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Job Description And Duties

Under the direction of the Conservation Supervisor, the Conservationist 1 performs the following duties...
• Supervise, Train and Evaluate Corpsmembers.
• Teach, Direct and Counsel Corpsmembers.
• Care, Maintenance and Security of State Equipment and Property.
• Recordkeeping and Personnel Administration.

Please see attached duty statement for a list of responsibilities.

IMPORTANT: This position requires taking and passing the Conservationist 1 Exam and must be able to complete CALFIRE basic fire training after hire. See 'Eligibility Information' below for more information.

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

Working Conditions

This position reports to the Ukiah Center located at 2600 Old River Road, Ukiah, CA, 95482.

In Office - This position is classified as “In Office” and is not eligible for telework.
• Active outdoor work in all types of inclement weather, hot and cold conditions and remote locations.
• Sedentary indoor work in climate-controlled conditions.
• Extensive travel from home location is required during emergencies.
• Uniform/Professional Appearance in CCC Staff Uniform.
• Schedule TBD.
• Physical requirements for this classification are arduous: Requires lifting objects weighing 50 lbs or more, often in combination with pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, squatting, grabbing, carrying, kneeling, twisting, reaching at or above shoulder level, and daily active outdoor work. Includes standing and walking for extended periods of time; irregular work surfaces, and ability to hike difficult terrain. May require working extended hours and in remote areas as a Crew Supervisor on a Type 1 Fire Crew .

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents
• Job Application Package Checklist
• Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Conservationist I



$3,308.00 - $5,518.00

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Mendocino County


In Office

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Are you looking to move past a JOB and begin a rewarding CAREER? Do you want to make a positive impact on young adults of California while caring and protecting our natural environment? If that sounds like you and you want to change people’s lives this may be the position for you!

The CCC is a dynamic organization committed to developing young adults by challenging them to complete a year of public service and conservation-related work. Employees of the CCC are leaders who inspire, educate and challenge young people to further their educational and professional goals.

If you are looking to work for a state department that demands excellence, inspires staff to do their best and protects and enhances the state’s environment, we invite you to apply for a position with the California Conservation Corps, the finest youth Environmental Restoration, Education, Workforce Development program in the world.

Career Consultation

California Conservation Corps is excited to take part in the first agency-wide collaborative physical career center. The career center is located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento in the brand new CNRA headquarters building. Services provided include one-on-one career consultations, application/resume review, career guidance, mock interviews, and tips for applying.

Days: Open every Tuesday and Thursday (except state holidays)

Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: Poppy Pavilion, 715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Department Website: http://www.ccc.ca.gov

Special Requirements
• The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.
• The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

Candidates Who Receive a Conditional Offer Of Employment Will Be Required To Complete The Following Pre-employment Requirements Prior To Being Appointed:
• Background Investigation - Undergo fingerprinting and successfully pass a Criminal Offender Record Information check completed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) which may or may not also include a background check through the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
• Medical Exam - A medical clearance exam is required for this classification.
• Commercial Driver License - Provide evidence that a Commercial Class C license with a Passenger Transport Vehicle special endorsement, or equivalent, has been obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
• Pre-employment Drug Test - Pass a urine drug test. In accordance with the Federal Highway Administration regulations (49 CFR, Part 382), persons hired to a class requiring a commercial driver license must take and pass a pre-employment drug test. Please note: Per California Code of Regulations 213.5, applicants who fail the drug test pursuant to section 213.4 (h), will be disqualified from the examination in which they are competing and, except as provided by section 213.5 (e), shall not be eligible to take any State civil service examination for a class for which drug testing is required until one year has elapsed from the date the drug test specimen is given.

Note- Candidates will be required to pass the following trainings upon appointment:
• CalFire Type 1 Fire Training Program- Position requires successful completion of the CalFire Type 1 80-hour Fire training program. This includes a vigorous physical fitness portion of the training.

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: 7/17/2024

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:

CA Conservation Corps

Attn: Hiring Desk

1719 24th Street

Sacramento , CA 95816

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

CA Conservation Corps

California Conservation Corps

1719 24th Street

Sacramento , CA 95816

Please address your application to the attention of Human Resources - Hiring Desk.

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 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.
• Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.

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:
• Desire to make a significant, positive difference on the youth and environment of the state;
• A strong sense of the values of integrity, honor, loyalty and professionalism;
• Exhibit strength in character;
• Respect the chain of command;
• Possess unquestionable ethics;
• Perform physically demanding work;
• Demand excellence from others;
• Lead by example;
• Ability to take immediate action in life-threatening situations.
• Physical fitness to pass CALFIRE Type 1 fire training program and ability and willingness to pass classroom portion of training.


There are many benefits to joining our team! Some benefits include:
• Medical Benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance
• Paid Holidays and leave
• Defined benefit retirement program
• Savings Plus Program (401(k), 457)
• Employee Wellness Program
• Employee Assistance Program
• Medical/Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts

Information on the benefits associated with this civil service position including, but not limited to, salary, retirement and job protections can be found on the CalHR website

Contact Information

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

Department Website: http://www.ccc.ca.gov

Human Resources Contact:

Hiring Desk

(916) 341-3221


Hiring Unit Contact:

Cathy Barr

(916) 341-3264


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:

Karen Chesmore

(916) 341-3196


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.

Non-Electronic Submissions

If applying by mail or in person, please indicate RPA #23-0276 / JC-433375 in the job title section of your State application.

Eligibility Information

In order to be considered for the job vacancy you must satisfy one of the following requirements:

List Eligibility - Successfully complete the civil service exam for classification Conservationist I . NOTE: Please refer to the exam bulletin for the frequency of administration of this exam. 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). 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). Training & Development (T&D) Assignment - State employees in a permanent appointment, and no longer on probation, may be considered for a T&D assignment.

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.

Closing Date/Time: 7/17/2024
Sacramento CA United States


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