Job Posting: Southern Region ESS Coordinator

Department of Forestry & Fire Protection

Southern Region ESS Coordinator

$5,046.00 - $6,381.00

Final Filing Date: 10/22/2018

Job Description and Duties

Please see the Duty Statement link, found in the Additional Documents section, for more information.

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

Working Conditions

  • This position is responsible for a specific geographical area within Southern California. The incumbent is required to report to the South Ops Duty location in Riverside.
  • The incumbent must be able to work a 4 day, 72-hour work week schedule.
  • Local and/or statewide travel is required 90% or more of each work week and this travel may involve overnight stays.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Southern Region ESS Coordinator
$5,046.00 - $6,381.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is California’s fire department and resource management agency. The organization is comprised of nearly 8,000 permanent and seasonal employees. The mission of the Department is to serve and safeguard the people and protect the property and resources of California.


When you join CAL FIRE, you join a family of employees that function as a team. You will build trust and friendship with your co-workers, as together you respond to emergencies and challenging situations. CAL FIRE provides employees with a variety of career choices and opportunities. CAL FIRE offers well-paying careers and opportunities for advancement. We hope that you will consider a rewarding and challenging career with CAL FIRE!

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.

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: 10/22/2018

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 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 Forestry & Fire Protection
Attn: Classification and Pay / Personnel Technician
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Classification and Pay / Personnel Technician
1300 U Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
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 required and must be included.
  • Other -

    Supplemental Questionnaire - A Supplemental Questionnaire is REQUIRED and must be submitted with your application to be considered for this position.

    Failure to include the Supplemental Questionnaire as required may result in disqualification from the hiring process. Please see section "Supplemental Questionnaire" for further information.

  • Other -

    A Cover Letter is REQUIRED and must be submitted with your application to be considered for this position.

    Failure to include the Cover Letter as required may result in disqualification from the hiring process. 

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.

Contact Information

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

Hiring Unit Contact:
Michael Ming
(916) 213-8985

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:
Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator
(916) 445-7801
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.

Supplemental Questionnaire

Supplemental Questionnaire

Battalion Chief

Employee Support Services

All interested applicants must file an Examination and/or Employment Application (Std. 678), a Resume, a Cover Letter, and a Supplemental Questionnaire. Any applicants who do not complete the Supplemental Questionnaire will be disqualified from consideration. Resumes, letters and other materials will not be evaluated or considered as responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire. The screening committee will compare each applicant's qualifications for this specialized position against specific job-related evaluation criteria developed from the knowledge, skills, abilities and program needs for the job classification. Based on the competitiveness of the applications received, only the most qualified candidates will be considered for hire.

When preparing your Supplemental Questionnaire, please follow these guidelines:

  • The information you provide must be complete and presented in a clear and concise manner.

  • Your Supplemental Questionnaire must be typewritten in Calibri 12 point font.

  • Limit your responses to no more than a total of three (3) typewritten pages. 

  • Answer each numbered item separately and indicate the corresponding item number for each response.  You may include multiple responses on a single page.


  1. How does your education, training and experience qualify you for this position?

  2. Describe Behavioral Health and what role you feel it plays for CAL FIRE employees and their families.

  3. Describe your education, training and experience in Critical Incident Stress Management.

  4. Describe any special projects, programs, presentations or curriculum development that you have lead or been involved with.

  5. Describe in detail your experience and training as a Peer. Have you been a PEER/CISM Team member? What is/was your role? How long have you been a Peer/CISM Team member? Have you been deployed as a Peer Support member on Incidents, within your Unit or Program?

Additional Application Instructions

A completed State Application (STD. 678), a Resume, and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, cover letter, etc.) should be submitted electronically via your CalCareer Account, by U.S. mail or by dropping your application package off. Both addresses are listed in this Job Advertisement. Please reference this Job Control 129846 and indicate the basis of your eligibility in the Examination(s) or Job Title(s) section on the STD. 678. SROA and surplus candidates should submit a copy of their letter with their application. Please remove any confidential information (i.e. social security number, date of birth) from your documents prior to submission.

Please also include any relevant documents to verify you meet the minimum qualifications of the position.  The minimum qualifications can be found in the Battalion Chief Classification Specifications.

Candidate may be selected by Resume Review. 

Applicants are highly encouraged to complete a Recruitment Questionnaire, located at:

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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail