Job Posting: Land Acquisition Supervisor

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Land Acquisition Supervisor

$9,196.00 - $10,442.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/12/2022

Job Description and Duties

The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) is known statewide for its top-notch acquisition program. This position would manage the land acquisition program working with senior right of way agents on highly complex negotiations to secure properties statewide. The position supervises four independent land agents that are working to develop and implement projects for approval of the Board at quarterly meetings.

This position is part of the WCB management team working to meet WCB Strategic Plan goals and statewide initiatiatives. This includes representing WCB at various meetings, travel throughout the state during project devleopment, and extensive coordination with CDFW regions, local entities and stakeholders to identify high priority conservation actions.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must either be transfer eligible or take and pass the following exam:

Supervising Right of Way Agent (High Speed Rail):

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

Working Conditions

WORKING CONDITIONS: The work site is in downtown Sacramento and does not include parking. State housing is not available. This position is office-based with opportunity to telework; intermittent travel required for site inspections, monitoring and meetings with project partners and constituents. Occasional overnight travel required.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Land Acquisition Supervisor
$9,196.00 - $10,442.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Department of Fish and Wildlife employees are committed to managing and protecting California’s diverse wildlife and the habitats upon which they depend.

California is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. As such, The Department of Fish and Wildlife values diverse employees working together to protect nature for all Californians. CDFW is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where all backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences can thrive and connect others to our critical mission.

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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.

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: 12/12/2022

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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:

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Attn: Human Resources Branch
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Human Resources Branch
715 P Street
16th Floor, Room #HRB 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
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 describe how your skills and abilities that make you the most qualified for this position.
    What skills are important to be a good supervisor? Describe your supervisory style.

    Please limit your response to one page, single-spaced with Arial 12 point font.

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:
Interpersonal Skills: Establish and maintain professional and cooperative relationships with representatives of public and private agencies and the public; make sound determinations and/or recommendations; analyze situations accurately and oversee appropriate courses of action; open-mindedness, flexibility and tact.
Skill to: Assume management and supervisory responsibility for land acquisition program and staff: plan, organize, and direct staff in appraising and negotiating for the acquisition of real properties and rights of way; ability to make effective oral presentations before boards, commissions, partners, and the public.


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

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Hiring Unit Contact:
Rebecca Fris
(916) 212-5637

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:
(916) 902-9211
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.

Filing Instructions

Due to the recent impact of the COVID-19 and for the safety of our employees and customers, the drop off location for applications will be temporarily closed. In order to ensure we receive your application, please send your application Certified mail to the mailing address indicated on the announcement.


Indicate Supervising Right of Way Agent – 567-001-4961-003 & RPA# E-WCB 22-012 on your application.

We recommend applications are sent certified mail as we are unable to verify receipt.

To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification.  If you have SROA/Surplus status, please indicate by either attaching your surplus letter or notating it on line 12 of your application

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