Job Posting: Restoration Grants and Scientific Assessments Program Manager

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Restoration Grants and Scientific Assessments Program Manager

$10,717.00 - $13,323.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/10/2020

Job Description and Duties

See the duty statement attached to this posting for complete listing of duties.
Do you love ecosystem restoration as much as we do? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is recruiting an Environmental Program Manager in the Watershed Restoration Grants Branch to oversee planning and implementation of restoration grant projects statewide. The successful candidate will manage a dynamic team that develops, manages and implements grant programs including those funded through the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) and the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68).
Ideal candidates are highly motivated individuals with strong management skills and experience in program development and in working in a team setting, which includes working with partners in the restoration community. Candidates should possess skills in restoration management, staff development, collaboration, project delivery, and analytical, verbal, and written communication.

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

Working Conditions

This position is located at our brand-new office building in West Sacramento and includes FREE parking. 
Currently this position is able to be fulfilled from a home office under a CDFW telework agreement. The Watershed Restoration Branch and this position are based at our West Sacramento office. 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Restoration Grants and Scientific Assessments Program Manager
$10,717.00 - $13,323.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Yolo County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are committed to managing and protecting California’s diverse wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend. Join us and begin a meaningful new career.
Department Website:

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: 12/10/2020

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 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 Fish and Wildlife
Attn: Human Resources Branch
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Human Resources Branch
Temporarily Closed
See Filing Instructions
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:30 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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Required. See Statement of Qualification (SOQ) instructions 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:
• Experience or familiarity with government administered grant programs, including grant agreement management, and administrative processes (fiscal, budgetary). Alternatively, experience with contracts for restoration implementation projects including task orders, schedules, deliverables and invoicing.
• Experience supervising and leading staff in a team environment. Experience with development of monitoring criteria and programs to evaluate grant success is desired.
• Ability to organize and establish workload priorities and work well under pressure.  Responsible, with the ability to work independently, thoroughly, with attention to detail, and in a timely manner on multiple priorities with a high level of productivity.  Ability to exercise initiative, flexibility, and adaptive management.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.  Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating courtesy, respect and tact towards co-workers and members of the public, and in a variety of circumstances.
• Knowledge of office computing software, including database management, and Microsoft Office programs.


Benefits information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at and to the California Public Employees' Retirement System website for Health Benefits at

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Matt Wells
(916) 216-7848

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:
(916) 653-9089
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.

Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) instructions

To be considered for this vacancy, you must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) with your STD. 678. Your SOQ response is to be typed and no more than two (2) pages, using 12-point Arial font, describing the following and including the numbers for each response. Be sure to include your name and RPA# E-WRGB 20-002 at the top of the page. 
1. Describe your experience with ecosystem restoration or scientific studies programs and projects, including grant solicitation cycles, management of grant agreements/contracts, monitoring, and reporting performance and achievements.

2. Describe your experience in supervising and motivating a team of professionals to accomplish a project. What was the project? How did you develop goals, ensure you stayed within allotted budgets and ultimately measure success?

Filing Instructions

Due to the recent impact of the COVID-19 and for the safety of our employees and customers, the drop off location for applications will be temporarily closed.  In order to ensure we receive your application, please send your application Certified mail to the mailing address indicated on the announcement.


Indicate Environmental Program Manager I – 565-027-0756-003 & RPA# E-WRGB 20-002 on your application under Job Title(s) for which you are applying.

We recommend applications are sent certified mail as we are unable to verify receipt.

To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification.  If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by either attaching your surplus letter or notating it in the "Explanations" section of your application.

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