Job Posting

State Lands Commission



Final Filing Date: 6/7/2017

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-65164
Position #(s):
$10.50 - $14.15

Per Hour

# of Positions: 2
Work Location: Los Angeles County
Job Type: Student Assistant
Work Shift: 32 to 40 Hours Per Week
Work Week: Monday to Friday

Department Information

The California State Lands Commission provides the people of California with effective stewardship of the lands, waterways, and resources entrusted to its care through preservation, restoration, enhancement, responsible economic development, and the promotion of public access. Website:

Job Description and Duties

Under close supervision of the Supervising Mineral Resources Engineer, in a temporary capacity, the incumbent will receive training and gain practical experience in performing comprehensive review of the State's geothermal, hard minerals and leases with renewable energy potential, assisting in the economic analysis and preparation of promotional material for available resources.

Assist with the review of economic potential of CA State Lands Commission lands with renewable resources potential (including geothermal, solar, wind, and wave), leveraging the use of Geographic Information System (GIS).  Assist engineers in compiling available Arc GIS datasets that can be used to assess school lands with alternative energy potential such as solar and wind.  Focus on using GIS to overlay these resource potentials on State Lands Commission landholdings. Assist engineers on determining the economic and financial evaluation of renewable energy facility and investigating the value of renewable resources using detailed analyses of regulatory frameworks, electrical infrastructure, and economic considerations and impacts. Prepare promotional material for each school land parcel indicting the parcel's potential for solar, wind, geothermal, or biomass renewable energy development.

Compile available on line data related to renewable energy leasing from all available resources, including but not limited to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Land Management as well as other States and international data. Gather information related to competitive bidding criteria, range of bids, sizes of parcels and potentials offered for bidding, bidding process, documents required, etc. Develop a list of all required permits for various types of renewable energy leases on State Land Commission school lands and their corresponding agency. Assist with the development of a marketing/bidding strategy to publicize high potential school lands for leasing.

Various file maintenance activities, information upkeep (both electronic and hard copy), creating new files, facilitating file archiving and retrieval, ensuring paperwork flow and forms are maintained and on track. Document procedures performed during the resource evaluation process to assist engineers with the drafting of reports.

Attend meetings with various technical staff evaluating renewable energy resources in matters regarding economic evaluation of State resources.

Working Conditions

  • Position is located in Long Beach, CA.
  • Work in high rise building in a climate-controlled office environment under artificial lighting
  • Prolonged periods of sitting and typing
  • Frequent use of computer related equipment and software
  • Transporting documents and/or equipment up to 20 pounds

Special Requirements


Employment in this class is restricted to students who are admitted for enrollment in a curriculum the subject matter of which will prepare the student to assist in attaining the objectives of the departmental organization where he/she will be employed. Employment in the class is based on continued enrollment at an accredited college or university.

Student Assistants are not allowed to work more than 1500 hours in a calendar year. The hours worked per month will be determined when the employee is selected. If selected, the employee will receive hourly compensation based on the time worked.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.

Final Filing Date: 6/7/2017

Who May Apply

Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university may apply. Applicants must meet any Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at

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:

  • 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.
  • Other - Application packages must include a copy of official transcripts for the universities/colleges attended. Applicants providing copies of international official transcripts may need to provide an evaluation/translation from an educational credentials evaluation service to ensure that the required coursework can be verified by the hiring agency.
  • 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.

Desirable Qualifications

In 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:
  • Knowledge of basic Accounting and/or Finance
  • Ability to multi task
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Adobe acrobat, and database creation and maintenance
  • Aptitude for investigative work
  • Ability to work independently in the performance of assigned tasks
  • Good judgment regarding prioritizing workload
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact professionally with staff and the public
  • Good attendance and dependability
  • Willing acceptance of work assignments

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

  • Human Resources Contact:
    Teresa Bunuel
    (916) 574-1910
  • 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:
    Lisa Lloyd
    (916) 574-1910
  • 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.

Position Location

200 Oceangate
Long Beach, CA 90802


You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • Electronic (through your CalCareer Account)
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Additional Documentation
Class Specification(s):