Department of Fish and Wildlife


$2,900.00 - $4,669.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Are you interested in working in a small but dynamic Human Resources office where you will be part of a team who interacts closely with employees, supervisors, and managers on various personnel, payroll, and benefit issues? If you are, then the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, (CDFW), Human Resources Branch (HRB) may be just the place for you. CDFW is looking for a motivated, challenge-seeking individual interested in working with an exciting and diverse team. We are located downtown in the Water Resources Building at 9th and N Street. The Light Rail Station stops right next to the building and various bus stops are located near the building. We are also close to the downtown plaza, great restaurants and even a gym is located close by.

As part of the HRB Team, you are responsible for personnel, payroll, and various benefits for CDFW employees. This includes completing and/or reviewing documents and keying data into the State Controller’s data base. Documents to be processed/keyed may include, but are not limited to: Personnel Action Request (PAR), Report of Miscellaneous Hours (F. 671), Employment Action Request (EAR), Payroll Adjustments Notice (F. 674), Attendance Report (F. 672), and Health and Dental Enrollment forms; also responsible for auditing employees’ time sheets and maintain employees’ leave balances using the automated Leave Accounting System. You will also be responsible for establishing and clearing accounts receivable and salary advances, as required.

Applicants must have the ability to: interpret and apply State laws, rules, regulations, and Department policies, as well as contract provisions as they relate to personnel and payroll transactions; to understand the keying requirements for and use the on-line systems of PIMS, PIP, HIST, CLAS, CSP, and other on-line systems; apply departmental policies and procedures appropriately. Applicants will be required to work with computer applications used by CDFW, SCO, CalHR and CalPERS.

This position requires an individual who has good communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills along with excellent customer service skills. Applicants must be responsible and tactful in dealing with employees, peers, supervisors, and management. Strong independent work habits, knowledge of Excel and Word, good comprehension skills, and good attendance are a must.

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

Working Conditions

Work independently in a team setting.

Ability to use a computer keyboard several hours a day.
Involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods.
Attending meetings may be required.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-89226
Position #(s):
$2,900.00 - $3,630.00 A
$3,335.00 - $4,179.00 B
$3,453.00 - $4,323.00 C
$3,729.00 - $4,669.00 D
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent Intermittent - 1500 Hours

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. Join us and begin a meaningful new career.
Department Website:

Special Requirements

Demonstrated ability to act independently, open-mindedness, flexibility, and tact. 

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: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. A completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included, when submitting your application in hard copy.

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Fish and Wildlife
Attn: Sonia Martinez
1416 9th Street Room 1217B
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

CDFW Exam/Cert Unit
1416 9th Street Room 1217B
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. 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 optional. It may be included, but is not required.
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:
Applicants with a Human Resources background are preferred. This position requires the incumbent to maintain consistent and regular attendance. 


Benefits information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at and to the California Public Employees' Retirement System website for Health Benefits at

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:
Human Resources Contact:
Exam/Cert Unit
(916) 653-8120
Hiring Unit Contact:
Dawn Weiss
651-8587 ext:

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) 653-9089
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

No applications will be accepted by e-mail.
Indicate Personnel Specialist- 565-011-1303-905 & RPA# HRB 17-016 on your application.
To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past state civil service eligibility, or passed the CalHR 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.

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

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.