Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Justice, Education, and Tribal Relations
Company: State Of California
Posted on: September 15, 2023
CalRecycle is looking for a motivated and innovative leader to
plan and direct our Office of Environmental Justice, Education, and
In this role, the incumbent will oversee development and
distribution of environmental education programs for California's
K-12 schools, ensuring the CalRecycle programs effectively address
environmental education and the needs of disadvantaged communities,
low-income communities, California Native American tribes, and
farmworkers; providing an evaluation of a range of strategic,
scientific, technological, regulatory and economic issues for
CalRecycle related to environmental justice and tribal relations;
integrating environmental justice considerations into department
programs, policies, and initiatives; lessening the environmental
impacts on those communities disproportionately burdened by
environmental harm and risks; addressing environmental justice by
ensuring meaningful involvement of disproportionately burdened
communities in CalRecycle decision making, building capacity to
address environmental impacts to disproportionately burdened
communities, and promoting collaborative problem solving for issues
involving environmental justice; strengthening partnerships with
other governmental agencies at the federal, city, county and tribal
level regarding environmental justice issues; enhancing research
and assessment approaches related to environmental justice;
collaborating with impacted communities and governmental agencies
to promote equitable data collection regarding environmental
burdens; improving access to technical resources for disadvantaged
communities and enhancing protections for vulnerable
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty
Minimum Requirements This position does not have a Classification
Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position
can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please
contact the hiring department listed below.Additional Documents
- Job Application Package Checklist
- Duty Statement
Position DetailsJob Code #:
Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Justice, Education, and
C. E. A.$9,471.00 - $19,557.00
# of Positions:
Career Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
Department InformationCalifornia's Department of Resources
Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) brings together the state's
recycling and waste management programs to move the state towards a
circular economy that reduces waste and reuses all materials.
Through landmark initiatives like the Integrated Waste Management
Act and Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act,
California works toward a society that uses less, recycles more,
and takes resource conservation to higher and higher levels.
CalRecycle's Mission: Protecting California's environment and
climate for the health and prosperity of future generations through
the reduction, reuse and recycling of California resources,
environmental education, disaster recovery and the transition from
a disposable to a fully circular economy.
CalRecycle values diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the
organization. We foster an environment where employees from a
variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are
welcomed and can thrive. We believe the diversity of our employees
is essential to inspiring innovative solutions. Together we further
our mission to protect the environment and preserve resources by
empowering Californians to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Join
CalRecycle to improve the lives of all Californians.
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: 9/14/2023
Who May Apply
Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Career
Executive Assignment (CEA) by the State of California.
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
Department of Resources Recycling & Recovery
1001 I Street, 19th Floor
Sacramento , CA 95814
Address for Drop-Off Application Packages
You may drop off your application and any applicable or required
Department of Resources Recycling & Recovery
1001 I Street, 19th Floor
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
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
- Degree and/or School Transcripts
- Statement of Qualifications - Please provide a statement of
qualifications in 12 point Ariel font no more than 2 pages long
providing the following responses:
1. Describe your background in the areas of Environmental Justice,
Tribal Affairs, Environmental Education and Community
2. Describe your leadership experience and how you have created
high functioning teams.
3. Describe your experience working with other programs within your
organization to ensure that environmental justice considerations
were addressed and implemented. What did you do to overcome
internal communicaiton challenges and promote effective change
4. Describe your previous experience working with community members
to engage in complex issues. What approaches did you find where
effective? What challenges did you have to work through? 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
Examination Qualification RequirementsAll applicants must possess
the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements, described
in this announcement.
Note: Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require
current permanent status in the civil service.
State civil service employees must possess essential general
qualifications including integrity, initiative, dependability, good
judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others.
Knowledge and Abilities
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high
administrative and policy - influencing functions effectively. Such
overall ability requires possession of most of the following more
specific knowledge and abilities:
- Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State
Government including the organization and practices of the
Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and
trends of public administration, organization, and management;
techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development
and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving;
principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and
personnel management techniques; the department's or agency's Equal
Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager's role in
the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
- Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of
multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze
administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices;
integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common
goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators
and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop
cooperative working relationships with representatives of all
levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive
branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses
of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively
contribute to the department's or agency's Equal Employment
These knowledge and abilities are expected to be obtained from the
following kinds of experience with substantial participation in the
formulation, operation and/or evaluation of program policies
(experience may have been paid or volunteer; in State service,
other government settings, or in a private organization):
CEA Level A - Responsible for broad administrative and program
activities, including the execution and/or evaluation of program
CEA Level B - Responsible for extensive managerial and program
administration or broad program manager experience with substantial
participation in the formulation, operation, and/or evaluation of
CEA Level C - Responsible for extensive highly professional
influence and contributes to program, policy, and the methods to
provide professional services needed to set policies, to meet the
mission of the State department and often exercising technical and
or professional skills that are required at this level.
Desirable QualificationsIn 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:
1. Demonstrated experience in diversity, equity and inclusion
(DEI), envornmental justice, tribal affairs, or a related role for
an organization in government, non-profit or private sector.
2. Demonstrated ability and experience in mastering complex
technical issues and preparing outreach and educational material
that conveys information to the public accurately, concisely, and
in plain language.
3. Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts.
Experience working with stakeholders who hold widely diverse
perspectives on regulatory issues. Ability to facilitate productive
conversations between stakeholders with varied priorities.
4. Demonstrated experience in development and implementing
meaningful and effective community engagement, environmental
justice, DEO, or tribal affairs programs.
5. Ability to represent CalRecycle in meetings with advisory
groups, advocacy groups, other stakeholders, and the public.
6. Demonstrated ability to exercise resourcefulness and initiative
in planning strategies for outreach and engagement, and in
developing "out of the box" solutions to solving problems not
previously thought of.
Statement of Qualifications will be scored for this exam.
APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO SUBMIT AN SQQ WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE
EXAMINATION. RESUMES DO NO TAKE THE PLACE OF THE SOQ.
If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may
take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination
Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible
list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the
performance of others who take this examination, and all successful
candidates will be ranked according to their scores.
A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to
obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will
receive written notification of their examination results.
The results of this examination will only be used to fill this
position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.
Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most
The examining Department reserves the right to revise the
examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the
circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such
revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and
all competitors will be notified.
Special Testing ArrangementsIf you have a disability and need
special testing arrangements, answer the Reasonable Accommodations
question appropriately on your Application (STD 678). You will be
contacted to make specific arrangements. Questions regarding
reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed
on this announcement.
BenefitsBenefit information can be found on the CalHR website and
the CalPERS website.
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
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