Job Posting: Environmental Justice and Tribal Liaison Specialist

State Coastal Conservancy

JC-316045
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Environmental Justice and Tribal Liaison Specialist
CONSERVANCY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

$6,825.00 - $8,541.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/29/2022

Job Description and Duties

“Love the California Coast and the environment? Committed to environmental justice and tribal engagement? This might be the job for you!”  

This is a Statewide Recruitment for one authorized position. This position may be filled in the Headquarter located in Oakland, CA. OR may be filled as a permanent remote position in the following counties: San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte. 

Candidates must have permanent residence in California and must reside in the permanent remote location listed above. Please indicate your preferred location(s) in the "Explanation" section of your application (State Application Form - STD.678) or in your Statement of Qualifications. Please note, you must reside within your preferred location(s) in order to accept this position.


The State Coastal Conservancy has an exciting opportunity for you to join us in protecting California’s iconic lands and waters, restoring vital habitats, and increasing inclusive and equitable enjoyment of the coast and shoreline as our agency’s first Environmental Justice and Tribal Liaison position.  The position will be filled as the Conservancy Project Development Specialist (CPDS) or Conservancy Project Development Analyst II (CPDA II).


SCC works with others on multi-benefit projects located along the coast of California, within coastal watersheds, and/or within the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area to acquire and protect natural and agricultural lands, restore and enhance habitats and ecosystems, design and build trails and other recreational facilities, plan and implement climate adaptation projects, implement urban greening projects, provide environmental education, and improve public access for historically underserved communities. Please click on the Duty Statement link to review the specifics of the CPDS and/or CPDA II.  


Please Note
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 Applications received without ALL the required items (state application STD. 678, copy of diploma and/or transcripts (official/unofficial), cover letter and SOQ), will NOT receive further consideration for this position. SCC will not review attached resumes in lieu of the Employment History section of the State Application (STD 678). Failure to fill out the Employment History section of the State Application (STD 678) will result in disqualification.


In order to be appointed to the CPDS or CPDA II, candidates must have taken the Staff Services Manager I (supervisory) and/or Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) online exam. Please make sure to read the exam(s) bulletin before taking the exam:

  • We will be appropriating the Staff Services Manager I (supervisory) eligibility list for the Conservancy Project Development Specialist list. You will need to meet the minimum qualifications of both classifications. If you are not currently on the Staff Services Manager list, please take the online exam at: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/9PB19.PDF or The Staff Service Manager I LEAP exam, click this:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/0PBGS.PDF
  • We will be appropriating the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) eligibility list for the Conservancy Project Development Analyst II list. You will need to meet the minimum qualifications of both classifications.   If you are not currently on the AGPA list, please take the online exam at:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/9PB04.PDF

This advertisement will be used for this and other permanent and/or limited term vacancies that may occur at the State Coastal Conservancy during the life of the certification list.


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

Working Conditions

  • Monday through Friday; Will need to sit or stand for long periods; work may require repetitive movements in the performance of daily duties.
  • SCC has a telework policy for Headquarter (HQ) staff, with the intention of allowing HQ staff to telework up to 3 days per week.
  • A computer for telework use can be provided if needed.
  • Permanent remote staffs will work from their home. Remote staff will be required to travel to our HQ in Oakland, CA once per month. The travel costs are paid for at the State rate by the State Coastal Conservancy.
  • Work on a computer up to 8 hours per day
  • Travel is required throughout California, with overnight stays necessary on occasion.
  • Ability to lift-up to 15 pounds
  • May require an employee to work in occasional confrontational situations with project partners, grantees, or members of the public.
  • Indoor work is common, although outdoor work may be required to inspect sites.
  • May need to stoop, bend, reach, lift, twist, turn, kneel, squat, or grasp.
  • Travel to meetings and project sites may be required during project development, management, and/or monitoring.
  • Work environment may involve a range of climatic and physical conditions such as exposure to rain, heat, cold, fumes, dust, air contaminants, stinging insects, poison oak, and rattlesnakes.
  • Work environment may involve some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which will require following basic safety precautions; may need to work around water or ambulate on uneven and/or slippery surfaces.
  • Work may involve dealing with a range of traffic conditions.
  • Work hours may be varied; may require overtime.
  • Work activities may involve some exposure to aggressive clientele and may require working in adversarial situations.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-316045
Position #(s):
536-200-4814-XXX
Working Title:
Environmental Justice and Tribal Liaison Specialist
Classification:
CONSERVANCY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
$6,825.00 - $8,541.00
CONSERVANCY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT ANALYST II
$5,793.00 - $7,256.00
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Coastal Conservancy (SCC) is a state agency that undertakes and supports projects to protect, restore and enhance coastal resources, promote resilience to climate change impacts, and increase opportunities for the public to enjoy the coast. SCC works along the entire length of California’s coast and within the watersheds of rivers and streams that extend inland from the coast. The Conservancy also works throughout the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area and the entire Santa Ana River watershed. The Conservancy awards and oversees grants to local governments, other state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and tribes, using various types of funding, including bond funds, federal funds, and mitigation fees. The Conservancy is a small agency of 71 dedicated, experienced employees who work collaboratively and creatively to achieve the Conservancy’s mission.  
The Conservancy office is located in Oakland, California, near 12th Street BART.

Department Website: https://scc.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: 9/29/2022

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:

State Coastal Conservancy
Attn:
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

State Coastal Conservancy
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
09:00 AM - 03:00 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.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Other -

    Cover Letter - Please provide a cover letter describing your interest in and suitability for the position. Your cover letter should address the desirable qualifications listed in the announcement above, if applicable, and other information you would like the hiring manager to know. Please limit your cover letter to one page.

  • Statement of Qualifications - See the four SOQ prompts in the "STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS” section below.
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:

  • Experience developing and/or implementing environmental justice initiatives.
  • Experience working with Tribes and Tribal communities.
  • Experience organizing and facilitating meetings and teams.
  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholder groups, sometimes with conflicting interests.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences and responding to concerns and issues through either work or lived experience.
  • Ability to communicate the Conservancy’s work at conferences and meeting presentations and through the media.
  • Ability to apply for and secure grants.
  • Experience or ability to analyze proposals, gather information, and evaluate project feasibility.
  • Willingness as a learner to do routine or detailed work in order to learn the practical application of administrative principles.
  • Demonstrated capacity for professional development; willingness and ability to accept increasing responsibility.
  • Proficiency with Office 365, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Education or experience in any field related to the Conservancy’s work, including but not limited to environmental studies, conservation, land use planning, recreation, or environmental justice.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive partnerships and professional relationships.
  • Ability to review budgets and track expenditures.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team.
  • Willingness to travel within California, sometimes staying overnight.
  • Bilingual speaker of a language used by large numbers of people in California.
  • Knowledge of environmental concepts and practices, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and environmental permitting.

Benefits

There are many benefits to joining our team! The State of California has a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision coverage, CalPERS pension upon retirement, eleven (11) hours of annual leave per month, or seven (7) hours of vacation credit per month, eight (8) hours of sick leave credit per month, two (2) paid Professional Development Days, one (1) paid Personal Holiday, pre-tax parking fee program, monthly $100 transportation voucher, bicycle commuter program, plus many more.

Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

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

Department Website: https://scc.ca.gov/
Human Resources Contact:
Anulika White
(510) 286-0343
anulika.white@scc.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:
Amy Hutzel
(510) 286-4180
Amy.Hutzel@scc.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.

Additional Information

  • Click on the link to complete the State Coastal Conservancy Recruitment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCChiring
  • Please do not include any confidential information such as social security number, marital status, ethnicity, age, or disability information on any of the documentation uploaded with your online application.
  • Priority will be given to persons with State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) or Surplus status. Applicants must attach a copy of their most recently dated letter that specifies their designation as either SROA or surplus candidate as proof.
  • Qualified candidates must be in a reachable rank (ranks 1, 2, or 3) on an employment list for the Staff Services Manager I (SSM I) and/or Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA)
  • You must meet the minimum qualifications of the Conservancy Project Development Specialist (CPDS) and the Staff Services Manager I (SSM I) or have transfer eligibility to this classification. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the Conservancy Project Development Analyst II (CPDA II) and the Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) or have transfer eligibility to this classification
  • In order to be appointed to the CPDS and/or CPDA II, candidates must have taken the SSM I and/or AGPA online exam. Please make sure to read the exam(s) bulletin before taking the exam:
  • We will be appropriating the SSM I eligibility list for the CPDS list. You will need to meet the minimum qualifications of both classifications. If you are not currently on the SSM I list, please take the online exam at: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/9PB19.PDF  or The SSM I LEAP exam, click this:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/0PBGS.PDF
  • We will be appropriating the AGPA eligibility list for the CPDA II list. You will need to meet the minimum qualifications of both classifications.   If you are not currently on the AGPA list, please take the online exam at:  https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/9PB04.PDF
  • If the classification you are applying for has an education requirement, Diploma/transcripts (official/unofficial) will be required to verify you meet the minimum qualifications of the classification. Please be sure to redact any confidential information before uploading your transcripts.
  • If you do not hear from us in 4-6 weeks from the final file date, you may assume another applicant has filled the position. Please note that all additional vacancies that become available may be added to this advertisement.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

Develop a Statement of Qualification (SOQ) to respond to the following. The SOQ must be no more than three pages, with Calibri font at least size 12, and at least one-inch margins. Failure to include an SOQ will disqualify you from consideration.  Provide answers to the following questions:

Question 1:  Describe your experience developing environmental justice initiatives, specifically describing your role, the process, and any outcomes and lessons learned.

Question 2:  Describe your experience working with Tribes or Tribal communities.

Question 3:  Describe your experience organizing and facilitating public and stakeholder meetings, explaining planning processes, responding to concerns and issues from stakeholders, and gaining consensus.

Question 4:  Describe your experience developing and implementing justice, equity, diversity, or inclusion efforts within an organization and strategies for creating lasting change.

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