Job Posting: Senior Right of Way Agent

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Senior Right of Way Agent

$7,563.00 - $9,398.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/27/2022

Job Description and Duties

Work with a highly motivated team to secure properties Statewide for the protection of habitat and to provide appropriate public access. This includes working closely with a variety of stakeholders throughout the state and attending meetings and site visits with applicants, property owners, and private contractors in the field to discuss potential project opportunities. Projects are approved by presenting land acquisition proposals to the WCB for consideration at quarterly meetings.

Many WCB projects involve special status species, iconic landscapes, and economically important natural resources. It is the role of the Senior Right of Way Agent to steward these projects though the State's acquisition process and provide acquisition support to the CDFW mission of resource management, protection and public enjoyment.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must either be transfer eligible or take and pass the following exam:   

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

Working Conditions

Open-spaced office with artificial lighting. Monthly overnight travel throughout the state may be required. Currently this position is able to be fulfilled from a home office under a WCB telework agreement. Telework makes up the majority of the time spent working, but the position will require in-office work or field work a minimum of once a week. The Wildlife Conservation Board and this position are based at 715 P Street, Sacramento, CA.

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Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Senior Right of Way Agent
$7,563.00 - $9,398.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento 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.

California is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. As such, The Department of Fish and Wildlife values diverse employees working together to protect nature for all Californians. CDFW is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where all backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences can thrive and connect others to our critical mission.

Join us and begin a meaningful new career!
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Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.

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: 12/27/2022

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 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:

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Human Resources Branch
715 P Street
16th Floor, Room #HRB 300
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. Please see below for SOQ instructions.
  • Other -

    Resumes will be reviewed in addition to the STD 678 for employment history. Resumes must include the complete to and from dates (MM/DD/YYYY) and hours worked per week.

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:
Special Personal Characteristics: Demonstrated ability to act independently and multi-task; convey open-mindedness, flexibility, and tact.

Skill to: Make determinations concerning difficult technical problems encountered with regard to real property appraisal and negotiation; assist with or complete negotiations where unusual difficulties arise regarding the use of or purchase of real property; secure, examine and interpret title reports for real property acquired, and direct the preparation and execution of the documents to secure clear title; advise on the preparation of deeds, reconveyances, agreements and other documents involved in leasing or acquiring real property; review, approve and submit estimates of the cost of right-of-way and real property; review appraisals. Establish standards and criteria for appraisal reports; apply statewide quality standards in reviewing real property acquisition and right-of-way work performed by other agents; recommend and secure the services of private appraisers; consult with attorneys and other agencies concerning real property transactions.

Interpersonal Skills: Make sound determinations and/or recommendations; analyze situations accurately and oversee appropriate courses of action; establish and maintain professional and cooperative relationships with representatives of public and private agencies and the public.


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:
Sabrina Chavez
(916) 902-8214

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) 902-9211
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

The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be numbered in the same order as the following areas, typed in 12-point Arial font, single spaced, and be no more than two pages in length. Applicants who fail to answer the questions may not be considered.

1. Please describe your conservation real estate experience.

2. Please describe your ability to think strategically, develop and manage complex real property projects from start to finish. Please use examples of no more than two past projects. Include projects with unique title issues or complex legal documents.

3. Please describe in general terms the necessary steps to successfully executing a conservation easement aquistion.

4. Please describe your experience working with diverse stakeholders including landowners, government agencies, community groups, special interests, and other conservation partners.

5. Would you describe yourself as an articulate and enthusiastic communicator? Explain.



Indicate Senior Right of Way Agent – 567-001-4962-003, 567-001-4962-001 & RPA# E-WCB 22-004 & 22-005 on your application.

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 on line 12 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.