WSP Program Coordinator I

California Conservation Corps

Fortuna, CA, USA 🇺🇸

Job Description and Duties

Passionate about empowering the next generation? Interested in program management in the environmental field? The California Conservation Corps Watershed Stewards Program in partnership with AmeriCorps (WSP) is now seeking applicants to join the program management team in Fortuna, CA. This fulltime, benefited, permanent state position rarely comes along, apply today!

This position requires a proactive leader ready to support emerging professionals who are passionate about watershed restoration and education.

The WSP Program Coordinator oversees a group of 22 committed 18–28-year-old AmeriCorps members serving in this dynamic environmental service program. They work daily with two Team Leaders, and regularly with 22-44 WSP Corpsmembers advising and guiding their performance. Working in the Fortuna office, responsibilities center around leading environmental educational program elements, coaching Corpsmembers through their AmeriCorps service term via career planning and service engagement activities, building and delivering trainings, event planning, and mentoring Corpsmembers. The Program Coordinator oversees Corpsmembers serving in communities across beautiful northern California from Marin to the Oregon border.
WSP is dedicated to improving watershed health by actively engaging in restoration science, civic service, and community education while empowering the next generation of environmental stewards. The work is dynamic and the office culture tightknit and committed.

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

Working Conditions

The selectee will have an office within the program admin office in Fortuna, CA. The office is located within walking distance of the Eel River levee walking trail and, situated on the West side of the city, is close to dining and shopping options. The office also has easy access to Highway 101 and is a reasonable commute from the larger communities of Eureka and Arcata to the north of Fortuna. When traveling for work, selectee will have the opportunity to visit both rural and urban placement sites all over Northern California.

This position reports to the Watershed Stewards Program–Fortuna Office located at 1455 Sandy Prairie Court Suite-C Fortuna, CA 95540

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #: JC-269865
Position #(s):
Working Title: WSP Program Coordinator I
$5,383.00 – $6,739.00 A

No. of Positions: 1

Work Location: Humboldt County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

  • Do you want to make a positive, significant difference in the lives of citizens in communities throughout California?
  • Do you want to directly improve the lives of citizens in the State of California through the implementation of vital environmental restoration projects?

Then the California Conservation Corps (CCC) has the job for you!
The CCC is a dynamic organization committed to developing young adults by challenging them to complete a year of public service and conservation-related work. Employees of the CCC are leaders who inspire, educate and challenge young people to further their educational and professional goals.
If you are looking to work for a state department that demands excellence, inspires staff to do their best and protects and enhances the state’s environment, we invite you to apply for a position with the California Conservation Corps, the finest youth Environmental Restoration, Education, Workforce Development program in the world.Department Website:

Special Requirements

Ability to gain a Commercial Class C Driver’s License; pass background investigation as required by grant funding sources.

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: 10/5/2021

Who May ApplyIndividuals 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 ApplyComplete 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: CA Conservation CorpsAttn: Hiring Desk1719 24th StreetSacramento, CA 95816

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at: CA Conservation CorpsHiring Desk1719 24th StreetSacramento, CA 9581608:00 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.
  • Statement of Qualifications -Applicants are requested to submit a SOQ documenting their experience with the following:
    1. Environmental Education – curriculum review and development
    2. Training groups of 20-40 adults
    3. Event Planning
    4. Mentoring / Coaching / Teaching experience

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:Desired Personal Traits:

  • Approachable and personable
  • Confident
  • Self-Starter
  • Follow through
  • Commitment to program
  • Empathetic to entry level questions

Desired Working Style:

  • Multitasking
  • Competent when working on independent projects
  • Communicative when working collaboratively

Desired Work Experience:

  • Mediation or Conflict Resolution between diverse groups (age, ethnicity, urban/rural)
  • Teaching or training experience (outdoor or indoor), be able to teach how to teach


Information on the benefits associated with this civil service position including, but not limited to, salary, retirement and job protections can be found on the CalHR website.Free parking, travel for work, easy access to the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, options for medical and dental benefits.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.Department Website: Resources Contact:
Hiring Desk
(916) 341-3221
[email protected]Hiring Unit Contact:
Raquel Ortega
(707) 725-5106
[email protected]

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 Office
(916) 341-3196
[email protected] 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.

Who May Apply

Applicants currently at the Associate Governmental Program Analyst level, or those who have eligibility for appointment or transfer to this classification. Training and Development (T&D) assignments may be considered. SROA/surplus employees will be given hiring preference.

If you are applying in person, or by mail, please indicate RPA # 21-0164/ JC 269865 in the Job Title section of your State application.

This is a readvertisemnt of JC 260487 you must reapply to be considered

Eligibility Information

To be considered for the job vacancy you MUST satisfy one of the following requirements:

  1. List Eligibility – Successfully complete the civil service exam for classification Associate Governmental Program Analyst. Click Here for more information on how to apply for the Associate Governmental Program Analyst exam. NOTE: Please refer to the exam bulletin for the frequency of administration of this exam.
  2. Transfer Eligibility – Must have current employment with the State of California in the same classification or in a classification that is comparable. If in a different classification, you must meet the minimum qualifications (see Minimum Qualifications section and associated links above).
  3. Reinstatement Eligibility – Previously obtained permanent employment with the State of California in the same classification or in a classification that is comparable. If in a different classification, you must meet the minimum qualifications (see Minimum Qualifications section and associated links above).

In some special circumstances, candidates who meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position, but who do not have one of the types of eligibility listed above, may be hired. However, this is rare and the preferred method of appointment is through eligibility as described above.

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.