[ES_JOBS_NET] Environmental Scientist with CA Dept. of Conservation, Agriculture GHG reduction focus

Justine Owen justineosaur at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 20:24:58 MDT 2015


Salary: $3,169.00 - $6,058.00
Posted: 07/30/2015
Job Description:

*This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies occurring in this
location for this classification within the next 60 days.*

*This position is being filled Limited-Term/Full-Time through June 30,
2016, with the possibility of becoming Permanent/Full-time in the future.*

*This position is subject to the Department’s Conflict of Interest Code.*

Are you interested in working with a team of dedicated professionals whose
job it is to promote informed land-use decisions and sound management of
California’s agricultural lands? Working to preserve California’s
open-space for its scenic, social, and wildlife values? If so, then this
job may be for you!

The Department of Conservation (DOC), Division of Land Resource Protection
(DLRP), Conservation Program Support Unit (CPS), is currently recruiting
for an Environmental Scientist. Our Mission is to provide information,
maps, funding and technical assistance to local governments, consultants,
Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) and non-profit organizations
statewide with the goal of conserving the State’s agricultural and natural
resources. Our work is organized along two primary functions: *Conservation
Program Support (CPS) *and *Financial Assistance (FA). *DOC is a unique
agency with flexible working hours and a convenient location in downtown
Sacramento. Bus routes, light rail stations, and other services are within
walking distance. Paid on-site parking is available within the building.


We are seeking to hire an Environmental Scientist to work in our
Conservation Program Support Unit whose members work in an integrated
fashion to administer voluntary farmland conservation programs, provide
decision support to governments in the planning process pertaining to
agricultural land resources, and incentivize landowners to improve
agricultural practices to decrease their carbon footprint. Specifically,
this position supports the Sustainable Agricultural Land Conservation
Program (SALCP) by gathering and analyzing data on agricultural practices,
the cycling of soil carbon and nitrogen, and providing technical assistance
to local organizations and landowners regarding ways to improve
agricultural productivity and sustainability.


Documenting how varying agricultural practices may lessen Green House Gas
emissions or increase carbon sequestration. Tracking information in the
form of spreadsheets, reports, maps, and graphics. Preparing summaries to
management or suitable for publication. Working with partners to develop
and revise metrics or tools that measure Green House Gas reduction success.
Preparing information for varying audiences to communicate options,
benefits, and metrics. Reviewing projects proposed for grant funding
regarding anticipated emissions versus actual emission data. Meeting with
landowners on agricultural properties to understand their management
practices. Working on special projects. Serving on Departmental or DLRP
committees as needed.


Knowledge of agricultural practices, crops, land use and agricultural
conservation trends. Ability to work as part of a diverse team with minimal
supervision. Experience preparing summaries. Excellent research, writing
and organizational skills. Use of office software, e.g., Microsoft Word,
Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Excellent interpersonal and communication


Applications will be accepted from current State employees at the
SCIENTIST* level, those with transfer eligibility, or those with list
eligibility. Training and Development Assignments may be considered. All
applications will be reviewed, however, only the most qualified candidates
will be interviewed. *All applicants must clearly indicate the basis of
their eligibility (i.e., SROA, surplus, reemployment, reinstatement,
transfer, or certification list eligibility) on the state application.*

*All applicants*, *regardless of the type of eligibility, must provide
proof of meeting the minimum qualifications of the classification.* To view
the minimum qualifications, please visit CalHR Job Descriptions
type in either the class code or title of the classification for which you
are applying.

Failure to provide proof of meeting the minimum qualifications of the
classification through experience and/or education (*include copy of
college degree and/or transcripts if required*) may eliminate you from
being considered for the position.


Please mail a completed standard State Application STD 678
<http://jobs.ca.gov/Profile/StateApplication>, with original signature and
date, and *a copy of your college degree and/or transcripts,* to Jamie
Rowland, Department of Conservation, Human Resources Office, 801 K Street,
MS 22-13, Sacramento, CA 95814.

DO NOT EMAIL OR FAX APPLICATION. Emailed and/or faxed applications will not

*Applications must be postmarked by the final filing date to be
considered. *For additional information, please call Jamie Rowland at (916)

*FINAL FILING DATE: August 14, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. – Close of Business*

*NOTE: *Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to
interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not
meet the minimum qualifications, the application will be forwarded to CalHR
for review and the applicant’s name may be removed from the eligibility

If you are applying for more than one recruitment, a separate State
Application (STD. 678) is required for each recruitment for which you would
like to be considered*.*

Additional Information:

Working TitlePosition NumberAgricultural Sustainability Scientist538 - 303
- 0762 - XXXLocationCountySacramentoSACRAMENTOTimebaseTenureFull TimeLimited
Term  12 month(s)Final Filing Date:Department Link:08/14/2015
http://www.consrv.ca.govContact Unit/Address*Contact Name/Phone*Human
Resources Office
801 K Street, MS 22-13
Sacramento, 95814Jamie Rowland
jamie.rowland at conservation.ca.gov

Justine Owen, PhD
Environmental Scientist
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