Job Posting: Geologic and Landslide Mapping Engineering Geologist

Department of Conservation

Geologic and Landslide Mapping Engineering Geologist

$6,175.00 - $11,626.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/4/2023

Job Description and Duties

In accordance with CCR 249.3, this job control may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.

Under the direction of the Senior Engineering Geologist (Supervisor), the Engineering Geologist is responsible for preparing various types of detailed geologic maps and preparing reports to accompany them, and for preparing highly specialized review comments on geologic and geotechnical reports prepared for critical facilities throughout California, including schools and hospitals, that address the potential for geologic and seismic hazards.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: If new to California State service, you will need to have taken and passed the examination for this classification in order to be hired for this position. If you are a current state employee, but do not have transfer eligibility, list eligibility, you will need to have taken and passed the examination for this classification in order to be hired for this position.

Please go to CalHR’s website to review the exam bulletin: Engineering Geologist

Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet Minimum Qualifications, the applicant will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Applicants who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

All relevant work experiences, skills sets, and professional qualifications must
 be listed on the STD 678.

If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma. An official transcript will be required prior to appointment. Applicants who completed their education outside of the United States (with foreign degrees/transcripts) must obtain and submit verification of United States course/degree equivalency by the application deadline. Foreign education credential evaluation services can be found at

This position is contingent on budget approval.

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

Working Conditions

Telework may be available for this position under Government Code 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California. Candidates who reside outside of the State of California may be admitted to the job interview but must show proof of residence in California prior to being eligible for appointment.

Please see attached duty statement for information related to this position working conditions.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Geologic and Landslide Mapping Engineering Geologist
$6,175.00 - $11,626.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Los Angeles County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

With a team of scientists and other dedicated professionals, the Department of Conservation (DOC) administers a variety of programs vital to California's public safety, environment, and economy. The services DOC provides are designed to balance today's needs with tomorrow's obligations by fostering the wise use and conservation of energy, land, and mineral resources.  

All employees are responsible for contributing to an inclusive, safe, and secure work environment that values diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences, and is free from discrimination.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • This position is subject to the Department’s Conflict of Interest Code.

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: 12/4/2023

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:

Department of Conservation
Attn: Sasha Cowser
715 P Street, MS 1806
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Department of Conservation
Sasha Cowser
715 P Street, MS 1806
Sacramento, CA 95814
Due to limited access, please call the Hiring Contact prior to dropping off your application package
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.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
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:
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbally/written)
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Possess good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple assignments
  • Ability to promote a positive working environment and relationship with others


DOC employees may be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Paid sick and vacation
  • California State holiday pay
  • 401 (k) and 457 plans
  • Retirement (CalPERS)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Public Transit Subsidy

Additional benefit information can be found on the following websites:

California State Civil Service Employee Benefits information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at State Civil Service Employee Benefits Summary.

Information regarding benefits provided by membership in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System can be found at


Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Sasha Cowser
(916) 858-9181

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) 215-0955
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.


Do not email or fax your application. Emailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted. 


If you are applying for more than one recruitment, a separate State Application (STD. 678) is required for each recruitment for which you would like to be considered.

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.