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Program Manager I, Office Of Emergency services at State of California

Program Manager I, Office Of Emergency services

State of California Mather, CA (On Site) Full-Time
Job Description and Duties

Are you looking for an exciting and fast-paced career? Join the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and be part of an organization that serves as a leader in emergency management and homeland security through dedicated service to all. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. If you are interested in a challenging opportunity in a high-energy, team-oriented environment, you are encouraged to apply.

Under the general direction of the Program Manager II, the Program Manager I (PM I) performs a wide range of complex managerial and analytical tasks related to the provision of federal and state disaster assistance grant programs, including but not limited to: Public Assistance (PA) Disaster Grant, California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA), Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG), Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness grant (HMEP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation program (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), and others.

The PM I directs fully developed staff functions; supervises a group of professional, technical or analytical staff performing journeyperson level work; and personally performs the most difficult or sensitive work. The Incumbent is responsible for management, supervision, and organization of resources, as well as the implementation of program objectives. To ensure program objectives are met, the PM I may be required to work extended hours, e.g. nights, weekends, and holidays. The PM I performs all program work and is responsible for managing staff during both normal and disaster recovery operations.

Primary management duties involve supervisorial responsibility for staff; planning, coordinating, and directing resources effectively; developing, reviewing, and approving all program-related documentation; soliciting and ensuring necessary input from and coordination with all persons contacted in the course of work; making financial, programmatic, and administrative decisions on all aspects of the program; and making recommendations to upper management.

In alignment with the strategic plan, the PM I develops, directs, and empowers staff to ensure they are customer-focused innovators and problem solvers providing a high level of service and technical expertise in their delivery of services. The PM I identifies innovative opportunities and makes recommendations for potential consideration for the strategic plan, undertakes department-wide projects, and anticipates the needs of, and impacts on, disaster recovery program and operation. The PM I establishes and maintains relationships with various internal and external stakeholders, promotes organizational efficiency and operational excellence.

In addition, the PM I may be required to perform the same work tasks as subordinate staff, to ensure the mission, goals, and objectives of the unit/division/branch are met in the most timely and efficient manner.

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

Working Conditions

Please see attached Duty Statement.

This position is located in the Debris Unit in Mather. Some teleworking days are allowed, however the majority of this position's schedule will be in person. The ability to telework may be impacted by disaster and/or emergency events that may require full-time in person attendance. Employees are expected to be able to report to their worksite with minimal notification if an urgent need arises.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

* Job Application Package Checklist
* Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Program Manager I, Debris Unit



$7,681.00 - $9,557.00

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Sacramento County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is an emergency response, homeland security, and disaster recovery agency and as a result, is a dynamic and exciting place to work in a team-oriented environment. Cal OES provides training to enhance the understanding of emergency and incident management to all employees.

The Recovery Section is responsible for managing disaster recovery and providing assistance to local governments, special districts, certain nonprofit organizations, individuals, businesses and agricultural communities impacted by disasters. The Recovery Section ensures state and federal support are provided in an efficient and timely manner throughout the recovery process.

In the event of an emergency, employees may be contacted and requested to report to work in the event of an emergency. This contact may be outside of your normal working hours (evenings/nights, weekends, and holidays). This service may require irregular work hours, work locations other than the official duty location, and may include duties other than those specified in your official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and you may be required to relocate to emergency sites.

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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.

Conflict of Interest:

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.

DMV Pull Program

This position is required to have a valid California Driver's License and participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Employer Pull Notice Program.

How to apply: To have your application considered for this job opportunity, please indicate the JC #352424 and Position #163-532-4924-XXX in the "EXAMINATION(S) OR JOB TITLE(S) FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING" section on the State Application, STD. 678. Please identify how you are eligible (list, transfer, reinstatement, etc.). You must list your most current employment history first in the "EMPLOYMENT HISTORY" section on the State Application providing the "From" and "To" dates with the month, day and year, the "Hours Per Week" that you worked and the Total Worked (Years/Months). You must complete the "DUTIES PERFORMED" on the State Application (do not note "see attached resume" in this section). SROA and Surplus are encouraged to apply and must submit a copy of their letter.

NOTE: Incomplete applications received may not be considered. Resumes are welcomed but do not take the place of the completed State Application STD 678. Please note, applications received via fax or email will NOT be accepted. If you would like confirmation of receipt, please send certified mail. Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. If using education to qualify please submit a copy of your transcripts. If selected official transcripts will be required.

A candidate pool may be established for subsequent vacancies.

All hires may be subject to a criminal background check.

We encourage applicants to apply electronically.

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: 2/10/2023

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:

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Attn: CHR Unit \ AL

Human Resources Recruitment

10370 Peter A McCuen Boulevard

Mather, CA 95655

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

CHR Unit \ AL

Human Resources Recruitment

10370 Peter A McCuen Boulevard

Mather, CA 95655

Please drop off at HR Window; Second Floor. This excludes holidays and weekends

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.
* Statement of Qualifications - Please refer to the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) section at the bottom of this job bulletin for the filing instructions and the SOQ Questions. Applications submitted without the SOQ may not be considered.

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.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Cal OES offers FREE PARKING and is conveniently located near many local eateries, financial institutions, and the Light Rail Station.

Contact Information

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

Department Website: [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Program Manager I, Office Of Emergency services

Human Resources Contact:

CHR Unit

(916) 845-8321

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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:

EEO Officer

(916) 845-8527

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California Relay Service:
(Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications

All applicants must provide a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) for the hiring manager's review. Failure to include an SOQ may disqualify an applicant from consideration. Your SOQ will be a determining factor of your qualifications for this position. If your qualifications are competitive, you will proceed to the hiring interview.

A resume in lieu of the SOQ responses may disqualify an applicant from consideration. A standard or generic SOQ may disqualify an applicant from consideration.

Please review the Duty Statement and Desirable Qualifications for the Program Manager I (Debris).

The SOQ should be no more than two pages, single-spaced in 11 point Arial font.

The SOQ should specifically outline how you meet any or all of the desirable qualifications outlined in the Job Posting and Duty Statement, along with incorporating the questions below.


* Describe the steps you took when asked to brief leadership on an important project, or mission. How did you decide on what information was pertinent and necessary?
* Describe your experience and techniques with managing or leading staff/co-workers who are working in a remote location.

For assistance in completing the SOQ, you may want to consider watching the following video from CalHR's Training Catalog: Basics of Writing a Strong Statement of Qualifications

For assistance in uploading documents, including the SOQ, you may want to consider watching the following video from CalHR's Training Catalog: Upload SOQ to your Application Package

Examination Information

To obtain list eligibility please click on the link: 6PB46.PDF (

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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