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Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Justice, Education, and Tribal Relations

Company: State Of California
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

CalRecycle is looking for a motivated and innovative leader to plan and direct our Office of Environmental Justice, Education, and Tribal Relations.

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 communities.

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

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 #:

    Position #(s):

    Working Title:
    Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Justice, Education, and Tribal Relations

    C. E. A.$9,471.00 - $19,557.00

    # of Positions:

    Work Location:
    Sacramento County

    Job Type:
    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.

    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: 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 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 Resources Recycling & Recovery
    Attn: Exams
    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 documents at:

    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 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.
    • 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 Engagement.
      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 management.
      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 job posting.

      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.

      General Qualifications
      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 Opportunity objectives.
        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 policies.

        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 program policies.

        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.

        Examination Information
        Statement of Qualifications will be scored for this exam.


        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 qualified candidates.

        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 public servants.

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