

As stated on the application, your original signature certifies that the information entered on your application is true and complete to the best of your knowledge under penalty of perjury. For this reason, application packages will be accepted only by mail, dropped off in person, and electronically through your CalCareers account, and not by FAX or email.

Failure to complete and sign any portion of the required application package may result in disqualification from the hiring process.

If you submit an electronic application package and need to amend any documents submitted, please only submit the corrected document(s) by mail and not the entire application package by the final filing date.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  

 

Applicants are highly encouraged to complete an OPTIONAL 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