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Pleasanton Weekly

News - September 20, 2013

State Conservation Corps looking for area directors

Sept. 27 deadline for applying to take exam to start hiring process

by Jeb Bing

The California Conservation Corps is seeking to fill management positions in several of its state locations.

Administrators serve as center directors at one of the CCC's residential or nonresidential centers, oversee corps members and manage operations and civil service staff, according to spokeswoman Susanne Levitsky.

Members of the Corps are young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 who sign up for a year of natural resource work and emergency response.

Openings for center directors are expected at CCC locations in Pomona, South Lake Tahoe and Ukiah in the coming months. The salary range is $5,738 to $6,518 per month with benefits that include health, dental and vision insurance, vacation and sick leave. Applicants must have an education equivalent to completion of 12th grade.

The deadline for submitting applications to take the upcoming Conservation Administrator II exam is Friday, Sept. 27. A state application (Form 678) is available online, must be postmarked by that date.

Three different types of experience may qualify candidates for the exam. For those not currently working for the State of California, the minimum qualifications required are five years of progressively responsible experience in program operations and management, including budget preparation and administration, public and media relations, community resource development, program planning, management and evaluation and personnel management.

Details for the position are available in the exam bulletin on the CCC's website at www.ccc.ca.gov then click on "Staff Jobs" at the top of the page. Questions on the exam may be directed to CCC's Donna Pyevach at (916) 341-3140 or emailed to donna.pyevach@ccc.ca.gov/

Applicant interviews will be scheduled in October or November in both Northern and Southern California. Successful applicants will be placed on a civil service list, from which hiring will be done over the next year or more.

The California Conservation Corps is a state agency created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 1976. Over the years, corps members have provided more than 67 million hours of natural resource work as well as more than nine million hours of firefighting, flood-fighting and other emergency response efforts throughout the state.

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