Job Posting: Tribal Affairs Program Manager

Department of Parks & Recreation

Tribal Affairs Program Manager

$8,341.00 - $9,472.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/2/2023

Job Description and Duties


This is a statewide recruitment. The reporting location for this position is negotiable in counties (Alameda, Butte, Humboldt, Imperial, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Monterey, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Tuolumne, and Ventura) with Sacramento as the preferred county. Reporting location will be the closest DPR office in one of the counties listed above to the selected candidate’s residence.

Under general direction of the Department Tribal Liaison, performing the full range of supervisory functions, the Tribal Affairs Program Manager is responsible for the administration of the Tribal Affairs Program. The position supervises and coordinates an inter-disciplinary team of professional staff responsible for identifying and responding to issues of sensitive and extreme importance to California Native Americans and other Indigenous communities in the analysis, development and implementation of plans and agreements. This position serves as a recognized authority that facilitates department-wide compliance and implementation of Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian federal and state laws, regulations, and policies in support of the department’s protection and preservation of natural, cultural, tribal cultural resources and sacred sites, interpretation and education programs, culturally appropriate management of historical resources and museum collections, and access to ancestral lands for gathering and on-going cultural stewardship of resources (e.g., cultural burns). This position oversees technical compliance for tribal consultations carried out under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)/PRC 21080 program, and, professional staff work within the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (CalNAGPRA) programs. This position makes recommendations on a broad spectrum of the most difficult administrative and program-related matters; reviews and analyzes proposed legislation; advises the Department Tribal Liaison and management on its potential impacts; and formulates policies, procedures and program alternatives. 

This position will work under the direction of the Division Chief, Cultural Resources Division.

Training and Development Assignments may be considered.

State housing is not available.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Leslie Hartzell at
(916) 425-8016 or at

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Tribal Affairs Program Manager
$8,341.00 - $9,472.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration, and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.


All employees are responsible for contributing to an inclusive, safe, and secure work environment that values diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences, and is free from discrimination.   

Department Website:

Special Requirements

Your SOQ response must be typed single-spaced, not mor than two pages in length, and no less than 12-point font.

Please describe your experience, education, training, knowledge, skills and abilities working with Native American Tribal entities and/or other disadvantaged cultural group(s) as they relate to the information contained in the job description and essential functions for this position.

Candidates that believe they meet the Minimum qualifications based on a pattern of education from the classification description (specifications) must provide a copy of your degree/transcripts and/or license along with your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position. If selected for the position official sealed transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

DO NOT include any confidential information to your application or supporting documents (i.e., Social Security Number, birthdate, marital status, medical information, examination results, method of eligibility, etc.)

SROA/SURPLUS Applicants: You must check the SROA/Surplus as your claimed method of eligibility and attach your SROA/Surplus letter as an additional document.

This recruitment may be used to fill identical vacancies which may occur within 180 days of the Final Filing Date of this job posting.

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: 10/2/2023

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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:

Department of Parks & Recreation
Attn: Class and hiring
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Parks & Recreation
Class & Hiring
715 P Street
14th Floor, Human Resources - Reception Desk
Sacramento, CA 95814
Non operational on weekends and State Holidays
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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Please see the Special Requirements Section above. 
    In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). Failure to submit the requested materials may result in elimination from the hiring process.
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.


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

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Michelle Bryans
(916) 653-8480 ext:

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:
Sharon Comas - Human Rights Office
(916) 653-9990
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 Instructions

If submitting your completed Application Package by mail or hand delivery, you must include the Position # 549-840-1087-001 and the Job Control # JC- 382742 in the “Examination or Job Title for which you are applying” section on the STD. 678.  Note: If you are applying for multiple positions, you must complete a STD. 678 for each position separately. Incomplete applications or applications received with multiple positions listed on one application will not be considered.


Employment History on the STD 678 must be complete and include dates, accurate hours per week, total time worked, duties and responsibilities, and contact names and phone numbers of supervisors. Failure to submit a completed STD 678 may result in you being screened out. Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.

Eligibility Information

To be considered for the job vacancy you MUST satisfy one of the following requirements:


  1. List Eligibility – Successfully complete the civil service exam for the classification of Senior Park and Recreation Specialist. Click here for more information on how to apply for the Senior Park and Recreation Specialist exam.  NOTE: Please refer to the exam bulletin for the frequency of administration of this exam.


  1. Transfer Eligibility – Must have current employment with the State of California in the same classification or in a classification that is comparable. If in a different classification, you must meet the minimum qualifications (see Minimum Qualifications section and associated links above).


  1. Reinstatement Eligibility – Previously obtained permanent employment with the State of California in the same classification or in a classification that is comparable. If in a different classification, you must meet the minimum qualifications (see Minimum Qualifications section and associated links above).


In some special circumstances, candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position, but who do not have one of the types of eligibility listed above, may be hired. However, this is rare, and the preferred method of appointment is through eligibility as described above.

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