Executive Officer

San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC)
Fresno, CA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Department Information

The SJRC is a regionally governed State agency created to develop and manage the San Joaquin River Parkway, a planned 22-mile natural and recreational area in the floodplain extending from Friant Dam to Highway 99. The SJRC's mission includes acquiring approximately 5,900 acres from willing sellers; developing, operating, and managing those lands for public access and recreation; and protecting, enhancing, and restoring riparian and floodplain habitat.

Department Website: http://sjrc.ca.gov/

Special Requirements

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, State Examination/Employment Application, STD Form 678, resume, statement of qualifications, and three professional references. 

Send application materials to the SJRC as indicated in the ‘How To Apply’ section below.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.  

May be required to work weeknights or weekends to attend meetings, events, or for travel.


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: Until Filled

Who May Apply

This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California. 

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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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:

San Joaquin River Conservancy
Attn: Rebecca Raus, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
5469 E. Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

San Joaquin River Conservancy
5469 E. Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727
Attn: Rebecca Raus, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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 - Cover Letter
  • Other - Three Professional References
  • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) and a current resume or curriculum vitae must be submitted with the Application Package.  The SOQ should provide a description of the applicant's experience, knowledge and abilities as they relate to the Desirable Qualifications.  These factors must be addressed in the same order as listed in the Desirable Qualifications section, but redundant information is not necessary where specific experience relates to multiple factors.  SOQs must include specific examples for each Desirable Qualification.  The SOQ should be no more than three pages in length, single-spaced, with a font no less than 10 point.

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:

1. Ability to promote and effectively represent the public interests of the SJRC’s mission.

2. Demonstrated ability to work with and coordinate a diverse board, stakeholders, and public and private parties.

3. Excellent interpersonal skills.

4. Excellent communication skills. 

5. Ability to exercise a high degree of sound judgment.

6. Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills, and experience producing complex documents.

7. Ability to prepare budgets and have a working knowledge of public fiscal controls and public finance.     

8. Knowledge and ability to administer bid processes, knowledge of contract provisions and preparation, and ability to oversee contractors, vendors, service providers and work products. 

9. Demonstrated capability to develop and manage programs and staff, including policy, supervision, prioritization, workload administration, organization, and adaptability to adjust and solve problems as circumstances dictate.    

10. Working knowledge and/or experience in conservation, environmental regulation, planning, natural resources management, and related matters.

A familiarity with the San Joaquin River Parkway is desirable, but not necessary. The successful candidate must be able to think and work creatively, and demonstrate self-management and initiative.    

Education and Experience

Extensive professional experience in natural resources conservation and environmental planning, public administration and program development, recreation or public works capital project management, or related fields, with at least five years of supervisory responsibility for a professional staff, oversight of contractors and consultants, and/or other management experience is expected.  A Bachelor’s degree is required.  A professional or advanced degree in a related field, such as public administration, natural resources conservation, environmental management or planning, recreation, biological or physical sciences, is preferred.

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 Websitehttp://sjrc.ca.gov/

Human Resources Contact: 
Kathy Blanchard
(916) 653-8595

Hiring Unit Contact: 
Rebecca Raus
(559) 253-7324

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:
Human Rights Office
(916) 653-8148
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.