Department of Fish and Wildlife - Sacramento County, CA

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has an exciting opportunity for an Information Technology (IT) Specialist I to contribute to the CDFW mission and the IT Systems Branch. In this capacity, you will assist in the design and development of complex applications and information technology systems both working independently and as a team member on a highly talented team in a very dynamic environment. General development will be done in SharePoint and custom development will use ASP.Net, C#, JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS, with an emphasis on process improvement and best practices, this position will be responsible for the overall design aspects and adherence to enterprise architecture and quality. Working closely with the solutions architect, you will be focused on the following key areas:

  • SharePoint Application Development
  • Programming and solutions
  • Planning and process improvement
  • Maintenance and operations
  • Systems analysis
  • Testing
You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions
Ability to work at a desk using a computer keyboard several hours a day. Involves sitting most of the time, but may require walking or standing. This position will be headquartered in the ITSB offices, but the incumbent will be expected to frequently visit the Administration Division offices, located in another building within walking distance. Attend meetings; work with staff statewide to complete work assignments. Alternate Workweek Schedules may be allowed if deemed compatible with branch objectives. Occasional travel may be required.

Minimum Requirements
You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents
Job Application Package Checklist
Duty Statement
Position Details
Job Code #: JC-171872

Position #(s):
Working Title: IT Specialist I
$5,297.00 - $8,570.00

# of Positions: 1
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. Join us and begin a meaningful new career.
Department Website:

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: 10/9/2019
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 Fish and Wildlife
Attn: Matthew Hom
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:

CDFW Exam/Cert Unit
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1217B
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 04:30 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:
The incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in information system development concepts, methods and best practices. The incumbent will also have demonstrated experience and knowledge of data systems, business intelligence and project management processes. Finally the incumbent will also have experience developing SharePoint applications, sites, and solutions.

The successful candidate will: Assist in the best practices and standards of the IT Systems organization; become an expert in CDFW systems and data; responsible for planning and process improvement activities for the CDFW enterprise. This position requires the ability to make sound decisions, communicate effectively, understand and improve business processes and provide strong leadership.
Please refer to the duty statement for this position for further information regarding qualifications.
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 Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:

Hiring Unit Contact:
Misty Catano
(916) 324-0563
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

Indicate Information Technology Specialist I – 565-030-1402-017 & RPA# ITSB 19-031 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.

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.