Job Posting: Regional Climate and Disaster Program Specialist – Coastal

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

Regional Climate and Disaster Program Specialist – Coastal

$5,615.00 - $7,314.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 4/8/2023

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Climate Action Director and Deputy Director, and in partnership with the Disaster and Climate teams, Regional Climate and Disaster Program Specialists will support regional-based California Volunteers program implementation. Programs include, but are not limited to, Climate Action Corps, Disaster Operations Support Function for Volunteers and Donation Management, Disaster Preparedness, and emerging disaster support.  Regional Climate and Disaster Program Specialists will lead volunteer initiatives at the regional level. Major functions of this role include volunteer engagement, developing volunteer opportunities, and innovative approaches to business, community and non-profit, and government partnership building and data collection.

Please see attached duty statement for additional information.

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

Working Conditions

The incumbent must live in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, as this position focuses on the Coastal region.



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:
    Regional Climate and Disaster Program Specialist – Coastal
    $5,615.00 - $7,314.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Alameda County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Work Shift:
    Regular Work Hours
    Work Week:
    Monday - Friday

    Department Information


    California Volunteers, Office of the Governor is the state office tasked with engaging Californians in service, volunteering, and civic action.

    Since 2020, California Volunteers has launched several historic initiatives including Governor Newsom’s California Climate Action Corps, the country’s first statewide climate corps program; the #CaliforniansForAll service initiative launched in response to COVID-19 to establish a volunteer corps to support the state’s response to emergencies and disasters; and Operation Feed California, a volunteer program created to stabilize California food bank operations.

    As part of Governor Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, California Volunteers received a nearly $400 million investment in service to expand and create new programs.

    Led by the state’s Chief Service Officer, Josh Fryday, California Volunteers is supported by a bipartisan 25-member Commission and a team of experts driven by a mission to empower and mobilize all Californians to volunteer and serve in their communities.

    Special Requirements

    • Problem-solving skills, especially in situations of high stress
    • Highly collaborative in building partnerships.
    • Holds the volunteer experience as a top priority.
    • Strong written and oral communications skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time, particularly those that are high-profile and time sensitive.
    • Excellent working knowledge of the volunteer field, best practices, and key partners.
    • Strong computer skills
    • Ability to travel and work an irregular and sometimes demanding schedule.

    Application Instructions

    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: 4/8/2023

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    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 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:

    Governor's Office of Planning and Research
    Attn: Human Resources
    1400 10th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

    Governor's Office of Planning and Research
    1400 10th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    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.
    • Other - Cover Letter - Please submit a cover letter of no more than 2 pages explaining why you want this postion and why you are a good fit
    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:
    • Strong relationship development skills 
    • Strong communications skills 
    • Strong project management and organizational skills 
    • Extensive experience developing and managing partners. 
    • Experience following project timelines and objectives. 
    • Experience working under tight deadlines balancing multiple priorities. 
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills 
    • Ability to work effectively in a dedicated, mission and team-oriented office environment.  
    • Mission-driven, highly organized, creative, and self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously while being able to work under short deadlines, and deliver in a rapidly changing, fast-paced office environment. 
    • Experience using Salesforce to track and manage partners, create dashboards, and track volunteer onboarding.
    • Ability to learn and apply new skills. 
    • Ability to provide feedback and follow up on tasks. 
    • Knows when to act independently and when to consult for advice on decision-making. 
    • Ability to work extended hours, when necessary.
    • Bachelor’s Degree 


    The State of California benefit package may include:


    • Retirement contributions into the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.
    • Vacation and Sick Leave or Annual Leave
    • Professional Development Day – two days per fiscal year
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Life insurance basic coverage of $50,000 for managers and $25,000 for supervisors, confidential, and excluded employees.
    • Voluntary enrollment into a deferred compensation program Long-term Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, and a Legal Service Plan.
    • Flexible work hours with prior agreement of supervisor.
    • This position is exempt from Civil Service.

        Contact Information

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

        Department Website:
        Human Resources Contact:
        Allisa Montanez
        (916) 322-1028

        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:
        Brianne Sy
        (000) -
        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.

        How to apply

        Submit the following materials:

        • CalHR Application
        • Resume
        • Cover Letter: No more than (2) page(s) total.

        Information about this position

        See attached duty statement for aditional information. 

        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