Job Posting

State Lands Commission



Final Filing Date: 9/21/2017

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.

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-78438
Position #(s):
$5,232.00 - $6,237.00 A
$6,180.00 - $7,735.00 B
$6,751.00 - $8,447.00 C
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Los Angeles County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Work Week: Monday - 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.

Department Website:

Job Description and Duties

Under close supervision of the Senior Mineral Resources Engineer, incumbent performs less difficult geologic and engineering work involved in the issuance of solid mineral and geothermal prospecting permits, leases and permit/lease management. Performs mineral assessment of State school land parcels for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan; help inventory and re-mediate abandoned mine hazards on State school lands; analyzes and prepares basic geologic or engineering reports regarding mineral and alternative energy potential on State and surrounding lands. Aids in the preparation of memos, letters, spreadsheets, reports, maps developed by GIS, and presentations on findings; may conduct field inspections of CSLC lands and leases. Travel on-road and off-road is required. Possession of a valid driver’s license of the appropriate class issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles is required. Required to drive a State vehicle and participate in the Employer Pull Notice (EPN) Program (SAM Section 0751).

Mineral Leasing/Management:

  • Research geothermal or solid mineral permits and leases to help develop lease terms and conditions, help process applications for solid mineral and geothermal prospecting permits/leases, modification of right of surface entry applications and other actions related to the assessment, management and administration of mineral resources and alternative energy on State lands. Drive to and participate in meetings, workshops, conferences and training seminars.
  • Drive to and participate in field work regarding the geologic, biologic or cultural attributes of the State lands. 
  • Work cooperatively with other CSLC Divisions such as the Land Management Division, Division of Environmental Planning, External Affairs and Legal as well as numerous local, state and federal agencies.
  • Review California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents regarding mineral exploration/development on State, Federal and private lands.
  • Use of Microsoft Office and other software/forms to prepare memos and presentations.
  • Maintain spreadsheets on minerals and alternative energy production, rent and royalties. Review progress reports submitted by Lessees for accuracy and consistency with Lease terms.
  • Stay abreast of mineral and alternative energy exploration/development technology and changes in state/federal mining law and regulations/training in relevant areas.
  • Assemble information for response to Public Record Act requests.
  • Help in the SIRMS project making copies of maps for the electronic file.

Alternative Energy and Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP):

Assist in the assessment of mineral and alternative energy potential of State school lands so that proper value may be attained in the exchange for federal lands suitable for alternative energy development. Review and comment on relevant sections of the DRECP regarding geology and mineral potential.

Abandoned Mine Program:

Gather geologic literature from written and electronic sources to determine the location, nature and history of abandoned mines located on State school lands. Drive to State lands containing these mine features to participate in determining their location, physical, biologic and cultural attributes to help determine an appropriate closure technique to safeguard the public. Participate in biologic surveys to help determine appropriate closure techniques. Install metal posts with metal signs to warn the public of abandoned mine hazards. Help install fence posts and fence wire around mine features that may pose a hazard to the public. 

Other Duties as Required:

Transport State vehicles for service/repair

Working Conditions

  • Work generally in a high rise building, where parking is available offsite.
  • Travel occasionally (<20%) for training, meetings, hearings or to permit/lease areas which may be located in remote parts of California. 
  • Maintain a CA drivers license and drive a four wheel drive vehicle on dirt roads to remote State lands sometimes under adverse weather conditions.
  • Hike in rough and uneven terrain that may contain mine features and hazards such as spiders, snakes, scorpions and cactus.
  • Occasional overnight travel including camping when required.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Daily use of personal computer and related software applications at a workstation.
  • Frequent telephone contact with internal/external staff of various levels, as well as the general public.

Special Requirements

Application Submission:

Electronic application submission is preferred for this JC (Job Control). For those applicants who are unable to submit an electronic application, applications may be submitted in paper format but must contain the following information on the first page of the application in order to be processed and included in the applicant pool:

• The JC number listed on the job posting
• The classification title
• Current ECOS I.D. number (from your CalCareer account under the "CalCareer Account " tab)

NOTE: Do not include Social Security Numbers, LEAP status information or paperwork, the Equal Employment Opportunity information page of the application, or applicant exam result notices as a part of your application package.


Applicants using education to meet the minimum qualifications of this classification, must provide a copy of their official transcripts with their application package for the universities/colleges attended where the coursework or degree was received. Failure to provide a copy of official transcripts may result in removal from the exam list. Applicants providing copies of international official transcripts may need to provide an evaluation/translation from an educational credentials evaluation service to ensure that all the required coursework can be verified by the hiring agency.

Driver's License Requirement:

This position requires operation of a motor vehicle on official State business. The incumbent will be required to participate in the DMV Employer Pull Notice Program. At the time a job offer is extended, the prospective hire will be required to purchase their own driver record at their local DMV Field Office and provide the State Lands Commission's Human Resources Office with this record prior to their first date of employment.

Form 700 Filing:

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

Application Instructions

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: 9/21/2017

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

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

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:

State Lands Commission
Attn: Human Resources Office
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100 - South
Sacramento, CA 95825

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Human Resources Office
100 Howe Avenue, Suite 100 - South
Sacramento, CA 95825
Applications will be accepted Monday - Friday (excluding weekends and holidays)
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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:

  • 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.
  • Other - Applicants must provide a cover letter with their application. The cover letter should provide a narrative discussion of how your education, training and experience have prepared you for the duties of this position. The cover letter serves as documentation of your ability to present information professionally in writing and should be no more than two pages in length. Application packets without a cover letter may not be accepted.
  • 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:
  • Possess a current California drivers license.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills to manage diverse workload.
  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively in teams when appropriate.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Positive, flexible, self motivated, conscientious attitude.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, Power point) and Arc Info.
  • Good understanding of Geothermal and Solid Mineral Exploration/Development.
  • Knowledgeable of land descriptions, permit and lease language.
  • Knowledge in basic finance such as Net Present Value calculations.
  • Knowledge of real estate and mineral law.
  • Registration as an Engineer or Professional Geologist.


When you choose a career with the State of California, you receive a comprehensive benefits package in addition to your salary. For more information on the State's benefit packages you may visit the California Department of Human Resources website at

Contact Information

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

  • Department Website:
  • Human Resources Contact:
    Anne Kerri
    (916) 574-1912
  • 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)
  • By Mail
  • Drop-off
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Additional Documentation
Class Specification(s):
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)