Under the direction of the Chief Deputy Director, the incumbent is the executive lead for the Department’s Science Institute and the principal advisor to the Director, Chief Deputy Director, Deputy Directors, Branch Chiefs and Regional Managers (collectively referred to as the Leadership Team), on matters related to the application of scientific principles, ethics, and scientific integrity within relevant department programs. Together with the Science Institute advisory team and under direction of the Chief Deputy Director, the incumbent facilitates the development and implementation of comprehensive integration of science in department programs, provides guidance to staff on the integration and use of scientific principles and methodologies, and promotes full and accurate interpretation, communication, and transparency in the conduct of science. The Incumbent coordinates access to scientific information, tools, and models with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, stakeholders, industry and other entities and is liaison to academia and other scientific institutions to encourage collaborations, advance learning, and promote recruitment of future Department scientists. The Science Institute advisor plans, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive scientific program that supports Departmental scientists and encourages the use and development of current and relevant science.
The incumbent in collaboration with the Department’s Office of Communication, Education and Outreach, will develop and implement strategies for ensuring transparency of scientific work and science-bases decision for stakeholders and the public.
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: Until Filled
Who May Apply
Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.
Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.
How To Apply
Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. A completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included, when submitting your application in hard copy.
Address for Mailing Application Packages
You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Attn: Sonia Martinez
1416 9th Street Room 1217B
Sacramento, CA 95814
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:
1416 9th Street Room 1217B
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Required Application Documents
Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. 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 - See instructions below.
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.
Benefits information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at www.calhr.ca.gov and to the California Public Employees' Retirement System website for Health Benefits at www.calpers.ca.gov.
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.
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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.
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Statement of Qualifications
In addition to a standard State Application (STD 678) submit a no more than two-page Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) using Arial font 12 responding to the following:
1. Describe you experience in providing leadership and facilitating collaboration with Federal, State and Local government, non-governmental organizations, and business sector interests. Please detail where and when you gained this experience^ provide examples of how you provided leadership, and facilitated collaboration.
2. Describe a leadership experience you have relating to gaining staff trust and confidence, team building, improving employee morale, evaluating workload distribution, and assessing and evaluating organizational structures.
3. Describe your leadership skills and provide examples of your ability to think strategically and function effectively as a member of an executive management team.
4. Describe your ability to gain the confidence and support of executive leadership and provide effective advice on a wide range of science, operations, and program matters and policies.
5. Describe your experience working in a large organization planning, organizing, and assessing program operations; developing innovative solutions to management challenges; developing policy; strategic planning; and providing strategic recommendations.
6. Describe your experience collaborating with executive level staff, senior managers, and mid-level managers to formulate and disseminate regulatory plans, policies, standards, and controls.
7. Describe your experience identifying appropriate long-range plans and goals to address resource needs including staffing concerns, succession planning, knowledge transfer, and applying changes in science and technology to organizational and program structures.
PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE ATTENTION OF SONIA MARTINEZ
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We recommend applications are sent certified mail as we are unable to verify receipt.
Applications will not be accepted via email.
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.